Originally Posted by nubbinator
Like I said, they're going on the Water 2.0 Extreme's radiator. I'm trying to keep roughly the same performance (a couple C higher is fine) while being quieter. The Everflows would be fantastic if they didn't have so much bearing noise and if I could figure out where that weird whine was coming from.
It basically comes down to ~$45-50 for two NF-F12s, ~$32 for a pair of Swiftech Helix, or $40 for two AP-45s unless there are some other good, quiet options I'm glossing over. If there are any good, quiet PWM San Ace or Panaflo fans, I'd be down for those too.
The whine is probably electrical. Do you have them connected to a fan controller?
In your case, I would go for the AP-45's or the F12's. Swiftech Helix fans are not worth more than $8-10/fan. $32 for a pair is far too much.
AP-45's will not perform as well as the F12's but if you're saving $10 I would say that it's worth it.
F12's do beautiful on the Water 2.0 Extreme though. My only suggestion is to let them run off of the motherboard instead of Tt's controller built into the pump.
Originally Posted by Da1Nonly
Ive got to ask.... I found yate loon 120mm fans (YATE LOON 120mm Case Fan - D12SM-12) on jabtech.com.
For a super low price of $3.60 each. Im thinking of using them for push pull on thin radiators. Are they really as amazing as many people say? Im after the best fans I can get but I dont want to spend more then $10 per fan and I need 7 fans in total.
What do you think?
Real Yates are good fans. They are the utmost middle ground in 120mm DC Axial fan design though. A well rounded product that works well in most applications.
What are your radiators, as some thin radiators are very dense. Like the Corsair H100/H100i, Black Ice SR1, & GTS rads.
Lepa 70D, Rosewill Hyperborea, & Cooler Master Blade Master fans would all be the ones to look at.
Lepa 70D fans have the same sorta blade design as a Yate but they're a bit quieter per 1000 RPM.
Cooler Master Blade Master fans are a bit noisier but they offer good PWM functionality & the most static pressure.
Rosewill Hyperborea's do not have the most static pressure but they do have the most quiet bearing as well as PWM functionality that is good.
Edited by Tator Tot - 4/4/13 at 3:38pm