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post #1261 of 2743
Mr Tator,

I'm looking for some decent blue 3-pin case fans that will be on a fan controller.

I'm looking at the Prolimatech PRO-BV12 120mm Blue Vortex 12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242014

and GELID Solutions FN-FW12-15-B:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426018

Is the Gelid worth the extra cash? Do you have any experience with the Prolimatech? Or maybe a different blue fan recommendation? If a good blue fan doesn't exist I may switch to a white-based scheme instead.

Thanks in advance!
post #1262 of 2743
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Originally Posted by subinbar View Post

Mr Tator,

I'm looking for some decent blue 3-pin case fans that will be on a fan controller.

I'm looking at the Prolimatech PRO-BV12 120mm Blue Vortex 12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242014

and GELID Solutions FN-FW12-15-B:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426018

Is the Gelid worth the extra cash? Do you have any experience with the Prolimatech? Or maybe a different blue fan recommendation? If a good blue fan doesn't exist I may switch to a white-based scheme instead.

Thanks in advance!

 

The GeLID is double the price, so it's hard to say if it's actually worth that extra cost.  I haven't had my hands on the Prolimatech fans, so I can't really speak on them.

 

I know Ehume didn't mind them, but found other fans to be better in his testing.

 

I'd see if you can find a deal on another site for the GeLIDs at $15. Or even in the 4 pack they offer.

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post #1263 of 2743
There's a Gelid 4 pack thing?

I'll be ordering a 50mm Gelid Silent fan nao...Expect some testing in the coming weeks. thumb.gif
(Subjective one and dba measured with my phone)
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There's a Gelid 4 pack thing?

I'll be ordering a 50mm Gelid Silent fan nao...Expect some testing in the coming weeks. thumb.gif
(Subjective one and dba measured with my phone)

 

For the Wing 12's there is.

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post #1265 of 2743
Cool, good to know. I may score a few later on...don't need them now. No one bought my TY-140's lol
I'm placing an order as we speak for the 50mm fan. Should be here in 10 days! biggrin.gif
post #1266 of 2743
Sorry for the random interjection but how do the Lepa's compare to the Noctua F12's? Considering you can get 2 Lepa's for the price of one F12 are the F12's really that much better on heatsinks?
post #1267 of 2743
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Sorry for the random interjection but how do the Lepa's compare to the Noctua F12's? Considering you can get 2 Lepa's for the price of one F12 are the F12's really that much better on heatsinks?

 

Which Lepa fan?

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post #1268 of 2743
I know you said above this is still a work in progress but I wanted to ask, how extensive will your final conclusion be? Will you have a "best in this price range" sort of thing or?

I was going to generically ask you, what's the best fan for under $10 per fan (includes twin packs and what not) but if you are going to eventually list all of this i'll just keep quiet! biggrin.gif
post #1269 of 2743
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I know you said above this is still a work in progress but I wanted to ask, how extensive will your final conclusion be? Will you have a "best in this price range" sort of thing or?

I was going to generically ask you, what's the best fan for under $10 per fan (includes twin packs and what not) but if you are going to eventually list all of this i'll just keep quiet! biggrin.gif

 

Yeah, I'm going to break it up into certain categories. 

 

Most Silent:

Best Airflow:

Best Static Pressure:

Most Affordable:

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post #1270 of 2743
@Tator Tot,

How do you think Silent Wings 2 stack up as rad fans? Noticed they were only 5CFM short of the NF-F12's.
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