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Old May 4, 2016, 03:54 PM
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Default 1x 200mm / 2x 140mm / 2x 120mm at the Front?

Hi,
I have a Phanteks Mini ITX, see the photo attached.

What is the best configuration to have the best airflow possible?.
  • 200mm (Phanteks fan (PH-F200SP), came with the case)

Fan Size 200 x 200 x 30mm
Noise (dBA) 25 dBA
Airflow (CFM) 110.1 CFM
Static Pressure (mm/H2O) 1.04 mm/H2O
850 rpm
  • 2x 140mm (Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition)

Fan Size 140mm x 25mm
Noise (dBA) 24 dBA
Airflow (CFM) 67.8 CFM
Static Pressure (mm/H2O) 0.84 mm/H2O
1150 rpm
  • 2x 120mm PWM (Corsair SP120 PWM)

Fan Size 120mm x 25mm
Noise (dBA) 35 dBA
Airflow (CFM) 62.74 CFM
Static Pressure (mm/H2O) 3.1 mm/H20
2350 RPM

Note: I have one AF140mm at the rear.

So, what do you think, which will be the best option?.

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Do you care about noise levels?
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Do you care about noise levels?
yes, i would like a quiet fan too
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From what I have read the AF aren't as good as the SP when there is restriction (like the case panel/filter/etc). For that reason I would stick with SP if you do elect to swap the fan. Personally I would probably stick with the 200mm though, unless it's not running well.
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I'd also keep the 200mm fan- the company put it there for a reason. ;) My case came with three 230mm fans, which are quiet and move a lot of air; resulting in lower temps compared to online results for Asus boards with a 6700k. I am currently setting up fan curves.

As to other options, what about Noctua fans? I still use one AF120* fan in my case (external GPU exhaust) and, at full speed, it's LOUD.

* 120mmx25mm, 63.47 cfm, 1650 rpm, 30 dBA and 1.1mmH20
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I'd also keep the 200mm fan- the company put it there for a reason. ;) My case came with three 230mm fans, which are quiet and move a lot of air; resulting in lower temps compared to online results for Asus boards with a 6700k. I am currently setting up fan curves.

As to other options, what about Noctua fans? I still use one AF120* fan in my case (external GPU exhaust) and, at full speed, it's LOUD.

* 120mmx25mm, 63.47 cfm, 1650 rpm, 30 dBA and 1.1mmH20
From my playing with some 120mm fans I find 1000-1200rpm (depending on the fan) audible but not overly intrusive, and 800rpm seems to be where you start getting silent.
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I would leave it as is. Linus tech tips did a video on fans and found that case fans did not make that huge of a difference.
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