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Best fans for bitfenix colossus Matx

post #1 of 4
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I need some more fans for my colossus Matx, since the stock ones are pretty terrible.
I currently have the two stock bitfenix 120mm fans, and a silverstone 120mm from another build. The case can take 2x 120mm (top), 1x 140/120mm (rear), 2x 120mm/1x 200/230mm (bottom)
I have a gigabyte windforce gpu and a large nzxt air cooler in the case. What fans should i be buying?
post #2 of 4
Here's a good place that can help you (or confuse you - because of the sheer number of choices):

http://www.overclock.net/t/1274407/fans-the-most-complete-and-comprehensive-array-of-tests-and-benchmarks/0_20

If you're looking for case fans I personally think the Silverstone Air Penetrator (AP-123) series are the best for case fans. There are a few (more) quiet fans (Be Quiet comes to mind) out there but they won't be pushing a column of air like the AP series from Silverstone will.

AP-123 Demo

Column of air demo

Again these are good for case fans; for radiator fans the GT15s are still the best. Hopefully the first link I gave you helps you sort out the fans available where you are.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 3/23/14 at 5:33am
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post #3 of 4
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Thanks. I'm really just needing one 140mm and a ~200mm
I'm thinking of a Aerocool DS Fan 140mm Blue LED and 2 of the 120mm version.
My fan options are at http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9_510&zenid=48740c2e73c4a66dfb4b5b8fb6a8d432
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For the 140mm fan I would suggest the Gelid Silent 140mm and 2 1200mm of the same series, they're cheap ($6-7) but do use the same bearing as their gamer series (Hydro Dynamic bearing) which is pretty good. The difference is the gamer series have the removable fans while the silent series do not. By the way, the Phobya's are re-branded Gelid's (European version). These will be better than the aerocool.

Gelid Silent 14

Gelid Silent 12

I would actually get the PWM version ($3 more than the non-pwm) since it gives you the capability to increase CFM when you need to and lower them to the point where you won't be able to hear them from inside the case.

For 200 mm fans, it's really a toss up, since reviews of all 200 mm fans are mre rless the same for sound, CFM and the type of bearings they use. If you want, check out the 1800mm fans from Silverstone, though they aren't the most quiet and may require you to mod your case to fit.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 3/23/14 at 8:44pm
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro SP1 Asus PB278Q DK-9087 MX Red White Leds Seasonic 660X 
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro SP1 Asus PB278Q DK-9087 MX Red White Leds Seasonic 660X 
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