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Are these fans okay in the HAF X?

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I am unhappy with the sound level in my HAF X case, so I plan on replacing the stock fans with these ones:


BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Red LED | 25.00
BitFenix Spectre Pro 230mm Red LED | 29.00
Noctua Nf-A14 FLX 140mm | 29.00
Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm | 29.00
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All up | 112.00

The fans being replaced are:Top, Front, VGA Bracket fan and rear exhaust. The sizes are correct, I checked. I just wanted to know if you guys think these fans are a good choice. I plan on running a full-window mod for the side of the case, so I have not chosen a replacement fan for that one.
post #2 of 4
230MM and 200MM fans are crap fans. Do you have the option to mount a few 120MM fans in their place? The Noctua A14 FLX are good fans, I had the PWM version on my Corsair H110. The Noctua F12 are also good fans. However, they are both a bit overpriced and can get other fans for cheaper. Obviously you care more about cooling than looks, unless you actually like the look of Noctua's. D:
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Do you have the option to mount a few 120MM fans in their place?
Not as far as I know. I would much rather mount Noctua fans in there (as they sound ideal), but Noctua do not make fans larger than 140mm frown.gif
post #4 of 4
While Jamey may be right, your options are to replace the fans with same size ones or get another case. You have picked the most popular fans of those size listed on Newegg, so they are sound chioces. I think you have things under control here.

One other option would be to get a fan controller like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992007 - I actually have this one and when I was using it, it worked great.
Edited by WizardontheJob - 11/1/13 at 7:12am
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