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Ship 'em to me, I'll paint them any color you want lol

Don't tempt me! tongue.gif
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I was thinking of the NF-F12 as well, or the Sp120. I will NOT get the sickflows! I had 6 of them, and 5 of them went back for RMA for noise, 6 months after getting them! They also have next to no static pressure... No idea how to paint the fans however. If i go for the NF-F12, i already have one at home, but i would paint the **** out of it, cause the color sucks balls!

I should mention, i dont know nothing about painting fans though... that would be something new to me. (i dont even know how to take them apart...)
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Try the Gentle Typhoon fans. The SP120s Quiet ed are still quite loud for me, might want to try the NF-F12 from Noctua.
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I was thinking of the NF-F12 as well, or the Sp120. I will NOT get the sickflows! I had 6 of them, and 5 of them went back for RMA for noise, 6 months after getting them! They also have next to no static pressure... No idea how to paint the fans however. If i go for the NF-F12, i already have one at home, but i would paint the **** out of it, cause the color sucks balls!
I should mention, i dont know nothing about painting fans though... that would be something new to me. (i dont even know how to take them apart...)

Not all fans are created equal when it comes to disassembly. Some fans just have simple removable blades, so take some tedious work, so it depends on the fan. But in general, you can get most of them taken apart if you really wanted to if you want to pain them. It might just take some patience and finesse. Noctua's are indeed a solid choice, and you could always try out the Corsair SP120 that Memory Express has, I have heard they are decent for cooling, but can get noisy at higher RPM's. A fan controller or voltage drop would probably be advisable in that scenario if you want to lower the noise.
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I was thinking of the NF-F12 as well, or the Sp120. I will NOT get the sickflows! I had 6 of them, and 5 of them went back for RMA for noise, 6 months after getting them! They also have next to no static pressure... No idea how to paint the fans however. If i go for the NF-F12, i already have one at home, but i would paint the **** out of it, cause the color sucks balls!
I should mention, i dont know nothing about painting fans though... that would be something new to me. (i dont even know how to take them apart...)
Painting isn't too difficult. There are a couple good thread on here explaining it. Most of the time the you have to take the sticker off the motor side and remove a tension clip then the fan blades will slide right out. Pretty sure this is the tutorial I used http://www.casemodcontest.com/f19/painting-gentle-typhoon-fans-175.html
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Gonna grab another Nocuta tonight and look at dying the casing of the fan black. at least it wont look like garbage.
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I have an H100 on the way, and the three fans I was debating between were SP120 Quiet Edition, SP120 High performance, and AP-15s

I considered the AP-15s because they're the go-to recommended ran fans... Then I found the SP120 QE which seemed like everything I needed. What concerned me here was 1.3mmH20 or w/e static pressure, versus the 3.2 on the high performance.

Let me know how the NF12s work out, but they're a bit more expensive than I'd like to pay

Currently the SP120 Quiet edition dual pack is $28 shipped from Newegg so that seems like the best option
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I have an H100 on the way, and the three fans I was debating between were SP120 Quiet Edition, SP120 High performance, and AP-15s
I considered the AP-15s because they're the go-to recommended ran fans... Then I found the SP120 QE which seemed like everything I needed. What concerned me here was 1.3mmH20 or w/e static pressure, versus the 3.2 on the high performance.
Let me know how the NF12s work out, but they're a bit more expensive than I'd like to pay
Currently the SP120 Quiet edition dual pack is $28 shipped from Newegg so that seems like the best option

Your in Canada. Get from memory express price match (they beat the difference by 25%) then ship it to your door. If its available in BOTH locations, Memory express is ALWYAS the easiest place to deal with.
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I love 30 minutes from an NCIX, I can skip shipping altogether. Does MemoryExpress pricematch to US sites ? Because when I said $28 shipped that's US Newegg

Just checked. Newegg is still cheaper.
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I love 30 minutes from an NCIX, I can skip shipping altogether. Does MemoryExpress pricematch to US sites ? Because when I said $28 shipped that's US Newegg
Just checked. Newegg is still cheaper.

I buy locally for 24.04 + tx for the kit of 2 SP120's.

Edit:

If you use www.pricebat.ca You can get from ANY canadian retailer. they price match to anything in canada. I normally save anywhere from 20-70% depending if i can catch a sick sale.
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