Simple question. Would you replace the 2x 120mm intake 1x 140mm exhaust fans with quiet nexus or scythe GT or noctua. From what I've read the stock fans don't seem too bad. If you would replace what fans would you replace with?
Personally i always test the included fans before i replace them (most of the time i do). So test them you can upgrade them later if you feel like to.
This are the fans that i would consider,
120mm Noiseblocker MS-12 S1
or Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP12 (cant give you a link cause they are out of stock in most places), both were reviewed by SPCR and came out really good, Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Thermalright
, if you want a lower cost fan, in the same review they also tested Nexus Basic 120mm
, that been used by a lot of people here. Scythe Slipstreams are also a good choice for 120mm case fans, there are different rpm version depending on what you are aiming, can still be found in some places in the US, Scythe Slipstream 800rpm SY1225SL12L
SPCR did some roundups on 140s recently, First 140 mm Fan Roundup: Noctua, Phanteks, Xigmatek
and Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scythe
, read them, pretty good info there. If you are looking for extremly quiet based on those reviews i would go with Antec TrueQuiet 140
, it can be drop down extremly low and seems to have good tone, and its cheap. If you were looking more performance i would consider Antec TwoCool 140
or Phanteks PH-F140HP/TS
, this last one be careful as there are two versions out, one with 4 points (this is the one reviewed by SPCR) and the more common 3 point of structure (not reviewed by SPCR).
Asus FanXpert2 should make your build practically inaudible with either of those fans once you calibrate it.