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Hm, I really like the white fins on the Arctic F's, but the Akasa's seem to be the best performance-wise (yate loons look too boring, this rig is about looks ;D).

How much of a performance gap is there between the two? Also, the Arctic F's are twice as cheap (my wallet says to get those ones).

Also, which of the two white fans are better: The Arctic F's or the GELID Silent 12's?
Actually, for rads, best bang for buck are Yate Loons, at least in 25mm thickness (i mean, you get the same or better static pressure and CFM than the Akasa for only $4 unsleeved? They're a bit noisier tho). You're looking for the best static pressure you can get.

I r n00b about fans, but based on the CFM, i'd say the Artic F's perform the same as the Gelids. Plus, if you buy the Artifc F PWM's, you do not need a PWM Splitter since they have one built-in (different enclosure, but connector is the same).
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You indicated in your post that the Yate-Loon SM's were second to the Yiper. That is what I was looking for proof for. The Yate SM's are a little louder and it is well known they're a good fan. I'm willing to bet that the Viper claims are exaggerated. There is no way they can push 83 CFM at the loudness they claim. I'm calling BS on their claimed "stats". The CM Blade Master is almost the exact same design, it spins faster (2000 RPM) and only pushes out 76 CFM. So yeah...

EDIT- re-read the specs for the Viper. 83 CFM at 28 db? Not possible. The Blade Master claims 76 CFM at 32db and it's sound level has been reported as being bogus (it's actually louder).
Edited by Sheyster - 8/10/11 at 4:48pm
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I've heard AP-15's are the best bang for the buck but they are sold out everywhere. I've emailed many retailers and no one knows when they will go back in stock...
Best bang for the buck is Yate-Loon SH, and they undervolt quite well too.
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You indicated in your post that the Yate-Loon SM's were second to the Yiper. That is what I was looking for proof for. The Yate SM's are a little louder and it is well known they're a good fan. I'm willing to bet that the Viper claims are exaggerated. There is no way they can push 83 CFM at the loudness they claim. I'm calling BS on their claimed "stats". The CM Blade Master is almost the exact same design, it spins faster (2000 RPM) and only pushes out 76 CFM. So yeah...

EDIT- re-read the specs for the Viper. 83 CFM at 28 db? Not possible. The Blade Master claims 76 CFM at 32db and it's sound level has been reported as being bogus (it's actually louder).
You, sir, have owned me. Some manufacturers do list the lowest dB with the highest RPM/CFM. So yea, i also call BS on that too. I'd say those are quite loud fans, and, for the price, i'd better try and find some AP-15's. at least their specs and reputation are widely known.

Also, for RL proof on the Artics, i present to you one of my F9 PWM. Modded it a bit on the power connector since i'm connecting it directly to the PSU because i'm using a 3-pin speed limiter (3-pin side should have only tachometer cable). The cables are way too thin for my liking tho, that'd be the only "con" i see on them.

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post #15 of 18
7.99 each, 25 for a pair after shipping
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=683

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Koolance high quality, dual ball-bearing fan.

Dimensions: 120x120x25mm
Type: Dual Ball-Bearing
Connector: 3-pin (3-wire with tachometer)
Rated Voltage: 12VDC
Current: 0.28A
Speed: 2600RPM (max)
Static Pressure: 5.4mm-H2O
Airflow: 107.6CFM (max)
Noise: 32.80dBA (max)
I get them on Monday and I also use an H60. I'll update with temps under different configs/speeds after I get them set up. Supposedly they are loud (over the 32db they claim) at max but you said you have a fan controller and if the stats are accurate they should be quite powerful at a lower, quieter speed.
Edited by Metaldude - 8/10/11 at 5:18pm
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Aw what the heck, I'll get the yate loons (medium) with white sleeving. If I really have to, I'll paint the fins white.
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whats wrong with black fans?
   
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Akasa Viper fans are quiet but the manufacturers stated dBA is misleading !!

The dBA for viper fans are as follows and based on average PWM controlled connections under standard loads.>>

600rpm - 1900rpm

6.9Dba - 28.9dBA

But when you mount these fans to a case or heatsink they produce around 30-34dBA ( accounting for speed and turbulance ). However if these are kept under pwm control they are very quiet for the air they push
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