Hey everyone. I recently built my first computer and used the Antec Three Hundred Case. It comes with an option for adding 3 120mm fans and I was thinking about one or two fans to increase airflow to keep my system cooler. I was wondering if anyone can recommend good 120mm fans that are quiet but still provide good airflow? I am open to any suggestions since I no almost nothing about these fans. Thanks!
I use CM 120mm, 90CFM low noise fans. They are good, quite and the LED looks nice as well.
Just make sure they are more than 90CFM. Higher the CFM the better.
Just look at the noise RPM, CFM and Noise values of the product you buy.
I read somewhere that the Enermax UC-12EB provide adequate airflow while also adding little noise. I was wondering what you're thoughts were since it does have a much lower CFM of 44. I did notice the CM fan you are talking about and was wondering how much sound do they actually make? Is it that noticeable? Thanks for your help.
the enermax CFM is probably more realistic then most fans that state 75 or 90 CFM, in fact I would state at those CFM the fan would sound like a hair dryer. 44CFM is the real world is more then enough for any case fan. Much like a PSU, its better to go with a fan considered to be a "quality" rather then one based on stats.
as you can see most CFM and DB stats are complete BS and buying a fan just because it states 75 or 90 CFM is pointless.
i actually had this CM fan in my case once, it lasted one day. It did not run at 69CFM (in the 40's most likely) and it DB was far from 19 (closer to 30db)