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So right now I'm using a fanless megahalems to passively cool an i3 and it works great! But, I'm upgrading to an i5 and need some active cooling to help keep it cool. So I'm looking for the perfect fan for my megahalems. Preferably quiet, and not to many crazy colors. Thanks guys.
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Corsair SP 120 Quiet Edition.
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post #3 of 11
Noiseblockers nb-blacksilent pros. Good looking, quiet, and well priced. I'd say much better than corsair sp120s, i have them and even at 7 volts they are a bit too loud imo
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Originally Posted by EPiiKK View Post

Noiseblockers nb-blacksilent pros. Good looking, quiet, and well priced. I'd say much better than corsair sp120s, i have them and even at 7 volts they are a bit too loud imo

Quiet Edition SP's?
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post #5 of 11
On my Megahalems i use 2 x Arctic F12 CO PWM in p/p... they cool my 3770k @ 4.5 nicely and quite plain looking fan.... finding the perfect fan can come down to what people find good for them and there system set up and case... a few people have recommended that i change my fans to CM Jetflo's...
Edited by stubass - 4/20/14 at 9:23pm
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post #6 of 11
I'm rocking 2 Noctua NF-F12 and they are great. While a bit pricy, they are worth it. A huge improvement over my previous 38mm single Ultra Kaze I had.
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What's your budget?

Low speed Noiseblockers are among the best at any price. A 140mm TY-147 would be a good but at a cheaper price.
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post #8 of 11
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I'm rocking 2 Noctua NF-F12 and they are great. While a bit pricy, they are worth it. A huge improvement over my previous 38mm single Ultra Kaze I had.

I don't think he will like the colour. wink.gif
But yeah, I own 20 NF F12/14's and love them! thumb.gif
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post #9 of 11
With a fin area of 130x121.6mm any fan with 105mm mount spacing (120mm fan) will fit. Of cours what fans will fit depends on your case CPU clearance is and RAM height.

If a 140mm fan will fit over your RAM may I suggest the TY-147 fan. It will idle at 600rpm, is PWM, has 105mm mount spacing and depending where you live can be very low priced... £5.82 here in UK. wink.gif

ehume did extensive testing of fans on Megahalems using 65 fans in 112 different setups showing cooling and noise for each fan.
His 'go to' fan is the San Ace 9G1212H101(1). He also liked the CM Blade Master, Scythe Slipstream 1600, and the Japan Servo fans
http://www.overclock.net/t/724577/the-well-dressed-megahalems-65-fans-and-112-setups-56k-warning/0_20
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

With a fin area of 130x121.6mm any fan with 105mm mount spacing (120mm fan) will fit. Of cours what fans will fit depends on your case CPU clearance is and RAM height.

If a 140mm fan will fit over your RAM may I suggest the TY-147 fan. It will idle at 600rpm, is PWM, has 105mm mount spacing and depending where you live can be very low priced... £5.82 here in UK. wink.gif

ehume did extensive testing of fans on Megahalems using 65 fans in 112 different setups showing cooling and noise for each fan.
His 'go to' fan is the San Ace 9G1212H101(1). He also liked the CM Blade Master, Scythe Slipstream 1600, and the Japan Servo fans
http://www.overclock.net/t/724577/the-well-dressed-megahalems-65-fans-and-112-setups-56k-warning/0_20

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