Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › SP120s or AF120s?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

SP120s or AF120s? - Page 2

post #11 of 34
You may be better off going with some Gentle Typhoons over either of the Corsair fans. A member here did a review that included the Corsair SP120 and the Gentle Typhoon's here http://martinsliquidlab.org/category/fans/ . If you open both videos and compare the exact same airflow from each fan, you will see the Corsairs are much louder. Now the Corsair fans might be a little cheaper, but after personally buying both the AF120 and the SP120 fans and sending them back, I've come to the conclusion that the Corsair fans are highly overrated.
post #12 of 34
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyler Dalton View Post

You may be better off going with some Gentle Typhoons over either of the Corsair fans. A member here did a review that included the Corsair SP120 and the Gentle Typhoon's here http://martinsliquidlab.org/category/fans/ . If you open both videos and compare the exact same airflow from each fan, you will see the Corsairs are much louder. Now the Corsair fans might be a little cheaper, but after personally buying both the AF120 and the SP120 fans and sending them back, I've come to the conclusion that the Corsair fans are highly overrated.
I already have 2 SP 120s and kinda want to keep the theme..plus those typhoons are all sold out on newegg and thats were i have a $50 promo to use..

Everyone is telling me to remove my fan filter or get different fans but no one will answer my question..All i need to know is which fans will work better to push air out the top exhaust filter and which will pull in fresh air in front of case through filters..
Can someone with these fans please help me with this?

Thank you:thumb:
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I5-3570k at 4.5ghz Asus Sabertooth His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair vengence Intel 330 series SSD Western digital HD LG blu ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Win 7 home premium 64bit QNIX QX2710 OCed to 120hz Asus VE278H 27 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm TK Cherry Blue Mech Corsair AX850 CM storm stryker full tower Razer left handed death adder 3600 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Razer scarab Logitech G930 wireless 7.1 Corsair SP2500 2.1 speakers Kingston Hyperx ram cooler 
Other
NZXT hue case lights 
  hide details  
Reply
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I5-3570k at 4.5ghz Asus Sabertooth His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair vengence Intel 330 series SSD Western digital HD LG blu ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Win 7 home premium 64bit QNIX QX2710 OCed to 120hz Asus VE278H 27 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm TK Cherry Blue Mech Corsair AX850 CM storm stryker full tower Razer left handed death adder 3600 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Razer scarab Logitech G930 wireless 7.1 Corsair SP2500 2.1 speakers Kingston Hyperx ram cooler 
Other
NZXT hue case lights 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 34
I have 1 AF120 Performance Edition, 4 AF120 Quiet Editions, and 2 SP120 High Performance Editions. If I could do it over again, I'd trade the 4 AF120 QE fans for the performance editions. The AF Quiet Editions are silent but useless -- meaning they blow almost no air. I would use the SP HPE for front intake and the AF PE for exhaust thumb.gif
post #14 of 34
Oops...didn't mean to do that redface.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 5/27/13 at 11:16pm
post #15 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by OneGun View Post

All i need to know is which fans will work better to push air out the top exhaust filter and which will pull in fresh air in front of case through filters..

Since you're exhausting air through the top, remove that top filter. The AF Performance Edition's (63.47CFM) will be fine for the front intake. I'm using those fans for my front intake & experiencing no obstruction towards the cooling performance thumb.gif ...but if you don't mind a slightly louder fan, the SP High Performance/High Static Edition are cool to use but honestly, IMO, it's not necessary.
Edited by drBlahMan - 5/27/13 at 11:19pm
post #16 of 34
AF is meant for case fans (fans that are mounted on the case).

SP is meant for heatsink/radiators.

That should explain it well enough. But the SP can be put in front of hard drive cages.
Computer 1
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 770 ACX Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Western Digital Blue 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS248H-P Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid MX Blue Corsair AX650 Fractal Design Define R4 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 YuHua Gaming Mouse Pad Logitech Z323 Sennheiser HD 558 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster Z 
  hide details  
Reply
Computer 1
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 770 ACX Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Western Digital Blue 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS248H-P Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid MX Blue Corsair AX650 Fractal Design Define R4 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 YuHua Gaming Mouse Pad Logitech Z323 Sennheiser HD 558 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster Z 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 34
Thread Starter 
The only reason I was thinking SPs for the top pushing through the filters is my Stock CM 200mm fan barely moves air through the filters. And I have a really dusty computer room so I want to leave filer on..
So should I get 2 SP 120s for top exhaust and 2 AF 120S for front intake? Will the AFs in front pull through fan filters ad push over my hd and SSD?
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I5-3570k at 4.5ghz Asus Sabertooth His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair vengence Intel 330 series SSD Western digital HD LG blu ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Win 7 home premium 64bit QNIX QX2710 OCed to 120hz Asus VE278H 27 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm TK Cherry Blue Mech Corsair AX850 CM storm stryker full tower Razer left handed death adder 3600 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Razer scarab Logitech G930 wireless 7.1 Corsair SP2500 2.1 speakers Kingston Hyperx ram cooler 
Other
NZXT hue case lights 
  hide details  
Reply
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I5-3570k at 4.5ghz Asus Sabertooth His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair vengence Intel 330 series SSD Western digital HD LG blu ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Win 7 home premium 64bit QNIX QX2710 OCed to 120hz Asus VE278H 27 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm TK Cherry Blue Mech Corsair AX850 CM storm stryker full tower Razer left handed death adder 3600 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Razer scarab Logitech G930 wireless 7.1 Corsair SP2500 2.1 speakers Kingston Hyperx ram cooler 
Other
NZXT hue case lights 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 34
IMO, static pressure is the way to go.
 
