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    120mm Case fans

    I was wondering what you would recommended? I would like them to be 3/4pin and have no need for a molex connector!

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    for about the last 5 years I have used Akasa amber fans and been happy with them.

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    I'm using Scythe GTs which have a really unobtrusive resonance to them. Unfortunately they are quite expensive, The Thermalright fans are also good for about half the price.

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    Noctua NF-S12B get my vote. 3 speed settings, bevelled blade tips. Ultra quiet I find them.

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    Depends what exactly your after, planning to use them on.

    For low cost, low noise fans Yate Loon D12SL-12C http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...-pid-3780.html the new BitFenix fans are also very good for a low cost quiet fan http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...fdb%29-1000rpm
    Both of these also come in LED versions

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Depends what exactly your after, planning to use them on.

    For low cost, low noise fans Yate Loon D12SL-12C http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...-pid-3780.html the new BitFenix fans are also very good for a low cost quiet fan http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...fdb%29-1000rpm
    Both of these also come in LED versions
    As extraction fans for my system, so low noise etc...

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    The Akasa Apaches are a good bet. Quite pricey though.

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    Every single fan in my computer has been Noctua, cannot recommend them enough.

    NF-P12s are awesome but not cheap at £17 a fan...

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    The Akasa Apaches are a good bet. Quite pricey though.
    Only when connected via a PWM header with PWM control on.
    If plugged into a 3pin fan header then they run at full speed of 1300rpm and are a low nise, but not quiet.

    You want 120mm fans at around 1000rpm to be quiet, at these speeds motor and baring noise tends to be louder than the air/blade noise, which is where more expensive fans come into play as they tend to have better barings & motors.

    The bitfenix fans are good for the cost, as are the thermalright fans http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...e-emission-fan bit more expensive but is fully sleeved and comes with rubber mounts (I much prefer these to screws)

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Depends what exactly your after, planning to use them on.

    For low cost, low noise fans Yate Loon D12SL-12C http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...-pid-3780.html the new BitFenix fans are also very good for a low cost quiet fan http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...fdb%29-1000rpm
    Both of these also come in LED versions
    Well i need 2 depending on how i like this elite 330 case.

    I was just going to buy the corsair h60 given theres only 2 places for 120 mm fans , but does it make any difference to the actual cooling what fans i use ?

    I just want low noise really, and those cheap bitfenix seemed ok .

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    I have a pair of 140mm bitfenix fans as top exhaust fans and can recommend them as quality quiet and cheap fans. I will be replacing the other 3 fans in my case with bitfenix ones when I have the money spare.

    They are on offer on today only on scan as well
    Last edited by dfour; 15-06-2011 at 04:20 PM.

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    Re: 120mm Case fans

    Quote Originally Posted by dfour View Post
    I have a pair of 140mm bitfenix fans as top exhaust fans and can recommend them as quality quiet and cheap fans. I will be replacing the other 3 fans in my case with bitfenix ones when I have the money spare.

    They are on offer on today only on scan as well
    so i noticed

    thanks

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