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I was looking at "upgrading" my fans. I was looking at making my computer nicer as well as a bonus keeping it cooler. The case I have is the Cooler Master Storm Sniper Black Edition. It has 3 x 200mm fans, one on the top, side panel, and front of the case and a 120mm at the back.

I was wondering that if I change the top with 2 x 120mm fans would I have an increase in cooling? Also would I be able to connect to my fan controller which came with the case? With the side panel I think again I could have 2 x 120mm fans which I was looking to do the same with. and at the front I don't think I can have 2 x 120mm so I don't mine having 1 x 200mm.

The theme I was looking for was white coloured fans. I've had a look around and some are more expensive then others but seem to have the exact same spec. So will it improve cooling to have a more expensive fan or is it just a gimic?

So I've had a look around and came across quite a few fans and here's what I am looking for colour wise. I don't know any good fan makes, however if you have any suggestions please let me know!


Ordered these and I highly recommend them!
Thanks BMorrisSly
Edited by BMorrisSly - 1/27/11 at 7:54pm
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Replacing your 200mm up top would only have an effect if the two new fans' combined exceeded the CFM of your 200
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Replacing your 200mm up top would only have an effect if the two new fans' combined exceeded the CFM of your 200
Right okay, I'm not sure what the CFM is for my 200mm, but if it does, would it be a good idea to replace the 200mm on my side panel also?

EDIT: Cooler Masters 200mm is 110 CFM, so if I get 2 x 120mm with 76.3 CFM it would be better?
Edited by BMorrisSly - 1/17/11 at 9:17pm
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Right okay, I'm not sure what the CFM is for my 200mm, but if it does, would it be a good idea to replace the 200mm on my side panel also?

EDIT: Cooler Masters 200mm is 110 CFM, so if I get 2 x 120mm with 76.3 CFM it would be better?
cooler master is known to falsify some of there specs on certain fans. i beleive there 200m fans do not move 110 cfm.

i recommend replacing them with two scythe gentle typhoon ap-15's 1850rpm. they can be had at www.frozencpu.com for about $16 each. they look awesome, they move alot of air, and best of all they are quiet. i will grab a link for you in just a sec.

edit: first link is the ap-15s second link is the ap-14s which are even quieter than the ap-15s and still move a great deal of air. personally i like the ap-14s as case fans.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...l?tl=c15s60b14

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...l?tl=c15s60b14
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cooler master is known to falsify some of there specs on certain fans. i beleive there 200m fans do not move 110 cfm.

i recommend replacing them with two scythe gentle typhoon ap-15's 1850rpm. they can be had at www.frozencpu.com for about $16 each. they look awesome, they move alot of air, and best of all they are quiet. i will grab a link for you in just a sec.

edit: first link is the ap-15s second link is the ap-14s which are even quieter than the ap-15s and still move a great deal of air. personally i like the ap-14s as case fans.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...l?tl=c15s60b14

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...l?tl=c15s60b14
On Cooler Masters website it says 110. Nevermind.

I had a look at these but in UK they are only for pre-order. However they will be in stock at the end of January.

Also I was having a look at these: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...peed-cable-set
I'm not sure what the CFM on it is though? Not sure if you know.

However the one which is I think basically the same is this..
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...quiet-case-fan
Which seems to have more CFM then the ones you linked me. I'm not in a rush to purchase I was just looking around for the near future!
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I'll be ordering my fans in the next 10-15 minutes. I just want to know if there is any difference between these two fans. I've had a look around and can't seem to find any information.

These I will be ordering if the others are not better. 2000RPM and 73.6CFM
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...quiet-case-fan


I'd like to find the information for these, although I can't see them being much better?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...peed-cable-set
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Don't get the SE's. They don't move much air, I have the LED version.

If it doesn't show the CFM, another indicator would be the RPM, the first fan you linked is 2000 where the second being 1200. Chances are the first is going to move more air and for less money, but will be louder so be careful if you're buying multiple fans.
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Don't get the SE's. They don't move much air, I have the LED version.

If it doesn't show the CFM, another indicator would be the RPM, the first fan you linked is 2000 where the second being 1200. Chances are the first is going to move more air and for less money, but will be louder so be careful if you're buying multiple fans.
Yeah I ordered the ones I first linked 4 of them to be exact, I'm not bothered about noise.
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