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post #8951 of 16132
Rollie beat me to it.. tongue.gif

But I really can vouch for the NF-A14 FLX fans. I have the non PWM version, but regardless, these fans are silent. I'm running them at max, and can still barely hear them. My DC2 670 is louder than all of the Noctua's in my case.

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A14-PWM-140x140x25mm-1200rpm/dp/B00CP6QLY6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377368447&sr=8-1&keywords=nf-a14

They really are good performing fans, while still being quiet. If the brown color scheme isn't your thing, they should be coming out with some new ones in black soon.
post #8952 of 16132
Thanks, will definitely look at those fans.

My main priority is performance - as mentioned fitting out a case with good new fans is expensive, and not something I want to do unless these fans would improve temps by a lot - if they're as expensive as noctuas I'd like a 7C drop minimum really. Anyone able to provide some numbers for me here?

Noise isn't too much of an issue - so long as they don't become much more than a "loud hum" at max they should be sufficiently quiet when I'm idling.

Cost - while I have the funds I'm still quiet cheap, in that I won;t spend on minimal performance gains.

Colour - black would be nicer, but through this dark tint Fractal have gone with I can barely see my components, let alone colour rolleyes.gif

+rep to RnRollie for the link to the fan.
post #8953 of 16132
Just stopping by to say Fractal Design's customer support is EXCELLENT thumb.gif

I recieved a retail version (nzxt would send OEM parts) of the windowed pannel yesterday, I wasn't even expecting it seeing as they hadn't explicitely told me that they'd sent it. So that's great but then I opened the box up to find not one side pannel but TWO !


@Moragg:

20€ / $ is the price of most fans. I was lucky and got four 140mm Akasa Apache for 6€ each on sale but those were for a radiator. And the second radiator got some cheap (2.50€ each I think it was) Yate Loons. I'd never invest in case fan remplacements though because like you, I don't want to pay for stuff that won't make a significant difference.
Edited by steelkevin - 8/24/13 at 12:18pm
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@Moragg:

20€ / $ is the price of most fans. I was lucky and got four 140mm Akasa Apache for 6€ each on sale but those were for a radiator. And the second radiator got some cheap (2.50€ each I think it was) Yate Loons. I'd never invest in case fan remplacements though because like you, I don't want to pay for stuff that won't make a significant difference.

At that price they'd cost more than the case itself. Like you I think i'll leave it till I see or a good deal, or someone shows me some convincing numbers.
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At that price they'd cost more than the case itself. Like you I think i'll leave it till I see or a good deal, or someone shows me some convincing numbers.

Exactly which is why it always surprises me when people by a case and decide to order a load of replacement fans ^^.

If anybody ever turns up with some convincing numbers let me know, I'm curious smile.gif
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@toyz72 - I see you have lots (and lots) of very high quality fans in there - would you mind doing a test for us? Nothing much, just a quick max temp running all your fans, then one with only 1 top fan, 1 rear fan, 1 front fan, so we can see the difference?
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Nice build, so many nocuta fans..... im palnning something similar with arc midi2, just i wont use optical or external fan controller, i want to use a Noctua NF-A14 for case fans and Noctua NF-A15s for cpu fans, and control them all via BIOS on CPU header, still chosing mobo between MSI/ASUS. Btw those are NF-A14 but PWM or FLX?
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post #8959 of 16132
first off....i'm a noctua nut. the reason i choose noctua to over any other fan out there, is because i like silence. i'm not an oc'er, but i do run some benches just to see my performance level's.

i can't really run the fan test's you ask for because of the my fan controller is set up. but here is my system running prime95 at 75% fan speed. try to keep in mine that i have a hot chip and everything is at stock speeds.



this is only one pass....i'm also going to do a pass at 50% fan speed,which is totally silent. this is as low as i can go with out changing the fan controller setting.
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Nevermind. I think I may actually upgrade my fans since the included ones have very low static pressure. With the filters, i put my hand in front of these fans and feel next to nothing.

Am I right in thinking I need fans with high static pressure to get decent airflow with these filters?
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