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What are the best fans for intake that I can put on the front and side panels of my computer. I can fit 220mm fans on each or 2x120mm fans on the side panel. My CPU is water cooled, but my system temps inside the case seem to be hot after getting an after market cooler for my GTX 580. Also, is there a fan that you guys would recommend to blow the hot air coming from my GPU out of the case? Sig rig is what I'm running on.

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If you are on a budget check out the Coolermaster R4 or Sickleflow 120mm fans I have a pair of the R4 Red LED 90cfm fans and they are great. Even at full 12v they still and quite good on sound and push lots of air.
    
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I'm not on a budget right now, but I'll check those fans out. I was thinking about putting 2 gentle typhoon ap-15's on the side panel, I'm not sure about the front panel though. Currently I have these, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103073&cm_re=Coolermaster_R4-_-35-103-073-_-Product.
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I use an 800rpm GT - the AP-12 - on the front of my case. Since it's sitting 20 inches (0.5m) from my ear, I like it quiet.

Given the choice of all of my fans (see item 1 for the collection), my daughter also chose the AP-12, so I had to get another one.

For a side intake I use a 500rpm Kaze Maru 140mm fan. The fan windows on the side panel of my case are square, with holes for 120mm fans. Since the KM's have 120mm holes, the fit perfectly and make use of the entire square opening; a true 120mm fan woulld waste some of the area. I could also put a Slip Stream 140 (KM2) at 500rpm or 800rpm there.

If you have 140mm holes for your side panel fans, I recommend Prolimatech Blue/Red Vortex. Or even quieter: Enermax T.B. Silence 140mm.

I use nothing but KM's and GT's for case fans.
Edited by ehume - 4/20/11 at 5:46pm
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Wow, that's incredibly detailed ehume, thanks for the info! I think I'm going to go with x2 ap-14's for the side panel, 1 ap-29 or ap-15 on bottom, and I'm still a bit unsure about the front, I may just stick with the coolermaster for it.
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Wow, that's incredibly detailed ehume, thanks for the info! I think I'm going to go with x2 ap-14's for the side panel, 1 ap-29 or ap-15 on bottom, and I'm still a bit unsure about the front, I may just stick with the coolermaster for it.

That's a 200mm fan. Stick with that. not even 140mm fans can blow as much air as quietly as even mediocre 200mm fans.
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If you swapped out to a aftermarket cooler and are seeing a rise in heat, its due to the aftermarket cooler not venting hot air outside the case like refrence cards do. Not only would I use fan's, but also remove the PCI slot cover's from the back of the computer, this will alow more air to excape rather than say in the case, you can also get Mesh PCI slot covers, assisted in keeping my GPU cool on the top end even though it has the stock cooler:)
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I thought the GT's only were in 120/140 mm sizes? Ill look into the ap12. I already have vents on every pci slot to air out the hot air from my graphics cards
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