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I'm looking to slap some fans onto my currently passive Megahalem. I've got two scythe slipstreams but they're unbearably loud (mostly the tone). I was thinking about picking up some noctua fans but I'm not sure how effective they are paired with a mega? Should I go for gentle typhoons instead, or something entirely different?
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Gentle typhoons or these Slipstreams, i have them on my Megashadow.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185144
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Gentle typhoons or these Slipstreams, i have them on my Megashadow.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185144

Whats the difference between those slipstreams and these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185059
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a good 7db quieter, and they move almost the same amount of air
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post #6 of 15
this is way better than most of fans tested on the test on megahalems, ehume had tested a new ones on a NH D14 and got better results than other fans

http://www.amazon.com/XSPC-Xinruilian-120mm-2000-RPM/dp/B0076AI7X4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1335390614&sr=8-3

http://www.overclockers.com/xspc-xinruilian-fan
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Definitely some nice fans. Same temp and only slightly louder than the AP-15, but for $7. I can get behind that.
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post #8 of 15
Noctua NF-F12 PWM is good. Noctua NF-P12 is good.

Gentle Typhoon AP-14 1450 rpm are also good, but do note that they are double ball bearings. They are pretty quiet to me, but some people's hearing may be more sensitive to the ball bearing noise.
post #9 of 15
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Those noctua look pretty damn nice, but the cheaper XSPC is tempting.

Is there any way to run both fans off the CPU fan power port on my motherboard? Would I need to splice them or something?
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post #10 of 15
for the heatsink you need 2x same fans ... and using those with 3pins to 4 pins adapter, XSPC is way better in heatsink bcuz has more air pressure which benefits the heatsink/CLC
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