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post #21 of 36
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The SB-E beats the Phanteks with stock fans in my system but when adding a 3000rpm fan the Phanteks takes the lead. The SB-E doesn't improve a whole lot with high pressure fans. I've reinstalled the SB-E and am running more tests to find the best set up but so far I can't get it to beat the Phanteks.
post #22 of 36
Elohim found that at lower RPMs the SB-E performed better. He mentioned it in the SA Club recently. Have you tried that sort of setup?
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post #23 of 36
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I haven't tried running the fans slower but it's obvious that the SB-E doesn't do well with high pressure fans. I already know it beats the Phanteks at stock but I'm after maximum cooling and the Phanteks is the clear winner. I did try the SB-E with 2 AP-121s but it performed worse with these than with stock fans. I'm out of options now because I sold my Silver Arrow so don't have any TY-140s to test. I'm about to give up and declare the Phanteks the winner.
post #24 of 36
I'm really intrigued by their fans (Phanteks). Have you run them in horizontal intake orientation? I'm looking for a replacement top intake to run around 700-1000 RPM. wink.gif
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post #25 of 36
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No, I've only run them on the heat sink
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I'm tempting to try one but the price is a little high at $25-30 US....even with all the goodies they come with.
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post #27 of 36
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Yeah...they are a bit expensive still. I wish I hadn't sold my SA so quickly. I could have compared the Phanteks and the TY-140/141s as case fans.
post #28 of 36
No worries. You've already done so much! biggrin.gif I'm going to pick up a couple TY-141's eventually and will post my findings then.
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post #29 of 36
The best air cooler is Phanteks,at least from what i've tested.

stock fans on this test.

480

and in here,no less than 1.65v on multimeter on 18 degrees room temperature.

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Full review

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Edited by suzuki - 5/2/12 at 12:41pm
post #30 of 36
I just got one of the 140mm fans for a top intake and really like the airflow pattern. At 750 RPM it still moves quite a bit of air with no bearing noise. thumb.gif I'm thinking about maybe trying two of them on the SA just for kicks.
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