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Aw, it sounds to me like these need to be connected to the 4-pin PWM fan headers or else they won't really do much.

I think you have it confused with these:

http://www.amazon.com/Enermax-Cluster-Advance-Cooling-UCCLA12P/dp/B00EJ8D2T0/ref=sr_1_13?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1400229847&sr=1-13&keywords=120mm+fans+white+led
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Hmm. Would these run at 2000 RPM if I plugged them into my PSU?

 

Aren't sleeve bearing fans the ones that making that humming noise? That's what bearings I have now in my current Cooler Master "Neon" LED fans, and they hum.

 

 

Maybe, I don't know. :/

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Hmm. Would these run at 2000 RPM if I plugged them into my PSU?

Aren't sleeve bearing fans the ones that making that humming noise? That's what bearings I have now in my current Cooler Master "Neon" LED fans, and they hum.

You can oil sleeve bearing fans easy though! I just use singer oil once a year (on my AP-180 fans) and they run like brand new fans!

Have you tried to check if you can put oil on you CM fans currently? Here's a great resource to look at:

http://www.overclock.net/t/773256/prepping-a-sleeve-bearing-fan-for-work/0_20

I show my AP-181s there after I lube it!
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 5/16/14 at 5:29am
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You can oil sleeve bearing fans easy though! I just use singer oil once a year (on my AP-180 fans) and they run like brand new fans!

Have you tried to check if you can put oil on you CM fans currently? Here's a great resource to look at:

http://www.overclock.net/t/773256/prepping-a-sleeve-bearing-fan-for-work/0_20

I show my AP-181s there after I lube it!

 

No one ever told me that humming means that they need to be oiled.

 

Anyway, I don't want to keep my fans because most of the LEDs are either blinking or completely out.

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What about cathodes TC? That ought to light your case the hell up!
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I'm trying to replace my fans at the same time because again, their LEDs are either blinking or out completely. I'm getting tired of the blinking.

 

If I could still buy these "Neon" fans somewhere, then that's what I'd do. However, I can't, and so I'm looking for other white LED fans that are just like these: when installed as exhaust, they light up the interior very nicely. The LEDs in my fans are like spotlights and they're directional; they're pointed in the opposite direction of the airflow.

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I have 11 white LED CoolerMaster JetFlo 120s in my case. There are a few pics in my sig gallery. When its dark they are fairly bright. Especially when you have 11 of them lol.
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Personally I would avoid those Enermax fans. I bought 3 of white cluster LED fans a couple years ago when they first came out and they were okay at first. After a few months though I started noticing odd vibration noises from my case (Antec 902 at the time). I thought it was the hard drive and it drove me crazy, I could go over and nudge the drive covers and the vibration would stop for a bit. It turned out it was the Enermax fans causing the vibration. The Enermax fans also felt like they were made out of a really cheap plastic compared to other fans I have. As far as the looks, they looked great, if you can ignore the cheap build quality and vibrations.

I would also recommend LED strips. I just recently got a windowed side panel for my Antec P280 and wanted to light it up. I bought one of these DarkSide LED Strips http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22568/lit-386/DarkSide_Dimmable_12_LED_Strip_-_White_-_Black_Sleeved_w_3pin_.html?tl=g6c77s2118 and WOW they are bright. I put just one of the strips in the top of the case and it's perfect. Here are a few pictures. I actually had to turn the LED's way down with my fan controller to get a good picture as the bright light from the LED's didn't agree with my camera.



Edited by Tyler Dalton - 5/16/14 at 1:59pm
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Wow. That's a really nice white too.

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Wow. That's a really nice white too.

Yep, it's a true white. Some white LED's have a blue tint to them but this to me is a true white. If you have any questions just let me know I'd be glad to help.
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