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Help me look for the best 140mm case fan available!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by happita, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. happita

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    I am looking to get a few 140mm fans for my case so that I can increase airflow and at the same time silent the system a bit. Was thinking of also replacing this 100mm fan on the cpu cooler as well with a better 140mm. I've looked around a little and I've found only but a few 140's. Yate Loon 140mm on Xoxide and the ones Newegg has.
    I'm not interested in fans that have LEDs whatsoever. If you can attest to what you recommend has a good db/cfm ratio, then that'd be great :)
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    I also had a general question.
    The 120mm scythe s-flex's on newegg, there are 3 different fans all with different rpms distributing different cfms.

    I just wanted to know, if I get, lets say the lowest cfm s-flex, am I able to increase the rpm by having a multiple fan controller over the rated amount?
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    Silverstone make some great air moving fans. Not sure if they do a 140mm though. I have a 120mm that moves 107 cfm, kinda loud but well worth the noise.

    -Hogan
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    I would go for those aerocool ones. I had the 120mm on my old rig, and its was pretty good.
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    I have a few of the yate loons (the medium speed ones, D14SM-12) and they're good fans, i run one on 9v and the other on 7v, but they're not too loud even on full pelt (i wouldnt fancy running a D14SH-12 full speed though)

    Only problem is the wires are a bit messy (see pic) i desoldered the molex connector and braided mine
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    how do you run a fan on 9v?
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    any big fan is okay if u control its speed.. speed control is the key.. u want tornados u can have them u want quietness u can have that as well.. ideally they should all be temperature controled by the mobo..

    trog
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    Is what you say hold true to what this question asks trog?

    If so, then I might just end up just getting the low cfm 120mm s-flex.
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    You can DECREASE the speed by lowering voltage (either through a controller or combination of power wires)
    But the only way to raise the speed it to increase the voltage (not advised) or dissect the fan and mess with the circuit board (also not advised)

    Better to get a fast one and lower its speed. Also careful because if you get the REALLY fast ones they draw quite a bit more than the mobo fan headers are meant to provide (about .25 amps) So make sure to use the molex connectors or a fan controller rated to run them.

    PS: careful about un scientific reviews (they can be REALLY flawed) depending on the authors bias. Better to ask a friend
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    u dont really need fast larger fans.. assuming the airflow thru the case isnt blocked slow quiet ones do the job.. big is the key not so much speed.. the noise they make is also directly related to the speed they run at.. round about 1500 rpm isnt too noisy.. over that it tends to be..

    mine run about 900 rpm while browsing.. and say about 1300/1500 rpm when the system is working hard.. zalman make something called a fanmate u can use to manually adjust fan speeds.. it goes in line..

    trog
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    IMO, doesn't count for much but, you should do some 120's happita. There is alot more variety of them in low dba/high cfm flavors.
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    yes 120s are probably a better bet.. i have a 140 on the front of my case but only because it came with it.. one 140 on the front.. one 120 at the back blowing out and one 120 on the side blowing in all running slow and quiet keeps my case temps very near room ambient..

    trog
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    Thanks everyone. I'll take all your suggestions into consideration :toast:
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    one more thing no one brought up yet, the 140mm fans I have used before (Aerocool streamliner) are thinner than the reg 120mm fans (handy when there isant much space.)

    EDIT: the Aerocools are 20mm thick VS 25mm and 38 for most 120mm fans
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    i have 14cm led aerocool at front and works nicely..quiet and goodlookin..tough had to punch my case a bit to get it to fit :D
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    lol i have fans that came like that, i just cut the wires off, and taped them all down with electrical tape.
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    meh i myself like my fans at full tilt all the time, the noise doesnt bug me.
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    I'll second the Aerocool(although I had the Silverlightning), I had one running in my front intake of my previous rig for almost 2 years no problems nice, quiet, and cool. I think I still have it lying around in a box in a closet somewhere. Here is a link for reference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835129044 They're sold out on the egg but you should be able to find em if you look around some online. :toast:

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