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Okay ladies and gentlemen,

I've been stalking, searching and asking around for a while now and about to decide on replacement fans for my H60.
FAQ:

1) Do I need replacement fans? No, Idling at 35 and peaking at ~70 in IBT at my current OC is more than satisfactory with the stock H60 fan in exhaust config (That's cos my top fans are intake and not exhaust .. yeah, I know it'll accumulate dust, but that's the coolest set up for me right now)

2) What options have I narrowed it down to?
Well, anything that beats the noise/CFM ratio of the stock fan. Infact, if I could find another stock H60 fan, I'd get that with a PWM splitter and call it a day.
- Since Scythe GT's are out of stock/grossly overpriced everywhere, I'm sad.
- Looking at the SlipStreams now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

3) How much am I willing to spend?
Contrary to what my rig may lead you to believe, I am a poor kid. Which means I want something cheap. i.e. <$15

4) Is noise a factor? Yes, it is. I'm not too picky, but I'd love to have the system as silent as possible so I don't keep my roommate awake at night...

Previously, I'd have loved to get PWM fans but I don't know just how pertinent that is at present...
While I do understand that PWM allows for much smoother voltage/fan speed regulation, I have to ask whether this is absolutely necessary in my search( I'd say no).

I set the heat curve for my CPU fan with ASUS Fan Xpert (tested with chasis fan as well) and it seems to work well with non PWM fans, just not as smooth.

So what am I asking for? Fan suggestions, the necessity of PWM-only options.

Oh, and the slipstreams are rated at 0.53A each. The CPU_FAN header on the p8p67 supplies a max of 1A. Since I intend to use a splitter for the 2 fans though the CPU_FAN header, should I be worried about frying my header if I do end up using these fans?

EDIT:
Actually, since I don't really *need* 110CFM, will the lower RPM version be a better buy?
These

Thanks everyone,
DK
Edited by dklimitless - 7/20/11 at 7:04pm
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You would not be disappointed with shelling out a good amount of money for Gentle Typhoon's, trust me. I own 6 GT AP-15's and they're absolutely wonderful. I've also owned 2x GT AP-14's, and they were amazing as well. You need a lot of static pressure for the radiator on that H60, and slipstreams won't cut it. If you cannot bring yourself to pay that much for fans, then go with Cooler Master R4's (SickleFlow). I don't like suggesting R4's because they use sleeve bearings, but they are good fans while they last.
    
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Do yourself a favour and run it as intake. It will get you better temps. Top fans should be exhaust because hot air rises. You do want more intake than exhaust though, otherwise you'll be sucking in dust through every little nook and cranny.

Get 2x Gentle Typhoon 1850's if you want best performance

Get 2x Gentle Typhoon 1150's or 1450's if you want decent performance and lower noise.
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You would not be disappointed with shelling out a good amount of money for Gentle Typhoon's, trust me. I own 6 GT AP-15's and they're absolutely wonderful. I've also owned 2x GT AP-14's, and they were amazing as well. You need a lot of static pressure for the radiator on that H60, and slipstreams won't cut it. If you cannot bring yourself to pay that much for fans, then go with Cooler Master R4's (SickleFlow). I don't like suggesting R4's because they use sleeve bearings, but they are good fans while they last.

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Do yourself a favour and run it as intake. It will get you better temps. Top fans should be exhaust because hot air rises. You do want more intake than exhaust though, otherwise you'll be sucking in dust through every little nook and cranny.

Get 2x Gentle Typhoon 1850's if you want best performance

Get 2x Gentle Typhoon 1150's or 1450's if you want decent performance and lower noise.

Yeah, I have two R4's in my case and they're okay, though I am trying to avoid using them as my radiator fans.


The problem with getting GT's is the ridiculous prices people are selling them for right now. I know they are amazing, but there is no way I'll pay ~$20 x 2 for cooling my CPU ...

Oh, I certainly have more intake than exhaust haha.
The reason I run my top fans as intake is because it actually keeps my GPU 3-4 degrees cooler while providing cool air for my radiator's exhaust config as well.

I know hot air rises, but the primary source of heat in this system are the GPU and the radiator. The radiator has it's heat being forced outside.
The TF3 design of my card means hot air is being dumped at the bottom of the case; as a result, I have 2 fans (I'd say 1.5 fans cos the front one is very slow) to force the air from the GPU outside as well as provide it with cooler air for it's heatsink.

or what do you guys think?
(I tested the configs before i settled on the current one. The only thing I never tested was setting the H60 fan as intake)

Over the weekend, I'll switch the rad fan to intake and test again. Temps will most likely be lower, but that will be at the cost of my GPU temp

Thanks for the input guys!
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