Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Best Fans for radiator and case air flow
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best Fans for radiator and case air flow - Page 2

post #11 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZytheEKS View Post

Grand flex did very poorly for noise/performance from what I hear.

Nidec Servo GT AP15s, or coolermaster R4 Sickle Flows if your cheap.

As for case fans I like the Phobya Nano 2G, but they're loud at full RPM so be prepared to slap on a PWM port, they're noise is quiet at about 1200RPM and down.
They're completely silent until around 1400. At that speed they get about 2.00mm. At least from what I've read about them.
Wild One
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k z77 up5 780 CLASSY.  Mushkin Redline 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
Mushkin  Sandisk Ultra 256gb Barracuda 2TB Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
asus 27" 1080p 27" 1440p Ducky shine 3 1000w OCZ ZX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Enthoo Luxe DeathAdder Chroma XTRAC Ripper XL HAHAHA LOTS OF IT 
OtherOther
Lamp Coffee mug 
  hide details  
Reply
Wild One
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k z77 up5 780 CLASSY.  Mushkin Redline 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
Mushkin  Sandisk Ultra 256gb Barracuda 2TB Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
asus 27" 1080p 27" 1440p Ducky shine 3 1000w OCZ ZX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Enthoo Luxe DeathAdder Chroma XTRAC Ripper XL HAHAHA LOTS OF IT 
OtherOther
Lamp Coffee mug 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Puunh View Post

SP120s sound like jet engines. Go for Gentle Typhoons or if you can find some some Scythe Grand Flexs.
I can't even hear my SP120's (Quiet Edition)
post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZytheEKS View Post

Nidec Servo GT AP15s, or coolermaster R4 Sickle Flows if your cheap.

I have to agree I got the sickle flows because they was like $5 a fan when they was on sale but I am not super happy with there performance.



One other question is there any difference in performance between Sp-120 high performance and the quiet edition if they are both running at the same speed? Can I just use fan controller on high performance to set them up and if I need head room from fans they have it?

Also one of the reasons I am asking so much about the sp-120's is because they are 20% off right now wink.gif
Several of the cougar fans are also.. Do they have a certain model that is best?
Edited by Bjohnson8949 - 2/27/14 at 7:59pm
post #14 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjohnson8949 View Post

I have to agree I got the sickle flows because they was like $5 a fan when they was on sale but I am not super happy with there performance.



One other question is there any difference in performance between Sp-120 high performance and the quiet edition if they are both running at the same speed? Can I just use fan controller on high performance to set them up and if I need head room from fans they have it?

Also one of the reasons I am asking so much about the sp-120's is because they are 20% off right now wink.gif
Several of the cougar fans are also.. Do they have a certain model that is best?

HP and QP are the same fan, QP is just slower so yeah, the High Performance you could just throw on a controller. Coolermaster R4s perform nearly identically to AP-15s assuming both are at max RPM, they're just a tad bit louder, and CM doesn't have very good Quality Control so you might need to hit it with some WD-40 in a year or two.
The Laboratory
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Radeon R9 290X Generic 1333MHz R.A.M. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Wester Digital 5400RPM HP CH20L "The Russian Winter" Windows 8 
KeyboardPowerCase
Steel Series Merc Fatal1ty 1000Watt PSU DIY Rig 
  hide details  
Reply
The Laboratory
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Radeon R9 290X Generic 1333MHz R.A.M. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Wester Digital 5400RPM HP CH20L "The Russian Winter" Windows 8 
KeyboardPowerCase
Steel Series Merc Fatal1ty 1000Watt PSU DIY Rig 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjohnson8949 View Post

I have my loop all setup an running but not the happiest with my current fans (Cooler Master SickleFlow 120) They make a lot more noise against my radiator compared to how they did with open flow.

