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December 8, 2012 11:05:38 PM

Current case: Zalman z11

Fans: 2 top (120mm/140mm), 2 on H60(120mm), 1 bottom(120mm/140mm), 1 front(120mm/140mm), 2 on doors (80mm)

Wants:
-60% quiteness/40% power up to a 50/50 ratio. (Not OCing much, dont need loud fans)
-Red or Red LED
-Quietness, I'm 1.5 feet from my computer, I listen to music, dont like computer noise.

Budget: up to 100$ in fans

Question:
Are 140mm fans generally better? As far as quietness/power, should I get them?

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December 8, 2012 11:32:21 PM

Bigger fans can push more air at lower speeds which means less noise compared to smaller fans, smaller fans need speed to push more air out compared to big fans.

Power and noise depend on coil size/thickness, current draw, fan blade design, bearings, rated speed and size.

Higher speed fans require more power, bigger fans require less power as they spin slower.

A big fan can push 60CFM at around 1200-1500RPM, a small fan can push 60 CFM at 3000-8000 RPM depending on design.

A 140mm fan will push more air and will be quieter than a fan smaller than 92mm, 120mm will be a little noisier but not by a lot.

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December 8, 2012 11:39:11 PM

Also, I dont mind if the h60 Fands arent LED.

What I want for those are QUIET and powerfull 120mm's...

What do you suggest for those?

I've been getting alot of suggestions for Gental Typhoons.
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December 9, 2012 12:09:49 AM

Yes i would agree, the typhoons seem to be build better than the coolermaster and it should be quieter than the coolermaster fans.
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December 9, 2012 12:21:06 AM

Fine, just a little busy.
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December 9, 2012 12:23:29 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
Fine, just a little busy.


Is it the homework? :lol: 
I'm kind of in the same situation, got an essay, three tests and a presentation to get ready for this upcoming week. Cramming at its finest :D 
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December 9, 2012 12:29:13 AM

Mostly the homework, takes a lot of time to figure out a piece of homework you don't understand, i just end up guessing the work to stay away from detentions.
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December 9, 2012 12:31:58 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
Mostly the homework, takes a lot of time to figure out a piece of homework you don't understand, i just end up guessing the work to stay away from detentions.


Need any help? You can always ask me for help, just send me a PM and I will answer as soon as I can (I believe our time zones are different but nonetheless, I don't mind helping). I'm always online for the most part, and I'm quite the student at Math and Science and OK with English (mostly the art of writing an essay).
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December 9, 2012 12:32:18 AM

Sweet.

So 2 Gentel Typhoons on the H60..
4 140mm's around the case...
And... my last question..
If I link up the 80mm's with Molex, are they going to run at 100%? They're rated at 33db at 100% :o 
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December 9, 2012 12:35:30 AM

austing said:
Sweet.

So 2 Gentel Typhoons on the H60..
4 140mm's around the case...
And... my last question..
If I link up the 80mm's with Molex, are they going to run at 100%? They're rated at 33db at 100% :o 


I believe it is at 100% for molex connected fans. Anyways it may be loud but don't forget that DBA doesn't add up like this.
2 33dba fans dont equal 66 dba. It should be something like 35-36 dba. If it worked that way where it added all the DBA of the fans, I'd be deaf right now :lol: 
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December 9, 2012 12:39:35 AM

Yes, unless the fan's molex has a resistor in the wire or is wired to the 5V side, it will run on 12V which means max speed but you can buy fan controllers or you can leave the 80mm fans.

Socialfox, well in the UK its currently 2.36AM, appreciate the offer, google seems to make my homework a little easier most of the time though.
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December 9, 2012 12:42:26 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
Yes, unless the fan's molex has a resistor in the wire or is wired to the 5V side, it will run on 12V which means max speed but you can buy fan controllers or you can leave the 80mm fans.

Socialfox, well in the UK its currently 2.36AM, appreciate the offer, google seems to make my homework a little easier most of the time though.


It's 9:41 pm right now in Canada, so anyways if you do ever need help and Google isn't able to help, feel free to send a PM, I will always be willing to help :) 
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December 9, 2012 12:55:12 AM

Okay, one last thing,

All of the fans are at 19Db except the 80mm, @ 33db

Should I just leave the 80mms out for quietness?
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December 9, 2012 12:58:20 AM

That depends on you, do you mind the extra loudness?
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December 9, 2012 12:59:15 AM

Sure you can leave the 80mm fans, you already have a good amount of fans which should yield great results.
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December 9, 2012 1:13:15 AM

I love having a silent PC, I'll leave the stock ones in being there pretyy quiet.
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December 9, 2012 1:13:25 AM

Best answer selected by austing.
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