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Actually, it used to be free shipping for orders over $50, now they raised it to $100. $50 wasn't too outrageous since you could always buy a filler, but $100 is too much. Not to mention your shipping address has to match billing address.

I have Shoprunner and Prime so I absolutely love newegg and amazon. I don't know why NCIX doesn't do Shoprunner (conflicts with newegg?)

Can't wait to attach these S12A's to my MK-26 biggrin.gif
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NCIX's prices are competitive especially when things go on sale, BUT the shipping is ridiculous. $9 to ship a fan to me when I live within 100 miles. My hometown is actually <10miles from their warehouse and it's still $9 to ship a fan.

Unfortunately NCIX's shipping policies leave a lot to be desired. If you're not buying $100+ worth of items, it's usually cheaper elsewhere.
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post #1113 of 2743
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post

Actually, it used to be free shipping for orders over $50, now they raised it to $100. $50 wasn't too outrageous since you could always buy a filler, but $100 is too much. Not to mention your shipping address has to match billing address.

I have Shoprunner and Prime so I absolutely love newegg and amazon. I don't know why NCIX doesn't do Shoprunner (conflicts with newegg?)

Can't wait to attach these S12A's to my MK-26 biggrin.gif

Lucky American with your crazy shipping >.>

Now Amazon AND Google and trying to make same day shipping happen. Man American just loved consumerism so much tongue.gif
post #1114 of 2743
Just got my Lepa 70D. I honestly think I prefer it to my SP120's while also being a worthy alternative to the AP-15 (running all three at 8v). I guess i've been swayed by it's cheaper cost and im surprised more manufacturers dont ship fans with these 3 step molex adapters (12v. 7v and 5v). Thanks for mentioning this fan, it was a bit of a risk trying what I consider an unknown brand but im glad I did smile.gif
post #1115 of 2743
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Just got my Lepa 70D. I honestly think I prefer it to my SP120's while also being a worthy alternative to the AP-15 (running all three at 8v). I guess i've been swayed by it's cheaper cost and im surprised more manufacturers dont ship fans with these 3 step molex adapters (12v. 7v and 5v). Thanks for mentioning this fan, it was a bit of a risk trying what I consider an unknown brand but im glad I did smile.gif

 

Lepa is a sub-brand of EcomasterTek who is the parent brand of Enermax.

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Hey guys, should I get a Cougar Vortex (1200RPM version) or a Silverstone AP122 if I'm looking for a fan that moves a lot of air in a concentrated cone?
post #1117 of 2743
Not sure, I haven't heard good things, noise wise, regarding the Silverstone fans in general.
post #1118 of 2743
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Originally Posted by Snuckie7 View Post

Hey guys, should I get a Cougar Vortex (1200RPM version) or a Silverstone AP122 if I'm looking for a fan that moves a lot of air in a concentrated cone?

 

Cougar. 

 

Noctua's Focus Flow F12 PWM is the best option though. 

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post #1119 of 2743
Got a Gelid Silent 120mm PWM to try on my Megahalems, it's working nicely and so quiet. I am pretty surprised that such a cheap fan can be so good. I was weary of PWM fans after a bad experience with noisy Arctic Cooling F12 PWM fans.

I am debating whether to use the seconds Gelid PWM as a pull on the Megahalems since the temps and noise are acceptable with a single fan.

Now I am thinking about replacing my 2 x AP-13 and 1 x AP-14 case fans with these Gelids since the Gene V can control PWM on all headers...
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Move the current fan to a pull position on your heatsink and check to make sure it doesn't make any obtuse noise.

Unlike a radiator, a heatsink isn't symmetrical most of the time. So pull & push can have different sound profiles.

 

With a second fan, you won't see a huge drop in temps though.

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