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Are these any good for a CPU cooler: Akasa Piranha HP Air Ripper???

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Hello everyone,

I would really appreciate some help and suggestions for 120mm PWM fans for a Hyper 212 Evo, as I was stupidly derping around reinstalling the original CM fan and managed to break a blade mad.gif

Anyway, I've been looking around for quite a few hours now looking for fans that are PWM and have high airflow and static pressure. I'm really not bothered about noise levels, I just wanted something as good, preferably better than the original CM fan.

So do you think these fans are any good compared to the original CM blade master fan??? Akasa 120mm Piranha high performance PWM air ripper blade:
- Speed: 600-1900 RPM
- Max airflow: 79.13 CFM
- Sound level: 6.4-27.2 dB(A)
- Max static air pressure: 3.04 mm-H2O
(Akasa 120mm Piranha high performance PWM air ripper blade fan.)

Or are there any others on this page (Here) that really stand out as being brilliant???

I would really appreciate your help.
Thanks guys smile.gif
post #2 of 12
these:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG-022-SY&groupid=701&catid=2331&subcat=4
Akasa Viper 120
Swiftech Helix 120
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They look similar to the Apache and Viper series from Akasa which are very good fans. I have 3 120mm Akasa Apaches in my rig and they are very quiet and move a lot of air.
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The Noctua NF-F12 PWM imo is the best 120mm fan there is, by far. It's extremely quiet and really focuses the airflow into one direction (through your heatsink in this case).
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/noctua_nf_f12_pwm/
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

these:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG-022-SY&groupid=701&catid=2331&subcat=4
Akasa Viper 120
Swiftech Helix 120

Thanks, I had looked at the Kaze Jyuni but I really wanted PWM fans so I can leave them to do their thing.
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

They look similar to the Apache and Viper series from Akasa which are very good fans. I have 3 120mm Akasa Apaches in my rig and they are very quiet and move a lot of air.

Oh right ok, I read something somewhere about the Apaches being pretty good and if they are similar that can't be bad =)
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Originally Posted by Meulen92 View Post

The Noctua NF-F12 PWM imo is the best 120mm fan there is, by far. It's extremely quiet and really focuses the airflow into one direction (through your heatsink in this case).
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/noctua_nf_f12_pwm/

Arrhh, now these. I looked and looked and looked again at these as I've read tons of stuff about how good they are. But I can't see how amazing they are when you look at the stats, only 54cfm :-\ Am I missing something???
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Originally Posted by euphoria4949 View Post

Thanks, I had looked at the Kaze Jyuni but I really wanted PWM fans so I can leave them to do their thing.
Oh right ok, I read something somewhere about the Apaches being pretty good and if they are similar that can't be bad =)
Arrhh, now these. I looked and looked and looked again at these as I've read tons of stuff about how good they are. But I can't see how amazing they are when you look at the stats, only 54cfm :-\ Am I missing something???
Cfm says nothing, because regular fans blow the air out in all directions, literally. So a lot of the airflow doesnt even go through your heatsink.
Where as the Noctua focuses the air flow into one solid blast of air if you know what i mean.
Thats why they cool so good.
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Arh right. So I was focusing on something that doesn't really matter lol, D'oh!

Now I don't know what to buy lol rolleyes.gif
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Arh right. So I was focusing on something that doesn't really matter lol, D'oh!

Now I don't know what to buy lol rolleyes.gif
Well, i think the Noctua is the best choice but i know a lot of people dislike them only because they are "ugly". But if you dont give a damn bout the looks i'd really go with the NF-F12. xD
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Originally Posted by Meulen92 View Post

Well, i think the Noctua is the best choice but i know a lot of people dislike them only because they are "ugly". But if you dont give a damn bout the looks i'd really go with the NF-F12. xD
NF p14/p12 are ****.... that`s another reassong becuz in the past people prefered GTs
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I want to thank all of you for all your help and advice, I really appreciate it and I've learnt a bit as well =) I now have a lot to think about headscratch.gif
At the moment I think from what you guys have said and what I've read on other forums about a push-pull setup on a Hyper 212 only lowering temps by 1 maybe 2 degrees, I might hold off spending £40+ on new fans and use a old case fan I have laying around, it's a bit crappy but it would do for now, then save some money to invest in a water cooling kit in a month or 2.

Thanks again to all,
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