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Best 140mm case fans(mainly for rads)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone, I am looking for 7 case fans, non RGB, at or below 20 dBa, and it's going to be like that:

 

- 4 140's on a 280mm radiator, front panel, push/pull

- 2 140's on a 280mm radiator, top panel, push

- 1 140mm rear fan

 

They are all going to be connected to a commander pro with PWN control, and I have Y cables so it's going to be alright.

I tried going through this list:
https://www.quietpc.com/140mmfans

 

but I don't want to miss anything by relying purely on this, and the Nanoxia fan sadly have low static pressure, I really don't care for looks btw

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2x280mm radiators ? What are you cooling ? My list would be be quiet! SW3, NB eLoop and Noctua NH-A, really cheapest of those. be quiet! & eLoop are somewhat limited on RPMs tho, so if you're aiming for pure performance go for Noctua 2\3k RPM ones. Nevermind SW 3 has 2200RPM versions also.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Juular said:

2x280mm radiators ? What are you cooling ? My list would be be quiet! SW3, NB eLoop and Noctua NH-A, really cheapest of those. be quiet! ones are somewhat limited on RPMs tho, so if you're aiming for pure performance go for other options.

It's a dual X62 for CPU & GPU, I'll search them! thanks

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9 minutes ago, SaHaRzZz said:

non RGB

just dont connect the RGB cable and those LEDs will turn off.

 

10 minutes ago, SaHaRzZz said:

at or below 20 dBa

fan speed control is a thing, use the BIOS.

 

I recommend the Phanteks MP series, their pressure is high for the volume which is pretty important. Airflow is a bit low, but so is every other pressure-optimized fan.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Jurrunio said:

just dont connect the RGB cable and those LEDs will turn off.

 

fan speed control is a thing, use the BIOS.

 

I recommend the Phanteks MP series, their pressure is high for the volume which is pretty important. Airflow is a bit low, but so is every other pressure-optimized fan.

I wrote that I am using the commander pro you know, I am aware of PWM.
About the RGB I just mean that I don't need this feature and prefer to invest my money on performance & silence rather than L.E.Ds.

I will check the Phanteks out, thank you!

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Just now, SaHaRzZz said:

I wrote that I am using the commander pro you know, I am aware of PWM.

I just mean 20dBA can be reached by manual tuning, don't need to limit yourself to fans around that.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

I just mean 20dBA can be reached by manual tuning, don't need to limit yourself to fans around that.

I really don't understand much about it, let's say..
if a fan provides 59.5CFM at 15.5 dBa @ 100%
does it provide half the CFM & dBa @ 50% ?
it has different behavior for every fan.. right?

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3 minutes ago, SaHaRzZz said:

if a fan provides 59.5CFM at 15.5 dBa @ 100%
does it provide half the CFM & dBa @ 50% ?

depends on the fan, but it's usually you need about 60% to give half the airflow and pressure and at just over half the RPM. This still varies between fans as some do not scale properly at very low RPMs and PWM duty cycle.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

depends on the fan, but it's usually you need about 60% to give half the airflow and pressure and at just over half the RPM. This still varies between fans as some do not scale properly at very low RPMs and PWM duty cycle.

That's very informative actually, I am just now watching tons of videos by this YT channel called 'CoolingTechnique'
The videos are all about testing noise & performance, no talking at all.

That makes me think that I should aim for a PWM fan that I'll run at lower speeds and will yield better results, what do you think?

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Just now, SaHaRzZz said:

That's makes me think that I should aim for a PWM fan that I'll run at lower speeds and will yield better results, what do you think?

Of course, this gives you more choices.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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What case, cpu, and graphics card? 

Where are you shopping / located? Budget?


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