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I just sort of threw every random fan i could find lying around my case without really knowing what i'm doing.

Antec 300
Top exhaust fan is stock - 3 speed 140mm
Rear exhaust fan - 120mm Roswell fan.

CPU Cooler is a Zerotherm Core92 with the 92mm fan facing up towards the top exhaust.

The side panel fan is a 120mm intake running at 5v (So its really slow)
Front has 2 120mm intake fans, one is stock 3 speed fan and the other the stock blue LED fan that comes with the NZXT Beta evo (Or whatever its called)
Also is a random fan strapped to the RAM clips.
in the drive bays i put another little random fan blowing inward towards the CPU cooler

Just wondering, what is the best configuration for the fans? do i even need a fan cooling the RAM, and should all my fans be the same brand/series/ whatever?
Also my CPU cooler fan is sort of noisy, so can anyone recommend me a replacement PWM 92mm fan?
    
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You have them set up the best I can see and buying all the same fans will make it more appealing to the eye. As far as improving cooling maybe if they are more powerful then what you have however if temps across your components are good then I wouldnt spend the money IMO. A fan on your RAM is a great idea whether its stock or overclocked as RAM is very sensitive to heat. What are your current temps and can you slow the fan down on the CPU cooler a bit to lower noise and not raise load temps too much on the chip?
    
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Well the temperatures in my room vary, but for example running HWMonitor from 6am to now, 8:15 the lowest temp was 21c and the highest was around 50 (Not running OC'ed right now)

The thing with the CPU fan is its silent while its on low, but as soon as the load goes up the fan spins up like crazy.

The AU Suite fan thing has a bunch of settings for the fan, and im using intelligent mode right now (Not really sure what the best one is)
    
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Ditch your useless case. Get a case that has two fan positions on top. Block off the rear position and put a top intake fan in the forward position. Now set up your cooler to run front to back.

Next, if you bought an aluminum case simply remove the back fan and you're set. If you bought a steel case cut out the rear grill and let the air flow out.

Filter your intake fans. No need for exhaust fans. Air only goes up when you let it. And then it will warm your heatsink and impede your cooling. Air goes where you push it.
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Well, buying a new case isn't really an option. I would like suggestions for what i currently have.

Any mods i could do to it/stuff like that
    
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