Help choosing 120mm case fans

Getting a fan or 2 for my desktop, which one of these three 120mm fans is the best choice? All are priced almost the same.

CoolMax FAN Blue led
http://www.softland.com.sa/index.php?route=product/product&path=20_89_91&product_id=949

Thermaltake Thunderblade Fan
http://www.softland.com.sa/index.php?route=product/product&path=20_89_91&product_id=1329

Cooler Master Blue LED Silent Fan
http://www.softland.com.sa/index.php?route=product/product&path=20_89_91&product_id=1425

Thanks
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  1. A bit broad for a question...are you looking for which one will be quiet? Which one will have the greatest cfm? Or the well balanced one?
  2. Hey socialfox! Glad to see you around! Really the main purpose is just for lighting up the front bezel area, cool looks that's it. I know nothing of fans really, except that they blow air.
  3. Ah hold on, here's some more. I plan to get 1 LED fan for the front bezel, 2 more non-lit ones for ventilation in the case. I don't exactly want a Christmas tree of a case... which reminds me, merry Christmas!

    http://www.gltsa.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_37&product_id=328

    http://www.gltsa.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_37&product_id=105
  4. Okay for your purpose, I'm going to narrow it down to the Thunderblade and Sickleflow. Forget Coolmax, they are not really a good brand.

    Edit: Gave it some thought, I am leaning a bit towards the thunderblade. I have them on my radiator and it works quite well. Gave me a nice cut a few months ago when I tried to stop it :lol:

    Edit 2: Okay forgot to add, they are on the noisy side though...the sickleflow is still a viable option, my reason for the thunderblade was preference since I owned it, others may not agree though but like I said it was my preference. In truth, I don't own Sickleflows but from what I hear they are good.

    So now my friend, pick your choice of the two :)
  5. Sounds good alright, I'm thinking the Sickleflow will be a good pick? The vendor selling the Sickleflow also has a special offer on the non-LED Cooler Master fans and they ship for less...

    I guess I answered my own question!

    EDIT: Ah alright I see your EDIT, any specific reasons for leaning towards the Thunderblade? Maybe they'll work better as my case is a Thermaltake as well? :lol:
  6. Read my post again, I edited it.
    Anyways I thought you wanted the LEDs for the front?
  7. Yes 1 LED fan for the front only, 2 non-LED fans on the top and bottom mounts of the case. My case already comes with 1 LED fan at the rear so no need.

    EDIT: You may remember me in the PM, we were talking about the FX-4300, gotta prepare that s**t for the heat haha! :lol:
  8. Forde3654Eire said:
    Yes 1 LED fan for the front only, 2 non-LED fans on the top and bottom mounts of the case. My case already comes with 1 LED fan at the rear so no need.

    EDIT: You may remember me in the PM, we were talking about the FX-4300, gotta prepare that s**t for the heat haha! :lol:


    Of course I remember you :)
    And don't worry, with that many fans your build will be cool. Just try to achieve higher cfm for all the intakes when compared to the exhaust fans. Positive pressure will keep the dust away.
  9. Oh I checked the noise levels of the 2 on Newegg. The Thunderblade is at 21 dB OUCH while the Sickleflow is at 9 dB!

    Ok Sickleflow it is!
  10. Forde3654Eire said:
    Oh I checked the noise levels of the 2 on Newegg. The Thunderblade is at 21 dB OUCH while the Sickleflow is at 9 dB!

    Ok Sickleflow it is!


    Hahaha :lol:
    Like I mentioned above the thunderblades are a bit on the noisy side. I mean they do call it THUNDER for a reason :kaola:
  11. Alright so that's one Sickleflow, however I have no idea how the much cheaper non-lit ones will perform... as I said, I do not want too much lighting.
  12. socialfox said:
    Of course I remember you :)
    And don't worry, with that many fans your build will be cool. Just try to achieve higher cfm for all the intakes when compared to the exhaust fans. Positive pressure will keep the dust away.


    Ah alright that definitely solves my question! I am planning to put the non-lit fans as exhaust fans, and they do indeed have lower CFM... so there we go! And the blue LED fan I already have hardly even exhausts air out so another win! :lol:
  13. If this is that fan:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103069

    Looks quite good for performance.
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