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What is a good 120mm cooling fan?

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  1. Unfortunately we need more info. This is the best 120mm I know of:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835706022
    but I seriously doubt it meets your needs.

    What are you going to be using this fan for? How important are noise, airflow and price?
  2. Have a look around this site. . . http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1342-page9.html

    edit: heh, two non-specific answers for a non-specific question that end up being pretty much the exact opposite . . .
  3. 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=N82E16835553002
  4. 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=N82E16835553002


    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&manufacture=Cougar&promoid=1317 . 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.
  5. 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.
  6. I need a fan that will keep a gtx 780 cool :P also I don't care about noise
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I looked at some deltas. are they worth it? they make as much noise as a lawn mower lol
  10. Hey, you said you didn't care about noise.
  11. 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
  12. So how much are you willing to spend, and where do you plan on mounting it in your case?
  13. 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
  14. Best answer
    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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