any good cheap case fans?

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i have thermaltake chaser a21 case. it only has fan that it came with. other components are i5 4670 and gtx 970.no major problems. temps are normal though a lot of dusts comes in from top of the case.
so i liked reviews on http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Thunderblade-Case-AF0032-Blue/dp/B003819S8S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1419017315&sr=8-4&keywords=case+fan+thermaltake
so would this be good? (it has to have screws and connector )
also what positions would you recommend?
atm i'm planning adding 1 front and 1 bottom intake ( since case has filters there) and 2 top exhaust (since a lot of dust coming in from huge holes on top)
 

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The piece I posted earlier will work for that.
It has one connection that connects to your MOBO socket, and 5 fan connections. So your mobo will see the 5 fans as one. For example, if you make a fan curve for that mobo fan header, all of fans connected to that header will be controlled by that fan curve.

Here is the link again. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Evercool-EC-DF001-4-pin-Molex-to-5-x-4-pin-PWM-Fan-Splitter-Cable-Adapter-17-72-/400712293079?pt=US_Power_Cables_Connectors&hash=item5d4c505ad7


...also available on amazon with only 4 fan connections; http://www.amazon.com/Computer-Splitter-Connector-Sleeved-Adapter/dp/B00DYQRFY6/ref=pd_sim_pc_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EY9ZP7H18D520JY091E

Those particular adapters require an open molex connection from your PSU as well, so make sure you have one.


 

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The quality of that fan will be equal to these;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lots-2-Blue-Quad-4-LED-Light-Neon-Clear-120mm-PC-Computer-Case-Cooling-Fan-Mod/271232219738?rt=nc
(They've gone up in price, I bought my 2 pack for $5.)
...But those don't come with screws or a connector.

If your temps are fine as is, there is no reason to add more fans. That beings said, I love the look of LED fans and that's why I filled my case with them (the green versions of the fans I linked).

Intake fans should be on the bottom/front of the case.
Exhaust fans should be on the top/rear of the case.
 

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Generally the best way to cool a case is to take in air from the Front, bottom, and side, and exhaust out the top and back. Hot air rises.
I like corsair fans as well. It depends on how much you are willing to spend though.
 

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thx for the responses. first of all i need the fans to have screws connectors included, sicne i'd have to ship them from across the world (awkward at least) or spend hours looking for the locally).
also can you be more specific with your suggestions? so i guess i am going with positions that i had planned front, bottom intake top exhaust. (it already has back fan). i want to lower current fan speeds a bit so that's why i need the new ones, also i plan to oc 970 so the cooler the better i like the leds too :D
 

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Well the fans have to be shipped as well don't they? Why not ship everything? :)
If you plan on controlling the fan speed you're going to need something like this;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Evercool-EC-DF001-4-pin-Molex-to-5-x-4-pin-PWM-Fan-Splitter-Cable-Adapter-17-72-/400712293079?pt=US_Power_Cables_Connectors&hash=item5d4c505ad7
And some screws if you plan on going the cheap route; http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-PCS-Black-Computer-PC-Case-Cooling-Fan-Mount-Screws-for-Fans-60mm-80mm-120mm-/331075552315?pt=US_Computer_Case_Fans&hash=item4d15a4043b

 

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The link you posted is broken, but the Corsair AF120 will provide much more directional airflow while being more quiet.
They are in a different price bracket.

The Thermal take fan you posted is in the lowest price bracket, the same as the ones I posted.
If you want better performance, you're going to pay more than $10 per fan.
 

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its $20 2 fans right? (14 for one fan) while the one i posted was 10 dollars for one fan. so its almost the same, am i misunderstanding something?
since you already have the fans though can you tell me about their performance and sound? (is it hearable while gaming when its full speed?
 

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The $10 fan you posted (the thermal take) will have the same performance as the $5 ($10 for two) fans I posted.
The $5 fans I posted are inaudible at 100% speed over my other components such as my PSU, CPU, and GPU.
The $5 fans I posted keep my mobo temps at about 35C under load (while gaming). These temps are quite decent.

The $14 corsair AF120mm fan will offer slightly better performance than the $5 fans from china, while being even more inaudible. They are also thinner, and more stylish than the $5 fans.



Just so were clear with what fans are what;
$5 fans from china ($10 for two new) : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lots-2-Blue-Quad-4-LED-Light-Neon-Clear-120mm-PC-Computer-Case-Cooling-Fan-Mod-/271232219738?pt=US_Computer_Case_Fans&hash=item3f26b33a5a

$14 fans from Corsair ($28 for two new):http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181046&cm_re=af120_blue-_-35-181-046-_-Product


These will offer the same performance as the corsair AF120mm... while being slightly cheaper. http://www.ebay.com/itm/CoolerMaster-R4-L2R-20AC-GP-120mm-Sickle-Flow-Blue-LED-/330869786900?pt=US_Computer_Case_Fans&hash=item4d09604914
 

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The piece I posted earlier will work for that.
It has one connection that connects to your MOBO socket, and 5 fan connections. So your mobo will see the 5 fans as one. For example, if you make a fan curve for that mobo fan header, all of fans connected to that header will be controlled by that fan curve.

Here is the link again. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Evercool-EC-DF001-4-pin-Molex-to-5-x-4-pin-PWM-Fan-Splitter-Cable-Adapter-17-72-/400712293079?pt=US_Power_Cables_Connectors&hash=item5d4c505ad7


...also available on amazon with only 4 fan connections; http://www.amazon.com/Computer-Splitter-Connector-Sleeved-Adapter/dp/B00DYQRFY6/ref=pd_sim_pc_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EY9ZP7H18D520JY091E

Those particular adapters require an open molex connection from your PSU as well, so make sure you have one.


 

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thx. is that the same thing as this? http://www.amazon.com/Computer-Splitter-Connector-Sleeved-Adapter/dp/B00DYQRFY6/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419025968&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Evercool+EC-DF001+4+pin+Molex+to+5+x+4+pin+PWM+Fan+Splitter+Cable+Adapter
i can only order from amazon because my country has limited access to paypal or something.
yes ihave free peripheral connectors from psu.
also please give your fans link on amazon if possible.
and last question, can i connect 2 what you recommended and 2 coisars or must they be the same?
 

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If you are limited to amazon, I would go with this bundle. They are currently on sale so you get a pretty good deal!
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-AF120-Edition-Airflow/dp/B00F6S10KK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1419027585&sr=8-4&keywords=blue+120mm&pebp=1419027638325

You can connect different model fans on the same splitter, but if they are of different amperage their performance will not be the same. I would not recommend connecting fans of widely different amperage on the same splitter, but all the fans suggested so far will be just fine on the same splitter.
 

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Thx for all your help. I think i'll be buying 3 of what you recommended connected to mobo through splitter and one coisar for front connected directly to motherboard.
Though in amazon reviews i read a lot of people complaining about fans running at full speed all the time, have you heard of this? Any solution ?
 

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The connector I linked will allow you to solve the fans running at %100. You will only need one connector per 4 fans.
All of the fans suggested will be just fine to run at %100... they are very quiet... especially when compared to the fans on CPU coolers or GPUs. If you have a stock CPU cooler, you will never be able to hear the case fans over it.
 

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To change the fan speed, you will need a program that will create and apply a fan curve(if your mobo doesn't already have one). This can be accomplished with free software like corsair link or any included temp monitoring program from your mobo.
 

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