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I will be purchasing a H80i tomorrow but wanted to know which replacement fans is correct.

I will be buying 2x Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition fans but when I'm checking the fans out. There 2 different versions of the quiet edition. There is the Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition then a Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM Quiet Edition. The PWM is the difference between the both. Which one would be better for replacements for the H80i. Any help would be great.
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Both are fine. I have four SP120 Performance ed for my H100 and i get 25C idle and 60 max at 4.5ghz . But the quiet ed is good too. better than mine...its like a have a jet in my PC. tongue.gif
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So PWM doesn't mean anything when it comes to replacing the H80i original fans?
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The H80i -COMES- with Corsair SP120L PWM fans. These fans have the same blade profile as the retail SP120 High Performance and SP120 Quiet Edition fans, but come with PWM and have a higher top speed. If you use the H80i to lower the speed of the fans, they will perform exactly the same as the SP120 QE or SP120 PE at the same RPM and sound levels.

If you're not going to use the PWM fan controller in the H80i, you might as well get a regular H80 if you can find one and save a little money.

I replaced the SP120L fans on my H100i to get a little better air flow at the same or lower noise by using a pair of Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans, and was largely disappointed at the performance for the $50 they cost.

Greg
Edited by hammong - 9/24/13 at 7:28am
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