Case Fans

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  1. thomasf94

    thomasf94 Member

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    What are the best case fans to add on my NZXT Phantom 410 mid tower case? The stock cooling fans aren't all that great and I'm thinking of adding two fans, it already has 1 top 140mm, 1 front 120mm and 1 back 120mm.

    Thanks!

    Edit: also I would like to only buy from newegg since I have free 2 day shipping to Hawaii
     
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    Pill Monster Banned

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    Cooler Master, Thermaltake, Arctic Cooling make good case fans.
     
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    thomasf94 Member

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    ok, thanks!
     
  4. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Xigmatek makes good fans too
     

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    Yeah after researching they look really nice, thanks for the input
     
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    Brasky Ancient Guru

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    if you don't mind a little noise, the scythe slipstream series moves air like a beast.
     
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    automaticman Master Guru

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    hallryu Don Altobello

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    All case fans make noise at some level and some of the claims on noise and amount of air moved are just plain bogus. There are no standard tests by which all fans are assessed unfortunately. The only way to make a decent fan silent is to use a fan controller imo.
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    As for the Noctua fans, I have two of those 140mm fans and two of the Focused Flow 120mm fans.
    Along with two other NZXT fans (that came with my H2 case), these six fans are still beaten in terms of audible sound by the fans from my 560 Ti TwinFrozr II on full bore.
    The NZXT fans are always set on maximum via the case's fan controller.
    The two 140mm Noctua fans are always at full speed since I plugged it to the motherboard's non-PWM fan headers.
    The last two are PWM-controlled, so it goes full swing when I'm folding.
    Still, when GPU folding enters the mix, TFII fans drown the case fans' noise.

    So, yeah, in general, Noctua fans are quiet.
    There's also Scythe's Gentle Typhoon fans, Gelid, or the newcomer Cougar fans.
     

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    automaticman Master Guru

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    Nice, I've heard a lot of good things about the focused flow fans. The S12B I linked is geared more for case fan applications, while the F12 and P12 are designed for high static pressure/lower cfm for coolers and radiators.
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Yep, I put them on my Mugen 3 for a push-pull.
    Come to think of it, I forgot to mention the last, single 120mm NZXT case fan (controlled by the case's fan controller; it supports up to four fans), so I guess that's seven fans against two and their noises still mean jack sh!t to TFII's fans on max RPM. :p
     
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    now if we could just do something about the color scheme...

    funny that the tan colors are UV reactive though
     

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