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4 fans for 10 bucks. Quality? Well....
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200072

4 fans for 10 bucks. Quality? Well....

Are you going to be testing those high end units? Although what would be the point - who'd spend $2.50 on fan??? That's just crazy indulgent.
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Are you going to be testing those high end units? Although what would be the point - who'd spend $2.50 on fan??? That's just crazy indulgent.
Eh, there are F12 five-packs going for $21, $4.20 per fan, and those aren't too bad.
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Are you going to be testing those high end units? Although what would be the point - who'd spend $2.50 on fan??? That's just crazy indulgent.

I tested the four pack Cooler Master units that went for the same price a long time ago. I can tell you that they are not 10 times worse than fans costing 25 dollars. In fact, for a cheap cheap build, they are better than nothing.
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My fav 120mm for cheap(ish) builds is the Rosewill Apache rebrand: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200068 - it's a little buzzy over 1k rpm, but prefer it to the F12s I've used. Altho they just raised the price to $10.99 each, so probably only for those who own their own home. Haven't checked if newegg has a leasing plan for them. biggrin.gif
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is this fan good for intake in front of the case?

http://www.skroutz.gr/s/5478757/Lepa-LPBOL12P-Red.html
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Are you going to be testing those high end units? Although what would be the point - who'd spend $2.50 on fan??? That's just crazy indulgent.

I tested the four pack Cooler Master units that went for the same price a long time ago. I can tell you that they are not 10 times worse than fans costing 25 dollars. In fact, for a cheap cheap build, they are better than nothing.

I used them on 2 rads. Worked quite well actually. Pretty quiet but didn't push much air, can't get everything. The Arctic Cooling F12's are pretty good IMHO. Definitely the best option for me at $20 for 5 fans... I actually ended up getting the PWM version F12 for $7.50 for my CPU cooler...still a darn good deal. They make a noticeable noise when up against a fan grill or fins but are very quiet when they've got a spacer between the fan and whatever it is your moving air through.
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120mm fan #78 - Masscool FD12025B1L3-4:





At 7 bucks a pop on Newegg, it won't break the bank but the performance isn't anything to write home about. It's decent in pull, but overall, it's in the middle of the pack.

Just another item to add to the pile.
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I'm looking at the new Noctua NF-F12 series lineup and I still can't make my mind up.

- The 3000 RPM series has both 12 volt and 24 volt
- The 140mm variant produces 10.52mm/H20, where the 120mm produces 7.63mm/H20.

Q. I've read that 12 volt models are limited to 1500 RPM (Yet it says 3000?)
Q. I was under the impression that 140mm was meant to have lower SP than 120mm.

Q. Is there a fan that doesn't cost $35 and performs just as good, 'cause that benchmark on page one says not really,
then again the dBA is huge compared to the other fans that are on there near a similar temperature.
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I'm looking at the new Noctua NF-F12 series lineup and I still can't make my mind up.

- The 3000 RPM series has both 12 volt and 24 volt
- The 140mm variant produces 10.52mm/H20, where the 120mm produces 7.63mm/H20.

Q. I've read that 12 volt models are limited to 1500 RPM (Yet it says 3000?)
Q. I was under the impression that 140mm was meant to have lower SP than 120mm.

Q. Is there a fan that doesn't cost $35 and performs just as good, 'cause that benchmark on page one says not really,
then again the dBA is huge compared to the other fans that are on there near a similar temperature.

As far as pure performance Sanyo Denki San Ace fans and Delta is going to be the winners due to their super high RPM. If you are after performance at a low noise level that is another question entirely.

Personally I don't like the particular kind of noise that Noctua fans produce and I really don't like the ball bearing noise from Gentle typhoons and the like, so while you may want to look at dba comparisons, the real answer is that you are just as fine choosing any of the premium fans available and rather focus on the particular kind of noise they produce.

As for 140mm vs 120mm... 140mm USED to be worse than 120mm fans when SP was concerned, but the last few years a lot of excellent 140mm fans has been released that simply nullifies this. So you are far better off just choosing what you can fit, but if you can fit a 140mm fan it's going to produce better flow at a lower dba (generally speaking of-course) due to the larger surface area.

Another question that you should ask is what you really need, do you need to get 35$ fans or can make due with 10$ fans and invest the money in other things (in a lot of cases people overspend on trivial things).
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AMD Ryzen R7 1700x Asus Crosshair VI Hero x370 Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X OC Boost Crucial Ballistix Sport 16gb x2 
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Crucial m4 128GB crucial mx100 Intel 520 240GB Western Digital Green 2TB 
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Samsung Blueray 123l EKWB Supremacy acrylic nickel Bitspower Acrylic DDC top Bitspower DDC top upgrade kit 
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EKWB DDC Heatsink black Sanyo Denki 80mmx15mm x3 Arctic F12 x15 EKWB Thermosphere acrylic nickel 
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Alphacool 480 Monsta x2 Phanteks F140SP Primochill Advanced LRT Demineralized water with benzalkonium chloride 
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Swiftech mcp35x Windows 10 Pro 64bit Dell Ultrasharp U2414H Logitech g710+ 
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EVGA Supernova P2 1000w Phanteks Enthoo Primo Logitech g502 Mionix Sargas 900 
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Asus Xonar Essence STX Cerwin Vega XD4 Beyer Dynamic DT990 Pro 250Ohm 
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intel 3317u lenovo s230u intel hd4000 4gb 
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Crucial m500 240gb Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit 12.5" Corning gorilla glass screen, multituch, ... Lenovo Thinkpad s230u 
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