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28 db
58 cfm

hmm.
     
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post #22 of 31
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Wow. Check out the #s of this fan.

16 db
62 cfm

Thermaltake Silent Cat
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1164&ID=1727#Tab0
Edited by iLeeT - 8/29/12 at 4:56pm
     
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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by iLeeT View Post

Nice. Thank you very much bud.
Does it have to be 3pin or 4pin?
Also Thermaltake in my experience has been very good bud. Ive had 3 of their 120mm fans spinning for 6+ years now of constant use.
In my eyes TT isnt a cruddy brand. biggrin.gif
Also my TT TR2-M12 dropped almost 20 degrees c on my CPU.
They make good stuff.
TT = GOOD in my eyes. thumb.gif
Every component brand I go with has withstood the test of time...
Asus
Sapphire
Thermaltake
Intel
Creative

not saying TT is bad. i've owned one of their cases back in the day and have seriously considered their big typhoon cpu cooler back in the day as well. however, there are other products that performs better in their various areas of expertise.

when it comes to fans, most people would consider the AP15's to be one of their top 3 choices. when it comes to cases, I personally consider silverstone to be one of the best manufactures currently on the market. when it comes to CPU air coolers, most people would consider phantek, silver arrow, and NH-D14 as the top 3 choices.

TT makes good middle of the line equipment. much like scythe when it comes to cpu cooler, or antec when it comes to cases. they last a LONG time because most of the type of stuff we are talking about simply last a LONG time anyway regardless of brand. the question comes down to this. if you KNOW something is going to last at least 10 years or longer, do you buy the middle of the line? or do you buy the best? I tend to lean towards the best while some lean towards cheapest. their logic being that why spend extra when cheapest also last as long as the expensive one? personally I like the best because they simply perform better. so i rather spend extra and get the better performance over the next 10 years then to have mediocre or even crappy performance over the next 10 years. and then there are those who invest in middle of the line. not expensive, not cheap, and offers decent performance. it's all a matter of personality and how you look at things.
post #24 of 31
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The included TT fan on the Contact 30 CPU Cooler has 4 small pin (not molex)

The fans im looking at have 3 small pins

What is the diff?

Will a 3 pin work exactly the same?
     
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post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by iLeeT View Post

Wow. Check out the #s of this fan.
16 db
62 cfm
Thermaltake Silent Cat
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1164&ID=1727#Tab0

get that one if you believe it will be superior smile.gif AP15 earned its reputation in real world applications by the most demanding people (overclockers biggrin.gif ). it does not needs to prove anything anymore smile.gif
post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by iLeeT View Post

The included TT fan on the Contact 30 CPU Cooler has 4 small pin (not molex)
The fans im looking at have 3 small pins
What is the diff?
Will a 3 pin work exactly the same?

3pin = voltage regulation for speed control
4pin = PWM (pulse width modulation) for speed control
post #27 of 31
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3pin = voltage regulation for speed control
4pin = PWM (pulse width modulation) for speed control

So its gotta be a 4pin for the auto speed control?
     
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post #28 of 31
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So its gotta be a 4pin for the auto speed control?

no. on your mobo, there should be 4pin header for PWM control (cpu) and 3pin headers for voltage regulation control(chassis) you can adjust the behavior of the 3 pin control in the bios so that it behaves like a CPU fan instead of a chassis fan.
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

no. on your mobo, there should be 4pin header for PWM control (cpu) and 3pin headers for voltage regulation control(chassis) you can adjust the behavior of the 3 pin control in the bios so that it behaves like a CPU fan instead of a chassis fan.

ic. Yeah the majority of fans im looking at both Tt and Sycthe are 3-pin
     
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post #30 of 31
nothing wrong with 3pin. PWM has more precise control and are able to go lower RPM due to the fact that it supplies the full voltage. but a well made 3pin is every bit as good as a PWM when it comes to performance.
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