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Poll Results: What should Corsair do for fans?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 40% of voters (42)
    SP 140mm variant
  • 30% of voters (32)
    Large fans (180mm-230mm)
  • 24% of voters (26)
    Ultra low RPM, ultra quiet versions of existing fans
  • 19% of voters (20)
    Ultra high RPM, ultra high CFM versions of existing fans
  • 16% of voters (17)
    Other (posted in thread)
105 Total Votes  
post #81 of 85
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Originally Posted by Abula View Post

What i would like to see from next generation of Corsair fan is good PWM fan design, Noctua and Scythe seem to have nailed their PWM design very well in terms of range. I would like to see 120mm and 140mm fans that can drop to 200rpm and ramp up to 1500rpm, maybe a high range with 500-2500rpm, but i personally i like fans that can drop really low to the point they are not audible (including no motor noise, clicking, etc) to be in idle, and that can ramp up when the system goes under load. And that they perform well under restricted conditions, i mean more an more case are coming with filters, and in some cases the design of the fans dont work well with them, specially like DEMci filters that are imo really good but restrict a lot the airflow.

+1. I like the AF series fans because they look good and performs kinda OK but now I am looking less into looks (AF fans look great) and more about performance.
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post #82 of 85
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Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post

I bought two Corsair SP120s in high hopes that they would perform perfectly, I was wrong. The build quality of them was terrible. One of them buzzes when turned to a lower RPM (~1500RPM) and the other was unbalanced and had this annoying medium-pitched whine to it. It didn't matter what angle they were facing, they always did it. I ran them on my Koolance HX-CU720V radiator horizontally.

-Lower dBA while keeping RPM high
-Better Build Quality

This.

I had messaged George about this and referenced this thread.

Specifically, I have 2x SP120 Quiets as Intakes on my C70 and 2x SP120 Quiets as exhausts on my H100. They are hooked into my NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller. These fans are 3-pin and not PWM, so this fan controller seemed like the best option. It says it controls by voltage. Unfortunately, I can't turn them below 40% as per the controller's limitation.

The issue with them and the fan controller is the motor ticking. If they aren't at the lowest point with the slider bar, or maxed out, they tick endlessly. I tried putting the low voltage adapters on and then plugging them into the fan controller and the issue remains. Some people said it's the fan quality because Coolermaster Sickleflows(dirt cheap) click like mad too. Others say it's the controller.

The most interesting thing to me is that I could hook the fans to the Asus fan connectors and control them with the software. No clicking what so ever when controlled by the motherboard. I can even use a Y-cable.

I sent ya another PM George about the PWMs.

I wouldn't mind seeing an LED version of Corsair fans come out, but I would like variety in terms of sizes. It's nice to stick with one brand versus a mix and match setup.

My preference is silent and cool, but I know others don't mind the noise. I don't mind paying a little extra if I know they will last and perform. Purchasing 2 sets of SP120s wasn't too cheap though.


Edit: The rubber inserts getting pushed in was also annoying.
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post #83 of 85
What I require is a fan that doesn't die in 3 months for a reasonable price.

I'm still trying to figure out what kind of bearing the corsairs really have, which is why I haven't bought any. There are so many terms for "we really don't want to tell you it's just a worthless rifle bearing that will die on you almost instantly"
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post #84 of 85
I'd say, focus on getting a better air moved to noise and static pressure to noise ratio on existing fans. At the moment, as much as I support Corsair, I feel that they are not the leader in this area. As others have noted, the Gentle Typhoon, Noctua's latest fans, and a few others such as Thermalright tend to be considered the leaders in terms of air moved to noise.
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post #85 of 85
Fans that don't click when you hook them up to a fan controller

Fans that can actually compete in terms of performance/noise ratio to Noctua's/GTs -120mm and Noctua/Phantek's(revised) - 140mm
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