Any one will work, just make sure it has the 4 pin CPU fan connection for the mobo. I would read the reviews and research the fans you want to buy to make sure they are quiet under load. The 212 evo also comes with extra brackets to attach two fans if you want and have the room.
Thanks for the reply i have looked at this fan, as my case is the phatom special edition orange black, so an orange fan would go well with the already huge orange fan that comes with the case, so is this a decent fan for what i need? (just realised its made by nzxt too)
yes Larry i see this now, im wondering if i might aswell just leave the stock fan on the coolermaster cooler and buy some 120mm fans to go around the case, should still light it up nicely? or would you think a led fan on the cpu cooler would help much? with the lighting inside
i left my stock one on one pc and replaced it with another pc with a led fan. Both look nice, as the other fans in the case are led. But the fan that comes with the 212 is very quite, even under load and I have my pc OC'ed to 4.2.
I can't really speak the the water coolers as i have never used one. But, from what I have heard on here, those types of water coolers are not much better than the air coolers. Most, I think would say, you have to go to a custom water loop to get any benefit over a good air cooler.
I have gone with the Noctua NH-D14 in the end, after getting confirmation from Scan.co.uk that this will fit in my case and also doing research against my gskill ripjaws memory i found it fits just snug as you can see from the link pic.