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Thanks, the Phanteks looks so much better, the Thermtake has purple with orange, that is the worst possiblw colour match. Is Phanteks better than SBE

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Depends. Some say it is. Some use silver arrow fans on the Phanteks. The difference in performance is pretty negligible. If you want to run anything other than lo-pro RAm with the phanteks then forget about it. I was able to do it with the Silver arrow as long as I had my RAM in the 2 and 4 slot. That wouldnt have been possible for me with the Phanteks. Check out what this guy had to do with the Phanteks. HERE. Of course these situations are all individually unique. Something may work differently based on MB, RAM, case, etc.
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Thanks, the Phanteks looks so much better, the Thermtake has purple with orange, that is the worst possiblw colour match. Is Phanteks better than SBE

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The heatsink itself (without fans) of the Phanteks is a slightly better (but marginally). The SA SBE EXtreme comes with higher rpm stock fans, therefore it performs better than the Phanteks, but is much louder (both at full speed).

Just get the Phanteks, if you like it, it's awesome and arguably the best. If you want different fans, you can still order them later on.
Edited by Elohim - 2/9/13 at 2:00pm
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Just an FYI. The Thermalright fans are pretty easy to paint whatever color you want.


Red and graphite grey here.
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Thanks, the Phanteks looks so much better, the Thermtake has purple with orange, that is the worst possiblw colour match. Is Phanteks better than SBE

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Performance - Thermalright Silver Arrow Extreme
Silence - Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 2
Best of both worlds - Phanteks PH-TC14PE
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So Phanteks is best overall. Thanks guys!

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Performance - Thermalright Silver Arrow Extreme
Silence - Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 2
Best of both worlds - Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Kind of true, but again a Phanteks plus 2x TY-143 will perform better than the SA SBE Extreme. So it depends
- if you even plan on using any of these stock fans at all, and
- if yes, are you even interested in running them that high in case of the SA SBE Extreme.
- and If you dont care about noise at all you could just grab some industrial standard delta PWM fans.
- If you want the best possible "Silent Cooler" you could for example get the Dark Rock Pro 2 because it comes with high quality stock fans, but you could also get a Phanteks, Archon, Genesis or whatever and equipp it with two bq! Silent Wings 2 140mm PWM fans etc pp and it would probably slightly outperform the DRP2.
So it's hard to recommend anything when the TS doesnt exactly know what he actually wants smile.gif
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Im not going to buy, mainly opened thread to find out and maybe include in my dream rig contest. Thanks Guys!

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I repeat, I am not buying. Im just interested. But if I were I would go either H110 or H220
Okay, what's about -HAVIK 140


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I am gonna jump in here with a question, or two. I have a Prolimatech Mega Shadow with a Scythe fan (35dba) pushing thru the cooler to the rear exhaust fan. In this surrent case I have the front fan pulling fresh air in with the top fan also. It runs around 43 cel at load, but I have had all these fans since 09 when I built this rig. I want to upgrade my cooling and been trying to read up about closed loop vs Air. I would like to stay air for the time being, so here are my questions (my build info is in my sig). I have read a review of fans with noise vs cooling and still cant decide what to use/do.

1: Would 2 fans on my mega cool better, like I had one pushing the other pulling the heat?

1b: If I use two fans can I use quieter fans with lower CFM the my Scythe S-flex SFF21G(75 CFM, 35Dba)

2:What fans would you recommend I use to cool my case and CPU? I also use the lamptron FC2 fan controller with 6 controls.

2b: Would any one recommend a better fan controller then the Lamptron FC2, some times the fans it controls while or maybe it whines just wears on the ears.

Also I am looking to replace my v9 BE case, just has been banged up some and not sealing like it used to, could any one recommend a case under $150 which has good air flow. I would like a mid tower case, and some thing that doesnt look too gamey. I have asked in the case mod forums and only received 3 answers. I am not big on windows or lights, so simple is better. As an Idea of what I like I am looking at the scout 2, c70, and the Storm Sniper. The HAF all seem too big and the not sleek looking.