Play Server
(10 items)
 
NAS
(14 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5640 Intel Xeon L5640 Dell R710 Mobo Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R 
Hard DrivePowerCaseOther
Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
OtherOther
Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 SuperMicro X9DRL-iF 64GB Kingston ECC (kvr16r11d4/16HA) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
12x 4TB HGST 5K4000 SanDisk SSD 960GB (cache) 6x 8TB WD Red Scythe AP-29 
CoolingOSPowerCase
2x Noctua U9DXi4 FreeNAS Corsair AX750 Norco RPC-4224 
OtherOther
3x LSI 9211-8i (HBA) Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb NIC 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Play Server
(10 items)
 
NAS
(14 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5640 Intel Xeon L5640 Dell R710 Mobo Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R 
Hard DrivePowerCaseOther
Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
OtherOther
Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 SuperMicro X9DRL-iF 64GB Kingston ECC (kvr16r11d4/16HA) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
12x 4TB HGST 5K4000 SanDisk SSD 960GB (cache) 6x 8TB WD Red Scythe AP-29 
CoolingOSPowerCase
2x Noctua U9DXi4 FreeNAS Corsair AX750 Norco RPC-4224 
OtherOther
3x LSI 9211-8i (HBA) Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb NIC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys..thumb.gif
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I5-3570k at 4.5ghz Asus Sabertooth His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair vengence Intel 330 series SSD Western digital HD LG blu ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Win 7 home premium 64bit QNIX QX2710 OCed to 120hz Asus VE278H 27 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm TK Cherry Blue Mech Corsair AX850 CM storm stryker full tower Razer left handed death adder 3600 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Razer scarab Logitech G930 wireless 7.1 Corsair SP2500 2.1 speakers Kingston Hyperx ram cooler 
Other
NZXT hue case lights 
  hide details  
Reply
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I5-3570k at 4.5ghz Asus Sabertooth His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 His ICEQ X2 Boost 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair vengence Intel 330 series SSD Western digital HD LG blu ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Win 7 home premium 64bit QNIX QX2710 OCed to 120hz Asus VE278H 27 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm TK Cherry Blue Mech Corsair AX850 CM storm stryker full tower Razer left handed death adder 3600 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Razer scarab Logitech G930 wireless 7.1 Corsair SP2500 2.1 speakers Kingston Hyperx ram cooler 
Other
NZXT hue case lights 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post

Since you're exhausting air through the top, remove that top filter. The AF Performance Edition's (63.47CFM) will be fine for the front intake. I'm using those fans for my front intake & experiencing no obstruction towards the cooling performance thumb.gif ...but if you don't mind a slightly louder fan, the SP High Performance/High Static Edition are cool to use but honestly, IMO, it's not necessary.
No. Just NO. They will move nada CFM in such a situation. I hate all these misinformation going on
http://www.overclock.net/t/1394467/daves-el-cheapo-heatsinks-air-cooling-guide
Ayase Eli
(20 items)
 
Testbench
(10 items)
 
MC Server
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ASRock X370 SLI Killer Zotac GTX1070 "FE" with ID Cooling Frostflow 240G Crucial BallistiX Sport LP 16GB 8x2GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Zotac SSD Premium 480GB OCZ Vector 180 480GB Hitachi 7K3000 3TB 7200rpm ID Cooling Frostflow 240L 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ID Cooling Frostflow 240G Phanteks F140MP x2 CoolerMaster Silencio FP120 x2 Phanteks F140SP 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Delta AFB1212SH x2 Dell U2713HM CM Storm MECH FSP Aurum PT 1200 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G102 Tesoro Aegis X3 Virtus.Pro AKG K7XX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Depends Depends 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Plextor M5S Depends Dell U2312HM CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i 
PowerMouse
FSP Aurum PT 1200 CM Storm Mizar 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600 4GHz Gigabyte Z77X D3H Intel HD Graphics 2000 obviously Kingston HyperX Genesis 4X4GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel 530 240GB Deepcool Captain 240 Arctic Cooling Bionix 140 Delta AFB1212L 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro CoolerMaster G750M NZXT Switch 810 
  hide details  
Reply
Ayase Eli
(20 items)
 
Testbench
(10 items)
 
MC Server
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ASRock X370 SLI Killer Zotac GTX1070 "FE" with ID Cooling Frostflow 240G Crucial BallistiX Sport LP 16GB 8x2GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Zotac SSD Premium 480GB OCZ Vector 180 480GB Hitachi 7K3000 3TB 7200rpm ID Cooling Frostflow 240L 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ID Cooling Frostflow 240G Phanteks F140MP x2 CoolerMaster Silencio FP120 x2 Phanteks F140SP 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Delta AFB1212SH x2 Dell U2713HM CM Storm MECH FSP Aurum PT 1200 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G102 Tesoro Aegis X3 Virtus.Pro AKG K7XX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Depends Depends 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Plextor M5S Depends Dell U2312HM CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i 
PowerMouse
FSP Aurum PT 1200 CM Storm Mizar 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600 4GHz Gigabyte Z77X D3H Intel HD Graphics 2000 obviously Kingston HyperX Genesis 4X4GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel 530 240GB Deepcool Captain 240 Arctic Cooling Bionix 140 Delta AFB1212L 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro CoolerMaster G750M NZXT Switch 810 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › SP120s or AF120s?