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To be fair, the Swiftech fans are actually pretty damn decent. One of the best bang for your buck fans out there. I doubt if you replaced them you'd get more than a degree on your temps, although they can get slightly loud.

I have heard the fans included with the Swiftech CLCs are a step above the stock H100i fans. If you want effectual cooling at medium or high rpms, then just about any fan can push air and make noise, that's easy, a well-known commodity.

What makes a fan expensive is the mechanical science applied internally, enabling the user to push large amounts of cold air at low rpms (300rpm to 1000rpm) and run inaudible, auditory output well below 10decibels. The Noctua NF-F12s go inaudible at about 800rpm and the Sanyo-Denki SanAce Silent S-Type fans at 1000rpm. I’m running my Sanyos at 750-800rpm the fans cannot be heard and they are giving me a Delta T of 2C-3C at idle using an H100i and a 4.2GHz 1.282Vcore. Retailers do not sell the fans, they are Japanese, only available thru distributors and arrive at your door unsleeved, just bare spliced wires. But they are a few steps above the NF-F12s.

Same fans used in the Seasonic/Corsair PSUs.smile.gif


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San Ace...Rolls Royce of computer fans
I have a spare Seasonic X-series PSU lying around...sometimes I contemplate pulling its fan out
     
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Some of us can't afford Rolls Royce's.
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personal (120mm)fan choice

price low to high

Arctic F12 PWM (own, cheap and ok, PWM daisy-chain)

Corsair SP120 High (seen those live&tests -> new favorite (may be better than GT AP15 (sound&performance wise)))

Scythe GT AP15 (known to be good)
Noctua NF-F12 PWM (own, ok (better than Arctic, not as good as Corsair)


San Ace (s-series and 38mm; ask anyone, these are good)
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Agreed, they should all offer Core Editions, just the coolers, no fans, the included fans are just junk. Was going to use the H100i stock fans in a home theatre rig, no way, they will forever remain in the Corsair box.smile.gif

We tried that, nobody bought the H70 CORE.

People demand fans.
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We tried that, nobody bought the H70 CORE.

People demand fans.

I really think that the problem was that the price was just too close to the H80 and Kuhler 920. The H70 core sold at msrp being new and at the time the H80 and 920 had been on the market for a while and could be found on sale often enough.

Although it is nice that you guys are offering quality fans now.
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I really think that the problem was that the price was just too close to the H80 and Kuhler 920. The H70 core sold at msrp being new and at the time the H80 and 920 had been on the market for a while and could be found on sale often enough.

Although it is nice that you guys are offering quality fans now.

The H70 CORE was offered at $20 less MSRP than the H80. $89 vs. $109. Street price didn't matter much - even when we rebated it down to $69 people bought the H60 instead.
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Yeah, that H60 is a great cooler. Its tough to compete with that at $50.
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The H70 CORE was offered at $20 less MSRP than the H80. $89 vs. $109. Street price didn't matter much - even when we rebated it down to $69 people bought the H60 instead.

The H110 doesn't seem to really be performing as well as I think it should.

Will Corsair be making an H110i? I'm curious as to why Corsair is still going with circle type plates when they don't fill up the surface area completely in 2011 sockets?
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The H110 doesn't seem to really be performing as well as I think it should.

Will Corsair be making an H110i? I'm curious as to why Corsair is still going with circle type plates when they don't fill up the surface area completely in 2011 sockets?

H110 only have 75% the max fan RPM of X60(1500 vs 2000) so that performance isn't really that surprising.
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