ChrisB473 Posted January 27, 2013 Share Posted January 27, 2013 I recently purchased a 550D case and used it to make a quiet build, and I love it! I was wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade the fans by replacing the stock fans on the 550D with the quiet versions of the Air Series fans though? Basically my question is whether the quiet editions of the Air Series fans like the AF120 120mm would be any quieter than the stock fans that come with the 550D case? From some searches I've done it seems like maybe the stock fans have the same decibels as the quiet edition AF210 120mm fans, right? So are they pretty much the same then in terms of noise, but just move more air around? Or would there be any benefit to upgrading the 550D fans that I'm not considering sound-wise? Also, if I did upgrade the fans to the Air Series, I'm thinking that the most optimal setup would be to have one quiet edition AF120 120mm fan at the back of the case, and then two quiet edition SP120 Quiet Edition 120mm fans at the front of the case, correct? Or would that be a bad idea if I'm trying to keep things quiet since the SP fans have higher decibels than the stock fans or the AF fans? Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for the great products! I love the case and the PSU I got from Corsair, as they really helped to ensure that my first build was both easy and successful. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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