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What is a good 120mm cooling fan?

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October 3, 2013 4:02:49 PM

Title says it :D 

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October 3, 2013 4:25:26 PM

Jaxem said:
I'll give a middling answer, this is my favorite that i'm running a bunch of:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Funny, I just ordered a 4 pack of cougar el-cheapo fans today for a little curiosity project I want to try out . . . http://ncix.com/products/?sku=81840&vpn=CFT12SB4&manufa... . I looked at the ones you linked too but since it was for a curiosity project I didn't care so much. No idea what their 'hyper-spin' bearing is . . . hopefully it doesn't make a hyper-annoying sound.


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October 3, 2013 4:42:27 PM

I tried to find that 4 pack, but it was gone everywhere when i went to order, so i had to get them individually, and ended up with nicer ones. The main difference is the 3 pin instead of 4 pin PWM, and the bearing is rated for 150000 hours (17 years of 24/7 use) instead of 300000 (34 years), other than that they're the same as the one's i linked, you should be very happy with them.
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October 3, 2013 6:40:32 PM

I need a fan that will keep a gtx 780 cool :p  also I don't care about noise
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October 3, 2013 7:43:09 PM

If you haven't tried MSI Afterburner yet, to create a profile to make your stock fan go faster, you could try that first. It'll be free, at least.

Beyond that, any fan from Cougar, Enermax, or Corsair will do the job fine.
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October 3, 2013 8:00:27 PM

If you want something to feed air to your GPU, I'd grab the Cougar that Jaxem recommended and put it on your side panel.
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October 4, 2013 11:28:01 AM

I looked at some deltas. are they worth it? they make as much noise as a lawn mower lol
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October 4, 2013 11:38:59 AM

Hey, you said you didn't care about noise.
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October 4, 2013 11:50:55 AM

Calculatron said:
Hey, you said you didn't care about noise.


Yeah I know but I did not know how loud fans could get :p 
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October 4, 2013 12:05:41 PM

So how much are you willing to spend, and where do you plan on mounting it in your case?
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October 4, 2013 12:14:58 PM

Calculatron said:
So how much are you willing to spend, and where do you plan on mounting it in your case?


I don't care how much it costs lol and I will be mounting it on the top panel
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October 4, 2013 12:22:07 PM

The top is a good place for an out-take/exhaust. You'll want something with a lot of CFM. The Delta is obviously good for that, but try to find a fan that has 70+ CFM.

Enermax Magma/Cluster would be a decent cost-effective choice. You could try out Cooler Master's new Jetflo fans, or Xigmatek's XAF-1255.
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