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Recommendations for the best case fans to use as intake in the front and exhaust in the back/top in a Define R5?
Edited by LolCakeLazors - 2/14/15 at 4:54pm
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Are you looking for silence or performance?
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Recommendations for the best case fans to use as intake in the front and exhaust in the back/top in a Define R5?

Stock fans are fine as exhaust.

For intake look into Phanteks fans. 140sp are 3 pin, xp and mp models are pwm. Great performeRs. Quiet. cheap cpmpared to equivalent fans like noctua and noiseblocker. They're black and white also perfect for fractal cases.
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Are you looking for silence or performance?

Something in between but otherwise silence.
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Stock fans are fine as exhaust.

For intake look into Phanteks fans. 140sp are 3 pin, xp and mp models are pwm. Great performeRs. Quiet. cheap cpmpared to equivalent fans like noctua and noiseblocker. They're black and white also perfect for fractal cases.

I'm reading that the Phanteks are a bit noisy.
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Something in between but otherwise silence.
I'm reading that the Phanteks are a bit noisy.

I don't know where you read that but that's totally wrong. Quieter than my noctua a14 and p14s
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I don't know where you read that but that's totally wrong. Quieter than my noctua a14 and p14s

I was reading some negative reviews on the product pages on different websites. Probably wasn't the best source of info. Thanks for your help.
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I was reading some negative reviews on the product pages on different websites. Probably wasn't the best source of info. Thanks for your help.

Seriously try them out though, you cannot do better case fan wise if noise is at all an issue, and a lot of folks use them on radiators too. (I plan to when my aphacools arrive.) SPCR, which I consider the authority on fans, says of the older HP model in a roundup against the then-new Noctua lineup (A14 and A15) and some XIgmateks,
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Aside from our reference NF-P14 FLX, the PH-F140HP/TS had the best acoustics of the fans in this roundup, having a much cleaner profile than the latest offerings from Noctua... The Phanteks produced excellent temperatures down to 700 RPM and only a very modest drop-off when moving from 700 to 550 RPM, earning it the best cooling result at this RPM of any fan we've tested... The Phanteks PH-F140HP/TS is the clear winner in every respect. It edged out the new Noctuas every step of the way, delivering the best overall results of any fan we've tested thus far. To top it off, it had cleanest, smoothest sound of all the new fans in this roundup. If we had to start from scratch, this might be our new reference model.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1345-page1.html

I'm also a huge fan of Thermalright's TY line but those have odd shapes and 120mm mounting holes, they don't work as intakes in the R5 without modding.
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I posted this pic in another thread, although the tube from rad to res looks perfect it's really silly tight routing the rest of the ports.. i think i might struggle to keep it looking clean.

The top rad 360mm rad overhangs the 240mm rad a fair bit, not sure what fittings to use to keep it looking smart.
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I posted this pic in another thread, although the tube from rad to res looks perfect it's really silly tight routing the rest of the ports.. i think i might struggle to keep it looking clean.

The top rad 360mm rad overhangs the 240mm rad a fair bit, not sure what fittings to use to keep it looking smart.
I ended up spinning my 360 rad so the fittings are at the back of the case instead of right over my 140mm rad.
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Recommendations for the best case fans to use as intake in the front and exhaust in the back/top in a Define R5?

I can recommend Akasa Apache Black 140. They are cheaper than Noctuas, push equal amount of air with higher pressure and quieter. As their namu suggest, they come in nice all black. Akasa also has "Viper" fans, which are bit more expensive but have higher airflow with almost no higher voice. I don't have experience from Vipers, but I have several Apaches on my two rigs currently.
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I'm also a huge fan of Thermalright's TY line but those have odd shapes and 120mm mounting holes, they don't work as intakes in the R5 without modding.

I love TY-series. I replaced NH-D14 fans with TY-147, cooler went completely silent and fans won't sound windturbine even when CPU is under full load while still moving enough air trough the heatsink.
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