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What are so good prices fans for a rx360 and rx240 i cant spend over 10 a fan and arent really loud, Im trying to sell some stuff to build up funds to replace my old yate loons that are dieing and making lots of noise.
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New Yate Loons. tongue.gif

I used to run Ultra Kazes, but they make an annoying clicking noise at low speeds, so I replaced them with YL Highs. Big mistake, shoulda gone meds because I never use them to full speed anyway, and their bearings are louder than the mids.
   
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bgears B-Blaster 120mm. It's one of the best 120mm fans for watercooling, and it's only $10 bucks. There's also a 140mm version if you need one.

Edit: you may want to hook them up to a pwm fan block or fan controller or something because they aren't your quietest fans. Swiftech has an 8-port PWM fan block that's powered by a Sata port, and it sends the signal to the PWM header on your motherboard so you can change the rpm by your motherboard software. Very useful product for watercoolers.
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bgears B-Blaster 120mm. It's one of the best 120mm fans for watercooling, and it's only $10 bucks. There's also a 140mm version if you need one.

Edit: you may want to hook them up to a pwm fan block or fan controller or something because they aren't your quietest fans. Swiftech has an 8-port PWM fan block that's powered by a Sata port, and it sends the signal to the PWM header on your motherboard so you can change the rpm by your motherboard software. Very useful product for watercoolers.

Thats cool i have a 12 fan fan controller already tho and those fans seem good much quieter then my yate loons highs they did 40db at 1800rpms and 88cfm 9 a fan if i bought 12 id be right at 113usd lol now i just need to get some of my stuff i dont need sold. How do these fans hold up i wonder being setup as rad fans.
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New Yate Loons. tongue.gif

I used to run Ultra Kazes, but they make an annoying clicking noise at low speeds, so I replaced them with YL Highs. Big mistake, shoulda gone meds because I never use them to full speed anyway, and their bearings are louder than the mids.[/quote

i like the yates but they are so cheap i have broken fans in the past just trying to clean them with wet wipes.

Edited by Bal3Wolf - 11/10/13 at 2:13pm
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I've posted this a few times in other threads, so I'll just copy and paste my suggestion.
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I recently put together my own loop and was in the same spot. I wanted a lot of fans, and going with GTs was just too much money for my taste. I ended up going with Arctic Cooling F12 PWM fans. These are fluid dynamic bearings, rated at 500,000 hours, or something stupid, and come with a 6 year warranty. Cheaper than scythe products, they are inexpensive enough that you could replace all of your fans with F12s. The fan's fins are thinner compare to a GT, but this lowers noise as well as saving costs. I don't have equipment that measures static pressure, but I have built loops with GTs. The AC F12 offers comparable static pressure, less noise than an AP15 and longer life. PWM is another advantage. Remember that the same fan with PWM as opposed to voltage control will push more air.
The only disadvantage is short cabling. If you are using a radiator placed above your motherboard like most people do, it will be perfect. The first fan attaches to your CPU fan connector, and the rest of the fans daisy chain off that, so the cabling length is a non issue. You won't need a fan controller using F12s in this manner. I would highly recommend these.

I will add that they are virtually silent up to around 1000rpm and max out at 1300. From 1000-1300 they are audible in a quiet room and only have a whooshing air noise. There is no clicking or resonance between my fans. I would rate sound quality very high.
Edited by jesh462 - 11/11/13 at 10:59am
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Cant say anything bad about XSPC 2000rpm fans. a lil on the loud side but they flow some air. I have no experience with other fans though.

Here is a post/article that puts them up against the competition.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1217517/xspc-fan-review

Be sure to read post #1 & #2 the reviewer gives an update on the fans after running them a couple of days.

Hope that helps.
Edited by alanQtrmaine - 11/11/13 at 6:10pm
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What are some good coooler master fans i was looking at the cm excalibur for the removeable fans and they have good static presure and cfm for their noise.
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The excalibur is the only CM that would be good for liquid cooling. The downside is that they get really loud (45dB). Check out Anandtech's review of some fans.
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The excalibur is the only CM that would be good for liquid cooling. The downside is that they get really loud (45dB). Check out Anandtech's review of some fans.

yea im looking all over looked at the excalibur and blade master fans.
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