140mm/120mm case fan recommendations

Fallengod

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I have not really followed the computer thing for a while.

Can some experienced people recommend some top 140mm case fans and 120mm cpu cooler fans? Just for my own info so I can look towards specific brands or models for good 140mm case fans and 120mm cpu fan. I am looking for low noise but good cfm of course.

Noctua is already on my list, but they are expensive. I do not care about the money that much, but id rather not spend $60-80 to get 3 fans for my computer. Something close to Noctua in cfm, low noise and quality for half the price or less would be ideal. :)

Any help appreciated.


Doing quick google searches, heres some top(apparently) rated ones I have looked at.


- Noctua NF-F12 PWM Cooling Fan and all the rest of Noctua FLX, etc...

- ARCTIC F12 Silent - Ultra-Quiet 120 mm Case Fan

- Corsair Air Series AF120 LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan Twin Pack

- Thermaltake Riing 12 Series Blue High Static Pressure 120mm Circular LED Ring Case/Radiator Fan with Anti-Vibration Mounting System Cooling CL-F038-PL12BU-A

- Corsair ML140 Pro, 140mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Cooling Fan CO-9050045-WW (Expensive)
 
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UsandThem

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My case fans are a combination of Noctua (NF-A14 PWM) intakes and Phanteks (PH-F140XP) for the exhaust fans.

Although, if you want to save a few bucks, I bought some of the Noctua Redux NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM for my son's PC, and they are good as well.

As far as "cheap" fans, a lot of people like the Artic F14 series (they have several different versions under that series), but they are all under $10.
 

aigomorla

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Arctic F series are the BEST fans for its price range.
Unless you can find Yate Loons for cheap, which cheap no longer exist... :(
 

Organik

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Depends, if you wan't to overclock but don't mind the noise then go with Noctua and set it to high fan speed. If your not going to OC or want a small OC then Arctic F will be the one for you.
 

Fallengod

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Thanks for the input. Right now I am leaning towards Noctua and/or Artics. I have to figure out which is intake, exhaust and/or cpu fan. I was also intrigued reading about the Corsair ML140 Pro, 140mm fans. Kind of like the magnetic levitation idea, but some say they do get loud after a certain point. So I would need to know at what point that would be. Also Silent Wings 3 seem to be fairly popular as well.

Anyways, those are my short list at the moment.