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I am getting ready to start buying parts for my first build, and I have a questions about keeping the case cool.

I am getting the Corsair 600T case and using the Corsair H70 to cool the CPU using the 120mm in the rear of the case as an intake into the H70. The problem is that takes away an exhaust. I want to replace all the fans in the case with better fans anyway, and I want to get the side panel with the mesh insert for the case which can hold 4 120mm fans on it. My problem is I don't what would be a good balance as I here you have to have the right pressure in the case. I am going to get a new fan controller for the case for this purpose.

Can yall show me some really good fans to replace the 200mm on the top and front, the 2 120mm on the H70 and up to 4 120mm on the side panel for intake? Keep in mind noise is not an issue for me even if it sounds like a F16 taking off I am used to noise from high powered fans. My main goal is to keep the case and GPU's cool as well as not giving a chance for dust to settle.

Thank you so much for your help it is much appreciated. Also if you can find any with purple LED's that would be great but not a must.
    
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Sunon Denki KDE1212PMS3-6A (Big Boy) Quiet 12v DC

Those are some of the best fans I have used, many recommend the gentle typhoon, but they are more of a silent thing I think.

The sunons I have received in the past haven't come with molex connectors, so you might need to either plug them into the mobo, rewire them or get molex to 3 pin connectors separately.

Should also point out, they're deeper than most fans at 38mm instead of 25mm
    
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I can recommend the Arctic Cooling F12, looks nice too. Spins upto 2400 RPM's.
Dont forget to mount a filter of some kind infront of the fan, you don't want dust in your system.
For this i can recommend cutting the size of the fan out from thin nylon leggings. Those will take all your dust and won't interfer with your airflow. Just remember to clean them of course :-) Won't look good, but your rig will appreciate it.
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Keep in mind that the front of the 600T does not have mounting holes for smaller fans. You can, of course, use zip-ties to hold a fan there.
I highly suggest using a Thermalright TY-140 in all the 120mm slots, including 2 in the top and one for the H70. They are ~$17 shipped, but IMO they are well worth it. http://www.svc.com/tr-ty-140.html
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but a positive amount of air pressure should help keep the dust away. You'll still get some obviously, but not as much as normal. The 200mm at the top can handle a lot of intakes anyways.

If you don't care about loudness, hell, get a few Delta fans in there. My friend has one of those as an intake though, and over vent it always sounds like there's someone vaccumming at his house. It's annoying to me, but for airflow it cannot be beaten. Keep in mind though that those draw a decent amount of wattage and they are 38mm instead of 25mm thick.

If you're looking for a good fan that isn't so crazy though, I recommend some Scythe Slip Stream fans. They range from 500rpms all the way to 1900 rpm rated at 110cfms.

Not too sure about 200mm aftermarket fans though, hopefully someone else can answer that for you.
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