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Case fans setup question

Hi, I want to setup fans for my case again. My case is Phanteks Evolv TG, I modded front panel for better airflow, now replacing fans is my next step.
I'm using Noctua D15 with 2 TY-147B, 2 front intake fans I use the stock fans of the D15's, 1 rear exhaust fan I use TY-147ASQ.
Now I want to replace 2 front intake fans, i'm not sure 3x12 better than 2x14 or not? And I don't want to use rear fan anymore.
So what fans can I buy in US? TY-143 is impossible to buy here.
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I would vote 3x120 (360) > 2x140 (280). Logic being more surface area. I would definitely keep the rear exhaust fan. If you lose it, how will you evacuate air from the case?
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I would vote 3x120 (360) > 2x140 (280). Logic being more surface area. I would definitely keep the rear exhaust fan. If you lose it, how will you evacuate air from the case?
It will flow out natively, I guess
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Hi, I want to setup fans for my case again. My case is Phanteks Evolv TG, I modded front panel for better airflow, now replacing fans is my next step.
I'm using Noctua D15 with 2 TY-147B, 2 front intake fans I use the stock fans of the D15's, 1 rear exhaust fan I use TY-147ASQ.
Now I want to replace 2 front intake fans, i'm not sure 3x12 better than 2x14 or not? And I don't want to use rear fan anymore.
So what fans can I buy in US? TY-143 is impossible to buy here.
I've tested numerous 2x140 and 3x120 combos in the Evolv. The 2x140 is the way to go. Look at the design of the case, using 120mm has one blowing almost entirely under the PSU shroud making it useless. So yo are almost comparing 2x140 against 2x120. No brainier there.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post
I've tested numerous 2x140 and 3x120 combos in the Evolv. The 2x140 is the way to go. Look at the design of the case, using 120mm has one blowing almost entirely under the PSU shroud making it useless. So yo are almost comparing 2x140 against 2x120. No brainier there.
That's what I think too. What fans are you using now?

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That's what I think too. What fans are you using now?

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My setup is a little odd in that I'm running a single fan curve for the 2 140mm intakes and 3 120mm rad fans exhausting on top. So, a lot of what I am using has to do with the balance between them rather than them being the best fans I have. The be quiet SW3 are the best fans I've tested, but the 140 and 120 don't scale right together in my setup. After trying the usual suspects (Noctua, Corsair, NB, EK, Arctic...There were more....), I preferred the Phanteks MP series for the application. If I were running air cooling or wanted to change the fan control setup, it would be SW3s all around.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post
My setup is a little odd in that I'm running a single fan curve for the 2 140mm intakes and 3 120mm rad fans exhausting on top. So, a lot of what I am using has to do with the balance between them rather than them being the best fans I have. The be quiet SW3 are the best fans I've tested, but the 140 and 120 don't scale right together in my setup. After trying the usual suspects (Noctua, Corsair, NB, EK, Arctic...There were more....), I preferred the Phanteks MP series for the application. If I were running air cooling or wanted to change the fan control setup, it would be SW3s all around.
The MP's is good for rad AFAIK, so maybe I will get the sw3 because I don't have plan to go AIO or CLC now. There are 3 models of sw3, 140 140 pmw 140 pmw highspeed..which one?

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Quote: Originally Posted by sonic2911 View Post
The MP's is good for rad AFAIK, so maybe I will get the sw3 because I don't have plan to go AIO or CLC now. There are 3 models of sw3, 140 140 pmw 140 pmw highspeed..which one?

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The difference is if you are going to use PWM (4-pin) or voltage control (3-pin) as they both have 1000 and 1600 RPM models.

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The difference is if you are going to use PWM (4-pin) or voltage control (3-pin) as they both have 1000 and 1600 RPM models.
There are 2 pmw models too

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Quote: Originally Posted by sonic2911 View Post
There are 2 pmw models too

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Yes both 3-pin and 4-pin (PWM) have 1000 and 1600 RPM models. So get the model you want the fan speed for with the connector you want.

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Intel P3520 NVMe PCIE AIC 1.2TB
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Seasonic X-1250 1250 Watt PSU
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NZXT Kraken 62
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NZXT S340
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Windows 10 x64
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Asus PA329Q 32" 4k 60Hz
Keyboard
Corsair K70 RGB Lux
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Logitech G600
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HDMI to my Yamaha CX-A5000 preamplifier and studio monitors.
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EVGA GTX 780 Ti
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