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post #1 of 40
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Greetings,

I am building a new system with the following case: ENTHOO EVOLV ATX.

I am wondering which fans would be the best for the case itself I had the following idea: Since it has dust filters to create a positive pressure: 2 x 140 mm front intake, 2x 140mm top intake, 1 rear 140mm exhaust. Or is 2x top 140 mm exhaust better? So 5 140mm fans in total.

For now I choosed the Corsair ML140 LED , because of the color theme (Black/White). The rear and the top 2 fan are visible, so 3 of them.

What would u suggest for the front intake, they are not visible. I will remove most HDD cage so there wlll be a free way for air. Just 1 3.5HDD cage @ the bottom.

Secondly I will buy a Noctua NH D15 as CPU cooler, but I want to replace both the fan because of the theme I had choosen. Anything that is better or similiar like the Noctua NF-A15 for a Push/Pull config? Preferable Black/White.

* Additional information: CPU i7 5820 ( overclocked).
I prefer performance but may not be too loud.

Thank you
Edited by Ryusaki - 10/4/16 at 6:35am
post #2 of 40
Two intake on the top isn't a good a idea because the heat tends to raise, so 2 intake front - 2 exhaust top - 1 exhaust rear is the best config IMO. Because the tops and the rear exhaust fans take the heat out especially from the VRM area and the two intakes on the front provide a good airflow for the gpu and cpu cooler
This two cooler can a be a good alternative to the Noctua.
>Thermalright Silver arrow or Macho Zero
>Be quite Dark pro rock 3
Edited by lexer - 10/4/16 at 7:10am
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post #3 of 40
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your advice and recommendation

I am thinking about : Phanteks PH-TC14PE, how does this compare to the D15 and the other 2 you mentioned , I like the Black heatshink look. Wonder how the supplied fans are with that cooler.

Phanteks PH-TC14PE: 67 euro
Noctua NH-D15: 85 euro
Dark Pro 3: 72 euro
Thermalright SilverArrow IB-E Extreme Tower : 79 euro

I will also use low profile RAM: Corsair vengeance LPX
Edited by Ryusaki - 10/4/16 at 7:39am
post #4 of 40
The ML140 aren't any better than the fans included with the case in this application (probably not in any other application, either, since there is absolutely nothing special about the ML140), so you are simply throwing money away.

What do you mean you will remove "most" of the HDD cage? You either take it out or you don't. There is no in between.

The ideal setup for air cooling in the case is to move the two front F140SP above the midplate as intake, with the F140SP left in it's rear exhaust location. If you are using mechanical drives, add an 80mm fan below the two F140SP as intake for the HDD.

The top of the Evolv ATX is designed for radiator use. Putting fans in the top does nothing but circulate the air that is already in the case and disrupt airflow. It does far more harm than good in an air cooled system.
post #5 of 40
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Originally Posted by Arnezaki View Post

Thanks for your advice and recommendation

I am thinking about : Phanteks PH-TC14PE, how does this compare to the D15 and the other 2 you mentioned , I like the Black heatshink look. Wonder how the supplied fans are with that cooler.

Phanteks PH-TC14PE: 67 euro
Noctua NH-D15: 85 euro
Dark Pro 3: 72 euro
Thermalright SilverArrow IB-E Extreme Tower : 79 euro

The performance difference between the TC14PE and D15 is negligible. Maybe a couple of degrees under full load, that's all. The F140HP fans included with the TC14PE are good in terms of performance, better than average in terms of noise level, but some find the tone to be a bit coarse.

The DRP3 doesn't quite have the performance of the D15 or TC14PE, but again you are only looking at a few degrees under full loads. It is a great looking cooler and the quietest and smoothest sounding of the three.

You should also look at the Cryorig R1, which will perform on par with the D15 and fit your color scheme.
post #6 of 40
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your input.

I choose the wrong wording, I meant HDD brackets there is only 1 cage in the bottom. This gives me some new perspectives thanks.

Cryorig R1 I see there are 2 version Universal CPU and Ultmate, which will fit the X99 5820K? they cost 85 and 89 euro at my place accordinly. I agree they look great
post #7 of 40
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Originally Posted by Arnezaki View Post

Thanks for your advice and recommendation

I am thinking about : Phanteks PH-TC14PE, how does this compare to the D15 and the other 2 you mentioned , I like the Black heatshink look. Wonder how the supplied fans are with that cooler.

Phanteks PH-TC14PE: 67 euro
Noctua NH-D15: 85 euro
Dark Pro 3: 72 euro
Thermalright SilverArrow IB-E Extreme Tower : 79 euro

I will also use low profile RAM: Corsair vengeance LPX
ciarlatano answered the first three. thumb.gif
Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme is a beast that will out perform the others by 5-9c, but only at high noise levels and with case airflow to match. But don't let the noise it makes at extreme performance levels stop you. It's TY-143 fans will idle down to 600rpm which quieter than a quiet bedroom late at night .. and it remains as quiet as DPR3 or NH-D15 at same rpm and cools just as well as they do too.

Another advantage of Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme is the IB-E version has offset finpacks, which means 67.8mm toward PCIe socket compared to NH-D15 being 75mm, PH-TC14PE being 70mm and Dark Rock Pro 3 being 67mm.
post #8 of 40
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your recommendation and verifying ciarlatano`s points.

Thats interesting. I dont mind noise when gaming ( wearing headphones) and yes if not gaming I prefer abit silence.

The D15 seems to fit into my motherboard I guess thats the golden standard to make any of the other fits thats sounds great. Just the fan color wont fit in my Dark/white team.

The motherboard of choice will btw be the Asrock X99 Taich.
post #9 of 40
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Originally Posted by Arnezaki View Post

Thank you for your recommendation and verifying ciarlatano`s points.

Thats interesting. I dont mind noise when gaming ( wearing headphones) and yes if not gaming I prefer abit silence.

The D15 seems to fit into my motherboard I guess thats the golden standard to make any of the other fits thats sounds great. Just the fan color wont fit in my Dark/white team.

The motherboard of choice will btw be the Asrock X99 Taich.

They will all fit your MB.

I understand your dilemma. My build is all black and white, also. When I was air cooling I had the TC14PE in for a couple of years, then moved over to the R1 purely for aesthetic reasons. I always had a D14 and then D15 on hand, as well as the DRP3 (actually, I still have them all.....lol), but the R1 and TC14PE looked so much better than the D15, and were so much easier to swap out than the DRP3 (I was doing a lot of component testing at the time).

That said, you can't go wrong with either of the R1, the TC14PE or DRP3. Pick the one you like the look of the most and go with it. There is no wrong answer between these.
post #10 of 40
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Hi cialatano I appreicate your additional input and this makes choice much easier for me. And you pointed that out exactlly.

At the moment I lean towards the Phanteks, since it is 67 euro and I like the looks of it allot ( the black heatsink one). And the fans also much better looking then the Noctua.

How is the thermal paste that comes with it? Pre-applied or in a tube? Or shall I replace it with: t-grizzly kryonaut from what I have heared 1 of the best if i am not mistaken they dont cost much 5-6 euro.
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