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one of my noiseblocker fan died in my PnP H70...

was thinking of getting 2 Cooler Master Blade Master or Excalibur to replace them both...which is better??

Excalibur = $12.50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103083&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Case+Fans-_-Cooler+Master-_-35103083
Blade master = $12.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103069
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Haven't tried them myself but the Excalibur fans have better specs.
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I used the Excalibers on my last build and was impressed with the quality construction. My only complaint would be their noisy without a controller.
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I used the Excalibers on my last build and was impressed with the quality construction. My only complaint would be their noisy without a controller.

what if i use the bios to control their speed to around 1200rpm...?? is it still louder compare to others at that speed?
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Honestly I just hooked them up to a controller, dialed them down and forgot about them. Another option would be get a PMW controller such as the Sunbeam http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12481/bus-247/Sunbeam_30W_Rheosmart_6_Channel_Smart_Fan_Controller_-_Black_PL-RS-6.html?tl=g34c17s817 and have the best of both worlds smile.gif
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Both have terrible static pressure, which means they're terrible radiator fans. These are meant for case fans where there is relatively low restriction and you simply want to create as much air turbulence as possible.

What are your constraints? Can you deal with a 38mm thick fan? If so, you cant go wrong with a panaflo on a radiator. Most underrated rad fans ever. Inexpensive, great pressure, great sound signature, and great reliability.

They're like the beefier older brother of the gentle typhoons that are oh so popular around here.
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Both have terrible static pressure, which means they're terrible radiator fans. These are meant for case fans where there is relatively low restriction and you simply want to create as much air turbulence as possible.
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Well were in the air cooling section so if op is running water cooling then your 100% right. I didn't use them on a rad I used them as case fans. No doubt static pressure would be bad with all the holes in the frame rolleyes.gif

My bad reread the original post and see H70 redface.gif
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Well were in the air cooling section so if op is running water cooling then your 100% right. I didn't use them on a rad I used them as case fans. No doubt static pressure would be bad with all the holes in the frame rolleyes.gif
My bad reread the original post and see H70 redface.gif

Not always the case believe it or not.

The blademasters are rated for, Air pressure (mmH2O): 0.75 - 3.53 mmH2O. Not bad for a $12 fan, but there are some better options out there.

As stated above, is space a concern? What about noise?

I know for a fact that push/pull hardly changed the temp on my H100, MAYBE 1-2c difference. The only real change was if you were to pull cool air into your case, or push hot are out.
 
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Not always the case believe it or not.
The blademasters are rated for, Air pressure (mmH2O): 0.75 - 3.53 mmH2O. Not bad for a $12 fan, but there are some better options out there.
As stated above, is space a concern? What about noise?
I know for a fact that push/pull hardly changed the temp on my H100, MAYBE 1-2c difference. The only real change was if you were to pull cool air into your case, or push hot are out.

Cooler Master is known for overrating their fans. Don't trust their specs, check out third party reviews. Noctua, Delta, Panasonic (Panaflo) are a couple companies known to publish accurait numbers. Here's an example

Actually I'm pretty interested in why the noise-blocker died. They're pretty reliable fans. *shrug*

At any rate, OP, give us some more info to work with!
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Not sure if any of these are good actually. Go for a different brand like Noctua
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