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I have an R4 and looking to make it quieter but keep good airflow. The stock fans are noisy at 12v so i was thinking of moving them to the front at 5-7v. Now for the back and top i have two choices:

-Thermalright ty-140 using pwm on back + one corsair af-140 on top 7v
-af-140 on back and one on top both at 7v

im looking to avoid not only motor noise but wind noise. the blade design on the thermalright makes me think more air pressure thus more wind noise but i don't know. would the ty-140 move more air with less noise or should i save the extra $7 and get two corsair?

There has to be something wrong with your fans, because the stock fans at 12v in my R4 are dead silent. Those AF series fans will be a lot louder than what your experiencing now.
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Just got my R4 windowed in yesterday! It's one of the nicest cases I've had! Pics of my full setup will be here later! I'm more than happy with my first time buying fractal design and it won't be my last! SO EXCITED biggrin.gif
post #4893 of 15939
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There has to be something wrong with your fans, because the stock fans at 12v in my R4 are dead silent. Those AF series fans will be a lot louder than what your experiencing now.

theres nothing wrong with the fans you must live in a noisy environment. there's a lot of air noise when the stock fans are at 12v.
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My apartment is pretty quiet actually. The roommates are usually studying at the library and my building is in the rear corner of the complex so not much ambient noise from outside.

What cpu cooler and what graphics card are you using? In the meantime, just look up fan testing videos on youtube.
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When I built my friends rig the stock fans were very quiet on 12v. A lot quieter than my AF140's.
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My apartment is pretty quiet actually. The roommates are usually studying at the library and my building is in the rear corner of the complex so not much ambient noise from outside.
What cpu cooler and what graphics card are you using? In the meantime, just look up fan testing videos on youtube.

hr-02 with ty-140 and asus 670 gtx. turning the fans down to 5-7v you cant really hear the pc at all. 12v there is a fair bit of air noise. anandtech mentions it in their review you'll find others mention it as well. i guess some people are used to having constant white noise so they forget what true quiet is.

anyone know if the af-140s will start up at 5v?
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hr-02 with ty-140 and asus 670 gtx. turning the fans down to 5-7v you cant really hear the pc at all. 12v there is a fair bit of air noise. anandtech mentions it in their review you'll find others mention it as well. i guess some people are used to having constant white noise so they forget what true quiet is.

anyone know if the af-140s will start up at 5v?


only way to get true quiet is with passive heatsinks. Otherwise under 20db is considered to be silent. My Arc midi is quiet, but its not silent. Small hum of fans, that 99% of people would find acceptable. Now my Antec 920 with 120mm delta fans on the other hand can get noticed under load. Though with the software control it is still sub 35db. Unless its summer time and the a/c is not working then we are talking about blistering noise. 50-60db when the deltas go full speed.
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Hello all just got a Fractal Arc Midi and I must say WOW this thing is a lot bang for the buck $69 with FREE shipping at Newegg is amazing for this feature set and quality, I do have a question for you midi owners out there, is it possible to mount a corsair AF140 in the front of the case? the fans are held in by clips I do have two of the stock 140 fans in the front but I kinda want to get something that pushes just a little more air nothing super loud if they do not fit anyone have any suggestions on fans either black or white ones pref. thanks for your help and I will be posting some pics of my new build here shortly.
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Hello all just got a Fractal Arc Midi and I must say WOW this thing is a lot bang for the buck $69 with FREE shipping at Newegg is amazing for this feature set and quality, I do have a question for you midi owners out there, is it possible to mount a corsair AF140 in the front of the case? the fans are held in by clips I do have two of the stock 140 fans in the front but I kinda want to get something that pushes just a little more air nothing super loud if they do not fit anyone have any suggestions on fans either black or white ones pref. thanks for your help and I will be posting some pics of my new build here shortly.
Yes, they will fit. I am actually buying some in a couple of weeks.
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Yes, they will fit. I am actually buying some in a couple of weeks.

I'm pretty darn sure they won't work. They have a frame similar to the Cougar Vortex which doesn't work in the front of the Arc Midi.
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