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Hey guys ! I was looking to buy a new case today (Thermaltake V3) and i saw some Ultra kazes fairly cheap . I plan to put them on top (2 of them) so they can get a lot of air out .

Q1 : Would painting the blades reduce its performance ?(i want a blue-red theme , red for exhaust,blue for intake ) , so i want o paint them red ..

Q2 : How loud are they ? It says 45 dB , which is as loud as my 480 .

Is that true ? are they really gonna be that loud ? I wouldn't find 45 dB EXTREMELY loud , as when i turn my VC fan to 5000 rpm (100%) it's not EXTREMELY loud , but it's not silent either , it gets annoying after a while .. I can't concentrate on games anymore ... bla bla

Q3 : If i put 2 on => 90 dB ?

Thank you .
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What about those other i found ? ( on 1st page )
Stay away from Kaze ultra 3k's. Here are the fans to get for a stupid high flow system and have the least amount of nosie.
Use San Ace 1011's on what ever cooler your useing, push pull for best results. these are 100CFM 120X38mm fans, they MAKE PRESSURE witch will give you best results with a CPU cooler.
For your case fans you dont need the pressure of 120x38mm fans, so we drop to a 120x25mm fan. The best fan for this application is Scythe AP-30's
Lastly you need a fan controller. I chose Sunbeam Rheosmart for its high wattage hold, so I can hold ALL my high power fans on of one controller.

The idea with this fan selection is you put the san ace's on the cooler and the AP-30's on the case. Plug them all into the fancontroller, use a Ycable to run the CPU fans off the same channel, this makes sure they get the SAME voltage and hold the same RPM. then you start to stress test your system, slowly droping the fans down some bit by bit, your find that once dialed in this set up will make minimal noise and cool like a blizzard. All the above recomended fans DO NOT chrip,click,growl,his,bark,snap,crackle or pop when undervolted.Hope this helps best of luck!
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Don't know about those, these should be adequate though. They're quiet also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103060
Seeve bearing's, same reason the Scythe 3k ultra suck
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I have a case of cooler master fans like these but all black. They are great compromise between flow and noise. They're almost silent & set up a good breeze.

Btw, 3db is twice the power. Or half if you subtract 3db. That's one of a few tidbits I retained from college.
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Forgot to mention, steer away from paiting fans, you have a great chance of off setting the blanace of the fan blade's and causing vibrations and noise. Also if you paint the blade's you are adding weight that the motor has to move around, not much. That extra weight can cause a slight life span loss. If your feeling frisky, it can be done. Use ONLY one or two LIGHT coats of paint to reduce the amount of weight and chance of uneven paintingCan paint the housing's without harming/hurting anything best of luck!
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Well thank you khaotic !! You're a great man . rep+ . Think i'm gonna stick with those thermaltake fans anyway . Gentle typhoons are hard to find and EXPENSIVE in my country . I'll try get 2 if i can . Hopefully they're under 30 $ ....
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the best i can find are gentle typhoons 1850 rpm w 57 CFM ... Worth it ?
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the best i can find are gentle typhoons 1850 rpm w 57 CFM ... Worth it ?
Yes, they dont have the highest flow, but are quality fans. What I try to do when setting up a fan system is keep all the fans within 10 or so CFM of eachother. That way they dont have to fight one another to much for air. If you plan on using a fan controller I might try to find somthing with a bit more flow. if not those 1850's work great without a controller
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What about slipstreams at 1900 rpm w 110.31 cfm ?
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What about slipstreams at 1900 rpm w 110.31 cfm ?
They are ok fans, lacking in pressure. Sucks to say but they dont move 110CFM. My San Ace fans are twice the RPM, as well as 38mm thick and move only 99CFM. I'll bet they move closer to 65-75CFM in real world aplication. I think they may be sleeve bearing, but can't remeber off the top of my head.
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