hmm that really does put things in a better perspective. any fans you would suggest that would pull in more air then? I just need something that pushes more air through my caseNot always.
There's CFM, Static Pressure, and noise... but the manufacturers only seem to post those specifications for a fan's maximum rpm. They will be lower when running lower than that.
Then there's the fan curves for said fans, which far too few manufacturers post diagrams for. Some fans are stronger than others at the lower rpm range, but you won't know which from just looking at their specs.
Let's compare the current case fans with the 2000rpm Corsair fans you're considering as an example:
Speed: 1200 + 200 RPM
Airflow: 50.42 CFM
Noise: 28 dBA
ML120 Pro:Speed: 400 - 2400 RPMCorsair ML120 PRO delivers unrivaled performance and silence by utilizing magnetic levitation technology and custom rotor design. The innovative design provides both high static pressure and high air flow.www.corsair.com
Airflow: 75 CFM
Noise: 37 dBA
From just looking at the specs, the MLs blow away the Aers at max rpm, but a significantly more noise, and people seldom run their fans at 100% all the time, unless they're using fans with low rpms, like the Aer F120s.
Obviously, you'd run the MLs at a lower rpm, until you actually need that horsepower. There shouldn't be much reason to run the Aers lower though.
The Aers are pulling more air than the MLs also running at 1200rpm(that's their max anyway).
If you're sure you won't mind the extra noise created by the MLs, go ahead and put some in the front panel, but you'll have to run them at the higher rpms at least, to see any benefit.