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I am planning on replacing my case fans on my system and need recommendation on fans for it

by the way what is better higher cfm or rpms?
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Are you looking for low noise/good airflow or high noise/high airflow type fans?

I would go with either gentletyphoons (ap14 or 15) or get some Noctua's NF-P14s (slightly more expensive -about 30 bucks a pop)

You could also look into Aerocool's Shark series.
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Higher CFM is always better. Noise is something to consider also, usually noted in dBa. Some people, myself included, do not really care about how loud a fan is due to wearing a gaming headset etc.

it really depends on how much money you are willing to spend on fans. The best performance per price would be Yate Loon fans. The high speed fans push 80+CFM and run ~6$. They also come in LED version too.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22034
If you're really looking to save some coin you can choose to leave the 4pin connector on the fan and not have it sleeved and it saves you 3$.
Edited by BigFrank - 2/5/11 at 2:00pm
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Scythe Gentle Typhoons are extremely popular for low noise/high cfm.
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You can't beat Yate Loons from Petra's or Jab-Tech if you're looking for a budget-oriented option.

Otherwise, the 1450rpm variant of the Gentle Typhoon series is the best case fan I've used. Durable, goodly air flow, very quiet, nifty looks. Doesn't get any better . They do cost a bit though.
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262 View Post
You can't beat Yate Loons from Petra's or Jab-Tech if you're looking for a budget-oriented option.

Otherwise, the 1450rpm variant of the Gentle Typhoon series is the best case fan I've used. Durable, goodly air flow, very quiet, nifty looks. Doesn't get any better . They do cost a bit though.
This.

As for Yate Loon fans, JAB-Tech for cheap, Petra Tech for good.
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Higher CFM is always better. Noise is something to consider also, usually noted in dBa. Some people, myself included, do not really care about how loud a fan is due to wearing a gaming headset etc.

it really depends on how much money you are willing to spend on fans. The best performance per price would be Yate Loon fans. The high speed fans push 80+CFM and run ~6$. They also come in LED version too.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22034
If you're really looking to save some coin you can choose to leave the 4pin connector on the fan and not have it sleeved and it saves you 3$.
higher cfm is only better for case fans, for heatsink or rad fans cfm means next to nothing, its static preasure you want.
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