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Hi I plan to buy a Corsair 5000D

I am using a Dark Rock Pro 4 for CPU Cooling. I want to occupy all fan stocks of the case. As I don’t know exactly what fan of Corsair is  good what for, I need suggestions. 
 

3 front + 3 Side intake 

1 rear + 3 Top exhaust 

is my plan to go. Which fans (rgb) should I get for each? 

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Depending on which version of the case you get, it comes with 3 “SP-Elite 120mm RGB fans”. These fans are designed for case airflow at relatively low noise level. If you need extreme fan speed above 2000 rpm, the options in RGB fans are limited. 
 

SP-Elite RGB fans are 8 center mounted LEDs. The trick is to make sure additional fans have the same LED count/structure. Picking fans with different designs leads to complex management, often requiring multiple controllers. There is a just released 8 LED version (ML-Elite) if you need 2000 rpm that is a RGB match to the SP-Elite. Note these fans different than the SP-Pro (DC motor) and ML-Pro (4 LED). 
 

If you are not forced to use a particular fan model, you should choose your RGB fan based on appearance. The fans are not inexpensive and +-5 CFM is not going to be noticeable in most applications. 

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20 hours ago, c-attack said:

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If you are not forced to use a particular fan model, you should choose your RGB fan based on appearance. The fans are not inexpensive and +-5 CFM is not going to be noticeable in most applications. 


That's like saying "you should listen to rock, not classic".

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On 12/19/2021 at 12:55 PM, KEzzAP said:

Hi I plan to buy a Corsair 5000D

I am using a Dark Rock Pro 4 for CPU Cooling. I want to occupy all fan stocks of the case. As I don’t know exactly what fan of Corsair is  good what for, I need suggestions. 
 

3 front + 3 Side intake 

1 rear + 3 Top exhaust 

is my plan to go. Which fans (rgb) should I get for each? 


Check out some videos on YouTube about this topic.

People disagree on the whole airflow vs static pressure topic, but what I took away from all the opinions I have heard and tests I have seen, the less constricted the path between the air in front of the fan and the cooling targets behind the fan is, the more easily you can get away with a more quiet airflow fan design.

However, don't forget this includes things like air vents and especially dust filters and other meshes, they all add resistance and the more resistance there is, the better you might be off with a static pressure fan.

So TL;DR check some test videos on your computer case and your fans of choice.

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3 hours ago, Linition said:

That's like saying "you should listen to rock, not classic".

No, it's like saying pick the fans you really like because they are too expensive to worry about intangible specifications like a 0.19 mm H20 static pressure difference that are not likely to make a difference in your use.  Absent extreme differences in fan speed or somewhat unique case layout concerns, you are not going to see a lot of performance difference between the various Corsair RGB fan models.  The case in question has ample fan placements and no special restrictions.  You can choose freely.  

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6 hours ago, c-attack said:

No, it's like saying pick the fans you really like because they are too expensive to worry about intangible specifications like a 0.19 mm H20 static pressure difference that are not likely to make a difference in your use.  Absent extreme differences in fan speed or somewhat unique case layout concerns, you are not going to see a lot of performance difference between the various Corsair RGB fan models.  The case in question has ample fan placements and no special restrictions.  You can choose freely.  

My bad I guess I misread.

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