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Old December 12, 2008, 05:27 PM
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probably very stupid question... is there existing? i can't find it on ncix and popular retailers...

i would like to get some 200 mm fans...

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not worth it.

Only a couple of cases I know take large fans and most people sub them out for smaller 120mm fans.
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Old December 12, 2008, 05:36 PM
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You'd better hook up Tucker Carleson to the side of your case!

They are out there though- here's a 200mm:
Antec 200 x 30 mm Big Boy 200 Tricool Fan w/ 3-Speed Switch - Sleeved Products Model: BB-FAN200 [BB-FAN200] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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I'd disagree actually. A larger fan can spin more slowly (therefore making less noise) than a smaller fan and make the same if not greater airflow. That's why I modded my CM stacker 832 to put a 220mm fan on the top, because the 120mm was too noisy and didn't move enough air.
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Old December 12, 2008, 05:42 PM
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well...

if not then i pick 4 of 100mm from scythe but i can't tell what different between Scythe KAZE-JYU 100mm Quiet Fan and Scythe KAZE-JYU 100mm fan


about antec 200mm... what cfm and dba? i hope its resonable and i hate antec products...


cmetaphor... what kind of fan do you install?
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Old December 12, 2008, 05:45 PM
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I'd disagree actually. A larger fan can spin more slowly (therefore making less noise) than a smaller fan and make the same if not greater airflow. That's why I modded my CM stacker 832 to put a 220mm fan on the top, because the 120mm was too noisy and didn't move enough air.
Then you had a improper fan or the fact that the grille of the fan was causing turbulence in creating extra noise.

By no means should a 120mm fan be noisy unless its garbage.
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Old December 12, 2008, 05:51 PM
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I installed the Antec one shown, but find that only the "medium" setting is acceptable noise-wise (despite the fact that I have 9x-10x other fans in my case). As for CFM, I'm not exactly certain but I would guestimate it around 40CFM or so. I'll be trying out a Coolermaster 200mm soon that was taken from the CM HAF 932 case (thanks to B1lk1 for that one), I'll let you know how it turns out (if I can find a place to mod it.... i mean mount it).

In regards to the Kaze fans you're looking at, the first link "Quiet fan" version just seems to be an updated page for the other one, as all the specifications for both are Exactly the same (I mean really the same: CFM, rpm, bear-type, size, mtbf, etc).

I'd suggest picking up a few of these if you're looking for more airflow from a bigger fan:
Scythe "KAZE MARU" 140mm Case Fan
I'll be picking up three of these for use with my recently-aqquired IFX-14 (thanks 3.0Charlie) on my upcoming AM3 Deneb build - Stay tuned for that one, I'm looking beyond 4Ghz on air.

Hope all the info helps.

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Then you had a improper fan or the fact that the grille of the fan was causing turbulence in creating extra noise.

By no means should a 120mm fan be noisy unless its garbage.
Actually, it was more of an airflow issue. A standard case fan didn't provide enough airflow out of the huge opening (and there are holes all around the 120mm fans spot). So using a higher CFM fan just added noise but not enough airflow. Using the "bigboy" 220mm gave me higher CFM without added noise.
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actually 170 is minimum width of the case...

but if i want to keep 160.5mm of TRUE black and 25mm width of fan inside the case then 200mm width of case... or 165m with external 25mm fan

so thats why i want 200mm fans at front, back and top of the case...


40cfm seems too low for 200mm
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40cfm seems too low for 200mm
It really hard to tell the exact CFM from bigger fans and my "guestimate" was for the medium setting. On high im sure it's more like 60CFM.
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Those 200mm Antecs are the one Antec fan that I actually quite like. In fact, I built a custom top for my MM case that holds a pair of them. They move lots of air, they're just a little useless against any sort of restriction, which makes them better suited for exhaust duty.

A good bet for various large fans is Performance PC's. Can't speak for any of the other options, unfortunately.

Edit: HERE is the spec sheet for the Antec 200mm fans. As with all fans, should be taken with salt, but based on my own experience, those numbers actually seem pretty realistic.
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