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Scythe S-FLEX vs. Cooler Master Excalibur vs. Scythe Gentle Typhoon?

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Scythe S-FLEX G
[1,900RPM|35.0dBA|75.0CFM|$12.99]
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Cooler Master Excalibur
[2,000RPM|30.0dBA|85.6CFM|$21.99]
excalibur_feature.jpg

Scythe Gentle Typhoon D1225C12B7AP-29
[3,000RPM|36.5dBA|83CFM|$21.50]
d1225c12b7AP-29_01.jpg

What will be best for strapping on a Feser X-Changer 480mm radiator?
Stat-wise the Cooler Master wins hands down, but will that mesh cause pressure loss when mounted directly on a radiator? Are the stats accurate?
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Feser X-Changers don't need super high speed fans. They work well with medium speed fans (~1500rpm). I wouldn't really trust the CM specs, but the scythe ones should be pretty accurate. Personally I didn't like the S-Flex F's noise profile and have since stayed away from that line. I'd imagine the AP29 would perform the best. I'm running AP15's on my Feser 480 radiator at 1600rpm and they keep everything nice and cool while being pretty quiet.
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Originally Posted by farkle0079;13461675 
Feser X-Changers don't need super high speed fans. They work well with medium speed fans (~1500rpm). I wouldn't really trust the CM specs, but the scythe ones should be pretty accurate. Personally I didn't like the S-Flex F's noise profile and have since stayed away from that line. I'd imagine the AP29 would perform the best. I'm running AP15's on my Feser 480 radiator at 1600rpm and they keep everything nice and cool while being pretty quiet.

I'm aware they only need ~1400 but the higher you go the more it pulls away from other radiators in performance(even if less than 3C tongue.gif). I believe the only radiator that is better at high CFM is the Black Ice GTX series.

If the CM doesn't live up to it's specs I may just participate in that group buy for the Typhoon 2150's.

I would love if someone had one of these CM fans and told me their experiences. smile.gif

By the way I think these fans look sick on a radiator, take a look.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xP6VavdPRY&feature=related[/ame]
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Excailburs for the look thumb.gif
post #5 of 18
The GentleTyphoons would be the best, though they will be a little loud. S Flex G's are sorta loud, and would do you just fine as well. The Excailburs are crap. I tested them before they were released and they were garbage both in open air and on my heatsink.
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But you have to admit they look pretty good
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Cooler Master Excalibur is the best option imo.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigfatwilly;13463518 
But you have to admit they look pretty good
They look...unique. I for one don't care what my fans look like as long as they do the job, but for some people I can see why they'd like that look.
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Originally Posted by BradleyW;13463539 
Cooler Master Excalibur is the best option imo.

Ever used them, or just looking at the specs?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ljason8eg;13463555 

Ever used them, or just looking at the specs?

Most people are like this rolleyes.gif

In Australia Scythe GT'S only come in grey, and looks pretty darn ugly.

I reckon you should just get the Scythe GT's because they really do have one of the best noise/cfm ratio proven by heaps of people.
post #10 of 18
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I've been looking at videos for the Excalibur fans and some videos that show the fans being plugged into computers and they seem quite weak.

Now, there's this one guy who tests a bunch of different fans by plugging them into a power supply and slowly going from 1v-->12v and when @ 12v it seemed very powerful and loud.

Can you please tell me why you say the Excalibur's are bad because I'd love to give them a chance. Are you sure you didn't just receive a prototype that are different from the current fans, or maybe they weren't performing 100% when you had them on?
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