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Old 02-05-2011, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Case Fans Help (LF HAF-X 942 Owners)

Hey everyone!

Well I am signed up for Neweggs newsletter that sends out certain deals they are running from time to time. Anyways while looking at the most recent one I noticed that they are running a 20% off all case fans sale so I figured this would be a good time for me to add/replace some of my fans in my current HAF-X 942 case. I want to do this for two reasons. First is obviously for the better airflow. The HAF-X 942 comes with 5 stock fans but I know there are more you can add. The second reason is I want to add a little bit of an aesthetic touches by adding some LED fans to light my case up a bit more. At the moment I only have the one red LED fan in the front of my case that came stock.

Anyways where I basically need help is from those out there that have a HAF-X 942 case if I want to replace all of my stock fans and also add fans where you are able to but did not come included with the stock set-up. If I am remembering correctly there are a few areas where a fan could be added but was not put in as a stock feature. Hopefully I explained that correctly.

So basically I just need to know how many of each size fan I will need to do what I outlined above. Also I am inclined to get Cooler Master case fans but are there better fans out there for less or the same price?

Sorry if this thread is a little confusing. I have been up all night so I am extremely tired writing this. If you have any questions you need to ask because something wasn't clear please be sure to let me know.

Thanks in advance everyone!

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Old 02-05-2011, 08:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Case Fans Help (LF HAF-X 942 Owners)

Cooling System
140mm Fans
1 x 140mm rear fan

200mm Fans
1 x 200mm top fan
1 x 200mm side fan

230mm Fans
1 x 230mm front red LED on/ off fan

you've only got room for a 200mm fan on the top to add in, there are 2 vga fans you can add, one's a 120mm and an 80mm and they fit on extra parts that are included with the case i think. I'm not really sure as I don't have the case, but one goes on a VGA Holder and the other on a VGA Fan Cover. As far as fans go, it's kind of up to you. if you want better airflow get a higher cfm fan, but higher cfm = higher dba. the fans in there are 19dba and 75cfm. so any of the ones on newegg will be an upgrade. you just get to choose a color

Cooler Master HAF-X (RC-942-KKN1) Full Tower Case Preview - Accessories and Documentation :: TweakTown USA Edition
that's got all the info of where you can plop extra fans.
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