I don't think I can be arsed changing the coolers for GPU/CPU, the cooler on the MSI is already better than the reference type at the very least. I'm looking at the Noctua fans mainly because they're stocked by my local shop, I don't think they have any real alternatives.
Noctuas are good fans, just i think are a little more expensive than they should, but as i said, if you are happy with them, thats all that matters.
I can see however that Noiseblocker fans are available from webshops here in Norway, although I'm totally unfamiliar with this brand. Can you recommend any particular Noiseblocker fans for this case? Which Scythe fans?
Depending on your needs there is different rpm versions, but i like Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12-S1 120mmx25mm Ultra Silent Fan - 750 RPM - below 6 dBA
. There is also the normal frame version. Scythe Slipstreams are also good and cheap in my experience, you can find them from 500rpm to 1900rpm, chose depending on your cooling needs. Nexus 120mm stadard basic fan are also good choice.
Thanks for the input guys
The P183 can only take 120mm fans am I right?
Can I get some advice on which particular fan models I should look into? It looks like both Scythe and Noiseblocker are in good supply, but both brands have many models. It looks like the following fan series are available to me:
- Noiseblocker BlackSilent
- NoiseBlocker Multiframe
- Scythe Slip Stream
- Scythe Gentle Typhoon
What to choose? Should I get PWM fans? Don't have experience with motherboard controlled fans, but my motherboard is an Asus P8Z68-V Pro/GEN3 if it makes any difference.
Mmmm hard to say, i have own all the ones you listed and they are all good fans, if you want cheap fans go with slipstreams, if you want good static pressure (like heatsinks and rads) and/or horizontal mounting, go with Gentle Typhoons, and the best imo of the ones you listed is the Multiframe. Now between PWM and standard.... its up to you, most mobos out there only have 1 or 2 4pin pwm headers, most of the time for CPU fans, so check your mobo first, specially if the mobo can control the fans. The easiest would be a fan controller and just undervolt the fans depending on your needs and conditions.