Originally Posted by HappyPunter
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this thread, its been very helpful for me to make a decision to buy a new case. I have decided to buy a ARC MIDI R2, which should be a nice upgrade on my dated cooler master praetorian.
I was also thinking of upgrading the case fans and adding one more, and I do realise that a lot has been said on that subject in this thread, but I'm still not sure what type of fans to get or how to set them up. Would Static pressure case fans be good at the front of the case as the front panel is in front of them? Should I just go all static pressure fans for intake? (Will have one intake from underneath) And the 1 exhaust fan out the back, is it worth just having that static too just so all the fans sound similar or am i over thinking this too much now?
It comes with three 140mm fans (top, front, rear)? I'd go with rear and two in front. Maybe additional intake in bottom. I am not an expert, but from what I have learnt is this: Good combination of airflow and statick pressure, not just one. Huge 200mm fans with near zero pressure are not good. Also, go with more intakes than exhaust. Positive pressure (intake>exhaust) also helps a little keeping dust out, as "extra" air goes from all those tiny holes in your case. If intake is less than exhaust, air is drawn from those same holes and dust within.
Noctuas are of course always good, silent choice. But, they are expensive and you might find them little bit of overrated. Fractals own silent series r2 fans are not that bad (same goes with all similiary priced fans), but don't expect miracles.
But, all in one sentence: Put one stock fan rear, two in front and see what your temps are.