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post #1 of 13
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I’m looking to buy some 120mm fans for my case and as a replacement for the stock fan that comes with the Hyper 212 EVO. I definitely want them to be quiet and I heard Scythe was the best. Which Scythe model should I get?
post #2 of 13
Why do you want a replacement? Quiet?

Enermax Twister Bearing fans are excellent.

Scythe Gentletyphoons are probably what you hear people talk about for radiators. For a Hyper212 though, it doesn't have super dense fins. Testing proves static pressure does not improve cooling performance on coolers on the Hyper212.

The ones people use for case fans should work fine. I forgot what they were but they are sleeve bearings.
post #3 of 13
Yeah the GT AP-14's or the AP-15's are the best all rounders to be honest. If those are a bit rich for you then go with the slipstream's.

If it's just a normal case fan, then you don't want to be dropping $15 a fan, go with something cheaper. For the EVO heatsink I'm not 100% sure, but to be honest with the Slipstream or the AP-15's you're looking at a temp difference of a couple of degrees.

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post #4 of 13
If you want quiet, I'd recommend the Thermalright TY-140/TY-147 or Cougar Vortex. I've used both on a Hyper 212 Plus and they were fantastic and dead quiet.
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fans such as sycthe GT's are nice, so are sickflows as well as Coolermaster blademaster fans which i use.. temp differences arent that much.. some testing done here
http://www.overclock.net/t/1199135/hyper-212-testing-push-vs-pull-vs-push-pull-also-horizontal-vs-vertical-positioning
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post #6 of 13
I haven't used the Hyper 212 EVO, but I do know some quality fans. The Cougar Vortex fans are very quiet, look nice and move a fair amount of air. If you're looking for something a little more powerful (in my option) there is the Noctua NF-P12 PWM. Both of these are great fans, but you pay for them; however they are very quiet.
post #7 of 13
What about this one? NB-Blacknoise Silent Pro 120mm. A friend suggested this one to me. He says its quiet and good. I may get it too!
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post #8 of 13
if you are in the US i would also recommend cougar vortex fans right now because they are on sale for $9.99 and free shipping thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553006

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553001
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post #9 of 13
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The Gentle Typhoon series is the fans I forgot to mention in my original post. Those are the ones I'm looking at but wasn't sure which one to get to replace the noisy one that came with the Hyper 212 EVO (at least IMHO). I'm not looking to do a push/pull method:

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/051/d1225c12b1ap_detail.html
post #10 of 13
I just bought 4 Enermax UTCB12 900RPM 11DBA and 42 CFM very good performance/noise ratio cost me 8.5€ each
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