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Well atm im using 2 NZXT FX 120LB 120mm Enthusiast in pushpull, but im afraid im not getting the performance out of my cooler that some 140mm fans could.

Should i get a couple of Thermalright 140mm fans or stick with these NZXT FX 120LB 120mm Enthusiast?

If you got other suggestions please tell me! biggrin.gif
 
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I'm using TY-143 right now on mine. Had TY-140 on it before and loved them. I'm not using the extra 1200rpm potential of the TY-143 at all. Mine never go about 1100rpm and keep my 980 below 50c when encoding.

TY-140 standard bearing.
TY-141/143/145 are all ball bearing fans.
TY-140/143(red/orange)/147(black/white) look the same except for color.
TY-141/145(black/white) are same except for color.
All but TY-143 have same performance and noise specs.

Stock Phanteks spring clips work but I needed longer clip pins. I made these using small black zip-ties


Edited by doyll - 5/13/13 at 3:32pm
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Thank you! ill get some of those fans then!
 
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Please post some pics when you get them installed thumb.gif
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Also i heard from several sources that you are the guy to ask when it comes to heatsinks and air cooling in general.

Im using 2 120mm sickleflow fans from cooler master in the front as intake and 2 stock corsair case fans in the front bottom as intake aswell. Is there anything i should do to improve my air cooling? i got 1 outtake on the back. so 4 intake 1 exhaust



Edited by Rangerjr1 - 12/11/12 at 3:26am
 
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Also i took out the bottom harddrive cage for better airflow.
 
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Here's a little more info on the TY-143

TY-143 fans are similar in noise to your FX 120LB but are 600-2500rpm, 130cfm and PWM controlled. At idle they are silent and at 1000rpm barely audible but at 2500rpm are 45dBA (but only 17dBA at 900rpm and 21dBA at 1300rpm). I don't know what the h2o spec is at 2500rpm but it is 1.89mm h2o @ 1300rpm... more h2o than needed on a Phanteks. Using PWM from motherboard CPU fan socket to control them you can idle very slow and stay cool and as CPU works harder/gets hotter they will ramp up to whatever you want to a maximum of 2500rpm They are .6A power rating but by using a PWM splitter with molex power you put no load on motherboard. All the motherboard does is monitor rpm and send PWM signal.
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Here's a little more info on the TY-143
TY-143 fans are similar in noise to your FX 120LB but are 600-2500rpm, 130cfm and PWM controlled. At idle they are silent and at 1000rpm barely audible but at 2500rpm are 45dBA (but only 17dBA at 900rpm and 21dBA at 1300rpm). I don't know what the h2o spec is at 2500rpm but it is 1.89mm h2o @ 1300rpm... more h2o than needed on a Phanteks. Using PWM from motherboard CPU fan socket to control them you can idle very slow and stay cool and as CPU works harder/gets hotter they will ramp up to whatever you want to a maximum of 2500rpm They are .6A power rating but by using a PWM splitter with molex power you put no load on motherboard. All the motherboard does is monitor rpm and send PWM signal.

Well according to nzxt my fans do 4.8mm-H20 at 2600rpm
 
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Well according to nzxt my fans do 4.8mm-H20 at 2600rpm

Well my fans are prettier!
And mine are PWM!
And mine are louder!
And my dog is meaner than your dog too!. biggrin.gif

At a guess the TY-143 is probably 4+mm H2O at 2500rpm. But it really doesn't matter as the Phanteks (and other modern coolers) don't need fans with all that much pressure.

Phanteks stock fans are only 1.21mm H2O.
Silver Arrow SB-E stock fans are 1.89mm H2O

I really don't care what you do. You asked
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Should i get a couple of Thermalright 140mm fans or stick with these NZXT FX 120LB 120mm Enthusiast?
and I told you what I knew about the TY-140 series fan.
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Okay well i dont really know what to do lol...

Would i get BETTER cooling by changing the fans? or???
 
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