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Have a XSPC EX240 radiator and need a couple 12cm fans with good preasure. Quiet is a priority. Any suggestions?

What I've looked at already are:
Scythe Gental Typhoons
Noctua NF-F12 PWM
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Gentle Typhoons, hands down.
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Preasure... whatever this is... yeah, the Scythe Genital Typhoons are good ones.
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post #4 of 18
Right now the Corsair SP120 High Performance Edition 2pack is on sale for $23 @ Newegg, and if you can find it there is a coupon code for another 20pct off. That's probably the best option for the price, two fans each week 50pct more static pressure than the GT's for the price of one GT.

If you want really high static pressure, the $7.95 Koolance 120x25mm or 120x38mm 2800rpm fans produce 5.4mmHg and 7.6mmHg respectively (and 107cfm / 118cfm). Best price to performance I've ever seen.
   
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post #5 of 18
The aksa apache seems to be the fan to beat for performance to noise ratio. Fairly cheap too.

forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=43964

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post #6 of 18
I'm running push/pull with Gentle Typhoons on my rads (one of them is denser than a EX240), and they work really well. If you do want absolute performance and do not care about noise, you must look for 120x120x38mm fans. No 120x120x25mm fan will give you as much pressure or CFM.
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post #7 of 18
I disagree, as the Koolance 120x25mm 2800rpm fans are insanely powerful for the size. Comparable to many 120x38mm fans in fact. However, overall, yes, you are correct IMO.
   
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

I disagree, as the Koolance 120x25mm 2800rpm fans are insanely powerful for the size. Comparable to many 120x38mm fans in fact. However, overall, yes, you are correct IMO.

Are you talking about these? If those specs are to be believed, they beat my Panaflo FBA12G12H fans while being more silent. Must find more info about them.
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post #9 of 18
You really don't have to go too crazy. A good fan with an FDB bearing will do well. You can't go wrong with the Kama Flow 2. I've had good luck with those fans. I've heard good things about the Thermalright FDB, The bitfenix spectre pro might be worth a look, I just wish that they had a higher speed version. I don't like to pay much more than $10 a fan personally.

I've been hearing really good things about the Arctic cooling F12 which sounds like a great deal.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 8/20/12 at 6:40pm
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post #10 of 18
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Thanks for all the suggestions...very helpful.

One question about any of the above-mentioned fans. Do any of them have trouble with running horizontal? My rad is in the top of my case air blowing up. I've heard some people mention that issue. I took one of the fans that was mounted in a Fractal Design Arc Midi and plugged it into a power supply. Tipping it in different orientations, the RPM fell about 20-30% when running horizontal.
Edited by cgd - 8/20/12 at 7:31pm
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