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Like wise, you get a better warranty with the Noctua product. Corsair's is the same length but customer service wise is a bit better IMO. 

Isn't Corsair's warranty 2 years , Noctua is 6 years... nevermind
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How much is too much to pay for a Gentle Typhoon? Cheapest I can find once you add in shipping is $19.75 on Amazon.
also for $20 I think you can pick up Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans off Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00632FL8A/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all), corsair sp120/af120s run about $13 on sale in twin packs

also check http://www.overclock.net/t/1389770/newegg-20-off-all-case-fans-10-off-memory-20-off-rosewill-psus-and-some-other-stuff

code EMCXRXL39 for 20% of fans, may be expired

CBA to find the posts for the noise level discussion.... but ~20dB is lower than cheap (sub $300) dB meters can measure. Alot of them claim 30dB to be the lowest measurable. Techpowerup uses a Bruel & Kjaer 2236 sound-level meter which costs ~$4K, SilentPCReview uses a anechoic chamber with recordings http://www.silentpcreview.com/article876-page10.html. SilentPCReview used to use a Bruel & Kjaer (B&K) model 2203 (http://www.silentpcreview.com/article687-page4.html).
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Isn't Corsair's warranty 2 years , Noctua is 6 years...
also for $20 I think you can pick up Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans off Amazon , corsair sp120/af120s run about $13 on sale in twin packs

 

I was talking in relation to Scythe's warranty. 

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Well it's for the front intake of my P280. Currently I have a NF-S12A rear exhaust at full speed and 2 BitFenix fans turned down low as exhausts on the top. In the front I currently have 2 NF-P12's. The NF-P12's were good during the winter, and probably adequate now, but I really wish I could find something to get more intake in the front for the summer anyway. I have a fan controller and my holy grail would be to find a fan that I could turn up during the summer where noise isn't a factor (window A/C) and be able to turn it down during the winter without it being loud. I originally had bought 2 GT-15's for the front but I ended up sending them back and replacing them with the NF-P12's. At the time the NF-P12's worked fine but it just seems like I need a little more now. I would need something with good static pressure as there is a filter and a door in the way, although the door has plenty of openings on the sides to allow airflow. I have a NF-F12 on my Megahalems and I've tried putting it in one of the front slots and it sounds like a vacuum and the performance is no better than the P12's. I've come to the conclusion that the NF-F12 just isn't made for sucking air, it's better at blowing air.
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Well it's for the front intake of my P280. Currently I have a NF-S12A rear exhaust at full speed and 2 BitFenix fans turned down low as exhausts on the top. In the front I currently have 2 NF-P12's. The NF-P12's were good during the winter, and probably adequate now, but I really wish I could find something to get more intake in the front for the summer anyway. I have a fan controller and my holy grail would be to find a fan that I could turn up during the summer where noise isn't a factor (window A/C) and be able to turn it down during the winter without it being loud. I originally had bought 2 GT-15's for the front but I ended up sending them back and replacing them with the NF-P12's. At the time the NF-P12's worked fine but it just seems like I need a little more now. I would need something with good static pressure as there is a filter and a door in the way, although the door has plenty of openings on the sides to allow airflow. I have a NF-F12 on my Megahalems and I've tried putting it in one of the front slots and it sounds like a vacuum and the performance is no better than the P12's. I've come to the conclusion that the NF-F12 just isn't made for sucking air, it's better at blowing air.

 

Without opening the door and letting the fans vent properly, you're not going to get great temps. 

 

You could shop around and see if a twin pack of SP120's would cut it for you, though I have a feeling my assumption about your current scenario (fans are just too starved for a fresh source) is going to ultimately be right on the money. 

 

It's the same issue that almost all of those silent cases have. Which is why it's better to go with a more open design (like the Arc Midi R2) and just using quiet fans with it. 

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It's the same issue that almost all of those silent cases have. Which is why it's better to go with a more open design (like the Arc Midi R2) and just using quiet fans with it. 

Exactly what I'm trying to do for my next build and see how it works out, but I'll be using a Caselabs mATX case hehe
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right now om about to get an Noctua NH-U12S in push pull config and someone said I should ask you Tator Tot.
So I would like to know, what is some good high static pressure fans to the Noctua NH-U12S? (would like some options). The one that ships with the unit seems good.

Edit: Would like non PWN models
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right now om about to get an Noctua NH-U12S in push pull config and someone said I should ask you Tator Tot.
So I would like to know, what is some good high static pressure fans to the Noctua NH-U12S? (would like some options). The one that ships with the unit seems good.

Edit: Would like non PWN models

 

Mind linking me to a Danish store?

Like wise, the budget you're workin with.

 

The U12S doesn't need an incredibly high pressure fan but the F12 that comes with it, which is one of the best performing quiet fans on the market in terms of PQ curve.

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I got no budget on the fans, so any kind of input will be good to me smile.gif
The only thing I dont want it PWN fans

Edit: Forgot the link redface.gif http://www.coolerkit.dk/shop/120x25mm-254c1.html
    
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Without opening the door and letting the fans vent properly, you're not going to get great temps. 

You could shop around and see if a twin pack of SP120's would cut it for you, though I have a feeling my assumption about your current scenario (fans are just too starved for a fresh source) is going to ultimately be right on the money. 

It's the same issue that almost all of those silent cases have. Which is why it's better to go with a more open design (like the Arc Midi R2) and just using quiet fans with it. 

Was afraid of that. Good thing about this case is the door can be opened all the way to the side and out of the way which is what I do during gaming. Even with the door closed I don't think I've seen the CPU cores get above 57C. With my overclock I'm guessing I'm fine and just being paranoid; but I always have the desire to make something better if I can.
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