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Which Fan should i swap out? (Excalibur PWN / Corsair 120mm)

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im lost at the moment,

thinking of switching out my H60 corsair 120mm Fan that came with it, to a better one~ what do you guys recommend?

Currently my setup for the H60 Radiator is as follow
Pull: corsair 120mm Fan
Push: CM Excalibur 120 PWN ( damn i can say this fan is noisy as hell) lolll

so yup, im not sure if i should change the CM Excalibur PWN to a Noctua NF-F12 PWN ? coz its gonna cost me $29 for it, and it does have good review for the Noctua NF-F12-PWM and most importantly doesnt lose performance or air pressure / Cfm due to the quietness they produce...
post #2 of 5
The Excalibur is actually a terrible radiator fan. The stock corsair one is also a pretty poor fan just in general. Noctura fans are pretty decent radiator fans for their noise levels, but if you get yourself a fan controller, you can run some gentle typhoons (or even deltas) at a lower speed to get similar noise levels with better static pressure and the option to turn them up to full when needed
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oh for real?? damnn i thought the excalibur were the best since it pushes out alot of CFM and Air Pressure compare to alot of case fan i found on the comp shop ive here. yeh i release alot of people told me about Scythe Gentle Typhoon but problem i cant get a hold on the best only the Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm Fan 800rpm have in stock only.

As for the Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm Fan 1850rpm (out of stock) werent able to place a preorder what so ever so its sucks. coz i see the spec that shows on the Scythe Gentle Typhoon the CFM (1850rpm Model) pushes out 98cfm (air pressure of 0.83)

with the Noctua NF-F12-PWM (CFM on 93.4) with a static pressure of 1.83(min) 2.61(Max) so thats why i was thinking of noctua..lol...and by looking at they site they offer that was the best for Radiator etc so yeh lol.. with delta fan i dont think i can get a hold on those unless i purchase online, since im not that keen on online buying things its hassle for me, so im willing to just buy whatever my comp shop here stock up thats all so yeh..plus with delta fan apparently they are loud lol so dont want that lol. kinda want a good performance fan/silent

well... is there any other brand that you would recommend for my H60 radiator for a Push Pull configuration then? if the Corsair stock fan is pretty poor, i must well upgrade both the fan then, and just relocate the excalibur PWN to my front intake instead and get 2x new push pull fan?
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The Excalibur is excellent as a case fan so by all means relocate it to an intake rather than just tossing it. The problem with using it on a radiator is that air will follow the path of least resistance, right out the mesh sides of the fan.

The Noctura is your best bet for a good radiator fan that is silent with stock configuration that can be easily found.

The GT's and Delta's are indeed loud by comparison at normal speeds (especially Deltas.. they're like jet turbines!), but they also run a LOT faster. When you turn the speed down with a fan controller, they can actually be very quiet and still move air fairly well. It just requires a fairly hefty fan controller.

You can also look for some noiseblocker fans or feser triebwerk fans. They're very quiet and are decent for radiators for their noise levels, but they are pretty hard to find.
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oohhhh i get it now lol! thank you!!
so that explain why my temp for the radiator still sits around 34plus on idling lol...

coz my current intake fan are those xigmatec orange led fan (2 x 120mm) will those be good fan to use as a radiator fan than excalibur? coz im thinking now like you said if i relocate the excalibur to a intake fan, that means ive to take out one of the xigmatec 120 mm fan (they just some cheap fan for $10) lol and have it on push mode while the stock Corsair Fan as pull will it be more effective in my situation? since right now the excalibur is on push mode on the radiator..
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