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Today I purchased 2 used lian li Li121225bl b4 c fans.
These are 120mm fans
I hope you bought them very cheaply. In my experience with new Lian Li fans, they performed poorly. They are the only name brand fans I would not buy. I hope you have much better experience than I did.

I forgot to say that you should use larger fans whenever they will fit. To produce the same cfm as a smaller fan, the larger fans will spin slower and make less noise. Thus, never buy anything (other than a video card) that requires an 80mm fan or a 92mm fan; use 120mm fans instead. When you can, choose a 140mm fan over a 120mm fan. A single 200mm fan is quieter than four 120mm fans. And so forth.
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^^If ehume doesn't like them, I don't suggest using them. This guy knows his fans.
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post #13 of 18
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^^If ehume doesn't like them, I don't suggest using them. This guy knows his fans.
I've only used three. For all I know they might have some good fans. Best to remember that companies like Lian Li do not manufacture fans, they just resell them or relabel them.
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post #14 of 18
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I hope you bought them very cheaply. In my experience with new Lian Li fans, they performed poorly. They are the only name brand fans I would not buy. I hope you have much better experience than I did.

I forgot to say that you should use larger fans whenever they will fit. To produce the same cfm as a smaller fan, the larger fans will spin slower and make less noise. Thus, never buy anything (other than a video card) that requires an 80mm fan or a 92mm fan; use 120mm fans instead. When you can, choose a 140mm fan over a 120mm fan. A single 200mm fan is quieter than four 120mm fans. And so forth.
I got it for very cheap,these are old lian li fans(most probably the one that comes with pc p80) and are performing good,I noticed significent ambient temparature decrease in my rig.
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I got it for very cheap,these are old lian li fans(most probably the one that comes with pc p80) and are performing good,I noticed significent ambient temparature decrease in my rig.
Hurray for that.
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Hurray for that.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29907
these are my fans
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post #17 of 18
Generally I don't believe specs, but the cfm and noise specs look OK. I wouldn't trust the static pressure specs, though.

They ought to be fine.
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I like the Gelid wing series fans and the cooler master SickleFlow for 120mm.
the Gelid wing i would love to get some in green and have blue cathodes in the case but £13 a fan ...........
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