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So as the Title indicates I need help choosing a front-panel case fan.

I have searched around the forum and found that a higher static pressure fan will be better for my Define S, but things like a Thermalright are completely unavailable to me in Canada.

I'm also going for a black, white or even gray colour scheme so keep that in mind if you have other suggestions.

The current fans I'm thinking of in no particular order:

- Noctua NF-P14s redux 1500/1200 rpm

- Phanteks PH-F140HP

- Phanteks PH-F140XP

- Phanteks PH-F140MP


So which one would you recommend me get for my particular situation?

Thanks for reading smile.gif
post #2 of 12
In my opinion any of these would perform similar to others in this scenario so I would pick the cheapest, assuming you have air cooled GFX card (which would probably be the loudest component in a system under load) or if you have already very quiet system then pick the one that promises to be the most quiet. Or one which looks you like best, not that you see it inside the case on regular basis wink.gif
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post #3 of 12
Can't recommend vardars anymore, I have both the F3 and F4ER versions, high static pressure fans which can ramp up but still aren't turbines so long as they are pwm controlled.
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Can't recommend vardars anymore, I have both the F3 and F4ER versions, high static pressure fans which can ramp up but still aren't turbines so long as they are pwm controlled.
Why can't you recommend Vardars?
As you have both, what sre the problems?
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Why can't you recommend Vardars?
As you have both, what sre the problems?
Sorry that came out wrong, they're great get them!
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Sorry that came out wrong, they're great get them!
Are you sure? Is that your final answer? biggrin.gif

All kidding aside, I've heard good things about the Vardars .. only problem was the bad bearing is some of first batch and EK did a great job dealing with it.
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Are you sure? Is that your final answer? biggrin.gif

All kidding aside, I've heard good things about the Vardars .. only problem was the bad bearing is some of first batch and EK did a great job dealing with it.

Hey what would you say I should go with, I can't get vardars for a reasonable price either so they're out of the question. One vardar fan shipped to Canada is 50 cad.

It's really just the one's I've listed unfortunately.
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Hey what would you say I should go with, I can't get vardars for a reasonable price either so they're out of the question. One vardar fan shipped to Canada is 50 cad.

It's really just the one's I've listed unfortunately.
Any one of the Phanteks fans are good. Depends on how you want to control them. I would get one with PWM like the PH-F140XP or PH-140MP.
I have used PH-F140XP, PH-140SP, PH-F140HP & PH-140TS and find them all to be good fans.
post #9 of 12
I have 3x PH-140SP in my Fractal Arc Midi. They push a good amount of air and are relatively quiet.
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I have 3x PH-140SP in my Fractal Arc Midi. They push a good amount of air and are relatively quiet.
PH-F140SP are good. thumb.gif
Only down side is they are not PWM .. almost everything I use now is PWM controlled. wink.gif
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