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Cooling Fans fans everywhere, but are they any good?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MiNiMaL_FuSS, 5 Jul 2019.

  1. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Hi all,

    Having a bit of a clear-out and came across a box of fans.

    200mm
    1. Cooler Master A20030-07CB-3MN-F1 - Mega Flow
    2. Cooler Master A20030-07CB-3MN-F1 - Mega Flow

    140mm
    1. BitFenix Spectre 140mm
    2. 140mm Corsair A1425L12S-2
    3. Phanteks PH-F140TS
    4. NZXT Technologies FN V2 140mm Performance Case Fan
    5. AeroCool Shark 140mm

    120mm
    1. SilverStone SST-AP121 - Air Penetrator
    2. SilverStone SST-AP121 - Air Penetrator
    3. Nexus Real Silent 120mm
    4. Nexus Real Silent 120mm

    I use a Corsair 250D itx case:
    • 1 x 120/140/200mm front fan mount
    • 2 x 120mm side fan mounts
    • 2 x rear 80mm fan mounts (I don't own any 80mm fans!)

    Any recommendations on which fans are best and what push/pull combo I should be using?

    I'll likely slap a 200mm Cooler Master Mega Flow in the front, which would essentially mean it's the Nexus Real Silents VS the Air Penetrators on the side? Maybe I should use the air pens as intakes and the mega flow as a front exhaust?
     
  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    If memory serves both the front and side are filtered, so I'd mount all as intakes,that way there's less chance of dust coming in and overall you'll be exchanging air so fast flow won't really matter.
     
  3. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    When I ran my old ITX system in the 250D I had the following config:

    200mm corsair front fan Intake
    2x Corsair AF120 (AIO) exhaust on right side (non GPU side)
    GPU intaking directly
    No fans in back

    I had no issues cooling a 8700k and 1080ti (FE).

    Might be worth playing around with either the right side in push or pull config (exhaust or intake with non AIO) to see what works best.
     

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