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And what fan do you recommend for exhaust? I thought of the Corsair AF120 QE but when you say they got some buzz sounds I would like some other options.
I will stick with the Spectre pro 200mm as you said because cant mount 2 120mm in the front frown.gif


 

You'll want to keep the 200mm @ ~7v for it to be relatively quiet. For exhaust Silent Wing 2's, again, would be perfect if you can't stand the look of Noctua's.

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I think the noctuas are not ugly looking fans but they just dosent match my color scheme biggrin.gif
    
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Hey Tator, i currently have a few fans that i think are ball bearing in my folding rig.

what do you think of this fan:


its a 3-blade BTW, couldn't get a still photo since my folding rig is still running full load. it has a very decent amount of pressure for a 3-blade. as i only have that one case fan and only 1 opening in the front of the case. (2 FDD slot covers taken out) and it still seems to push the same amount of air whether the side panel is on or not.

i currently have it running at 7V since 12V was too loud and unnecessary.

also is the fan a BB or what? by the sound of it it seems like a clicky BB
Edited by Phenomanator53 - 5/12/13 at 5:09am
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Oh man those silent Wings 2 140 mm are great!!! Just build them into my Switch 810 as front intake and it rocks. Very quit.
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Oh man those silent Wings 2 140 mm are great!!! Just build them into my Switch 810 as front intake and it rocks. Very quit.

Good to hear! I think I will buy one to aid my airflow inside the case smile.gif
    
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Tator what you think about the GlideStream 120 PWM (1300 rpm) as a rad fan?
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Price is high as they're just sleeve bearings.
Design is pretty good for their purpose, pure airflow. They'd make decent as exhaust fans but nothing for Heatsinks, radiator, or intakes blocked by HDD's.

Ok. I want good but silent black fans, I was thinking about the VORTEX PWM but people complain about a high pitch noise, have you experienced any?

Thanks
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As far as I know all PWM signals other than Noctua have a square wave, Noctua uses a "ramped" square wave. (http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=ne_fd1_pwm_ic)
Isn't that actually the 12v power pulse to motor that is triggered by PWM signal to the IC?

I know Noctua's advertising blurb call it "signal" but to be a signal does not power anything.. it signals something that provides the power.. in the case of a PWM fan it signals the IC in fan housing that than sends 12v pulses to fan. And in Noctua fans it's not a square pulse but is "ramped" (gradually applies 12v pulse versus instantaneous 12v pulse) to try stopping fan tick caused by the instantaneous 12v pulse.

Or is my layman's understanding of PWM wrong?
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So finally I decided smile.gif Im going with the Phanteks PH-TC12DX...
But got a new problem. Im going to run a black and white theme build and then would like to hear what you think.
Would it be to much black if I get the Phanteks PH-TC12DX in black and then change it with black Be Queit Silentwings 2. Because im not sure if im going to change the fans, but if I do will the white Phanteks then look better. I will use NZXT white led strip.

Some picks of the Phanteks PH-TC12DX:

Black: http://cdon.dk/hjemme-elektronik/phanteks_ph-tc12dx_cpu_cooler_black-22631960
White: http://cdon.dk/hjemme-elektronik/phanteks_ph-tc12dx_cpu_cooler_white-22631961
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So finally I decided smile.gif Im going with the Phanteks PH-TC12DX...
But got a new problem. Im going to run a black and white theme build and then would like to hear what you think.
Would it be to much black if I get the Phanteks PH-TC12DX in black and then change it with black Be Queit Silentwings 2. Because im not sure if im going to change the fans, but if I do will the white Phanteks then look better. I will use NZXT white led strip.

Some picks of the Phanteks PH-TC12DX:

Black: http://cdon.dk/hjemme-elektronik/phanteks_ph-tc12dx_cpu_cooler_black-22631960
White: http://cdon.dk/hjemme-elektronik/phanteks_ph-tc12dx_cpu_cooler_white-22631961
Unless Phanteks has changed things the white is actually a silver cooler. The PH-TC14PE is for sure silver with white fans.
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Then I just think I will stick with the black one if that is true.
    
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