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SilenX made some not so accurate claims about their fan specs...not sure how good their current designs are.
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Out of curiosity, why aren't SilenX fans in many of these roundups? I'd love to see how the large/thick Ixtrema series with the conical centers compared in CFM, static pressure and noise. Is it their cost, or is it something I don't know about them?

They are complete and total garbage.

 

CFM & Sound Pressure stats were WAY off from the target. They were in an Xbit Labs round-up back in like...2009 I think.

I'd have to dig it up, but they were some of the worst performers.

 

 

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SilenX made some not so accurate claims about their fan specs...not sure how good their current designs are.

 

Effizio fans look like they could be decent.

 

They are apparently using a "3rd Generation Japanese Fluid Dynamic Bearing" which means the 3rd Gen S-FDB most likely.

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Noctua, Gentle Typhoons, Delta, Panaflo, & more.

It's a common technique. Just like stator-veins, to increase the airflow and centralize it into a single direction.

Personally, I like Silver Stone's Air Penetrator design. Since it follows the basic design of your typical box fan but it adds the least amount of noise and doesn't really effect the pressure.

This thread (and all the other reading I've been doing about fans) is really making me want to borrow a friend's fluid dynamics book and do some reading on the impact of blade design on sound, pressure, and air flow.
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They are complete and total garbage.

CFM & Sound Pressure stats were WAY off from the target. They were in an Xbit Labs round-up back in like...2009 I think.
I'd have to dig it up, but they were some of the worst performers.



Effizio fans look like they could be decent.

They are apparently using a "3rd Generation Japanese Fluid Dynamic Bearing" which means the 3rd Gen S-FDB most likely.
Weird. I only have two of them, but they certainly put out more CFM and were quieter than their Scythe counterparts. They had little to no static pressure, though. I must have been lucky, although I know I bought mine after 2009.

Good to know though. If I end up no longer using the ones I have, I'll mail them to you to see how they rate.
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Weird. I only have two of them, but they certainly put out more CFM and were quieter than their Scythe counterparts. They had little to no static pressure, though. I must have been lucky, although I know I bought mine after 2009.
Good to know though. If I end up no longer using the ones I have, I'll mail them to you to see how they rate.

 

Airflow isn't something you can measure easily, without the right equipment.

 

While most people's ears can objectively say "X is Louder than Y"; you normally can't just put your hand to something and say "X has more airflow than Y."

 

I have plenty of fans with more airflow than a Silverstone AP Series fan, but the AP's feel like they have a lot of airflow due to the way the air is forced out in a conical shape.

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The specs on the SilenX Effezio's looked so damn good, until I bought one and found out it was garbage...

Really should be a crime to post specs like that!
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I recently got a H100i to put in a new system I am building. I hooked the included fans in my current system to see how loud they are. Full speed they have an annoying tone and are quite loud. What are some 120mm fans that you would recommend to put on the H100i?
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I recently got a H100i to put in a new system I am building. I hooked the included fans in my current system to see how loud they are. Full speed they have an annoying tone and are quite loud. What are some 120mm fans that you would recommend to put on the H100i?

 

How much are you looking to spend?

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I too would appreciate a recommendation besides the AP15's which i know would be great - except for the price. I'm using the Khuler 920.

So I would say - best performance for best price is what I would want - thoughts?
    
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