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120/140mm fans that provide good airflow but not too noisy.

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July 3, 2014 11:28:23 AM

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.

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July 3, 2014 1:29:03 PM

For a 140mm fan. Corsair AF140 fans are my favorite. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

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=N82E168... 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=N82E168... along with the Noctua NF-F12
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-F12-PWM-Cooling-Fan/dp/...

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=E...
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July 4, 2014 2:59:48 AM

Do you think the NZXT FZ Series is good? I have seen reviews and they are cheap and good
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July 4, 2014 3:02:55 AM

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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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July 4, 2014 3:05:49 AM

nzxt fz 140mm 83.6CFM 24.5dba
bitfenix spectre pro 140mm fan CFM 86.73 noise 22.8dba

bitfenix has more cfm and is quieter
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July 4, 2014 3:08:30 AM

Thanks micky, bitfenix spectra pro is actually cheaper than nzxt too! So its a win win :) 
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July 4, 2014 3:09:43 AM

nzxt fz 120mm 59.1 CFM 26.8dba
bitfenix spectre pro 120mm fan - CFM 56.22 noise 18.9dba

the nzxt fz has slightly better airflow but at a noisy 26.8dba
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July 4, 2014 3:10:37 AM

you are welcome m8 , i use them and they are quiet and really effective at pushing air
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