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December 20, 2010 8:14:30 AM

Hello new to the forums i am building a new comp and i have a coolermaster Elite 370 case i need to add fans to i need to buy 5-6 120mm fans or 3 x 140mm fans for it, what are the best fans out there right now to buy? I want good fans i thought about doing the cheap LED light fans but i am guessing they do not push much CFM, and are mostly for looks in water cooled scenarios, from what i seen the most high powered fans are the black delta fans but what are my options and do i need that much CFM? Please help !

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December 20, 2010 9:49:53 AM

denzel81 said:
Hello new to the forums i am building a new comp and i have a coolermaster Elite 370 case i need to add fans to i need to buy 5-6 120mm fans or 3 x 140mm fans for it, what are the best fans out there right now to buy? I want good fans i thought about doing the cheap LED light fans but i am guessing they do not push much CFM, and are mostly for looks in water cooled scenarios, from what i seen the most high powered fans are the black delta fans but what are my options and do i need that much CFM? Please help !



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December 20, 2010 10:50:56 AM

The best fans on the market IMO are Scythe fans. I'm using 9 in my case and they're just brilliant. They're matt black, so no stupid LED's or glossy clear fins. They move a HUGE amount of air but are very quiet.

You can also get 140mm fans that fit in 120mm fan holes.

I STRONGLY suggest you take a look:
http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/scythefans

(I've used fans from most of the big brands, and I believe scythe are easily the best)
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December 20, 2010 1:37:28 PM

denzel81 said:
Hello new to the forums i am building a new comp and i have a coolermaster Elite 370 case i need to add fans to i need to buy 5-6 120mm fans or 3 x 140mm fans for it, what are the best fans out there right now to buy? I want good fans i thought about doing the cheap LED light fans but i am guessing they do not push much CFM, and are mostly for looks in water cooled scenarios, from what i seen the most high powered fans are the black delta fans but what are my options and do i need that much CFM? Please help !

Welcome to Tom's
if you looking for really good case fans that can move a lot of air and give you best performance/noise ratio ,there is only hand full of people that will argue
with GT's ( three different fan speeds 1150/1450/1850 ) anything above 1600RPM will become audible but if you don't care that much about the noise
Delta fans sure can move ton of air but some have ticking sound when undervolted and are loud
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/scge120mmsic1.html
now for 140MM ;
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=46...
I also want to mention Scythe KAMA-FLEX,own one and this is very nice fan;
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12099/fan-784/Scythe_...
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December 20, 2010 8:24:05 PM

Thanks for the quick reply guys, nice to know the forums are active, i just bought a new video card an MSI geforce 460 gtx 1gb card and am going to get new mboard cpu and ram soon as i can afford it so i want to make sure my new case has proper cooling to protect my hardware.
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December 20, 2010 9:02:03 PM

denzel81 said:
Thanks for the quick reply guys, nice to know the forums are active, i just bought a new video card an MSI geforce 460 gtx 1gb card and am going to get new mboard cpu and ram soon as i can afford it so i want to make sure my new case has proper cooling to protect my hardware.

Cooling is important, and the 460 can build heat, good card though. Ortoklaz has good knowledge, I like the gt fans quiet and very efficient
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December 20, 2010 9:21:07 PM

Personally, I really like Noctua fans. They are ugly as hell, but they perform SO well.
The NF-P14FLX is a 140mm fan that can fit into 120mm mounting holes.
There is also the NF-P12 and the NF-S12B which are 120mm fans. To know which one you should use, take a look at this page.
But I think that the NF-P14FLX is still the best of these 3.
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December 20, 2010 10:48:52 PM

+1 for scythe gentle typhoons.. I have two 1450 rpm's running on my radiator (they have good static pressure so a lot of watercoolers use them on radiators) and they are quieter than my 5850 that's INSIDE my case while my GT's are right on the outside.

The 1450's keep my i5 760 OC'd to 3.52GHz at 46°C fully loaded at 100% after 30 min of prime.. on idle, my i5 rests at 31°C (not as important as load temps)

I would consider getting the 1850 rpm's.. (these fans are ugly.. not as ugly as the noctuas but they're still grey)
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December 20, 2010 11:38:54 PM

Alot has to do how much noise he wants to hear as well... me I don't care for loud fans...I guess that's why I like my gt's they perform and with the fan controller I can control the noise.
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December 21, 2010 11:42:36 AM

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