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post #1 of 42
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First post, gz me!

Anywayz, as you might have realized, I'm looking for an excellent 120mm intake fan for my Antec Lanboy Air. They'll be placed on top of the case. And as you might already know, Antec recommends having all fans as intake for this case. And considering I know nothing about fans or if there's anything even called an intake fan I'm in need of your help!

I'd like something not ridiculously priced if that's OK, hehe

Link to case if you are unsure: http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjUyMQ==

And thanks!
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post #2 of 42
silverstone AP181?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835220038

but I dont know what is overpriced for you
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post #3 of 42
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Exactly the one I had in mind! How are they on a scale from 1-10?
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post #4 of 42
don't have one, but heared lot of good opinions on them..
soon Im getting 3x 18cm AP181 fans in my raven 2 evolution case, so I can tell you how are they performing during weekend
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post #5 of 42
If you're going to spend that much on an intake fan for a horizontal mount, might I suggest the 1450rpm variant of Scythe's Gentle Typhoons series? (Nidec's really but no need to split hairs ^^)

Quiet, will last forever, moves a good amount of air, and can be mounted in any position
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185091

In my experience, the 120mm Silverstone Air Penetrator was noisy and didn't move much air. Nor did I notice any benefit from the grills that straighten the airflow. (Though I've heard wonders about the 180mm version) but that's just in my experience.
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262 View Post
If you're going to spend that much on an intake fan for a horizontal mount, might I suggest the 1450rpm variant of Scythe's Gentle Typhoons series? (Nidec's really but no need to split hairs ^^)

Quiet, will last forever, moves a good amount of air, and can be mounted in any position
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185091

In my experience, the 120mm Silverstone Air Penetrator was noisy and didn't move much air. Nor did I notice any benefit from the grills that straighten the airflow. (Though I've heard wonders about the 180mm version) but that's just in my experience.

+1 on the gt's!
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Yate Loons? From what I hear they are very good. I'm waiting for mine to come in to test them myself. I bought 4 for $20.
    
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post #8 of 42
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Seems like there's a lot of different opinions here! And nearly all of you are in some sort of club regarding the fans you are recommending. How can I make sure you aren't a tiny bit biased?
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post #9 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
Seems like there's a lot of different opinions here! And nearly all of you are in some sort of club regarding the fans you are recommending. How can I make sure you aren't a tiny bit biased?
I am not in any club and I dont have any GT's. I recommend them because they are the fans I would choose next time I buy fans from what I have read on the forums
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post #10 of 42
If you have the money and want silence go for the Scythe GTs. If you have money and you don't care about noise go for Deltas. If you are like me and don't have much money and still want decent fans then get Yate Loons.

Don't get that silverstone fan. $17 and it only pushes 35.36 CFM? Go buy some GTs!
Edited by NguyenAdam - 1/25/11 at 12:00pm
    
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