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post #11 of 47
Cooler against cooler with same fans the performance is too close to be able to put one as better than the other. +/-1c margin of error and they are the same. Changing to higher performance fans can help, but you must also use higher performance case fans or they cooler will be using it's on heated exhaust air to feed it's high performance fans. biggrin.gif

My go to fans are the Thermalright TY-14x series of fans, The TY-140, 143, 145 & 147 all idle at 650rpm and all but TY-143 max at 1300rpm. TY-143 goes up to 2500rpm but is same noise level as others at 1300rpm. There is a new one out on new coolers .. the TY-147A which is same as older TY-147 but speed curve is now 300-1300rpm, so even better.

I've been running TY-143 fans on my red PH-TC14PE every sense the first Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme came out. Also ran the Silver Arrow SB-E until Silver Arrow IB-E came out and I changed. Have Cryorig R1 Ultimate running on 3rd system. Had AXP-100 on HTPC but now using Macho 90. Was going to use NH-D15, but it was too wide to fit without blocking PCIe socket so it's on test platform part of the time.
post #12 of 47
^ All the towers are good. I think deepcool makes a nice dual-tower heatsink too.


The TY-143 is a monster for the price, mine is silent at idle and moves a ton of air at higher RPMs... But high speed Gentle Typhoons/Delta AFBs are probably quieter/move more air, and the Deltas are surprisingly cheap.
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post #13 of 47
Yeah, Deep Cool Gamer Storm Assassin. aka Alpenfohn K2. Great cooler, especially with better fans.
BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 is also very good and extremely good looking.
post #14 of 47
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I'm looking at the TY-143, but they seem a bit hard to find, especially here in Singapore. Are there any other comparable high RPM fans out there? Do any match up to noctua' IPPCs?
post #15 of 47
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I'm looking at the TY-143, but they seem a bit hard to find, especially here in Singapore. Are there any other comparable high RPM fans out there? Do any match up to noctua' IPPCs?

High speed 140mm fans that are quiet at low speed are pretty rare. The TY-143, Industrial Noctuas, and 140mm Yate Loons are the only ones I know.

But as far as 120mm fans go... Server fan companies like Delta, San Ace, Nidec and such rule the high RPM range. Nidec Gentle Typhoons are among the best, as are Delta's 38mm ~3000 RPM fans.

EDIT: What site do you shop at?
Edited by brucethemoose - 1/11/15 at 4:26pm
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post #16 of 47
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beware that the d15 covers the 1st pci express slot on some if not most motherboards. So you will half to compromise on which mother board you use if using the first slot. I am surprised they missed something like that. I do like that noctua gives mouting kits to past purchaser of their products though.

I personally have the phanteks TC14PE because didn't block the 1st pci express slot in pictures i have seen(didn't block my asus b85m-e) and also cheaper at the time $60 without including rebate. Was also looking at Thermalright IB extreme too.

Noctua showed asymmetrical versions of the U14S and NH-D15 at Computex last year. They are said to be compatible with most motherboards, including mATX. Whether it will hit vrm heatsinks is a possible issue though. According to Noctua's site, they are on track to be released Q2 2015, so relatively soon. link

Love those cube based heatpipes they showed too. That could be a game changer.
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post #17 of 47
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Noctua showed asymmetrical versions of the U14S and NH-D15 at Computex last year. They are said to be compatible with most motherboards, including mATX. Whether it will hit vrm heatsinks is a possible issue though. According to Noctua's site, they are on track to be released Q2 2015, so relatively soon. link

Love those cube based heatpipes they showed too. That could be a game changer.

I saw them on CES coverage. They had them running on some test systems.
post #18 of 47
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High speed 140mm fans that are quiet at low speed are pretty rare. The TY-143, Industrial Noctuas, and 140mm Yate Loons are the only ones I know.

But as far as 120mm fans go... Server fan companies like Delta, San Ace, Nidec and such rule the high RPM range. Nidec Gentle Typhoons are among the best, as are Delta's 38mm ~3000 RPM fans.

EDIT: What site do you shop at?

The fan options at my local stores are very limited so I am looking at Amazon mostly, but even then not all fans ship to my country.
post #19 of 47
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How do 120mm fans match up against 140mm for big air coolers like those mentioned in this thread? Would replacing the stock fans with high RPM 120mm be worth or is it better to go for 140mm fans?
post #20 of 47
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How do 120mm fans match up against 140mm for big air coolers like those mentioned in this thread? Would replacing the stock fans with high RPM 120mm be worth or is it better to go for 140mm fans?

The best high-speed 120mm fans are better (as in less noise for the airflow you get) than you can get with any 140mm fan.

Alixpress has some very cheap, high speed Deltas, and they'll ship stuff a long way.
http://aliexpress.com/search.htm?keywords=delta+120mm

But buying from your country's Amazon would be better... What country do you live in?
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