Originally Posted by bob808
love cougar fans. I am glad to hear your 140s are whisper quiet but slightly concerned about the 120. I have previously only used the orange/black cougars and was very impressed with their performance. my current favorite fan and I've tried out alot
of different types/brands. I'm hoping the green 120's I'm using live up to the expectations I have.
Looks great up and running
I might rma the 120 just in case. Even at 40% power there's a slight hum to it. No as quiet as the 140s. i would say the 140s at 100% are a little bit more quiet (all 30 of them) vs the 120 @ ~50% power. Its only one fan so I'm hoping newegg can replacement quickly. If its the same with the replacement, then I know its just the way they work.
Originally Posted by EPiiKK
I personally don't like the messy tubing, but otherwise this build is just epic
How much do the cougars differ from NB blacksilents or gentle typhoons? have you tried them?
The mb area? Yeah, its a love/hate thing. Its very busy since you have two ram blocks, two mb blocks, and the cpu block. I looked at quite a few setups similar to mine to get an idea of plumbing it. Its challenging but I do like. I just don't like using way too many angled adapters to run straight lines. I switched from 1/2x3/4 to 3/8x1/2 since the former was too big and putting a lot of strain on the system.
Personally, the 140 Cougars are dreamy. The 120, I'm not sure if I have a dud or not since there's an audible whine/hum to it. Gonna rma it w/ newegg and see what the replacement does. If you're going w/ 120 fans, go with GTs, especially since they were decommissioned by Scythe and its oem.