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Hey guys,

I'm getting a Cooler Master 690 II Advanced soon, with a 6-channel fan controller and rasa RS240 kit shortly after.

I want to top-mount the Rs240 radiator internally with fans above the radiator pulling air out of the case. I was considering getting some new fans for the case (three 120s - one to replace rear exhaust and two to pull air from radiator, and three 140s - One for the front of the case and two for the side panel).

Can anyone recommend a good 120 and 140 fan that moves air without being too noisy? Also, three pin is preferred over molex. Thanks!
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post #2 of 14
For 120mm I'd recommend the Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450rpm model. Durable, quiet, and moves a goodly amount of air. Hands down the best fan I've ever used.

Don't have as much experience with 140mm fans though.

Noiseblockers are very good from an airflow to noise ratio but they are rather pricey.
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262 View Post
For 120mm I'd recommend the Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450rpm model. Durable, quiet, and moves a goodly amount of air. Hands down the best fan I've ever used.

Don't have as much experience with 140mm fans though.

Noiseblockers are very good from an airflow to noise ratio but they are rather pricey.
You sir are correct, They are quiet move quite a lot of air.
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post #4 of 14
I have installed on my rig these fans.

they are cheap and really quiet also they comes in different led colors

69.69 CFM
2000 RPM


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post #5 of 14
TY-140 is a great 140mm fan, also fairly quiet for what it is. I figure it might be the 140mm alternative to maybe an AP-14 or AP-15 GT.
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post #6 of 14
Scyth Gentle Typoons or Scyth S-Flex Each series has many flavors to balance noise to CFM ratio. IMO if you have a quiet system, 22Dba is noticeable. I feel like 20dba is the sweet spot. Lower is near silent and higher is getting a bit loud, but it depends on your living situation and all that.
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post #7 of 14
TY-140 is the best 140mm fan I've used. Moves loads of air and is so quiet.
Running four total. 2 on my SA. 1 intake, 1 exhaust. Don't think I will ever use 120mm if I can fit the TY-140s.
    
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post #8 of 14
+1 for Gentle Typhoons, use them on my rad, and the airflow is amazing.
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post #9 of 14
+1 Scythe GT for radiators and case fans.
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post #10 of 14
Yup, GT AP-14's. The ultimate compromise.
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