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Fan for Xigmatek SD1283

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Looking for a second fan to add to this cooler for a push/pull, any suggestions would be helpful. I've been looking at the SP120 and wondering if it'll work with the cooler itself or if I should just get a second Xigmatek fan(same fan as the one that came with it) to add.
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Personally Ive had some bad experience with Xigmatech fans. I need to run mine with 2 resistors for them to stop "whining".

The Corsair SP120 fans are a very good option for pushpull configs for a specific reason.


Usually fan quality is measured in CFM(airflow) and DB(sound). This doesnt really take into concideration the direction of pulled air or the air "leakage" backwards etc. The Corsair SP-fans means "Static pressure" and they are designed to push air straight, they have slightly less airflow than normal fans but they push it very linear, which is great for push/pull configs.

SP120:


AF120:


If you just want added airflow from somwhere, Corsair has AF (AIR-FLOW) fans too. Higher CFM at the same DB but more leakage etc smile.gif.
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I've never had a Xigmatek fan that whined, and in fact they are all pretty quiet with PWM.


The biggest issue you'll run into is unless it's one of the dark knight editions, the fan that comes with the SD1283 units isn't really a powerhouse. If you're looking for push pull, you're clearly doing it for temps. You may just be better off going to a single high quality fan. And I can say from first hand experience you'd be surprised how far you can scale a SD1283 fan wise. A 110CFM Delta PWM fan on one of those bad boys is KILLER, but there will be bearing noise at idle.

A single fan in the 70-90 CFM range with PWM control would be my recommendation. Most fans do not like acting as pull fans without raising their noise profile (although fans with better static pressure ratings do this much better). The SD1283 just isn't that deep a heatsink, so chances are good you're better off with more CFM than more static pressure, especially considering that unless the fans on both sides are somewhat evenly matched, you're going to be adding static pressure to the push fan.
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Very helpful posts, thanks. I looked at some of the reviews for the Delta PWM fan you suggested and it seems to do well. I just had a quick question about them, how loud are they?



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