Originally Posted by NewUser16
Case fans: NF-S12A PWM chromax.black.swap they are absolutely awsom.
For rads: NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap superior quality and dead silent
Is there a similar fan to those in 140mm? based on the other answeres here it looks like 2x140 in front is the way to go. These will do well with the dustfilter on R6?
Originally Posted by The Pook
Go for two 140 intakes. The hubs are dead spots and the 120s need to spin faster/be noisier to move the same amount of air since they're smaller.
I've got 2 Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 intake and 4 Phanteks PH F140 XP as exhaust. Not a cheap fan setup but it's basically silent and cools well.
I run the Industrials in pull on my radiator in the front of my case at 20% until the CPU hits 70c and then they go to 33% and the Phanteks fans stay at a fixed 65%.
Originally Posted by doyll
Basic rule of thumb is 2x 140mm fans will flow about the same amount of air as 3x 120mm fans of same style. Phanteks PH-F140MP are quite good but not as good as be quiet! Silent Wings 3. But SW3 are very expensive while PH-F140MP on special in 2-pacs for about $20.00.
Basically you want fans with higher static pressure rating to overcome the resistance of grills, filters, HDD cages, etc. In R6 I like using 2x front and 1x bottom intakes and remove all back PCIe slot covers to improve front to back airflow around GPU and thus lower airflow temps to both CPU and GPU cooler intakes.
The Phanteks PH-F140MP is not avaliable in bundles where I live and they cost around 23£ a pice. Shippment for the bundle from Overclockers GB is around 35£ so these will actuallt be the most expensive one.
It is for my server build, so I really need all 10 drives to hold a nice temp so it is important that all of them benefits from my setup of 3x120mm or 2x140mm in front.
Here are some fans that are avaliable where I live and at what cost. They probably do a great job no matther which one i pick out of them, or is any of them a no go for my setup?
- Phanteks PH-F140MP 21£
- Noctua NF-A14 chromax 24£
- Noctua NF-A14 22£
- Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM 140mm 22£
- Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 High PWM 140mm 23£
- Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 140mm 27£