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    Getting frustrated looking for 140mm case fans . . . preferabbly with blue LEDs to match the rest of my system; I'd also like to see 65+ CFM, too. These buggars are just hard to find . . .

    I've found some sites that sell 140s rated about 50-55CFM; found one rated at 73; but with white LEDs . . . I've seen reference to an standard-black Evercool 140mm rated at 103CFM . . . anyone seen something that somewhat meets what I'm looking for?
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    got the same fan here and this one is 73cfm but it has white leds.

    http://www.svc.com/silvlight-140.html

    you could just get this one and instal blue leds in it, its easy to do if you know how to solder.
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    You might be better off using a 120mm.

    MASSCOOL BLD12025S1M 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Retail

    * Air Flow: 79.8 CFM at 2000 RPM
    * Bearing Type: Sleeve
    * Color: Transparent
    * Compatibility: Case
    * Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25mm
    * Features: Quiet, 4 blue color LED and Wire coating
    * Noise Level: 38.0 dBA
    * Parts: 1 year limited
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    MASSCOOL must be kidding if they think 38dbl is quiet, most 80mm case fans run at 30-35dbl and they are noisey as hell lol. i have a 120mm 78cfm thermaltake fan that runs at 21dbl, that is quiet not 38dbl lol. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999127
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    I thought about that - just figured I'd see if anyone else might know of some niche site out there.

    But, if I did go that route . . . anyone know how to determine the right rating blue LED needed? IIRC, blue LED's tend to require a bit more juice than super whites.

    <sigh> why can't LEDs be marked like resistors?! :ohwell:
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    Why not buy both swap them around and resell the one you dont want on egay?
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    not a big fleabay user, TBH; and considering the way I am, I'd end up keeping an unused fan (I've got oddball fans that are over 10 years old :laugh:).
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    I am the same my missus calls me a bower bird coz I have all of these things lying around that I cant throw out coz I may need it one day.:toast:
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    this is the best place i ever found for getting your leds: http://www.ledshoppe.com/index.html

    prices are dirt cheap
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    that's lookin nice . . . and rated at a lower noise level than my 2 current 120mm!

    Hmmm . .. I wonder how hard it would be to mod a standard fan for 4 LEDs?
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    Actually, some fans have provisions for this. Look along the outter edge of the fan for existing holes. If no holes are visible then there really isn't much involved with drilling some and wiring the LEDs in. I'd recommend a hot glue gun or epoxy for securing the LEDs in place.

    Doing it yourself also gives you the option of keeping the LEDs seperate from the fan power. Usually when the fan spins at a low RPM the LEDs dim quite a bit. Wiring the LEDs seperate will allow you to get full brightness (or even regulated if you want to use a petentiometer (sp?)).

    Hmmm... now you got me thinking ;)
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    cant remember who did it but i think it was here i saw an entire computer made of just fans lol. they tie straped them to each other until they completely covered the naked frame of an old computer. :D
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    Yeah i remember that. Pretty dumb if ya ask me lol.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/blog/37

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