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I just bought this fan for my sig pc, plugged it into the motherboards three pin connector, blue lights are beautiful but the fan operates at such a low speed, barely creating any wind.. my old case fan- the one that came with my case- creates more wind than this, i know its not a great fan but i just wanted to replace the stock one to fit with the blue LEDs that i have. Any reason why this fan is so slow? Used my molex to four pin connector and it still ran really slow and before anyone says its meant to run that slow, its actually not creating any wind (lack of a better word) even when its outside the case! Help!


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Rpm-700 - 1700

Its a slow fan, You need a 2200rpm fan or more to get any real amount of power, Tbh you could do with a fan controller to get it to spin up to top rpms 24/7 to get the most out of it
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If you like the blue LEDs, I'd recommend Cooler Master R4s. They're pretty inexpensive and push a good bit of air. Great budget fans.

If you're willing to spend a little bit more, there are lots of options out there, but most do not have LEDs. Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14/AP-15s are great case fans, they're silent, but cost about double the R4s. If you don't care about noise, San Ace fans are brilliant, they push tons of air but are loud.

Edit: Please pay more attention to CFM than RPM. RPM does directly affect CFM but CFM can be raised by the shape and number of the fins, and often times, lower RPM fans can outperform higher ones as long as they are designed well.
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