Any feedback is appreciated smile.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZytheEKS View Post

Nidec Servo GT AP15s, or coolermaster R4 Sickle Flows if your cheap.

he has sickle flows and theyre loud. the corsair are loud. buy the gt ap-15 and be happy. seriously. those fans are the performance to noise ratio king.
w00t
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
ph2 x20be asus m4a785-m sapphire vapor-x 4850  geil black dragon 1066 5-5-5-15-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
wd  asus dvd multi-write arctic cooling freezer 64 pro win 7 ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung 42" lcd logitech wireless antec basic 500watt old dell crap 
MouseAudio
logitech wireless pioneer 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
w00t
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
ph2 x20be asus m4a785-m sapphire vapor-x 4850  geil black dragon 1066 5-5-5-15-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
wd  asus dvd multi-write arctic cooling freezer 64 pro win 7 ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung 42" lcd logitech wireless antec basic 500watt old dell crap 
MouseAudio
logitech wireless pioneer 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post


he has sickle flows and theyre loud. the corsair are loud. buy the gt ap-15 and be happy. seriously. those fans are the performance to noise ratio king.

Well I have mine and they're not THAT loud, but if they're too loud for OP then definitely go with the Gentle Typhoon AP-15, same performance, perhaps a bit better but only slightly, but a lot quieter, bearing lasts longer, easy to disassemble to relube bearings, paint, just a REALLY good design.
The Laboratory
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Radeon R9 290X Generic 1333MHz R.A.M. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Wester Digital 5400RPM HP CH20L "The Russian Winter" Windows 8 
KeyboardPowerCase
Steel Series Merc Fatal1ty 1000Watt PSU DIY Rig 
  hide details  
Reply
The Laboratory
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Radeon R9 290X Generic 1333MHz R.A.M. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Wester Digital 5400RPM HP CH20L "The Russian Winter" Windows 8 
KeyboardPowerCase
Steel Series Merc Fatal1ty 1000Watt PSU DIY Rig 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
So I was going to finally shutdown the rig this weekend and do some maintenance and swap fans out. To my surprise when I went to order the AP-15 the appear out of stock every where. Only thing I have found is they have a new line called Grandflex and they are suppose to be just as good. Yet I am not seeming the anyway really either.

Any suggestion on another fan I should give a try in place of the AP-15?
post #18 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjohnson8949 View Post

So I was going to finally shutdown the rig this weekend and do some maintenance and swap fans out. To my surprise when I went to order the AP-15 the appear out of stock every where. Only thing I have found is they have a new line called Grandflex and they are suppose to be just as good. Yet I am not seeming the anyway really either.

Any suggestion on another fan I should give a try in place of the AP-15?

Swiftech Helix is alright: http://www.amazon.com/Swiftech-Helix-120mm-25mm-Z-Bearing/dp/B007V9IRB2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396311816&sr=8-1&keywords=swiftech+helix

Otherwise personally I would look for AP-14's or a different variant. The Grandflex are nowhere near as good as the AP-15's from what I have read.
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

Swiftech Helix is alright: http://www.amazon.com/Swiftech-Helix-120mm-25mm-Z-Bearing/dp/B007V9IRB2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396311816&sr=8-1&keywords=swiftech+helix

Otherwise personally I would look for AP-14's or a different variant. The Grandflex are nowhere near as good as the AP-15's from what I have read.


The videos I can find of the Swiftech sound pretty good. Also found they have a PWM version of this fan which would be better on fan controller as well

Thanks for the help thumb.gif
post #20 of 25
no, pwm are not good on fan controllers. it is quite the opposite.
w00t
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
ph2 x20be asus m4a785-m sapphire vapor-x 4850  geil black dragon 1066 5-5-5-15-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
wd  asus dvd multi-write arctic cooling freezer 64 pro win 7 ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung 42" lcd logitech wireless antec basic 500watt old dell crap 
MouseAudio
logitech wireless pioneer 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
w00t
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
ph2 x20be asus m4a785-m sapphire vapor-x 4850  geil black dragon 1066 5-5-5-15-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
wd  asus dvd multi-write arctic cooling freezer 64 pro win 7 ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung 42" lcd logitech wireless antec basic 500watt old dell crap 
MouseAudio
logitech wireless pioneer 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Best Fans for radiator and case air flow