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I've got some cash on me and would like to spend it towards making my PC more quiet.

I've got the H60 (old version) and the fans are noisy even at 1000 rpm.

Should I get the SP120 Quiet Edition? Or the Performance Edition and run them slower?

Are they worth it?

Thank you!
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post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by chip94 View Post

I've got some cash on me and would like to spend it towards making my PC more quiet.

I've got the H60 (old version) and the fans are noisy even at 1000 rpm.

Should I get the SP120 Quiet Edition? Or the Performance Edition and run them slower?

Are they worth it?

Thank you!

I just put 3 af 120's in my computer and tbh they are already super quiet! I would just get the AF's and keep them at a lower speed. thumb.gif
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post #3 of 18
The SP120 Performance has the same noise/cfm ratio as the quiet, it just gives you a wider range of operation when hooked to a controller.

Remember to include the Gentle Typhoon AP-15 in consideration any time you are looking for a quiet system. The SP120 Performance on full blast can move more air than the AP-15, but has a worse noise/cfm ratio.

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I would just get the AF's and keep them at a lower speed.
I would not use AFs on a radiator, their pressure is pretty low.
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Originally Posted by ITS OVER 9000! View Post

I just put 3 af 120's in my computer and tbh they are already super quiet! I would just get the AF's and keep them at a lower speed. thumb.gif

Thats great, even I'm thinking of the getting the High performance edition and lowering their speed. However are the SP120's as silent as the AF 120's?
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post #5 of 18
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The AP-15 isn't available anywhere over here.

So if I get the SP120 Performance edition, will I notice a difference over my Corsair Stock Fans?
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post #6 of 18
The SP120 perf editions are decently loud when at full RPM...you could control them if they're plugged into the motherboard. They also come with 2 voltage regulators which lower the RPM of the fan, those do help a little bit making it quieter. You could hook them up to a fan controller.

I'd get the performance editions, if you get the quiet editions and want more cooling capacity, you cant. If you want the performance ones quieter, you can adjust it...
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I got two cougar vortex HDB 1200rpm for h80.They are far better than stock coolers
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post #8 of 18
Don't go AF's on a rad. But yeah, the SP-120's are great fans for radiators, no matter which one you go. I'd personally go for the Quiet Edition, but that's because I prefer that my rig doesn't sound like a friggin vacuumer just to get my temps marginally lower biggrin.gif

EDIT: Oh, and they're the sexiest fans EVER. Period tongue.gif
 
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I'l get the SP 120 Performance edition and lower their RPM's through FanXpert (Asus Board).

I heard they have some buzzing sound when running slow?
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