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User Info: sphanlon

sphanlon
4 weeks ago#1
Have a case where I can have as many as 5 140s or 8 120s. Or can mix and match 2 140s with 5 120s or 3 120s and 3 140s. Which setup is best? How much does it matter?

User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
4 weeks ago#2
If you really want help, you'll post your case ;)
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User Info: sphanlon

sphanlon
4 weeks ago#3
Corsair graphite 780t

User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
4 weeks ago#4
If it were me personally (and I love setting up fans and case mods) then I would setup 2 140mm fans in the front of the case like in the picture, a 240mm rad up top for your CPU, and an exhaling fan of course. I would also open the punch out plates (the fin looking things that pop out when you install a GPU) in order to maximize air leaving the case.
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User Info: sphanlon

sphanlon
4 weeks ago#5
Thanks

User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
4 weeks ago#6
Usually there's not too much of a difference. Bigger fans just move the same amount of air at lower RPM so they're generally quieter, and the larger blades means that the noise that is produced tends to be at a lower frequency which most people find less distracting/easier to tune out. Exceptions exist obviously, like a cheap 200mm fan could very well be louder than a nice 120mm one at the same flow rate for any number of reasons, but between comparable models bigger usually=quieter for similar performance, or conversely more performance for the same noise.

As far as how much it matters, honestly it doesn't unless you have a case with awful airflow to begin with, which the 780t looks like it has a nice open mesh front which is probably 90% of what matters. As long as you have a fan in the front and in the back you should be good.

I'd probably do what 32 said as well, providing you already have an AIO, just because I think it looks best if you fill in all the fan slots. 2 140s in the front as intake, 2 up top and 1 in the back as exhaust if you don't have an AIO you can mount up to. but if all you care about is performance one in the bottom of the front and the one on the top back should get you more airflow than you really need. Just two in the front and one in the back would be fine too, and let you have positive pressure which some people prefer to reduce dust. I run 2 in 3 exhaust, all identical fans at the same RPM via a PWM splitter controlled based on my CPU temps, myself though and it's never gotten too bad even after three years with only a few cleanings a year (basically just whenever I change something out).
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