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Hi everyone, I have an Alienware 2.1 Case that I bought 3 years ago and haven't done anything with and now I'm planning my Sandy bridge build which should be done by March and I'm having a hard time deciding between a series of fans I was hoping I could get some feedback and suggestions. Mind you whatever fan I end up with I plan on modding it by painting the fan blades red as I'm planning on a red & black theme. I'm in the market for 2 X 120MM Fans, and 1 92MM Fan. If you have any other suggestions, just please keep in mind that I want a PWM Fan. Anyway heres my a pic of the case;

ALX 2.1 Case



The 92MM Fan would be placed where the Hard Drive Bay is, these are my 2 options;

Cooler Master Blade Master 92mm



And the Second is GELID Solutions FN-PX09-20 92mm



Now When it comes to the 120MM Fans, I'm having a real hard time, the first 2 options are the same versions of the ones listed above but in a 120MM Form factor ofcourse, seen here;

Cooler Master Blade Master 120mm

GELID Solutions FN-PX12-15 120mm

Now These are the other 3 Options;

Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12-P



Akasa Apache Black



And finally this is what I would call the lazy man version as I wouldnt have to bother painting it since it already comes red;

Xilence Fan



Please after trolling a number of forums I've decided to be apart of this community since you guys seem to really know your stuff and I would really appreciate your knowledgeable feedback, thx
post #2 of 5
2x120 go with enermax magma->
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-001-_-Product

they are really good fans and are black and red

92mm fan->
gelid is good option or try to find somewhere Enermax T.B.SILENCE 92 mm
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post #3 of 5
Arctic Cooling make some good pwm fans.
And you can daisy chain up to 5 fans on one mb header.
They have a 6 yr warranty.

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/ca...wm.html?c=2183

Good luck

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post #4 of 5
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Well after doing some more research, I've came across to very informative graphs;





Interms of the 120MM Fan I'm now really leaning towards the Noiseblocker M12-P, for my front and side case fans. Thx Hawkeeye for the Magma recommendation, their excellent except that their not PWM, which really suxx though I might actually use those for a Corsair H60/H70, maybe push/pull configuration. Ill see how the reviews go for the H60 when its realised. Now to try and do more homework on the 92MM fans, now I've been looking in only PWM Fans, but do you guys really think its necessary considering its placement in the hard drive bay?
post #5 of 5
you would be suprised how warm those drives get. besides, more fresh air for the case = win.
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