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How are Cougar's 140mm fans vs. their 120mm PWM offerings? I've used 2 120mm Vortex PWM fans, and they were quiet, but not silent. They were louder (more vibration and hum) than my current Scythe Gentle Typhoons AP-14s, and louder than NF-F12 PWM. Perhaps the 140mm version compares favorably, but I don't see it recommended here often vs. Gelid Wing 14, Thermalight, etc. They are certainly more frugal vs. $20+ for Gelid Wing 14 or Noctua's NF-A140 ULN / FLX.

 

The Vortex HDB 120mm & 140mm are definitely good. They're not the quietest fans in this round-up, but they're definitely price competitive.

The sound profile of the 120mm & 140mm are about the same at full speed.

 

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Sorry for not being able to find it (I've tried to scroll through the whole thread) can someone please direct me to the post # with the summarized results in it?

I thought I found it last month but can't seem to find it again frown.gif

 

There has yet to be summarized results. They will be in post 3 when I am done testing everything.

 

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Tator, did you ever get the Cougar fan?

Also, I'm in the market for a new set of quiet PWM 120mm fans. I bought Bitfenix Spectres because I had a lot of success with the non-PWM model and they are garbage. Something is wrong with the controller or how they're wired because adding more than 5 causes them all to default to maximum RPM while I can hook up 8 NZXT and Corsair PWM fans in the same manner and they all work fine.

Since I need 9 fans, the Noctuas are a little out of my price range. How are the Gelid Silent 12s?

 

GeLID Silent 12's are great fans, I'd easily recommend them.

 

Also, I just got the Cougar fan Wednesday or Thursday I think, had SNOWPOCALYPSE roll through though. So I've been a bit preoccupied just trying to free my familys' cars from the grips of snow demons.

 

Spectre / Spectre Pro fans are awful. I wouldn't even recommend them.

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Edsai: buy the Gelid's from Ebay. There's a chinese seller who offers cheap or free shipping.
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Edsai: buy the Gelid's from Ebay. There's a chinese seller who offers cheap or free shipping.

Thanks to let me know. REP+ thumb.gif

It's really nice, I found plenty of sellers for Gelid's there. biggrin.gif
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GeLID Silent 12's are great fans, I'd easily recommend them.

Also, I just got the Cougar fan Wednesday or Thursday I think, had SNOWPOCALYPSE roll through though. So I've been a bit preoccupied just trying to free my familys' cars from the grips of snow demons.

Spectre / Spectre Pro fans are awful. I wouldn't even recommend them.

Great, I might get those. I just wanted to make sure it got there as I didn't get tracking. I really like the regular spectres, not the pros. Mostly because I can't hear them at 1000RPM and they're cheap and come in a bunch of colors. Not the best performing fan by any means but it does work decently.
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Great, I might get those. I just wanted to make sure it got there as I didn't get tracking. I really like the regular spectres, not the pros. Mostly because I can't hear them at 1000RPM and they're cheap and come in a bunch of colors. Not the best performing fan by any means but it does work decently.

 

I just need to open Tator's Fan Shop; where I sell only quality fans, in a variety of colors & offer LED options.

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I just need to open Tator's Fan Shop; where I sell only quality fans, in a variety of colors & offer LED options.

If you could sell me a halfway decent green fan for under $20 I'd be all over it. Holy crap. I'm going to pull out all these specters and see if I can return them, I can't figure out what is wrong with their PWM mode. Which is a huge pain in the butt because I have some severely overdone cable management.
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hey op, i have question. i know the gentle typhoons are heavily regarded for rad fans. but i really love the look and specs of the new akasa piranhas and the fact that theyre pwm. i want your honest opinion, should i go with the safe and trusted route in the gt's, or should i try out the new fan in the piranha?
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I was planning on doing some sort of rear mounted radiator for my CPU mod and was thinking about doing push/pull with 2x gentle typhoon AP-14's and 2x blue LED fans. Are there any feasible blue LED fans out there that are good radiator fans? Ill be running the AP-14's in push, and the LED fans in pull. I plan on running them at a lower RPM, and im more worried about idle sound than maximum sound. When its maximum; im usually on a headset and its not a big deal. But when im on idle, i dont usually have a headset on and id like a quieter system.

Is there a good blue LED fan out there? I have the CoolerMaster Sickleflow 120mm on my H60' (which is on my GPU's) and i like the color of them and i have them paired in push pull at a lower RPM with some Cougar CF-V12H in pull (so i guess a quieter version of the HP - Vortex version at a higher RPM)... are the sickleflow's alright for a radiator fan in push?
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I just need to open Tator's Fan Shop; where I sell only quality fans, in a variety of colors & offer LED options.
Are you joking or you really intend to? smile.gif
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hey op, i have question. i know the gentle typhoons are heavily regarded for rad fans. but i really love the look and specs of the new akasa piranhas and the fact that theyre pwm. i want your honest opinion, should i go with the safe and trusted route in the gt's, or should i try out the new fan in the piranha?

 

Haven't tried the Piranha, the old Apache fans were noisier by a small amount, than GTs even though they gave slightly better performance.

What radiator or heatsink do you plan to be using? Like wise, is their a certain color scheme you're going for.

 

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I was planning on doing some sort of rear mounted radiator for my CPU mod and was thinking about doing push/pull with 2x gentle typhoon AP-14's and 2x blue LED fans. Are there any feasible blue LED fans out there that are good radiator fans? Ill be running the AP-14's in push, and the LED fans in pull. I plan on running them at a lower RPM, and im more worried about idle sound than maximum sound. When its maximum; im usually on a headset and its not a big deal. But when im on idle, i dont usually have a headset on and id like a quieter system.

Is there a good blue LED fan out there? I have the CoolerMaster Sickleflow 120mm on my H60' (which is on my GPU's) and i like the color of them and i have them paired in push pull at a lower RPM with some Cougar CF-V12H in pull (so i guess a quieter version of the HP - Vortex version at a higher RPM)... are the sickleflow's alright for a radiator fan in push?

 

V12H = Standard

V12HP = PWM model

 

As for Push-pull, what radiator is it going to be. Like wise, don't mix & match Push-Pull fans. You want the same fans on the same side of the radiator.

 

As for good LED fans:

If you're going Blue LED, then GeLID Wing 12's.

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Are you joking or you really intend to? smile.gif

 

I don't have the cash to do that. If I did have that kind of money, I would though.

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