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I just yesterday got 5 of those Xigmatek Crystal 140MM Blue LED fans from the Newegg sale and I'm impressed with airflow and sound. I replaced three 120mm fans with two of the 140's and the difference is excellent. Less noise and far better temperatures - and that's the best thing - I didn't expect the temperatures to go down at all but they have.

Very happy. And one hell of a price for 5 total... biggrin.gif
    
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When you say nothing about noise issues in a horizontal position I should presume everything is fine?
Great stuff though, hard to find thorough, trustworthy fan reviews

Pretty bummed to find out Arctic Cooling doesn't actually use FDB bearings ... Are you going to take a look at the F14's by any chance? (Not getting my hopes up that they will be real FDB bearings though)
Edited by Bloitz - 11/27/12 at 12:09pm
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Originally Posted by Bloitz View Post

When you say nothing about noise issues in a horizontal position I should presume everything is fine?
Great stuff though, hard to find thorough, trustworthy fan reviews
Pretty bummed to find out Arctic Cooling doesn't actually use FDB bearings ... Are you going to take a look at the F14's by any chance? (Not getting my hopes up that they will be real FDB bearings though)

 

I have a broken one (so I can't test it) but it's not an FDB. Same bearing / design as the 120mm,.

 

 

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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

I just yesterday got 5 of those Xigmatek Crystal 140MM Blue LED fans from the Newegg sale and I'm impressed with airflow and sound. I replaced three 120mm fans with two of the 140's and the difference is excellent. Less noise and far better temperatures - and that's the best thing - I didn't expect the temperatures to go down at all but they have.
Very happy. And one hell of a price for 5 total... biggrin.gif

 

Crystal / XLF-F14** fans are pretty decent for what they are.

The 140mm's should just have lower RPM options available.

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Nanoxia FX EVO & Zaward Golf G3 fans added to the list.

 

I forgot I had the Golf G3's sitting in a box. Nanoxia's cost a pretty dime to import but I was able to get a good deal.

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I have a question i have a Noctua NH-U12P SE2 heatsink with the fans that came with it.
I want to replace them with 2x Bitfenix Spectre Pro 120mm fans the Noctua fans have higher static pressure then the Bitfenix fans but the Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans looks so much better and i already use Spectre Pro fans i my case.
The question is how much will my temps go up if i replace them or will they even go up?
I use a Core I7 3820 CPU with the Noctua NH-U12P SE2
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I have a question i have a Noctua NH-U12P SE2 heatsink with the fans that came with it.
I want to replace them with 2x Bitfenix Spectre Pro 120mm fans the Noctua fans have higher static pressure then the Bitfenix fans but the Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans looks so much better and i already use Spectre Pro fans i my case.
The question is how much will my temps go up if i replace them or will they even go up?
I use a Core I7 3820 CPU with the Noctua NH-U12P SE2
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Just get TY-140s, Cougar Vortexes, Rosewill RFA-120s or Hyperboreas,or Swiftech Helixes if you're looking for something that's not too expensive and good as a heatsink fan. If you hate the looks, paint them. The Spectre Pros just aren't very good fans and are overpriced for what you get. Like Tator Tot said at the start, they're loud fans that aren't performance fans. I also have no doubt that they're overspecced and perform much worse than they're rated.
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Just get TY-140s, Cougar Vortexes, Rosewill RFA-120s or Hyperboreas,or Swiftech Helixes if you're looking for something that's not too expensive and good as a heatsink fan. If you hate the looks, paint them. The Spectre Pros just aren't very good fans and are overpriced for what you get. Like Tator Tot said at the start, they're loud fans that aren't performance fans. I also have no doubt that they're overspecced and perform much worse than they're rated.
I can only use 120mm fans on my Noctua NH-U12P SE2 and i have 5 Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans 1x140mm 3x200mm 1x230mm and i dont think they are as bad as you say they are they are better then the stock fans.
What i think is the problem with the Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans is that if you plug them into the motherboard they are not very good i had them pluged into the motherboard and then in an old fan controller and they where not very good.
Then i bought a Bitfenix Hydra Pro fan controller and then the fans got much much better so what i think is the problem with them is that they dont get enough power and thats why people dont think they are very good
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I can only use 120mm fans on my Noctua NH-U12P SE2 and i have 5 Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans 1x140mm 3x200mm 1x230mm and i dont think they are as bad as you say they are they are better then the stock fans.
What i think is the problem with the Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans is that if you plug them into the motherboard they are not very good i had them pluged into the motherboard and then in an old fan controller and they where not very good.
Then i bought a Bitfenix Hydra Pro fan controller and then the fans got much much better so what i think is the problem with them is that they dont get enough power and thats why people dont think they are very good

I've got two plugged into independent channels on a 30w per channel fan controller. I think I'm good there. The truth is they just aren't very good fans for the money and that's why I've got some other better fans on the way to replace mine. If they sound better with the Hydra controller, there's something weird going on.

All the fans I mentioned other than the TY-140 are 120mm fans. They all will outperform the Spectre Pro as heatsink fans and all but the RFA-120 come in PWM versions.
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I've got two plugged into independent channels on a 30w per channel fan controller. I think I'm good there. The truth is they just aren't very good fans for the money and that's why I've got some other better fans on the way to replace mine. If they sound better with the Hydra controller, there's something weird going on.
All the fans I mentioned other than the TY-140 are 120mm fans. They all will outperform the Spectre Pro as heatsink fans and all but the RFA-120 come in PWM versions.
What about the Noctua NF-F12?
The ones what come with the NH-U12P SE2 are NF-P12 fans are the F12 better then the P12?
And i get use the Thermalright TY-140 on my NH-U12P SE2
As you can see on the photo below the heatsink can only use fans that are square

Edited by shilka - 11/30/12 at 10:01am
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What about the Noctua NF-F12?
The ones what come with the NH-U12P SE2 are NF-P12 fans are the F12 better then the P12?
And i get use the Thermalright TY-140 on my NH-U12P SE2
As you can see on the photo below the heatsink can only use fans that are square Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The NF-F12s should be marginally better based off of Ehume's testing, but they're so close in performance on a heatsink like yours that it's not worth the ~$50 it would cost to swap them.

I don't get what you mean by you can only use fans that are square. The NH-U12P uses retention clips, so as long as the fan uses the standard 120mm mount (which the TY-140 does use), you'll have no problem mounting it.
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