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Never going to SLI since too much noise. Always will have those slots open. Trying to justify spending another $50 for a pair of eLoops to replace those Slipstreams.

 

I wouldn't, eLoops are not worth their cost. I'd pay maybe $15 for them. 

Silent Wing 2's do the same thing, but better, and should cost less when they come state-side. 

 

Like wise, Noctua's A14's are a better option. 

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I wouldn't, eLoops are not worth their cost. I'd pay maybe $15 for them. 
Silent Wing 2's do the same thing, but better, and should cost less when they come state-side. 

Like wise, Noctua's A14's are a better option. 
I'm already using a pair of 1300rpm eLoops mounted at the top of my case. Quite pleased with them as they are very quiet and have a pleasant tone. I would use SW2s but they don't fit. The top mounts for my case use clip on mounting and SWs have this slightly roundedness which 1-2mm. But as case fans, the eLoops work perfectly.

Those Slipstreams used to be placed on the top also but they gave off a slight ticking noise (probably from horizonal mounting) so that's why I don't use them anymore. But down by the GPU, I can't hear them. By the time they hit full 800rpm speeds, all the other fans overpower them on noise. I'll probably keep them then.

I just ordered the A15s. Comes in 2-3 days and hopefully the NH-D14 clips work.
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So I finally got my Cougar Dual-X, and have come to a few conclusions.

1) Like we suspected its performance does not reflect the numbers on the box, specifically static pressure.
2) Its sound characteristics are almost identical to an Enermax TB Silence right up until you put it on a radiator.
3) It remains fairly quiet even on a radiator while the Enermax sounds like a hoover, no doubt due to the perforated surround ring.
4) It looks cool as hell.

I do not think these are a good value at the price, especially being non-pwm and they don't come with any resistors or anything. I tried it attached to both an H50 radiator and an RS120, it did ok on the RS in my "can I feel it moving air through" super unofficial test. The H50 radiator with dense fins it didn't seem to do anything at all.

Anyways, I'll be shipping it off to Tator for a better look at it, I am now undecided if I want to buy these.

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post #794 of 2743
Recived my cougar turbines, they sound almost identical to my bitfenix spectre pros but blow much more air.
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Recived my cougar turbines, they sound almost identical to my bitfenix spectre pros but blow much more air.


Cut'm back to 9v and they  shouldn't make much noise at all.

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post #796 of 2743
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As for PWM options:
DeepCool UF140-X / Logisys SF140


Logisys SF140's are definitely the option to go for, bang for the buck wise.

question: received my order today, box says Logisys UF140-X, I'll assume these are the correct fan? Newegg listed them as SF140-X, as does Logisys website. Fan looks identical to the pic on the Logisys website.
 
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If anyone was wondering of the NF-A15 fits on the NH-D14, it does.



I'm using Samsung Low Voltage ram so I have no problems with ram clearance and fitting the case. I think even standard height ram would be fine, but the silly high heatsink ram definitely won't let this fan fit.
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question: received my order today, box says Logisys UF140-X, I'll assume these are the correct fan? Newegg listed them as SF140-X, as does Logisys website. Fan looks identical to the pic on the Logisys website.


SF = Black Models

UF = White Models

 

Could be the reverse, but it's like 1 AM and I just got off of work.

 

Everything else about the fans is the same though.

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What 120mm fans with PWM are quiet on a Megahelms heatsink? Later on I'll move on to a Raystorm WC kit, but not sure yet on going EX or RX, so I'll probably be getting fans for those as well. It's just to upgrade my rig to Haswell in the future.
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Thermalright TY-140's or Noctua NF-F12's

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