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I am building 2x PC (office and home computer).

I need to know what intake fans to use to give me the best temp inside my case.

COMPUTER 1 (office)
NH-D15s cpu cooler
Case = Phanteks Evolv Tempered Glass

COMPUTER 2 (Home)
Corsair 110i GT cpu cooler
Case = Phanteks Evolv Tempered Glass


Questions:

1) Should I use 3x120 or 2x140 for my front intake fans?

2) Should I use AF or SP fans? (I used to know that AF are for case fans but i've been recently reading that SP fans are still better for case fans because there's never a time that resistance = 0. There is always resistance in the real world thus making SP fans better.

3) For my Computer 1, would it be wise to put fans on top too? (I'd like it to be positive pressure to keep dust out but I guess this would be hard for this case as the top fans and back would be usually exhaust so that comes to 2x intake and 3x exhaust). If i don't add top fans for my computer 1, then it would be 2x front intake and 1x back exhaust which would be positive pressure but then, it would only be 3x fans.

4) What would be the best fan to get for this? Is Noctua still the best? If only Noctua had better colors. If not for Noctua, what is the next best option? (I am still unsure if the front fans can be seen via the side window, if not then Noctua it is!)
Edited by joms - 7/11/16 at 6:13pm
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Originally Posted by joms View Post

I am building 2x PC (office and home computer).

I need to know what intake fans to use to give me the best temp inside my case.

COMPUTER 1 (office)
NH-D15s cpu cooler
Case = Phanteks Evolv Tempered Glass

COMPUTER 2 (Home)
Corsair 110i GT cpu cooler
Case = Phanteks Evolv Tempered Glass


Questions:

1) Should I use 3x120 or 2x140 for my front intake fans?

2) Should I use AF or SP fans? (I used to know that AF are for case fans but i've been recently reading that SP fans are still better for case fans because there's never a time that resistance = 0. There is always resistance in the real world thus making SP fans better.

3) For my Computer 1, would it be wise to put fans on top too? (I'd like it to be positive pressure to keep dust out but I guess this would be hard for this case as the top fans and back would be usually exhaust so that comes to 2x intake and 3x exhaust). If i don't add top fans for my computer 1, then it would be 2x front intake and 1x back exhaust which would be positive pressure but then, it would only be 3x fans.

4) What would be the best fan to get for this? Is Noctua still the best? If only Noctua had better colors. If not for Noctua, what is the next best option? (I am still unsure if the front fans can be seen via the side window, if not then Noctua it is!)
post #3 of 6
You will have a very difficult time finding a fan that performs better as intake in an Evolv ATX than the two F140SP that are included with the case. They have become a very popular upgrade choice for other cases.
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Thread Starter 
Ah ok. So I guess I should just use them. I have no experience in this and I didn't know that what I have stock is already good.

Thanks for the info!

Oh by the way, on Computer 1, should I install additional fans on the top part? Hmmmm, but doing so would mean that I would have a negative pressure case which would be bad as I want to minimize dust inside my case.

What are your thoughts? Is the stock 2x intake and 1x exhaust plus Noctua NH-D15s be good enough?

Thanks
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Ah ok. So I guess I should just use them. I have no experience in this and I didn't know that what I have stock is already good.

Thanks for the info!

Oh by the way, on Computer 1, should I install additional fans on the top part? Hmmmm, but doing so would mean that I would have a negative pressure case which would be bad as I want to minimize dust inside my case.

What are your thoughts? Is the stock 2x intake and 1x exhaust plus Noctua NH-D15s be good enough?

Thanks

With the restrictive top it gets a little tricky putting fans up top and getting them to do anything other than recirculate air. There really should be no need in the build with the D15S. You should pop over to the owner's thread, there is a wealth of knowledge there - http://www.overclock.net/t/1418637/lightbox/post/25336525/id/2825129

And a little tip on sealing up the radiator bracket for the CLC below. If you don't do it, it will simply keep sucking in the rad exhaust and you won't get the temps expected.

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