Originally Posted by Mopar63
If this is how you intend to use the fans then you bought the wrong ones. You could have bought less expensive 3 pin fans and dropped the voltage. However you can use your idea and tweak it to make the most of the PWM fans you have. Many motherboards will allow custom fan curves for PWM headers. Get a PWM splitter that will allow you to connect all the fan. The put a custom curve in where you keep the fans at minimum speed until set temp is reached and then begin to ramp up.
This allows you to keep the minimal speed most of the time and the quiet operation while at the same time using the abilities of the PWM to protect the system if heat builds to high.
Now for a quick question, has anyone used the Deadsilent fans yet?
These look really cool and I am wondering about using them. Also how does the Enermax TB Vegas and TB Apolloish compare as well.
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I asked how the DS is on this thread months ago and was told it is rubbish , not even close to true , this is an excellent fan , I have since asked everyone on the OCN and elsewhere that i come across , about this fan , is it quiet ? , does it cool well ? does it have good static pressure for a 140 mm , and every time without failure , everyone that owns this fan loves it ! , they love all aspects of its performance.
The only negative thing about this fan is the coloured versions have led's that can not be turned off , they are always on , and they do dim with the voltage input , this is something i am not happy about and will either take the time to re wire them and switch them , or i will remove them , this may not bother a lot of people , but lighting is my main theme in my build , so i want full control of lighting , where and when i want it.
It also depends what you want from a fan , do you want cooling at any cost of noise , and dont mind a 7500 RPM jet turbine that starts to scream at 1/4 of its speed let alone at full speed , but of course it's cooling is awesome ? , or does aesthetics mean everything ? or maybe it has to be quiet at all cost ?
The DS does everything it needs to do and it does it very well indeed , I only have one so far that i have not used yet , but i have done my own very basic testing , just merely holding a 140 mm DS up against me RX 360 Rad and feeling the airflow on my hands and face , it pushes plenty of air through the radiator, and very windy and cool on the face , this is very scientific analysis and an effective way of crunching data
but it works , and it works better than my Corsair SP 120 QE , which also works fine.
So for me personally good fair performance , quiet and great aesthetics are what i want from my fans , this is why i will soon have all DS fans , i also have the EX 280 rad so i will have mostly 140 mm versions , in retrospect i would have gone for a EX 420 up top instead of a RX 360 , and had all 140 mm fans now i know how good these fans are.Edited by Bertovzki - 1/25/15 at 1:07pm