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looking for new case fans. noctua and or corsair series

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im building a new pc and i am wanting to replace the stock fans. i bought the fractal arc midi r2. the case can hold 2 front 120/140mm fans, 1bottom 120/140mm, 1exhaust 120/140mm, 3 top 120/140mm.

now ive been looking around a lot and have settled on 2 brands, the noctua and corsair af series. but what im having a hard time with is what one to get. i love the noctua brand, but the price is about 25$ a fan, while the corsair is 18$ for a pair.

im not a stickler for appearance so the noctua dont bother me with the brownish color. while the corsair have a basic look to them which i also love.

lastly is the size, i know most go with the 120mm for obvious reasons of it will fit into just about any case. but the 140mm can move a lot more air at lower speeds. and knowing i can get a few 140s for my case ill go with those.

what i had inmind was either the

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... noctua 140 flx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... round casing

or the

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... corsair 140

yes i know the noctua fans are nearly 5-8 dollars more per fan over the corsair but reading the reviews the performance of the noctua are worth it.
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Hello and welcome to ocn, for starters imho while both brands are good the noctua 140mm fans seem to be a better quality fan than that of the corsair variety if your going for looks then corsair would be your best bet, if you want more cfm or mmH2O the noctua would be a better fit. May I also suggest another brand? Try to look into the cougar vortex they seem to have nice bearings resulting in longer life and good stats to boot! thumb.gif
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