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Hi, I dont like how the fan that comes with the corsair a50 has no PWM option. Is there a way to replace this fan? If so, how would I mount it, since the fan it comes with has special plastic mounts. Also can you recommend a good replacement PWM fan for it. Thanks
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Any 120mm x 25mm PWM fan should work with corsairs mounting system as long as you avoid 120x38mm fans or anything with tubular mounting holes (the back and front screw holes are conjoined by a tube).

Neweggs selection is lackluster.. the best options I found were a Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P and a noisy (but effective) Delta AFC1212D-PWM.

Good luck with your upgrade welly.
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Artic Cooling do there F series fans with PWM look here
    
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i used have two Gelid PWN fans on mine and i love them..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Interpolation;13592507 
Any 120mm x 25mm PWM fan should work with corsairs mounting system as long as you avoid 120x38mm fans or anything with tubular mounting holes (the back and front screw holes are conjoined by a tube).

Neweggs selection is lackluster.. the best options I found were a Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P and a noisy (but effective) Delta AFC1212D-PWM.

Good luck with your upgrade welly.

$15 to $20 for fans. I've never understood how come fans are so expensive when they have so little pieces and probably only cost a few cents to manufacture.

/rant

On topic: the fans he mentioned are very good, but they're also expensive. Your choice, really. But you can set the A50's fan to a low noise setting.
    
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;13593274 
$15 to $20 for fans. I've never understood how come fans are so expensive when they have so little pieces and probably only cost a few cents to manufacture.

/rant

On topic: the fans he mentioned are very good, but they're also expensive. Your choice, really. But you can set the A50's fan to a low noise setting.

I really need a PWM fan on my CPU so that it works with my fan controller, a sunbeam rheosmart 6. It controllers all my fans through that CPU fan.

So i ended up going with a cooler master blademaster. They look like they have great performance even at lower rpms
Edited by welly321 - 5/22/11 at 7:08pm
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by welly321 View Post

I really need a PWM fan on my CPU so that it works with my fan controller, a sunbeam rheosmart 6. It controllers all my fans through that CPU fan.

So i ended up going with a cooler master blademaster. They look like they have great performance even at lower rpms

How you remove the stock fan? you just pull out the rubber?

I just ordered a Corsair quiet edition for my A50.

but i have no idea how to replace the old tongue.gif
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