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120mm Intake fan?

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This will be for the front of my case I want this fan to be able to run at full speed at all times and be quiet. So I need high pressure?
The rest of my fans are the Stock CM 690ii fans. I dont mind a little more noise but not to much.
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For case fans you should focus on CFM more than static pressure. Why? Static pressure is important when a fan's CFM = 0. In your case, your CFM should be much higher than 0. That being said, many high static pressure fans are also good for high CFM. They're just generally more noisy.

To keep noise down, get a fan that runs around 1500RPM. If it's too loud for you, you can very easily modify your power connection to supply 7V instead of 12V, which will cut the speed and noise down considerably more.

You shouldn't need to spend much $ for a case fan unless you're going for a specific theme in your case (LED, Gentle Typhoon, etc.). A cheapo sleeve bearing Lian Li fan is just as good and quiet as a S-Flex E (I'm using both on my case).
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u high pressure for heatsink not for intake/outake

i would try silverstone ap121 as intake
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