Need New Case Fans.

Hi,

I have a HAF 922 case.
My computer is loud at times, so it is hard to sleep.
I want to change the fans on my H100 to good but quiet fans and same with the case fans.
I need one back, one bottom and two top fans.
I heard that static pressure should be lower then CFM on Case Fans.
Other way round for Radiator Fans?

I would like too get a red or white/light blue fan for the back.
No led for the H100 and bottom fan.
Right now I have a red 200mm at the side and the 200mm red at the front.
Oh, I want the fans too be cheap too..

Thanks.
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  1. 1. You want high SP(static pressure) for radiators/places with alot of things blocking airflow. you want CFM/AF(airflow) for general case fan needs

    fan size preference and price per fan would be a good idea because the term "cheap" is relative to the user. Also if you are aiming for quiet fans, cheap isnt the best way to go if you have alot of requirements.


    Basically would like you to fill out this:

    Location of Fan | Fan Size | Price willing to pay for fan

    Rear | Size | Price
    Bottom | Size | Price
    Top(rad)| 120mm | Price(for each)


    fill in the size you are looking for and price your willing to pay
  2. Not sure exactly what your needs are, but...

    So I don't really use 120mm fans, but this brand is awesome! Good airflow and very super quiet! :) SilenX 120mm Effizio Quiet Case Fan

    I can't help you with radiator fans sadly...sorry! :ange:

    As for 200mm fans, I would recommend some CM Megaflows (these have red LEDs, option for blue LEDs too).
  3. dudewitbow said:
    1. You want high SP(static pressure) for radiators/places with alot of things blocking airflow. you want CFM/AF(airflow) for general case fan needs

    fan size preference and price per fan would be a good idea because the term "cheap" is relative to the user. Also if you are aiming for quiet fans, cheap isnt the best way to go if you have alot of requirements.


    Basically would like you to fill out this:

    Location of Fan | Fan Size | Price willing to pay for fan

    Rear | Size | Price
    Bottom | Size | Price
    Top(rad)| 120mm | Price(for each)


    fill in the size you are looking for and price your willing to pay


    Alright thanks. That cleared it up abit. Well my case isn't blocked off In any parts. So I guess I need CFM fans for the case. But SP fans for my H100.

    Location of Fan | Fan Size | Price willing to pay for fan

    Rear | 120mm | £10-£12
    Bottom | 120/140mm | £10-12
    Top(rad)| 120mm | £15
  4. Rear:

    Top(Rad): Scythe AP-15, Alternatively Corsair SP High Performance/Quiet Editions
    Bottom: Corsair AF fans, BeQuiet fans(Shadow Wings)
    Rear: No serious idea, not as many good LED based fans in the market
  5. dudewitbow said:
    Rear:

    Top(Rad): Scythe AP-15, Alternatively Corsair SP High Performance/Quiet Editions
    Bottom: Corsair AF fans, BeQuiet fans(Shadow Wings)
    Rear: No serious idea, not as many good LED based fans in the market



    The rear fan does not have too be LED. It was just a suggestion, but I have two red fans already.

    Are the Rad fans you suggested better then the standard H100 fans? Which are rated at:
    Fan airflow- 46-92 CFM.
    Fan dBA- 22-39.
    Fan static pressure- 1.6 - 7.7mm/H2O.
    Fan RPM- 1300-2500.
  6. GT AP15's spin at a max rpm of 1850. compared to the corsair fans fixed at 1850 if you dont include undervolting, the AP15 will beat it both temperature wise and noise wise at that speed. the only way the stock h100 fans can compete with ap15's is if your spin them at a higher rpm(their max is like 2400 or 2600 rpm i cant remember) which is bad for the ear.

    if rear doesnt need to be LED, then its on the same category as bottom.
  7. dudewitbow said:
    GT AP15's spin at a max rpm of 1850. compared to the corsair fans fixed at 1850 if you dont include undervolting, the AP15 will beat it both temperature wise and noise wise at that speed. the only way the stock h100 fans can compete with ap15's is if your spin them at a higher rpm(their max is like 2400 or 2600 rpm i cant remember) which is bad for the ear.

    if rear doesnt need to be LED, then its on the same category as bottom.


    Well then im leaning towards the AP-15. Thing is i heard they dont work the H100 pump. So cant change speed. Are the AP-15 one speed though? I could take my other fans of my Aerocool fan controller and see if i can hook it up to that? According to my research the stock fans are better but louder. Around 3C difference more with the AP-15.
    AP-15 or SP120 high performance?
    For the rear and nottom im thinking AF120 high performance.
  8. the ap15 is a 3 pin, so it has a fixed speed of 1850 rpm unless you use a fancontroller/voltage regulated motherboard 3 pin(not all motherboards have this function). like the ap15, the sp120 high performance is also 3 pin the SP120 High Performances are pretty good with SP but are still slightly louder than AP15's.

    Here's one users comparison at heavy load on both fans at their max speeds
  9. dudewitbow said:
    the ap15 is a 3 pin, so it has a fixed speed of 1850 rpm unless you use a fancontroller/voltage regulated motherboard 3 pin(not all motherboards have this function). like the ap15, the sp120 high performance is also 3 pin the SP120 High Performances are pretty good with SP but are still slightly louder than AP15's.

    Here's one users comparison at heavy load on both fans at their max speeds


    If they are good enough at that speed then il keep it. Any good 4 pin fans that I could plug into the H100 controller? I'm mostly leaning towards them AP-15 fans now. 2 or 4. Don't know yet. Watching the video, also shows me that the AP-15 and very quiet.. Which is good.
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