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I'm using the nonPWM Artic F12s in push pull and have been since 2013. Only one has had an issue, for some reason it occasionally does not want to start with the other 5 fans off of my Zalman fan controller. A quick blast with some canned air gets it moving though. It will do untill I can get upgrade again. I used Yate Loons in the past and they did not like horizontal mounting at all and started making noise less than a year into use.
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post #12 of 28
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This list of fans was really helpful. I almost pulled the trigger on those XSPC's, but I couldn't pass up this deal

http://www.overclock.net/t/1558892/for-sale-delta-afb1212she-pwm-12v-fans-120x38mm-new
 
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post #13 of 28
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There are the XSPC fans.1200, 1650 and 2000 rpm
ehume has done a review. http://www.overclock.net/t/1217517/xspc-fan-review

They are $6.95 each http://www.performance-pcs.com/120-x-25mm-fans/shopby/brand--xspc/

Agreed. I can't comment on the Koolance since I have not used them, but I have used the XSPC 1650 and they are a phenomenal value. Performance and noise characteristics are far better than the price would indicate. The Swiftech Helix are another seriously underrated inexpensive fan. I've used both for fairly extended periods while doing evaluations and comparison tests, and would personally have no issue with using either long term if I were working within a budget.
post #14 of 28
the swiftech helix fans are not good enough to warrant the price, at all. yate loons are a much better value.
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post #15 of 28
If you have a fan controller the Be Quiet Pure Wings 2 are really nice. I have 7 of them in my rig and can hardly hear them. My overal temps are nice too.
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post #16 of 28
any type of sleeve bearing is only good for vertical mounting. remember that. if you forget and mount them horizontally, youll be hearing that bushing and axle whine n squeal.
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post #17 of 28
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I ended up pulling the plug on this purchase. I mean, I have Scythe SY1225SL12SH fans that still work. I did purchase a better fan controller to push them correctly since the one I have is junk and 2 knobs won't even adjust the voltage anymore.

 

Guys, am I better off just sticking with these fans? Am I going to move mountains with my temps by purchasing the Delta's? 

 
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post #18 of 28
Quote:
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I ended up pulling the plug on this purchase. I mean, I have Scythe SY1225SL12SH fans that still work. I did purchase a better fan controller to push them correctly since the one I have is junk and 2 knobs won't even adjust the voltage anymore.

Guys, am I better off just sticking with these fans? Am I going to move mountains with my temps by purchasing the Delta's? 

The RX360 isn't a very dense rad, right? And a 770 + 2600k won't produce a ton of heat anyway, so the Scythes are probably fine.



Besides, you need to save up for a GPU or monitor upgrade at some point tongue.gif
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post #19 of 28
If you do decide to go with cheap fans, I'd suggest the xspc ones too. I got some with one of their kits and they surprised me. I don't know much about the fans you've got so I can't comment on that. I would skip the deltas unless you're going for max lowest temps at the expense of vacuum cleaner volume.
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The RX360 isn't a very dense rad, right? And a 770 + 2600k won't produce a ton of heat anyway, so the Scythes are probably fine.



Besides, you need to save up for a GPU or monitor upgrade at some point tongue.gif

Or our baby. smile.gif
 
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