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I think this would be a nice place to start for people who are looking to upgrade their fans for their rad. Please list your fan models and what you think of them in terms of noise, amount of air moved, aesthetics, etc.... Also include what type of rad you are using


Currently, I have the 2 standard fans that come with the Rasa Rs240 kit. They move a decent amount of air and get the job done, but they are a bit on the noisy side when on full power. I put in a low profile 120mm x 12mm fan(link below) to achieve push/pull and while it does help with the airflow, it is not a huge upgrade.

All of them are hooked up to a FC5 fan controller and when I am just browsing the internet they are either off or at 50%. All fans are audible at this speed but still on the quiet side

None of these fans have the look factor but they do what they are designed to. The scythe low profile fan works really well in the 690II case since it is just about the only fan that can clear the MOBO, but are a bit lacking in air movement. They will still give you that push/pull, but not as much as hoped for. Overall I give both fans 6.5/10. Not bad, but just there to do what they are designed to do.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/91...6c15s972#blank






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In the past I mainly used high-speed Yate Loons on a fan controller (which is darn near required, I might add). For my current in-progress watercooling experiment I'm using some Cooler Master fans. They're the standard 1200RPM model CM includes with some of their cases. I'll have a total of eight of them in my PC when all is said and done. For what I'm using them for they work great - it's nice not to need a controller with them.

Also, I think this thread is a good idea. Maybe spruce the OP up a bit, make it stand out more.

Edit: I bought those 8 fans in two 4-packs from Amazon. ~$14 per pack comes to about $3.50 per fan.
Edited by t-ramp - 7/30/11 at 6:12pm
post #3 of 5
Gentle Typhoon Ap-15's. Straight beast fans. Will never change unless those 2150 rpm ones are for retail sell.
Pros
- Push a lot of air, even more in Push/pull
- Good static pressure for the rpm and noise.
- Under 30 dBa!
Cons
- Hard to find and when found can be expensive (25+ per)
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Scythe ultra kaze 3k, push a lot air and they can be had for around 11$ ea
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I use four 2600 rpm san aces with 25mm shrouds and three coolermaster r4s on my radiators. The san aces make a ticking noise but they have great bearings on them and they'll probably last a very long time.
Edited by Davs - 7/30/11 at 11:40pm
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