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Originally Posted by nubbinator View Post

Odd that you say that. I've owned six of the 120mm and two of the 140mm Cougar Vortex fans and have never had an issue with them in any orientation.

Lucky guy i have =[ great fans if they work right.
    
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Corsair SP Series & Noctua's NF-F12 PWM are the two performance winners for quiet fans that don't suck.

I got a pair of the SP 120's and I'm pleasantly surprised. I've yet to get them setup the way I want.
    
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Those 37cfm corsair fans are pretty good then?
I just did not see the point in them when u have the Cougar 70 cfm 18dba fans..
Only issue with cougar fans is when u turn them vertical they tend to get loud.. "build defect" out of the 8 of them i have 5 of them do it and were a complete waste for me.


 

Cougar's are not 70CFM @ 18dBA.

 

They're not being honest about the noise.

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can I ask a question, since you probably used both fans already, which fans would you recommend, Corsair SP120's or the Deepcool UF120s(really digging the look) for silent case fans(attached to case, not a heatsink)
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Originally Posted by Dudewitbow View Post

can I ask a question, since you probably used both fans already, which fans would you recommend, Corsair SP120's or the Deepcool UF120s(really digging the look) for silent case fans(attached to case, not a heatsink)

Agreed
I was also wondering what the difference would be between the Corsair Quiet fans and the performance ones with the resistor to see if their is much if any difference.
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post #326 of 2743
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can I ask a question, since you probably used both fans already, which fans would you recommend, Corsair SP120's or the Deepcool UF120s(really digging the look) for silent case fans(attached to case, not a heatsink)

 

DeepCool UF120 if the intake resistance is minimal. Corsair if it's going to be heavier (like a loaded up HDD cage.)

 

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Originally Posted by QuietlyLinux View Post


Agreed
I was also wondering what the difference would be between the Corsair Quiet fans and the performance ones with the resistor to see if their is much if any difference.

 

None besides RPM range.

 

One of my Performance Editions is slightly louder in bearing noise than the other. Not awful though.

It's not a dying sleeve or rattling ball by any means.

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found this on those Reeven coldwing 12s.



http://www.coolingtechnique.com/img/rece/dissipatori/reeven/vanxie-cg-kelveros/pressure-120mm.png
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Originally Posted by Dudewitbow View Post

can I ask a question, since you probably used both fans already, which fans would you recommend, Corsair SP120's or the Deepcool UF120s(really digging the look) for silent case fans(attached to case, not a heatsink)

 

DeepCool UF120 if the intake resistance is minimal. Corsair if it's going to be heavier (like a loaded up HDD cage.)

 

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Originally Posted by QuietlyLinux View Post


Agreed
I was also wondering what the difference would be between the Corsair Quiet fans and the performance ones with the resistor to see if their is much if any difference.

 

None besides RPM range.

 

One of my Performance Editions is slightly louder in bearing noise than the other. Not awful though.

It's not a dying sleeve or rattling ball by any means.


The Deepcool were included in my fan comparison study here, and here, with more data on subsequent pages. But the fans were on a Megahalems. While that heatsink is designed to have low airflow resistance, it is not zero. So bear in mind Tator Tot's comments about free air vs. resistance.

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post #329 of 2743
I'm assumign free air means that there isnt something physical(HDD/.Heatsink) blockign it right? better in my case, my hdd's are entered in sideways, almost giving fans full clearance outside of large holed plastic mesh.
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Thinking about getting the Noctua NF-A14 FLX. Does anyone have this fan yet?
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