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Hello all,


I'm planning to do a case update with Red fan leds, and have come here to get some guidance on the choices i want to make, just so i dont have to facepalm myself later.


I wil be using a phantom 820 case togheter with a Corsair H100i. Since i want to keep everything in the same black and red theme one of the first things that have to go are the stock fans. So i need high static pressure led fans. The one i have come up with is:

XtraFlo 120 Red LED
http://www.cmstore.eu/cooling/fans/120mm-led-pwm-dynaloop-fan/
They seem to have 3.3 mm/h²0 and come with PWM to use with the corsair program.

For all the other fans in the case i was looking at the following ones:

-BitFenix Spectre Pro
-CoolerMaster Sickle Flow
-Silverstone Air Penetrator120mm Red LED
-AeroCool Shark 120mm
-enermax apollo / vegas duo


Any advice, opinions, and other/better option are greatly apreciated!

Hemi
Edited by hemigidius - 8/31/13 at 9:26am
post #2 of 9
-BitFenix Spectre Pro - bad performance, very quiet though
-CoolerMaster Sickle Flow - lies about their actual static pressure, much less than specified. sounds like a bee hive
-Silverstone Air Penetrator120mm Red LED - havent used them
-AeroCool Shark 120mm - havent used them
-enermax apollo / vegas dup - havent used them, dont like the stroke inducing leds tongue.gif
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I would better buy some good static pressure fans and then some red LED strips

You wont find really static pressure led fans.
    
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theres always the option of modding the leds into the fans yourself, theres a few guides floating around on OCN for it.
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

theres always the option of modding the leds into the fans yourself, theres a few guides floating around on OCN for it.

This is your best bet.

It's just drilling 4 3mm holes and gluing the LEDs on them, nothing you can't do. Parallel them, a resistor, and done.
   
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Originally Posted by hemigidius View Post

Hello all,


I'm planning to do a case update with Red fan leds, and have come here to get some guidance on the choices i want to make, just so i dont have to facepalm myself later.


I wil be using a phantom 820 case togheter with a Corsair H100i. Since i want to keep everything in the same black and red theme one of the first things that have to go are the stock fans. So i need high static pressure led fans. The one i have come up with is:

XtraFlo 120 Red LED
http://www.cmstore.eu/cooling/fans/120mm-led-pwm-dynaloop-fan/
They seem to have 3.3 mm/h²0 and come with PWM to use with the corsair program.

For all the other fans in the case i was looking at the following ones:

-BitFenix Spectre Pro
-CoolerMaster Sickle Flow
-Silverstone Air Penetrator120mm Red LED
-AeroCool Shark 120mm
-enermax apollo / vegas duo


Any advice, opinions, and other/better option are greatly apreciated!

Hemi

I have 6 of these in my rig, decent for the money.
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Mhm very intresting advice,

I might aswel try out the led modding then, but would i stick with the stock fans, or what other options do i have when it comes to high presure fans then?
i did find this review about the h80:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6177/choosing-the-best-120mm-radiator-fan-testing-eight-fans-with-corsairs-h80/5

In the end it comes down to the stock fans beeing amazing, possible getting the corsair SP120 for reduced sound, but thats it?
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The Silverstone Air Penetrators are supposed to be good, haven't used them myself tho.
post #9 of 9
Frankly if you look at the "big" companies like CM and Corsair, you are going to miss out on ever ggetting decent fans.

I ddon't know what your noise tolerance is, but static pressure comes from three things (mainly):
1) Design and number of fan blades - You want fewer but wider, nearly overlapping, blades with a cupped shape
2) Thickness - basically, the thicker the fan, for a given diameter, the greater potential for High pressure
3) Speed - the faster the fan, the more pressure it can create, but remember that a poorly designed fast fan is still worse than a well designed slower fan
   
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