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So, I am looking to replace my 140mm fan. The 120s are getting ousted by the 2150's (in the top, and on my H70).

I am looking at this for my 140: Noctua 140mm

or

a scythe

Unfortunately I am limited by being in Canada and not wanting to pay shipping that is more expensive than the fans themselves =P. So I am stuck to places such as Ncix.com. Xigmateks are also an option.

I am also looking at ebay for a noiseblocker

Thanks for suggestions in advance
Edited by its0v3r9000 - 1/31/11 at 9:05pm
post #2 of 7
I asked the same question and decided to go with 1400 RPM Yate Loons sleeved. I didn't find them on the site you linked so I would go with the scythe from the two choices you listed above.
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This might be of use in deciding a new fan. You can skip to the last page if you don't want to read about the technical stuff.
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Yeah the stock Corsair fans are garbage. For my last build I ended up taking all the Tri-Cool fans from my Antec 1200 resoldering/sleeving them, and bought a couple 140mm Antec Tri-cools and installed them in my 700D as case fans.
post #5 of 7
I would get the Thermalright TY-140 and paint them to match your case. They are awesome 140mm fans but are ugly as sin... They use 120mm mounting holes.

I own two Aerocool Shark 140mm fans and I like them a lot. They aren't very quiet at full speed (~1500 RPM) but at 1000 RPM they still move a lot of air and are quiet. They performed well in Martin's fan comparison. These tests were done on a radiator but I think it is still relevant.

EDIT: The black aerocools also look beautiful if you pull that stupid sticker off the center hub. They also come with a resistor wire that lower the speed to about 800 RPM.



Source:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-radiator.html

All credit goes to Martin for one of the best fan roundup tests I've ever seen.
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Thanks for the replies. I think I can get the sharks pretty easily. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835129057
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I'm using the TY-140 on my D14 right now. It is something like 5 dB quieter than a Noctua NF-P14 in the center position of the D14, and it seems to be producing 2c better cooling.

And you don't even have to reduce its speed. And it's cheaper than the Aerocool.
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