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    Need some advise on a case fan

    Im looking at either a Corsair AP/AF 120 or a Gentle Typhoon AP15, Im still using my old LianLi PC-P80 Armor Suit casing and would be using 3 of them as a front intake. Which one would be the most optimum fans to choose?

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    As these are going in the front, the GT's might be better as they have higher static pressure and are made to push air through stuff like filters and rads (and hard drives, which are usually stacked in the front). You could look at the Corsair SP fans, though they are a bit louder, for intake fans.

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    I own this case. You can actually mount 120mm fans? Mine came with 140mm everywhere except for the rear.

    There is an issue with airflow in this case. I'm not sure why Lian Li didn't put another fan mount in the middle by the board.

    I think you're stuck w/ 140mm fans as replacements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desnudopenguino View Post
    As these are going in the front, the GT's might be better as they have higher static pressure and are made to push air through stuff like filters and rads (and hard drives, which are usually stacked in the front). You could look at the Corsair SP fans, though they are a bit louder, for intake fans.
    Yes front. The SP fans have a silent edition that spins at around 1800RPM, I've checked the GT fans.. they are about 2x more expensive than the SP fans I guess I'll have to go with the SP.

    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] Synthetickiller View Post
    I own this case. You can actually mount 120mm fans? Mine came with 140mm everywhere except for the rear.

    There is an issue with airflow in this case. I'm not sure why Lian Li didn't put another fan mount in the middle by the board.

    I think you're stuck w/ 140mm fans as replacements.
    Yes you can actually fit 120MM fans on this casing BUT they will not be held by the screw hole on the case, I'll be placing a thin velcro strip on the base of the fans so they will hold each other. Well thats my current setup with generic fans anyway.

    I also have 2 Silverstone AP's on the drive cages to help push the air to the exhaust, works extremely well!

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    Where are you located? In the USA you can snag either fan for $17ish from FrozenCPU.

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    I don't see anything about those fans that is especially enticing, especially for the premium price. There are many good, quiet high flow fans to chose from and a couple are listed below. Obviously if you live outside the U.S. your choices may be limited but if in the U.S. there are many good 120mm fan choices to chose from and I don't think the Corsair AP/AF or Gentle Typhoon AP15 are particularly good choices.

    The fans in the links below have good airflow and are quiet.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233097

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    The GT AP-15's are excellent fans! Quiet, and move a lot of air...

    Since your case is designed for 140's though, you might want to consider these:
    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/prblvo1414mm.html

    I use one as an exhaust at the rear of my 800D case and have been VERY happy with it.
    The fact that you can pick them up for $10 a piece is also a bonus...
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    If you're worried about price, snag some yate loons. You can get 140mm fans that fit your case and move good air, and they are cheaper at like $7-10 USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desnudopenguino View Post
    Where are you located? In the USA you can snag either fan for $17ish from FrozenCPU.
    Philippines, choices are extremely limited!



    I was also thinking of using the AF140 instead but about 10% of the fan is covered because of the fan frames on the case and using a 120MM fan is not an issue, Im even using 4 generic ones as of now.

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