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How Would These Do As Case Fans In Elite 341?

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Heya everybody,

Simple question:

In my Elite 341, would these fans be just fine for case fans?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103052

Intake on the 2 side fans, 1 in the front, and the 1 in the back for exhaust. Also keep in mind that my PSU would be sucking out air too, so if you look at it like that, its 3 intake, 2 exhaust.

I wanna keep my PC silent, and was thinking since it's so small I really don't need the R4's I have installed (that and 2 of them are going bad, clicking, etc).

I wouldn't be using one on my HS (gonna be getting a GeminII S), just purely case fans.

Are there any other cheap but good quality suggestions? I'd rather not spend more than $12 per fan, hence why the pack of 4 for $15 + shipping was so appealing to me.

And yes, I know this is more of an air cooling question but since it's a SFF case, would rather ask my fellow SFF brother's and sisters

We need to stick together!
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post #2 of 9
I have R4s (the blue LED versions) and they aren't exactly silent, so might be a concern for you as you indicated that you want to have a quiet computer.
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post #3 of 9
R4s make really good case fans, they're the best LED fans IMO.
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Originally Posted by aldfig0 View Post
I have R4s (the blue LED versions) and they aren't exactly silent, so might be a concern for you as you indicated that you want to have a quiet computer.
Yeah I know, I already have R4s. These ones, although labeled as R4's, aren't the same. They're the stock Cooler Master fans that come with the 341. I have 1 and it's pretty dang quiet, just wondering if 4 would suffice as case fans.
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post #5 of 9
i have 3 in my server and they are whisper quiet. they never have given me any problems yet.
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post #6 of 9
Make sure to decouple them from the case and you'll be just fine. Rubber fan silencers, rubber screws, etc.
    
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post #7 of 9
I have the same case with the same CM R4 120 mm fans.

Here's what I did to combat the noise.

1.) Using a 3/8 Drill bit, I drilled out all the fan mounting hole on the case. I then installed rubber grommets to isolate the fan vibrations. Followed with some adhesive backed foam insulation (the type used to seal windows) to fill the gap between the fans and case.

2.) Drilled out the hard drive mounts and bent the tabs out a bit. Installed rubber grommets, then hard drives with Lian Li screws.

The case is very quiet now.
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post #8 of 9
Kv. I have those fans installed on my daughters rig and they do a good job...They are next to silent and keep her case nice and cool...They will be fine for you build.
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post #9 of 9
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Thanks for the replies everyone, I'm gonna get the fans next week more than likely.
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