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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13978/cab-494/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_3-Pin_to_3x_3-Pin_Y_Cable_Splitter_-_60cm_-_White_BFA-MSC-3F33F60WK-RP.html?tl=g47c251s635#blank

anything wrong with that? i don't remember if the pwm adapter's female end was 3 or 4 pin
That will work. Way more expensive. The fan leads are long enough to read behind motherboard tray to the splitter for clean cable management so no reason for fancy splitter.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13978/cab-494/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_3-Pin_to_3x_3-Pin_Y_Cable_Splitter_-_60cm_-_White_BFA-MSC-3F33F60WK-RP.html?tl=g47c251s635#blank

anything wrong with that? i don't remember if the pwm adapter's female end was 3 or 4 pin
That will work. Way more expensive. The fan leads are long enough to read behind motherboard tray to the splitter for clean cable management so no reason for fancy splitter.

i may or may not buy a 3 x 3 pin. depends on how i feel lol. i do prefer to minimize things to keep tidy and reduce any possible source of error though - even if it is just a wire
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I recently picked up a Phanteks cooler, but wanted to swap the stock fans out. I've heard good things about it, but I wanted true PWM fans on there, not just 3pin fans hooked up to a 3to4pin adapter, and I'm a bit of a Noctua fanboy so I picked up the Noctua NF-A15 PWM to try out on the heatsink. See a lot of Thermalright TY fans swapped in but haven't heard much of Noctuas in the Phanteks so I figured why not.

Using Noctua "Anti-Vibration mounts" provided with the fan and stock Phanteks fan clips, mounts perfectly just like stock:


The fans are exactly the same height, the mount holes are exactly in the same place.


I heard people do zipties or something similar to hold Thermalright TY fans to the Phantek heatsink, but the anti-vibration mounts that Noctua provides with the fans work perfectly with the stock phanteks clips. Instead of hooking into the hole of the stock hole mount, you basically hook onto the rubber Noctua mount.




I always wondered about those side blocky sections on the NF-A15 but I realize now that because they're the soft rubbery anti-vibration, they press up again the heatsink so they perform the same function as the adhesive anti-vibration strips that Phanteks provide.


Not even sure if I need to stick the center anti-vibration strip since the Noctua fan's side anti-vibration mounts provide a slight clearance between the fan and heatsink in the center.


Oh and in case you were wondering.. fits in center no problem too... again same size as stock Phanteks fan so didn't think it'd be an issue anyways.
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I recently picked up a Phanteks cooler, but wanted to swap the stock fans out. I've heard good things about it, but I wanted true PWM fans on there, not just 3pin fans hooked up to a 3to4pin adapter, and I'm a bit of a Noctua fanboy so I picked up the Noctua NF-A15 PWM to try out on the heatsink. See a lot of Thermalright TY fans swapped in but haven't heard much of Noctuas in the Phanteks so I figured why not.



Is there a consensus on the best fans for this cooler?


Is it still the TY 140s?

What would the difference in temps be between 3x stock phantek fans vs 3x TY-140s? or whatever the best fan is?
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Is there a consensus on the best fans for this cooler?


Is it still the TY 140s?

What would the difference in temps be between 3x stock phantek fans vs 3x TY-140s? or whatever the best fan is?

Sorry to all of those who have waited for me to finish my testing of the various fans. I've had a couple of setbacks during the process & have had to start over from the beginning and retest everything a couple of times. I'm in the process of writing everything up...

neXen, to answer your question, the TY-140s are probably not the best choice in terms of performance for this cooler.

I'll leave it at that for now but you can pm me if you are under the gun and need to know my results to make a purchase...
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Is there a consensus on the best fans for this cooler?


Is it still the TY 140s?

What would the difference in temps be between 3x stock phantek fans vs 3x TY-140s? or whatever the best fan is?

I think you'd need to define what's "best" for the specific use case. If you're talking max performance, you can get much higher RPM and output fans to stick in there, but obviously more noise. Those aren't TY-140's though, they're Noctua NF-A15 PWM fans. Very similar in sizing and mount hole arrangement and they seemed to review slightly better than the TY=140s, but you pay a big price premium for them, close to almost $10 difference at some places so it'll probably not win any best value awards, but my other case fans are Noctua and I wanted to keep it consistent.
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I think you'd need to define what's "best" for the specific use case. If you're talking max performance, you can get much higher RPM and output fans to stick in there, but obviously more noise. Those aren't TY-140's though, they're Noctua NF-A15 PWM fans. Very similar in sizing and mount hole arrangement and they seemed to review slightly better than the TY=140s, but you pay a big price premium for them, close to almost $10 difference at some places so it'll probably not win any best value awards, but my other case fans are Noctua and I wanted to keep it consistent.


My new case is the corsair C70 and i will be replacing the window to a solid panel.


I am looking to purchase a PH-TC14PE and what option would net me the best preformance


Stock fans + 1 additional stock fan
3x TY-140/147s
3x Noctua NF-15s
3x any fan

I would only want to replace the stock fans if they would improve temps by 3+ degrees

*Note: i realize higher RPM fans such as the TY-143s will preform better than stock, but the DBA increase is far too much for my liking.
The lower the DBA the better but anything less than 35 i would consider
post #1078 of 2766
Well according to this review where they swapped the stock fans to Thermalright TY-140s, they did notice a slight improvement...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/phanteks-ph-tc14pe_5.html

but I dunno replacing all those fans for a measly few degrees which imo is within margin of error, not sure if it's worth it based on performance/value. On the brightside, they might be quieter and you get true PWM fans so you don't mess with that adapter. Think there was another thread here where someone had swapped in even TY-143s and it didn't have much improvement over stock either.

Have to be honest you're almost better off looking at your case airflow in general to get bigger improvements for temps that swapping those heatsink fans.

Maybe post here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1041926/how-to-decide-on-a-case-for-air-cooling-warning-pics with a diagram of how your airflow is set up now and see what the fine folks there say.
post #1079 of 2766
nexen:
heres an alternative idea:
get 1 4pin fan for exhaust of case - hook this up on the cpu fan header
keep stock fans - hook them up to a fancontroller so u can manualy change speed for silence vs performance and you dont need to fiddle with bios or pwm adapters
any decent fan with above 50cfm rating
and low rpm will work just fine
go with whats affordable and suits your style
if you want silence+perf+looks then look for the cougar fans or the ty140/143/147
and were eva yo buy ask for them to get matching colour for your cooler
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+benefit of fancontroller is you can get almost full control of all the case fans too
it all comes down to the overall look/style you prefer and how patient/impatient yo are with building a pc : small things like decent cable management can make things not just easier/tidy but improve airflow alot
luckily the c70 is a great case airflow and cable m. wise
like i say its up to you if it was me
i would want my setup to look better than
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