Model Silent Wings 3 | 120mm PWM
Dimensions (mm) 120 +SilentWings ✓
Fan speed @ 100% PWM / 12V (rpm) 1,450
Air Flow @ 100% PWM / 12V (CFM / m3/h) 50.5 / 80.47
Air Pressure @ 100% PWM / 12V (mm H2O) 1.79
Noise level @ 100% PWM / 12V (dB(A)) 16.4
Model Silent Wings 3 | 120mm PWM high-speed
Dimensions (mm) 120 +SilentWings ✓
Fan speed @ 100% PWM / 12V (rpm) 2,200
Air Flow @ 100% PWM / 12V (CFM / m3/h) 73.33 / 124.58
Air Pressure @ 100% PWM / 12V (mm H2O) 3.37
Noise level @ 100% PWM / 12V (dB(A)) 28.6
Default R6 specs:
Im going to need the extra power of the high speed version? I've read this opinion:
And about R6 stock fans:Static pressure rating is how much pressure in mmH2O fan at full speed can make pushing air into a sealed container.
Noise level rating is usually only a pressure rating in dB, so does not take into account if sound is good or bad to our ears.
Neither is a way we use our fans, so specs are not really the best way to determine a good fan.
If price does not make any difference the best fans I know of are be quiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm PWM High Speed. I say the high speed (1600rpm max) because the other option tops out at 1000rpm, which is enough for 99% of our uses, but gives us no additional airflow for extremely hot weather, dirty filters, etc. It's nice to have some extra airflow available even if it's rarely used and of course louder if needed.
2x 140mm in front and 1x 140mm in bottom with all openings not covered by fans blocked of so air they push into case has to move through and out back, not leak around and be sucked into fans. Setup case fan speed curves to cycle with cooler fans they are supplying air to so the air temp going into coolers is only a few degrees warmer than room, especially when components are working hard / near 100% load. Below link is basic guide to how airflow works and how to optimize case airflow. It also shows simple cheap way to monitor air temp into compoents as well as air temp around case.
As I posted earlier, static pressure rating is fan at full speed or with NF-A14 speed reduced with L.N.A. Lower rpm means lower pressure rating.
Yes, the stock case fans are absolute garbage. They can barely move air through grills and filter at full speed.
be quiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM 140mm High Speed (1600rpm) are rated 2.16mm H2O. Low speed (1000rpm) are rated 1.08mm H2O. NF-A14 ratings are at 1500rpm and 1200rpm. But again, this is not airflow, it's pressure in a sealed box.
I've suggested 3 fans from very expensive best fans, mid-range very good, and low cost decent performance.
The setup will be x3 120mm on the front and x1 x140 rear for exhaust. As far as I know I can use 3 120mm on the front on the R6 and do not lose the 5.25 bay (I like to have bluray reader)
As far as I can tell, I will neer use top speeds on the fans, but maybe during heavy gaming session or during rendering a complex Sony Vegas project in August (im from spain) maybe the extra power comes in quickly and during those moments I don't really care that much about extra noise since I play games with headphones and during rendering im going to be at the pool or just out of the room anyway and it would help the long term life of the computer due lower temps so maybe its worth it? I mean price seems to be almost the same comparing high speed version to normal versions, its just that the high speed version of 120mm is sold out in the shop I wanted to buy at.