Originally Posted by Bertovzki
Ok Hi all, I'm seeking opinions,generally I always go for best performance and this is one area to have max performance.But that said, before discovering some good reviews and the debate going on here, I had already ordered one Aerocool DS 140 for rear intake.
My rig has so far 750D + XSPC RX360 V3 up top, with 3 x SP120 QE Exhaust.
I am still deciding between RX 240 or EX 280 in front, as I was wanting to take full use of the 140mm opening in the front and the high static pressure of the much improved 140mm fans nowdays,originally thinking 2 x Aerocool DS up front, or push pull x 4 for exhaust at front , and 2 x DS 140 in bottom intake, and 1 x rear for intake,
Until I saw the Akasa Viper 140 and I see it has better performance than the DS.
I don't like the looks or colour of anything " better performing " than these 2 fans.
Do you think I'm spliting hairs between these 2 fans and just stay with the DS or is the Viper well worth changing all my fans ?, I guess I want all the same type Viper or DS for colour sceem, including replacing the 3 x SP120's
Any opinions of feedback about fan choice etc.. appreciated
Much improved? 140mm fans have not improved ever since I wrote this guide and they still pale in comparison to 120mm fans and yet most 140mm fans are even overrated. Especially the "SP140" from Corsair
Forget the Aerocool DS fans, they're just bling and nothing much else. I have 140mm fan slots and I can't be bothered to use 140mm instead I use 120mm fans because I get the same temps but LESS NOISE.
Otherwise, I would rather get SP120 PE or JetFlo 120 or low speed AFB Deltas (below 2500rpm), a hot favorite of mine.
Originally Posted by Ultra-m-a-n
I was wondering what other high end heatsinks are out there besides the D14 and the PH-14PE around the $75ish range.
Are there any comparable heatsinks to these at a lower price point?
I really like the Phanteks one, but with the included fans, it wont fit in the NZXT S340 that I just ordered. The max cooler height is 161mm. I was thinking about ordering the Phanteks and using the included fans as front intake case fans. If I were to replace the fans for 120mm fans in order for the heatsink to fit, what would you recommend besides the Jetflos? I have a pair of Rosewill Hypoborea fans that I got for $9 each a while back, and they are pretty much rebrands of the Akasa Apache fans. What are your thoughts on those as fans on a tower cooler?
Also, I know that you are a big proponent of Deltas, but where do you buy those fans?
Are you a proponent of Scythe Ultra Kaze fans? They are like $11 on Amazon and I just wanted an opinion on them.
You may want to try this. I have actually put this into a case that supports up to 163mm WITH space to spare.
Actually if you're worried then this will do http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856003
I'd rather do well NOT to put those hyperboreas as heatsink fans.
The scythe ultra kazes are cheap but they are incredibly noisy for what they are and being sleeve bearing fans, automatically out of my book. My delta AFC1212DE 1.6As are actually quieter than the 3000rpm UK ...