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Best fans to use with 011 Dynamic XL?

Looking for guidance with what fans to buy to fill my 011 Dynamic XL, and what sizes to use. Hoping to see what I can do with fans because it's over $2,000 to water-cool my GPUs. I don't care about noise. Also, I'm currently using some random old corsair fans, and my GPUs are getting to about 80 degrease, and there's almost no airflow - so I'm getting all new fans here. Thanks!

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This is what I see online for fan slots for a total of 10 120mm fans can fit in your case. I would recommend filling most if not all of them with all your power you got in there.

EDIT: My recommended set up would be 3 in front and bottom pulling air in and then 3 on top and 1 on back pull air out


If not looking to break the bank you could get  some classic Phanteks

If you want the best, get Noctua

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System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX X570-F
  • RAM
    16 GB Trident Z Neo 3600MHz CAS 16
  • GPU
    ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 3090
  • Case
    Corsair 4000D Airflow
  • Storage
    Sabrent 1 TB TLC PCI 4.0 NVMe M.2
  • PSU
    NZXT C850 Gold PSU
  • Display(s)
    MSI Optix MAG342CQR 34" UWQHD
  • Cooling
    Corsair h100i
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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5 minutes ago, mr fobs said:

This is what I see online for fan slots for a total of 10 120mm fans can fit in your case. I would recommend filling most if not all of them with all your power you got in there.

EDIT: My recommended set up would be 3 in front and bottom pulling air in and then 3 on top and 1 on back pull air out


If not looking to break the bank you could get  some classic Phanteks

If you want the best, get Noctua

 

Thank you! I'm going to try to keep the right side in the SSD mounting mode because I like the look. I'm going to see what 7 fans can do. Thank you!

 

Any suggestions on how to pick between noctua fans? Are they really about 3x as expensive? 

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4 minutes ago, TheNuzziNuzz said:

Any suggestions on how to pick between noctua fans? Are they really about 3x as expensive? 

They are more expensive, but are much more effective and surprisingly more quiet. The biggest thing is just how much air they push in comparison to cheaper fans.
If you want RGB I would go with the Corsair LL or QL series.
If you want no RGB go with Noctua NF-F12, NF-S12A, or NF-A12x25 (See here for details)

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX X570-F
  • RAM
    16 GB Trident Z Neo 3600MHz CAS 16
  • GPU
    ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 3090
  • Case
    Corsair 4000D Airflow
  • Storage
    Sabrent 1 TB TLC PCI 4.0 NVMe M.2
  • PSU
    NZXT C850 Gold PSU
  • Display(s)
    MSI Optix MAG342CQR 34" UWQHD
  • Cooling
    Corsair h100i
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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39 minutes ago, TheNuzziNuzz said:

Are they really about 3x as expensive? 

Realistically, probably not. They are the best, but not the best value. These are Thermaltake knockoffs of the A12x25: https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-ToughFan-Metal-Reinforced-Hydraulic-CL-F117-PL12BL/dp/B08K9FY47F/ 

Here is a review of them, and you can see they perform almost exactly the same: 



Considering that you can get one noctua fan for $32 and two of these for $39 you probably should be considering it.

At the same time, there might be something morally wrong about supporting a product like that.

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