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Corsair SP120 for H80?

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Are the performance version of these Corsair SP120 #CO-9050008-WW any better than the Corsair H80 stock fans? I was going to find an improved close loop water cooler but am now siding towards getting a fan upgrade for what I already have. I am limited by where I can purchase pc component upgrades. I can not order online. Fry's Electronics is my best bet. I am looking for the common preference that a lot are looking for. Looking for the best performance and with less noise per buck. Right now the H80 stock fans are controlled by my motherboard's 2 cpu fan controllers. The performance is ok but when I am folding I have them set to full speed and the sound is louder than the car I drive. If there is a better solution than these fans I picked out at Fry's Electronics please let me know.

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They are worse. The stock fans on the H80 are actually rather high performance. They are noisy as balls though. I have some OEM Koolance fans that are higher performance and a quite a bit quieter on a controller. If you want to replace those fans, I'd suggest looking for the fans in my sig with my radiator. I know you can buy them from dazmode.com who is a Canadian water cooling company. Dunno where you'd get them in America, but buying better fans than those will cost you a lot more, unless you wanna do a lot of research into Yate Loons as there are like 12 different versions of the same model of Yates all with different performance. 

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They are worse. The stock fans on the H80 are actually rather high performance. They are noisy as balls though. I have some OEM Koolance fans that are higher performance and a quite a bit quieter on a controller. If you want to replace those fans, I'd suggest looking for the fans in my sig with my radiator. I know you can buy them from dazmode.com who is a Canadian water cooling company. Dunno where you'd get them in America, but buying better fans than those will cost you a lot more, unless you wanna do a lot of research into Yate Loons as there are like 12 different versions of the same model of Yates all with different performance. 

Very informative. Looks like I will have to order online somehow. How do these look? Yate Loon 120mm x 25mm Fan - Open Chassis (D12SM-12) Much, much cheaper in price so I am skeptical but the stats look good. Even if I good find the same performance I have now with stock h80 fans with lower decibels I can accept that. I just got to find delivery address if I go with anything online. I chose amazon cause I have a friend that needs to order from there so if I can add to his order I would have a delivery address to go to. If these are the fans I am looking for I will take it.

Oh yeah... rep
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If you're willing to sacrifice a bit of performance of fans for an big reduction in noise, check out:

Noctua F12 (not P12)

Scythe (Servo) AP-15


Oh, I also suggest you get fans that has PWM cables, you might be able to find modded version of the AP-15 to have PWM.

Overall, I would just suggest the Noctua F12, it is what I would get if I was in the market for new water cooling fans.
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Very informative. Looks like I will have to order online somehow. How do these look? Yate Loon 120mm x 25mm Fan - Open Chassis (D12SM-12) Much, much cheaper in price so I am skeptical but the stats look good. Even if I good find the same performance I have now with stock h80 fans with lower decibels I can accept that. I just got to find delivery address if I go with anything online. I chose amazon cause I have a friend that needs to order from there so if I can add to his order I would have a delivery address to go to. If these are the fans I am looking for I will take it.

Oh yeah... rep

 

Personally, I'd stay away from Yate Loons. They have several different manufacturers and each one performs different, regardless of what it says on paper. There is some way to tell them apart, but I'm not sure how. I read a review comparing 10'ish or so Yate's from different factories and some are much worse. I just stuck to what I knew. I think the reviewer concluded that if you're going to buy Yates, buy them from AquaTuning, as whatever factory they get them from are the good ones, but I can't remember. You can google around if you really want those.  

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