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So I have a 360 rad and I need 5 fans, to cool it, its the rs360 so i need faster fans preferably to cool them, however its in a horizontal position so i need fans that wont grind or make noise/etc in the horizontal position. I know preferably to use gt aps but they are out of stock everywhere so I want to know some alternatives. right now I am using 4 blademasters and the stock fan that comes with it. is that any good? i don't even know what brand the stock rasa kit fans are. thanks for the help
   
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I've read and heard that these are quite good http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Fans&type_sub=PWM%20Control&model=AK-FN059
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those fan shapes look like the blademasters, i also heard the cougars are good too but i how reliable are the hydro bearings or whatever they're called? cuz i know sleeve bearings aren't that great horizontally and they vibrate when they are
   
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post #4 of 8
Honestly no fan compares biggrin.gif I have looked for years, only option is to buy another quality fan that is louder and slow it down. Many good fans out there still just need a fan controller, San Ace,Papst,sanyo denki,nidec (thay make gentle typhoons),delta,panaflo. If your trying to cheap out lol, scythe s-flex,nexus, cooler master R4,noctua, yate loon(terrible bearing you are buying a 14 month fan)
    
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Akasa Vipers seem good, its hard to find a replacement/alternative for the GT because it's such a freak of a fan. From what I have seen Cougar are just like Noctua they talk about all the science but it's just marketing nonsense to make you fork out stupid money.

The XSPC fan is made by Xinruilian, I have never heard of them.

I would say you don't really need GT's or fancy fans, just stick with what you have and if you want it quiet, a fan controller would be cheaper than replacing all the fans with $10 fans and you can ramp the speed up when you need it.
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im not so worried about noise or trying to cheap out, just trying to find fans that won't die cuz they don't like being horizontal lol. but so far my blademasters are holding up okay, just wondering if i needed to what i can replace them with. I guess delta's and them also work? as they are ball bearing?
   
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post

im not so worried about noise or trying to cheap out, just trying to find fans that won't die cuz they don't like being horizontal lol. but so far my blademasters are holding up okay, just wondering if i needed to what i can replace them with. I guess delta's and them also work? as they are ball bearing?
I have a few delta 3300RPM tri blade fans, one has been horizontal for 4 1/2 years and counting, other is diagonal pointed at my chip set and still works perfectly after years of being on an off angle.
    
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hmm okay, then, I guess i'll just see how long my blademasters will last before i swap them out
   
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