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Replacement Fan for Hyper 212 EVO

post #1 of 8
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This fan has been problematic long before this week, but now it's making a grinding/rattling noise after only a year of use. I've tried to find my receipt for the purchase of the cooler in order to get a replacement fan, but no such luck.

I figured I'd buy another XtraFlo, but it seems the only store that carries it is the Cooler Master store. With shipping at 9.99 it brings the cost of the item at a minimum of 17 dollars. Pretty sure I paid nearly that much for the entire unit back then. Anyways with the cost of the item that high I figured I'd look into another fan, but so far I'm not sure if I can find something that can push a decent amount of static pressure and CFM while being quiet.

I don't really have much experience with other brands other than Noctua, Scythe, and Corsairs new lineup. Seems the Noctua NF-F12 PWM is a pretty nice fan, albeit expensive, but I have no idea how it would compare to my current cooler (CFM/Static Pressure at max RPMs). Is there any other fans that don't make weird vibration noises in this cooler that someone could recommend? Need to find something before my ears pop.

Thanks.
post #2 of 8
Corsair SP120 are becoming very popular. I would have a look into them, i don't personally have them but they seem to be well regarded.
post #3 of 8
The new Arctic F12 PWMs (74CFM) look decent. AC is always cheap and pretty decent fans.

It's inaudible at full speed on my Xigmatek Thors hammer
post #4 of 8
Are you using the 212 Plus or the Evo?

The Plus stock fan is the Blade Master and the Evo stock fan is the XtraFlo.
Well, both are loud at higher speed but the Blade Master has better static pressure than the XtraFlo.

The Cougar CF-V12H isn't PWM, but have good feedbacks by the owners.
There's also some good feedbacks by the Hyper 212 owners.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553001

I don't have the Cougar 120mm, but I have the Cougar 140mm and it's quiet for me.
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I'm using the EVO which uses the XtraFlo. Is that fan high enough RPMs to compare to the XtraFlo? Seems like all the CFM and Static pressure ratings are false on these stores.
post #6 of 8
I'm using the 212+ with 2 XtraFlo fans.
They're loud at higher speeds.
But for my Core I5 3550, the fans no need to go above 1000rpm even at Prime95 stress test.
So these fans are quiet enough for me.

I have no cons about my Cougar 140mm airflow.
It's seems better than my other NZXT FZ-140 fan listed with higher airflow.
It's also quieter than the NZXT.

Look the post #103 about the Cougar CF-V12HB Vortex
http://www.overclock.net/t/1274407/fans-the-most-complete-and-comprehensive-array-of-tests-and-benchmarks/100#post_17848760

There's also the black version:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553005

There's a review about the Arctic F12 PWM
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120mm-fan-roundup-1_2.html#sect1

The Blade Master is the 212+ stock fan and I've heard good recommendations about it.
It's loud at higher rpm like the XtraFlo.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120mm-fan-roundup-2_4.html
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103069
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Where did you buy the XtraFlo fans. Seems like nobody sells them except for CM's store, which is really costly.
post #8 of 8
I'm from Brazil, not from US.

I'm only using two XtraFlo fans because my seller didn't have a second Blade Master for my 212+.

There's another fan that are common and well recommended in my country: Akasa Viper AK-FN059.
This fan is the Akasa Venom Voodoo stock fan.

I'm using it as case fan.
It's loud at higher speed, but it seems much quieter than the XtraFlo.
It's quiet for me at 1200rpm.
But the Akasa Viper 140mm is rather loud, it isn't quiet like the Viper 120mm.

You can found the Akasa Viper 120mm here:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11111/fan-709/Akasa_120mm_x_25mm_Viper_PWM_Fan_w_Hydro_Dynamic_Bearings_AK-FN059.html

There's some nice feedbacks from the owners in the Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Akasa-Viper-High-Performance-S-Flow/dp/B003S4XOB2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Review about the Akasa Venom Voodoo by Xbit Labs:

Nevertheless, I have to say that Akasa fans are of real good quality. They do not crackle or make any other parasitic noises during operation; they boast low power consumption (2.04 W each) and low startup voltage (4 V).

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/akasa-venom-voodoo.html#sect0

Review about the fan by Xbit Labs:

Producing a uniform and quite agreeable noise, the Akasa Viper cannot give you a strong air flow despite the claims of a 30% advantage of the originally shaped impeller over classic ones. This fan can only compete with the Scythe Kama Flow 2 at very low speeds, but that’s not an achievement considering that we are dealing with high-speed fans today. All in all, the Akasa Viper is just an average-quality product.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120mm-fan-roundup-2.html
Edited by edsai - 11/2/12 at 4:26pm
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