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H4yd3n
05-11-08, 05:18 PM
As you can see in this picture, my case came with a side fan frame that can hold 4 120mm case fans. Now, I've been wanting to get some fans to fill this up for a while, but finally decided that I would just go out and get some fans.
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/11-119-136-19.jpg

I will probably go to the Frys near my house and buy the fans and I will need two of these, and maybe a 3 pin fan adapter to 4 (or 3) pin PSU adapter, I am hoping I can just get two of these and connect it straight to my mobo, but I will find out soon enough.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/images/large/products/fan_splitter_t_LRG.jpg

So, when I go to Frys, do you have any advice as to what specific fan/company I should look for. I also would like people to link to any fans on newegg that they really like, or think would be great for my case.

I will use newegg if I can't find anything worth buying at Frys, but shipping is almost as much as a fan itself so...:headexplode:

Thanks a ton for the help, and here is what I am looking for again.


4 Case fans
120mm x 25mm
Blue LED, or anything else that would look good with my green Zalman and my blue HDD fan, and my blue lights
Price isn't that big of a deal, but under each fan has to be under $20, preferably under $15
2-3 Y-adapters for my fans to my mobo. I might need to get a 3 to 4 pin adapter and plug it straight into the PSU, but I don't want to.


Again, thanks for the help.

Cheers

crainger
05-11-08, 05:37 PM
Antec Tri-Cool or Scythe 120mm fans are the ones I like. Both come in a Blue LED option and both run quietly. Also both can draw power from the motherboard, or PSU directly.

npras42
05-11-08, 07:08 PM
The Scythe S-FLEX 120mm 1200RPM would be the ones I would go for.

mullet
05-11-08, 07:14 PM
Antec Tri-Cool.

seeker
05-11-08, 07:32 PM
I think that noise would be my first concern with using that many fans, especially on the side. You might find this article to be of interest if you share that concern:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article695-page6.html

This link is to the summary page, but you can start at the beginning if you wish.

LT.Schaffer
05-11-08, 07:53 PM
I use 3 of these[i had to take out the upper left one in order to fit the Heatsink]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103022

They are very quiet and move a good amount of air.

Absolution
05-11-08, 11:00 PM
All 3 of my Scythe S-FLEX fans buzz when they aren't operating at 100%. Apparently this is normal, I wouldn't buy them agian. The PWM fan works flawlessly though.

My old coolermaster fans are still the best fans I've ever had. (Led fans, same model silentpcreview has as listed in their fan guide).

H4yd3n
05-12-08, 01:33 PM
Awesome, thanks for the advice guys. Knew I could count on you for the help. I'm going to probably being going to Frys this weekend, I will take a look for those fans when I am there.

Cheers.

H4yd3n
05-17-08, 11:25 PM
Just bought 4 antec tri-cool blue led fans. And two 3pin y-adapters. They work great, push a ton of air, no problems so far. They are going to help as the summer heat is coming early this year. :)

They look great too.


:o
While trying to figure out why one fan was making a clicking noise though, I went to fix it and got my pointer finger stuck in the zalman 9700 fan blade. Tore all the skin off of the tip of my finger, sucked so bad lol. But I did get it fixed so it's all good now.
:udawg:


Thanks for the help.


Cheers

mullet
05-17-08, 11:51 PM
Cool man I love mine to and they push a ton of air and are quiet.

nV`andrew
05-18-08, 03:23 AM
Cool man I love mine to and they push a ton of air and are quiet.

Same.