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Hi, I would like some input to either replace my 2 120mm fan on my h100i and use those 2 fans as intake or get 2 intake fans and leave the h100i default fans. I dont' care much about noice but I'm open to any suggestions. Currently my case is cm trooper with default front intake and excaust. I have replaced the top with my h100i as exaust. I am currently wanting to get 2 120mm for intake on the bottom.

I am also looking into maybe MAYBE lighting it up blue (or whatever color) but I have sabertooth and 2 stick of blue ram. So if that is the case I guess it would be nice if the fans have led but I don't care for it atm and wasn't even in my mind when I built the computer if it will compromise performance. And if anyone have any guides for computer led lighting I would greatly appreciated as it would be an interesting read.

Thanks a ton
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I dont' care much about noise
If that's really the case, you want a cheap, high RPM, and ideally 38mm fans.

These are cheap, fast, pretty decent, and have blue LEDs.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0047EHUD0/

AliExpress has some rather cheap, high quality Delta fans.
http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32258256815.html

Scythe Ultra Kazes are REALLY noisy, but at $15, they're relatively cheap for a high speed fan.

The enermax twister pressure is quieter, but still quite good on a radiator.
http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16835214059&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-Mobile&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-Mobile-_-pla-_-Case+Fans-_-N82E16835214059&gclid=CjwKEAiA0O2lBRDOrPX4oJP3t2oSJACjpaHA6k3qa9y4VLrSMpnD_-SNR0-6itJUsUhVAogio1PzXRoCKK7w_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

And of course, you have Corsair's 120mm 2-pack fans, but that defeats the purpose of buying a new fan
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Other fast fans seem to be $20+, which is probably outside your budget.
 

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OK, I found your fan! It's a steal for $15... in fact, I may pick up 2 just for the hell of it.

http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-Denki-SAN-Ace-120mm/dp/B00QWB1X3O/

But let me warn you... this is a 6400 RPM, 36 Watt fan. It will absolutely kill your motherboard fan header, do not plug it into your mobo. You need to use an adapter like this.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/341752/Akasa_PWM_3-way_Splitter_-_Smart_Fan_Cable?gclid=CjwKEAiA8_KlBRD9z_jl_fKBhQkSJABDKqiXGhQBnrvovjIIL3Uv-VSyn042jRz9flQ5Fhh-ca-P7RoCJzzw_wcB

And plug that sucker directly into your PSU, while letting the mobo control it with PWM. It should go down to 1500 RPM, which isnt too bad.
 

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lol thanks guys for the response. Any other fans that would be on the normal noise level (basically matching the h100i in term of noice) fans that will only be loud under load cause the h100i fans are loud underload already so it won't matter at that point.

eyeballing that insane fan that will be like a tornado in my case.
 

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lol thanks guys for the response. Any other fans that would be on the normal noise level (basically matching the h100i in term of noice) fans that will only be loud under load cause the h100i fans are loud underload already so it won't matter at that point.

eyeballing that insane fan that will be like a tornado in my case.
Don't be afraid of the San Ace. It'll go down to 1500RPM with PWM, and thanks to San Ace's server-grade bearings/quality control, it's actually a really high quality fan (that should really cost $30-$40 or more). Oh, and it will NEVER die
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Otherwise, either get those LED Yate Loons (~$9), the Enermax Twister Pressure (~$15), or 1850RPM Scythe Gentle Typhoons ($23), depending on your budget.

EDIT: I just read that that the H100i has 2700 RPM fans.

I seriously recommend that San Ace fan. The price is a fluke and won't last long, and it'll perform significantly better than the stock corsair fans at the same speeds.

Any fan better than the Corsair SP120L will be expensive, but the Yate Loon is comparable and cheaper... You really need to give is us a budget
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