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Originally Posted by Tisca View Post

I'm assuming there are no SP140 Corsair fans and that all 140s are AF series. It's recommended that you use SP (high static pressure) for case fans especially if there are filters involved. I'm planning to get 3x SP120s for the front but wondering if a AF140 or SP120 would be better for exhaust. The exhaust is not as restrictive though. You can get 2-packs cheaper so would be good to know whether to buy 3 or 4. What are you using?

Found info they're working on a SP140 model.
I have a AF140 in the back seems to push more air than the default fan.
post #5902 of 12460
i use xigmatech xfb 140s for exhuast and they seem to work well. much better than stock
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So which fans to you recommend for better flow and less noise than the stock fans?
I noticed i get 5-8oC less on the gpu if i remove the side panel, so it looks like the air flow should be upgraded, or not?
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Originally Posted by melodystyle2003 View Post

So which fans to you recommend for better flow and less noise than the stock fans?
I noticed i get 5-8oC less on the gpu if i remove the side panel, so it looks like the air flow should be upgraded, or not?

That's one of the reasons I wish the hard drive mounts in the bottom were moved to the back chamber and three 120mm / two 140mm fan mounts were in their place.

Would have a whole lot more air moving up and over those video cards. thumb.gif
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So which fans to you recommend for better flow and less noise than the stock fans?
I noticed i get 5-8oC less on the gpu if i remove the side panel, so it looks like the air flow should be upgraded, or not?

Hands down, best 140mm fan is the phanteks: http://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-140mm-Radiator-Cooling-PH-F140XP_BK/dp/B00E9NZX7E/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1395874983&sr=8-8&keywords=phanteks

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Does that fan fit as a rear exhaust in this case without a mod?

The reason I ask is because of how my AF140 had to be mounted. Look at this picture.



I apologize for the image quality, my camera is terrible. But if you look at the metal lip on the inside edge of the case, you will notice I notched the rubber corners of my AF140 because the lip of the case was protruding into the fan assembly. That phantek fan looks like it has rigid plastic corners that would have the same problem, but worse because of how more dense that plastic looks compared to the rubber corners on my Air Series fan.
     
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Does that fan fit as a rear exhaust in this case without a mod?

The reason I ask is because of how my AF140 had to be mounted. Look at this picture.



I apologize for the image quality, my camera is terrible. But if you look at the metal lip on the inside edge of the case, you will notice I notched the rubber corners of my AF140 because the lip of the case was protruding into the fan assembly. That phantek fan looks like it has rigid plastic corners that would have the same problem, but worse because of how more dense that plastic looks compared to the rubber corners on my Air Series fan.

Look at the thickness of that phanteks versus your fan near the screw holes, the corsair fan has a thicker edge than the Phanteks. So I'm guessing it will work.
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No No... smile.gif the best fans are really the Aerocool DS series. I tested against the Phantek 140XP and the difference is really noticable.

There is nothing better then the Aerocool today.
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No No... smile.gif the best fans are really the Aerocool DS series. I tested against the Phantek 140XP and the difference is really noticable.

There is nothing better then the Aerocool today.

There is no such thing as the "best" fan. It has to fit the user's needs for it to be best for them. I'm not knocking the Aerocools as I don't have experience with them, but you can't say there is such a thing as a best fan.
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There is no such thing as the "best" fan. It has to fit the user's needs for it to be best for them. I'm not knocking the Aerocools as I don't have experience with them, but you can't say there is such a thing as a best fan.

Yes of course you are right. But I think the Aerocool DS series is the best overall fan in regard to noise air pressure and flow. I tested a a bunched of fans and wrote the review in the "new hardware" forum.

Compared the Aerocool against BeQuiet, Noctua, Phantek, Prolimatech, Noiseblocker, Corsair, Cougar, Silverstone and others. Tested with Decibel meter and air flow free and through radiator.

Aerocool was hands down the best overall. Outside case corsair quiet series was quieter but once installed it did produce a resonance sound.

Phantek 140XP had noticable lower air flow and pressure. Sound was OK.
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