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Hey guys,
Nikita here and I am having a slight dillema. My HAF 912 is running fairly hot inside with 1 120mm intake and 1 120mm exhaust. My side pannel is usually off to keep my HD 6950 run cooler and quieter.

Anyways, I go on sites like Xoxide, crazypc and newegg and see case fans ranging from $5 to $25 and have trouble picking which one is the best for me. I am looking for a fan that has no pretty led's, no super silent design with crap CFM, nothing special. Just a plain case fan that gets the job done with a good DBa/CFM ratio.

My case also has room for 1 140mm fan above the GPU

Can you help me out?

EDIT: my budget is about $6-$8 per fan
post #2 of 9

I reccomed YateLoon fans

I have 2x 140mm and 2x 120mm and for their price i have no complaints they are quiet for their price, great budget fans in my opinion.

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Yate Loon.

EXCELLENT price/noise/performance ratio.
    
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scythe slipstreams
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loons buy from here: http://www.petrastechshop.com/ cheap fans with good performance
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post
For you I would say this would be your best bet. might want to think about a a fan controler like This He's cheap but works great, you can use Y cables(cheap aswell) to put more than one fan per channel. Also, its not always about how many fans, but how the airflow is in the case...remeber when adding fan's to the mix hot air dosnt always get a chance to rise might want to play with where fans are placed and diff intake/exhaust once you get those slipsteam's
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post #8 of 9
Look into zalman's zm-f3,im pretty satisfied with mine
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Okay, so I think I'm going to go with Yate loons. +rep to everyone that helped me.
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