THanks for any and all the help, hope you dont mind me jumping in on this thread
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I am gonna jump in here with a question, or two. I have a Prolimatech Mega Shadow with a Scythe fan (35dba) pushing thru the cooler to the rear exhaust fan. In this surrent case I have the front fan pulling fresh air in with the top fan also. It runs around 43 cel at load, but I have had all these fans since 09 when I built this rig. I want to upgrade my cooling and been trying to read up about closed loop vs Air. I would like to stay air for the time being, so here are my questions (my build info is in my sig). I have read a review of fans with noise vs cooling and still cant decide what to use/do.

1: Would 2 fans on my mega cool better, like I had one pushing the other pulling the heat?

1b: If I use two fans can I use quieter fans with lower CFM the my Scythe S-flex SFF21G(75 CFM, 35Dba)

2:What fans would you recommend I use to cool my case and CPU? I also use the lamptron FC2 fan controller with 6 controls.

2b: Would any one recommend a better fan controller then the Lamptron FC2, some times the fans it controls while or maybe it whines just wears on the ears.

Also I am looking to replace my v9 BE case, just has been banged up some and not sealing like it used to, could any one recommend a case under $150 which has good air flow. I would like a mid tower case, and some thing that doesnt look too gamey. I have asked in the case mod forums and only received 3 answers. I am not big on windows or lights, so simple is better. As an Idea of what I like I am looking at the scout 2, c70, and the Storm Sniper. The HAF all seem too big and the not sleek looking.

THanks for any and all the help, hope you dont mind me jumping in on this thread

I can't handle all of those questions, but I will take a few.

1. It would help marginally. Like a few degrees at most. The quality of fans probably would help you more.
1b. Of course. I recommend that they be matching fans though. And that they be PWM.
2. I recommend cougar fans. They are very well built and can be mounted in any position other than blowing up. I currently have THIS cougar as my top intake fan. It is pretty quiet and has great airflow. I also recommend THESE phanteks fans. Also very well built.
2b. I have no idea

As for a case: There are many good choices out there, so its very subjective to your own needs/likes. Give this THREAD a read. It really has some good ideas about air cooling. They are a little unconventional but are highly useful. I am now employing some of the techniques that I learned here.

Here are a few cases that I picked based on your criteria and what I have learned about air cooling. LINK
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Windows 7 Proffesional  Acer 24"  Logitech Wave OCZ modXtreme Pro 600W 
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Cooler Master Centurion 5 blue Logitech LX8 
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FX-8350 (4.8GHz) Sabertooth 990FX (R1.01/BIOS1604) ASUS GTX 780Ti 2x8GB G.SKILL TRIDENT-X (2140MHz) 
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Samsung 840 PRO 128GB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Kingston HyperX 3K 128GB Kingston SSDnow 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar BLACK 500GB ASUS Blu-ray ASUS LightScribe SILVER ARROW SB-E 
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Windows 7 PRO 64-bit 3x ASUS VN248H (24" 1080p AH-IPS) Logitech G710+ Seasonic G-750 
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CM STORM:Trooper (DEFCON-3 MOD) Logitech MX Master Corsair MM600 CREATIVE Sound Blaster Z 
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Audio Technica ATH-m50xbl Chill Factor III 
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AMD Athlon X4 880k ASRock A88M-G/3.1 ASUS GTX 660ti HyperX Fury 8GB 
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Crucial MX300 750GB LG Blu-ray Windows 10 P502ui-b1 
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Logitech k400r Rosewill Hive 550W ROSEWILL SRM-01 Vizio S4251W-b4 
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 MSI 770-C45 Sparkle GT 220 4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black Seagate Baracuda 1TB ASUS blu-ray Stock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Proffesional  Acer 24"  Logitech Wave OCZ modXtreme Pro 600W 
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Cooler Master Centurion 5 blue Logitech LX8 
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