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October 18, 2011 7:39:12 AM

Currently I'm using all stock fans that came with the Antec 1200 case. There are 3 fans I want to replace in my case, but I'm not really sure what to look for. (Static pressure, CFM, RPM, etc.) Any tips on what to look for and why or fan suggestions would help.

The first is in front of the 2 HDD on the top, and are pulling air through a filter.
The other two are a push/pull just below the hard drives. One is at the front of the case pulling air through a filter into an empty HDD cage, the other you can see in the picture.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l198/dshoudt/Fans-1.j...

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October 18, 2011 7:58:37 AM

High CFM with low RPM and low dB.

Noctua NF-S12B FLX Ultra Quiet 120mm would be my choice.

@ 1200rpm, 59CFM, 18dB

Not cheap @ £15 a pop.
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October 18, 2011 3:04:17 PM

Were you interested in blue led or non led?
Your pic shows Corsair ram cooler = a nicety that was included with some kits but not required for Dominator ram.
Not quite sure what you're doing with that.
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October 18, 2011 3:32:29 PM

what size of fans do you want.well for 120mm fans,nothing beats coolermaster sickflow fans(IMO).cheap,reliable and high performance-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i am using them and i have no complaints yet.
a friend of mine is using these(given below)fans in his 1200-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i never heard him complaining about noise level or lack of cooling.
noctua fans are also good(but expensive)
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October 18, 2011 7:44:21 PM

120mm, and it is actually just more air coming in I need, the system is cool enough, but the exhaust fans are already on minimum speed and when a little bit of dust accumulates on the filters the air pressure gets negative in the case, which lets dust in. I would like it to stay positive air pressure.

davcon said:
Were you interested in blue led or non led?
Your pic shows Corsair ram cooler = a nicety that was included with some kits but not required for Dominator ram.
Not quite sure what you're doing with that.

I actually am planning on disabling the LED on the fans, the system is in my room and it gets annoying at night. And the RAM fan is mainly there for looks, but I like to tell myself it is also probably somehow useful.
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October 18, 2011 7:54:09 PM

hellfire24 said:
nothing beats coolermaster sickflow fans(IMO).cheap,reliable and high performance-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Is the equivalent of the stock fans for the case. The CFM and RPM are both higher on the stock fan than that, is there something I'm missing or no?

I should probably note anything below ~35 dBA is fine. Maybe even up to 40 if its a really good fan.
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October 18, 2011 9:06:14 PM

Nakkiel said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Is the equivalent of the stock fans for the case. The CFM and RPM are both higher on the stock fan than that, is there something I'm missing or no?

I should probably note anything below ~35 dBA is fine. Maybe even up to 40 if its a really good fan.

If i were to replace my 902 fans with non-led i'd probably go with Thermalrights.
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g/c15/s60/list/p1/b34/T...
or this Scythe Slip Stream 120mm x 25mm Fan
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6444/fan-381/Scythe_S...
Akasa Apache's are also another excellent fan availiable at
http://www.frozencpu.com/index.html?id=8DYzojPM
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October 19, 2011 10:11:07 PM

Best answer selected by Nakkiel.
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