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I'm about to get started on moving my build over to a new case, and subsequently upgrading my WC setup as well. I'm trying to keep a focus on aesthetics, but I don't want performance to fall by the wayside either.

Anyway, I'm curious as to whether or not anyone has had a chance to try the Enermax Clustar Advance, or the Enermax T.B. Vegas Single APS version fans? It seems like these are basically upgraded versions of the previous respective line of fans. So far, I've only been able to find one review, which seems promising, and actually shows the fans as performing fairly close to their rated specs (higher cfm but slightly louder dba).

I'll be wanting to use these on my rads, and I'll be using a fan controller, so I can reduce the speed if they get too loud going full out. I suppose one of my major questions is whether they seem like they'd perform well in push/pull on rads or not?

TL;DR: Any experience with them? Decent Rad Fans? Other suggestions for white + white led rad fans?

Here's the link to the review with the specs/results: (I'm just interested in the Vegas and Cluster, not the Everest)
http://www.overclockers.com/enermax-120mm-aps-fan-review?p=71089
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As the author of that review, I have to note that narrow chord blades generally move air quickly and relatively quietly. But their static pressure has not been good. The Vegas has narrowish blades. The Cluster blades are a bit wider, so we should expect a little better static pressure. Indeed, the specs show a slight advantage for the Cluster.

 

I found the fan performance matched Enermax's specs. Given their proven honesty, I have no reason to doubt the static pressure specs.

 

Given that I now have a rad to test with, I should revisit these fans. But I am working on some case reviews, so they will have to wait.

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As the author of that review, I have to note that narrow chord blades generally move air quickly and relatively quietly. But their static pressure has not been good. The Vegas has narrowish blades. The Cluster blades are a bit wider, so we should expect a little better static pressure. Indeed, the specs show a slight advantage for the Cluster.

I found the fan performance matched Enermax's specs. Given their proven honesty, I have no reason to doubt the static pressure specs.

Given that I now have a rad to test with, I should revisit these fans. But I am working on some case reviews, so they will have to wait.

Wow, thank you for taking the time to respond! The static pressure specs on both models seem to be well within the range for providing good results on a rad. At least at the higher rpms. I may have to wait for your possible review, as I'm going to be needing a lot of fans and I don't want to waste any money.

How do you think p/p would perform?
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Originally Posted by ehume View Post

As the author of that review, I have to note that narrow chord blades generally move air quickly and relatively quietly. But their static pressure has not been good. The Vegas has narrowish blades. The Cluster blades are a bit wider, so we should expect a little better static pressure. Indeed, the specs show a slight advantage for the Cluster.

I found the fan performance matched Enermax's specs. Given their proven honesty, I have no reason to doubt the static pressure specs.

Given that I now have a rad to test with, I should revisit these fans. But I am working on some case reviews, so they will have to wait.

Wow, thank you for taking the time to respond! The static pressure specs on both models seem to be well within the range for providing good results on a rad. At least at the higher rpms. I may have to wait for your possible review, as I'm going to be needing a lot of fans and I don't want to waste any money.

How do you think p/p would perform?


I'm not a rad man. I just got one cheaply so I could test it with fans. Best ask about p/p fans in the water-cooling section. In fact, someone in the water-cooling section might have used these fans, so you might want to ask your original question again, but over in that section.


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Ah, good point. For some reason I had in my head, "fans, so that must be air cooling", but this is much more of a WC topic. Thank you again for your responses!
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If you are an Enermax fan (no pun intended), most people are waiting for the North American release of twister pressure or twister storm fans to be used in a WC setup. rolleyes.gif
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