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Achieving good airflow on a tight budget

Hello,  I ordered case fans online. These are budget fans. And I decided to just think logically what "might" be best for my budget pc build instead of asking from the people I know how do I do this and what to buy or how does this perform. I was really frustrated choosing the right fan for my budget. RGB or not. Because initially, I really didnt plan buying RGB ones. 
All the fans I bought were really the most guaranteed fans in the shop here in my place based on my research, I've looked at the reviews and specifications and did comparison of the price, specs, and reviews.

So that we're not going to talk about buying trashy fans(hopefully they're all good). Instead, achieving good airflow on a tight budget.


Okay so what I did was.....

I bought 3 Darkflash DC fans with 1200rpm  for the front. (This has no strong lighting effects, just trim lights and its pretty simple, just to add a little modern look.)
And 3 ID-Cooling PWM fans (prolly a not very popular brand) that has up to 1800 rpm, for the back and top.

My motherboard doesnt have RGB header btw. 

 

So, what I think I would do is that the three 1200rpm at the front should be good for intakes and that Id just go for PWM for the exhaust because of two things. (that I believe)
a. I would save electricity.
b. I dont trust nonPWM fans in the shop that they are indeed advertising the right rpm for their fans. And I have nothing to measure whether they are or not. PWM, however, can be monitored.

 

Side note, this may be a little too simple for you guys. But I really spent like hours for day trying to decide for my pc. And I wanted to have feedbacks if I did the right thing considering aaaall the reasons to why I come up with this setup.
If I did a great job, thats a great great great fulfillment for me. And If I didn't, I'd gladly take them, at least I learned with experience and that would be so much helpful in the future.

PS.
Yeahh Im aware that the number of fans really isnt that significant to achieve a good airflow especially for budget fans. Lets just say that I was refunded thru an online shopping wallet and I dont want to hassle my self withdrawing the money so I just used all whats left in there. Plus, I may have exaggerated with thinking what is the best way to have a decent airflow, but this is really my first ever build that I've put great effort into building and saving money for as a college student on a tight budget. And Im really happy about every bit of my rig so I wanted to give it the best possible care and necessities I CAN give to it. 🙂

 

Thank you guys as always..

 

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13 minutes ago, Aaron1080p said:

Hello,  I ordered case fans online. These are budget fans. And I decided to just think logically what "might" be best for my budget pc build instead of asking from the people I know how do I do this and what to buy or how does this perform. I was really frustrated choosing the right fan for my budget. RGB or not. Because initially, I really didnt plan buying RGB ones. 
All the fans I bought were really the most guaranteed fans in the shop here in my place based on my research, I've looked at the reviews and specifications and did comparison of the price, specs, and reviews.

So that we're not going to talk about buying trashy fans(hopefully they're all good). Instead, achieving good airflow on a tight budget.


Okay so what I did was.....

I bought 3 Darkflash DC fans with 1200rpm  for the front. (This has no strong lighting effects, just trim lights and its pretty simple, just to add a little modern look.)
And 3 ID-Cooling PWM fans (prolly a not very popular brand) that has up to 1800 rpm, for the back and top.

My motherboard doesnt have RGB header btw. 

 

So, what I think I would do is that the three 1200rpm at the front should be good for intakes and that Id just go for PWM for the exhaust because of two things. (that I believe)
a. I would save electricity.
b. I dont trust nonPWM fans in the shop that they are indeed advertising the right rpm for their fans. And I have nothing to measure whether they are or not. PWM, however, can be monitored.

 

Side note, this may be a little too simple for you guys. But I really spent like hours for day trying to decide for my pc. And I wanted to have feedbacks if I did the right thing considering aaaall the reasons to why I come up with this setup.
If I did a great job, thats a great great great fulfillment for me. And If I didn't, I'd gladly take them, at least I learned with experience and that would be so much helpful in the future.

PS.
Yeahh Im aware that the number of fans really isnt that significant to achieve a good airflow especially for budget fans. Lets just say that I was refunded thru an online shopping wallet and I dont want to hassle my self withdrawing the money so I just used all whats left in there. Plus, I may have exaggerated with thinking what is the best way to have a decent airflow, but this is really my first ever build that I've put great effort into building and saving money for as a college student on a tight budget. And Im really happy about every bit of my rig so I wanted to give it the best possible care and necessities I CAN give to it. 🙂

 

Thank you guys as always..

 

I guess you are just overthinking. You will be fine, choosing whatever fan won't have any real effect in power consumption as their power draw is insignificant.

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You will be fine - imho the most affordable fans, for your future reference, that have great performance are the Arctic P12 value packs.  I swear by them in the price to performance game.

 

Arctic ACFAN00135A P12 Value Pack of 5 Pressure Optimized 120 mm Cooling Fan 872767009554 | eBay

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2 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

You will be fine - imho the most affordable fans, for your future reference, that have great performance are the Arctic P12 value packs.  I swear by them in the price to performance game.

 

Arctic ACFAN00135A P12 Value Pack of 5 Pressure Optimized 120 mm Cooling Fan 872767009554 | eBay

Thanks, I was looking at that fan before but unfortunately it was overpriced in the shop Im in. I feel bad really hahaha.

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5 minutes ago, Biomecanoid said:

I guess you are just overthinking. You will be fine, choosing whatever fan won't have any real effect in power consumption as their power draw is insignificant.

Thank you, i'll keep that in mind 🙂

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On 1/29/2021 at 3:46 PM, Tristerin said:

You will be fine - imho the most affordable fans, for your future reference, that have great performance are the Arctic P12 value packs.  I swear by them in the price to performance game.

 

Arctic ACFAN00135A P12 Value Pack of 5 Pressure Optimized 120 mm Cooling Fan 872767009554 | eBay

Yeah, the Arctic P12 seem to be pretty good for the value.

These graphs are in German, but I guess you can make sense of them. The first one is on a CPU cooler (Noctua NH-U12S), the second one is on a radiator (Fractal Design 240 mm AiO). The P12s are not much worse than the much more expensive Noctuas.

https://hardware-helden.de/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/luefter-leistung-u12s.jpg

https://hardware-helden.de/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/radiator-luefter.png

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