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Today I purchased nzxt gamma,
it came with a rear 120mm,42cfm,23db fan,
I have option for putting 5more fans.
Side: 2x 140mm/120mm
Front: 1x 120mm
Top: 2x 140mm/120mm
My question is,should I go for expensive fans like scythe s flex 3nos/scythe kama 1nos?
Or I should opt for a bit cheaper fans?
 

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I like the Gelid wing series fans and the cooler master SickleFlow for 120mm.
 

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neither of them are available in my city
What are then? The stock fans are good enough...if you really want though the scythe should be good.
 

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What are then? The stock fans are good enough...if you really want though the scythe should be good.
actually the pc case came with only 1 fan,
rear 120mm,
42cfm,23db,
how about cm r4 120mm blue led fans?
Are they good enough?
 

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Originally Posted by Aniket;15217356
actually the pc case came with only 1 fan,
rear 120mm,
42cfm,23db,
how about cm r4 120mm blue led fans?
Are they good enough?
Yes, they will do good, I was actually going to say look at those b/c you don't have the sickleflow's.
 
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The stock fan is actually pretty good. As for the other fans, you have to decide what you want to do. You will likely want a quiet front intake fan. You can arrange that with another NZXT fan, or with Scythe S-Flex or Slip Stream 800 rpm (ultra quiet operation) or 1200 rpm (quiet operation). If you use a Slip Stream be sure to lubricate it before you put it into service (see my sig).

I use a Scythe-marketed Nidec Gentle Typhoon, the 800 rpm AP-12 fan in the front of my NZXT Beta Evo.

For the top fan I use a TY-140 as an intake in the forward top position. I have it hooked up to one of these, along with the push and pull fans on my Mugen 2. So all three spin up and down together. I leave the rear top position blocked off. The nice thing about the TY-140 is that it uses 120mm screw holes. So I use these, to suspend it from the top of the case, and a 140mm filter over the fan. The filter uses 140mm screw holes. It's like this:

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I have cut out my rear grill and have no fan there. If you did that you could use your NZXT case fan as a front intake.

For a side panel fan you can use a Scythe Slip Stream 140 / Kaze Maru 2, either in 800 rpm or 1200 rpm. Here is a 120mm side panel filter:

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There is a Kaze Maru 2 / Slip Stream 140 on the other side. Since the fan window is square, a 140mm fan actually uses the space more efficiently. The KM2 has 120mm screw holes, so it fits perfectly.

Finally, you can put a 140mm fan in your 5.25 bay if you put your CD/DVD drive in the bottom slot. See my sig.

HTH.
 

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I put a slip stream in my parents' case (also a gamma) and it's great, but NZXT makes excellent fans from what I know.
 

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Today I purchased 2 used lian li Li121225bl b4 c fans.
These are 120mm fans

I hope you bought them very cheaply. In my experience with new Lian Li fans, they performed poorly. They are the only name brand fans I would not buy. I hope you have much better experience than I did.

I forgot to say that you should use larger fans whenever they will fit. To produce the same cfm as a smaller fan, the larger fans will spin slower and make less noise. Thus, never buy anything (other than a video card) that requires an 80mm fan or a 92mm fan; use 120mm fans instead. When you can, choose a 140mm fan over a 120mm fan. A single 200mm fan is quieter than four 120mm fans. And so forth.
 

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^^If ehume doesn't like them, I don't suggest using them. This guy knows his fans.
 

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^^If ehume doesn't like them, I don't suggest using them. This guy knows his fans.

I've only used three. For all I know they might have some good fans. Best to remember that companies like Lian Li do not manufacture fans, they just resell them or relabel them.
 

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I hope you bought them very cheaply. In my experience with new Lian Li fans, they performed poorly. They are the only name brand fans I would not buy. I hope you have much better experience than I did.

I forgot to say that you should use larger fans whenever they will fit. To produce the same cfm as a smaller fan, the larger fans will spin slower and make less noise. Thus, never buy anything (other than a video card) that requires an 80mm fan or a 92mm fan; use 120mm fans instead. When you can, choose a 140mm fan over a 120mm fan. A single 200mm fan is quieter than four 120mm fans. And so forth.

I got it for very cheap,these are old lian li fans(most probably the one that comes with pc p80) and are performing good,I noticed significent ambient temparature decrease in my rig.
 

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I got it for very cheap,these are old lian li fans(most probably the one that comes with pc p80) and are performing good,I noticed significent ambient temparature decrease in my rig.

Hurray for that.
 

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Originally Posted by SeanWebster;15217147
I like the Gelid wing series fans and the cooler master SickleFlow for 120mm.
the Gelid wing i would love to get some in green and have blue cathodes in the case but £13 a fan ...........
 
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