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PWM addiction is a growing problem for users that manufacturers haven't capitalized on yet.

Hello, my name is Anthony, and I am a PWM addict. My addiction started accidentally when I found out that my computer could run at idle without any fans running at all. That only left gaming load to worry about. It started so innocently with a quick trip to Microcenter and a couple of 92mm PWM Cooler Masters. Then some 120mm fans. Next thing I knew I was ordering 140's, and it just kept growing. 200's were like water and I didn't care where I got them from. Local, online, Eastern block countries. I just wanted airflow and silence.


Admittance is the first step. So I just ordered a matching set of Silent Wings 2 PWM 120mm and 140mm fans. I will be sure to post when I get them in and put them through their paces.
post #712 of 2743
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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

Seems like the Gelid is the best choice, bang/buck wise...and I like that external temp sensor and 3pin connector. 9usd at the Egg, not sure if you can find it cheaper than that though.
Do you know who the oem is for these?

 

I used to have an idea of the OEM, but it went bust when I asked them directly. They also didn't know who the OEM for GeLID was.

 

At $10 for an HDB fan, it's a solid bargin. The temp sensor isn't that amazing, but the PWM models are solid.

 

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I think Ehume had some tests using those at ocf...They were decent, but not wow.

 

Zaward's fans are always meant for silence, not performance.

Sharkoon sells the same designs, and they're excellent fans if you want something that's really quiet with a good bearing.

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post #713 of 2743
Cool, thanks for the info!

A pwm flavor of the same fan would be optimal...not sure on the price though. rolleyes.gif
post #714 of 2743
What fan would you recommend that could substitute as a heatsink fan and a case fan optimized for silence?
post #715 of 2743
I asked the same thing basically...and depends on your budget and tolerance to noise.

Check the last few answers. Best one so far is the Noctua NF-F12 pwm, but it's expensive.
Corsair SP-120 fans with low noise adapter are good, and cheap if bought in the two pack...Do read the last few comments here though.

EDIT: Found a relevant quote, quite encouraging. (I know it's subjective but well...)
From a guy at XS:

'I use 18 Gelid Wing 14 fans on my MORA3 and they're basically silent at half speed. You can only hear the pumps until you turn them up to about 3/4.

1/2 speed is able to keep my crossfire 7970's, i7 970, memory and motherboard very cool with around a 5C delta. '
Edited by ivanlabrie - 2/3/13 at 8:31am
post #716 of 2743
I feel like a bit of a hispter saying I dont like the SP120's (HP edition). The fan looks really nice as well as the packaging/accessories but the sound profile leaves something to be desired when also considering the airflow. It would appear that Corsair have thrown wads of cash at the marketing department and have priced their fans accordingly. Mind you, I might just be a blithering idiot.
post #717 of 2743
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I feel like a bit of a hispter saying I dont like the SP120's (HP edition). The fan looks really nice as well as the packaging/accessories but the sound profile leaves something to be desired when also considering the airflow. It would appear that Corsair have thrown wads of cash at the marketing department and have priced their fans accordingly. Mind you, I might just be a blithering idiot.

You're absolutely right though lol
They are semi decent, presure wise, kinda noisy.

Swiftech Helix fans are cheap, Gelid makes fine pwm fans too (albeit kinda flashy) and you could always use GT-AP 15 fans and call it a day.
post #718 of 2743
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PWM addiction is a growing problem for users that manufacturers haven't capitalized on yet.

Hello, my name is Anthony, and I am a PWM addict. My addiction started accidentally when I found out that my computer could run at idle without any fans running at all. That only left gaming load to worry about. It started so innocently with a quick trip to Microcenter and a couple of 92mm PWM Cooler Masters. Then some 120mm fans. Next thing I knew I was ordering 140's, and it just kept growing. 200's were like water and I didn't care where I got them from. Local, online, Eastern block countries. I just wanted airflow and silence.


Admittance is the first step. So I just ordered a matching set of Silent Wings 2 PWM 120mm and 140mm fans. I will be sure to post when I get them in and put them through their paces.
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post #719 of 2743
How are the Silent Wings 2, in a horizontal mount?

Any unwanted extra added noise, from there?
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post #720 of 2743
They should work fine, they have hdb bearings...right?
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