120/140mm fans that provide good airflow but not too noisy.
I want good fans to provide good airflow but noise will not be too much of as issue as I will be using headsets most of the time but of course I do not want it to be too noisy just my main focus is airflow not noise level. So if someone can give me a reliable fan for 120mm and 140mm to provide good airflow.
For a 140mm fan. Corsair AF140 fans are my favorite. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=corsair+af140&N=-1&isNodeId=1
For a 120mm fan. My favorite is the Noctua NF-S12A (there is a PWM version available too) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608037&cm_re=noctua_120mm_fan-_-35-608-037-_-Product It moves a LOT of air and it is very, very, very quiet.
If you would like a 120mm with directed airflow (ex:for HDD cages, or to cool something directly such as a graphics card), The Silverstone AP123 is a good choice. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835220059&cm_re=silverstone_ap123-_-35-220-059-_-Product along with the Noctua NF-F12
Another 120mm fan you can look at is the Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition. It doesn't move as much air as the Noctua NF-S12B but some people don't like the Noctua look (but you can get grey noctua fans as well). http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=corsair+af120&N=-1&isNodeId=1
For quiet and maximum CFM go with the bitfenix spectre pro's led or non led
Bitfenix spectre pro 120mm fan - CFM 56.22 noise 18.9dba
corsair AF 120mm CFM 52.19 noise 25.2dba
Both - same price
bitfenix spectre pro 140mm fan CFM 86.73 noise 22.8dba
corsair AF 140mm CFM 66.4 noise 25.5dba
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