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Best (and cheapest) 120/140mm fan? (and fan setup)

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by delnaci, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. delnaci New Member

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    I will soon be ordering a CM-690 case for my computer build which is already on it's way.


    My plan for a fan set up would be:

    2 120mm exhaust fans on the top (not included)
    1 120mm exhaust fan on the back (included with the case)
    2 120mm intake fans on the side (1 included with the case)
    1 120mm intake fan on the front (included with the case)

    How's this sound?

    If it's good, what brand of 120mm fan would you recommend?

    Thanks.

    Edit:
    Newegg only please!

    Edit2:
    Due to the enclosure I will be putting my case in, is it better to have 2 intake fans on the top instead, and put the 2 exhaust fans on the side?
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    personaly i like the antec 120mm fans with speed control.... not sure exacly what there called, the 1s that come with antec 900/1200.

    cant hear them on low speed, and they push a fair amount of air on high. (2 am in the dead of night you can just barely hear them 2 feet away.
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    Why don't you want 140mm fans? They'll push more air and be quieter than 120mms.

    I have:

    2 x 140mm fans at top blowing out
    1 x 140mm at bottom blowing in
    1x 120mm at front blowing in
    1x 120mm at side blowing in
    1x 120mm at back blowing out.
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    I have to agree, if they fit, which by your specs they do, I would also go the route of 140mm fans!
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    What brand of 140mm fans do you suggest, and should I get a fan/dust filter if I were to install a fan on the bottom?
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    CM690 comes with a dust filter on the bottom intake.
    I originally bought Sharkoon 140mm's, but I will be selling them soon.
    Picked up some Yate Loons here on TPU and they are great!
    I believe aerocool make good 140mm fans if you want something witha bit more bling :pimp:
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    Thank you for your help so far!

    I have chosen my fan setup, but I have a question that's bothering me

    Since my case will be inside my desk, won't a bottom intake fan be particularly ineffective because of little opening space on the bottom of the case?
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    There is quite a nice gap under the case actually. There are also slots that allow the bottom fan to pull in air from the front and through the feet.
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    The included CM fans are pretty decent. I can't hear mine and the spin good air.
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    Antec Tri cools FTW.

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