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I'm loving the look of the white Fractal fans that comes with the cases, but are they any good for the price? Should I just get some yates and be done with it or are the Fractals pretty decent?

I'm asking this because I'm going to be purchasing a R3 once it is available on newegg.
    
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Originally Posted by NguyenAdam View Post
I'm loving the look of the white Fractal fans that comes with the cases, but are they any good for the price? Should I just get some yates and be done with it or are the Fractals pretty decent?

I'm asking this because I'm going to be purchasing a R3 once it is available on newegg.


I'm not sure about how good they are, but they're quiet. The R3 comes with 2x 120mm ones so I took the one off the back and put it in the front underneath the other. So i'm using them as intake fans pulling air to the hdds.

I bought 2 GT 1450's to put in the case, 1 on the back as an exhaust and on at the bottom of the case as an intake.

My case now runs really cool and quiet, I love it. Then if you're going overkill you can remove the noise insulating foam and add 3 more.


TLDR: I would just buy 2 good fans that are known to be good and leave the white fractals up front.
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I would like to have similar fans in the case. Hmmm I still have awhile to decide. Yate Loons or Fractals....
    
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I had 120mm once and I could hear bearing of the fan (from close) and as I was told every fan has this problem and I wouldn't say they push lot of air, I was little disappointed with them

I would go with enermax tb silence..they look awesome and should be good as well
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SPCR in their review of the R2 said that the Fractal fans were very quiet but both the 120mm and 140mm exhibited a noticeable ticking quality.

Personally I'd replace them with other fans but they're not bad fans.
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I may just go with a bunch of Yate Loons on a fan controller then. I don't have any money to dish out for GTs.
    
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Yates great fans for the pirce, I find they tick a little though.
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I have 3 medium Yates from Petra and they do not tick at all. They are just a bit too loud for my tastes, so I guess I'll get a fan controller.
    
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Originally Posted by NguyenAdam View Post
I have 3 medium Yates from Petra and they do not tick at all. They are just a bit too loud for my tastes, so I guess I'll get a fan controller.
I believe he means they tick when undervolted - could be wrong though.

As for the Fractal fans, that's all I've got in my case, don't move that much air but I cant hear them and that's all I'm bothered about.
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I believe he means they tick when undervolted - could be wrong though.
Mine ticked at all speeds.
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