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I recently purchased the corsair h100, and while i dont doubt its stock capabilities, I heard they weren't Ideal.
First, should I go push/pull? If not, I'll keep stock fans for now.
If I should go push/pull, what are 4 120mm fans with decent CFM, DB in the low 20's(noise of case right now), and are preferably priced under $15 USD each? Or would two suffice while still significantly improving performance over stock?
I'm hoping such fans exist, and all help is greatly appreciated! thumb.gif
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i personally use these for my rad
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-BladeMaster-Silent-R4-BMBS-20PK-R0/dp/B0030DL37I

ideally id suggest gt ap 1850 rpm ones but good luck finding those
   
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Those fans look really good on paper, but the reviews worry me. Any input?
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Ah well different application but I just replaced my stock R4's with 4 of the L2N versions of this fan (LED) and made a great temp change in my case with only a bit more noise, rated at 19dba did raise the volume a bit but nothing major,
Specifically drops ambient by 5 degrees, and CPU by 3 degrees really allowed this case to breath more than before, oh and purchased from newegg on sale for 8.99 a piece

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103091
COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120 R4-L2R-20AR-R1 120mm Silent operation Red LED case fan
 
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I use 4 GELID Gamer Wing 12PL's on my H100 on the Silent preset. Pretty much the same, if not better, specs as the GT. They just don't have the same pitch. Have never seen it hit 70 degrees unless stress testing. I wouldn't recommend push/pull as it is such a thin radiator and you see little to zero CPU temperature change. Adding 2 extra pull fans in my case just helped with the temps inside the case. The Corsair fans are really good for a push setup on the H100, even having corsair fans push and GTs pull, but they are loud.
post #7 of 17
Even though these fans are kind of expensive, for radiators, I would recommend the Scythe Gentle Typhoon.

Here is the same fan on FrozenCPU( http://www.frozencpu.com/search.html?mv_profile=keyword_search&mv_session_id=gGRV4Ptb&searchspec=Scythe+Gentle+Typhoon+&go.x=17&go.y=11 ), they have lower prices on the fans but the Gentle Typhoon fan is currently out of stock.
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Ah well different application but I just replaced my stock R4's with 4 of the L2N versions of this fan (LED) and made a great temp change in my case with only a bit more noise, rated at 19dba did raise the volume a bit but nothing major,
Specifically drops ambient by 5 degrees, and CPU by 3 degrees really allowed this case to breath more than before, oh and purchased from newegg on sale for 8.99 a piece
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103091
COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120 R4-L2R-20AR-R1 120mm Silent operation Red LED case fan

What is the difference between that and the clear one I mentioned? They have a similar but different SKU and like quite similar.
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hey sorry for late response I believe they are exactly the same just without the LED which means LED has 4 wires no LED has 3 wires
specs on these fans are identical except for max CFM difference of 0.69 ( 69 no led, 69.69 w/ led)wth.gif
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=1655&product_id=2916
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=1655&product_id=3010

they look identical to same blade design everything
 
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hey sorry for late response I believe they are exactly the same just without the LED which means LED has 4 wires no LED has 3 wires
specs on these fans are identical except for max CFM difference of 0.69 ( 69 no led, 69.69 w/ led)wth.gif
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=1655&product_id=2916
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=1655&product_id=3010
they look identical to same blade design everything

Thanks! My only concern is that on newegg, the non-led has a bunch of poor reviews, while the led has near perfect reviews. I found that quite odd...
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