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Sorry if these are dumb questions but I am just getting back into building computers after a long 7 year break. Usually when I used to build my computers, I would put the cheapest fans in the case that I could find and now I want to actually step it up and buy some good fans. I just read some specs on my H70 cooler and the 2 120mm fans on it pull in a max of 61cfm of air through the radiator. Im assuming that if I were to put better fans on it, I would cool the radiator better. So does anybody have any recommendations on which would be the route to go as far as 120mm case fans go? Im assuming they are 120mmx25 since they arent that thick and I would need to stay the same size. Also, I was hoping to get red fans to match the black/red motherboard (rampage 3 extreme) and I cant seem to find any that dont have leds in them. I want actual red fans, not ones that light up red since my computer is in my room and I dont want any light coming from it when im sleeping, unless somebody knows a way to disable the LEDs. I really like the way the Enermax Apollish Twister Bearing 120mm fans look but they light up. Is there a fan out there that looks like those but without LEDs?

My current fans are:
2 cheap 120mm fans (Kingwin 950RPM 40CFM) on the top of the case pushing hot air out
2 corsair 120mm fans on the radiator (came with the H70) pulling air in
2 corsair 140mm fans on the bottom of the case (came with my 800D case) pulling in cool air

I have room on the top for 1 more (3 total) 120mm fan and I will be putting one there when I buy the new fans.

If it matters, I just ordered a Lamptron Touch fan controller so all my fans will be controlled by that. Thanks for any help.
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it's not about how many fans you have but what you do with them.
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Originally Posted by Eagle1337 View Post
it's not about how many fans you have but what you do with them.
Understood. What would you recommend I do different with my setup? Its not running hot or anything, I just want to make sure I can keep everything cool when I overclock it. I dont know the case temps yet but I will once my fan controller gets here this week.
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and i'm a fool for totally missing the 800D part, that case needs a fair bit of fans imo. i'd do a gentle typhoon on the bottom an another one on the divider (will need to mod/velcro/zip tie/twist tiw or buy a 140mm fan), and fill the top slot with a fan. I'd put one in the drive bays too but you'd have either make a meshed variant of the covers or take them out.
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Thanks for the info. Would the 3000rpm gentle typhoon be good and do you know if it would be safe to hook 2 of them up with a "Y" connector to the same port on the Lamptron touch? I kind of wanted the 2 fans on the radiator to be controlled at the same time. It would be nice to get to control the top 3 at the same time as well but im not sure if that would be safe either.
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Thanks for the info. Would the 3000rpm gentle typhoon be good and do you know if it would be safe to hook 2 of them up with a "Y" connector to the same port on the Lamptron touch? I kind of wanted the 2 fans on the radiator to be controlled at the same time. It would be nice to get to control the top 3 at the same time as well but im not sure if that would be safe either.
3k is overkill! i'd get the 1,450s rpm or the 1,850 rpm ones.
As long as you don't exceed the wattage of the channel that the fans are hooked up to you'll be fine. I got 4 fans on one channel, 2 on another, 2 on another and 3 on the last one. (not Gentle typhoons) but still.
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3k is overkill! i'd get the 1,450s rpm or the 1,850 rpm ones.
As long as you don't exceed the wattage of the channel that the fans are hooked up to you'll be fine. I got 4 fans on one channel, 2 on another, 2 on another and 3 on the last one. (not Gentle typhoons) but still.
Thank you very much, I really appreciate your help.
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You can get 2150 GTs here, http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...oon-2150s.html the 3000GTs are going to be really loud. But can be controlled by your controller to make them acceptable.

As for the "y" I wouldnt do it with the 3k rpm fans, as they draw a lot of power. Unless you do the math and it is within specs of the Lamptron Touch.
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