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How loud is the Scythe Ultra Kaze?
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I have two of them, the medium speed ones. I believe 1200 rpm. They move a great deal of air and since we have the same cases i can tell you this. I use it as my exaust fan and my HDD cooling fan. I found that i does not move enough air into the case if it were the initial intake fan. for that i have a tri cool. They are good fans. Check my sig if you want to see a video.
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There are currently three versions of the Ultra Kaze. The 1000, 2000, and 3000 RPM versions. The 1000 is basically inaudible, but only performs about as good as a 1300RPM 25mm deep fan. Not really worth the extra thickness. The 2000RPM is audible, but not at a horrifying pitch. A fair balance of noise and cooling ability. I have never personally used the 3000 version.
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I have the 3000 version. It is audible.... Its a hum in the background. I usually turn it down to 75% with a fan controller and it is much better. It still moves a ton of air. Great fan....
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Yeah, I have it as exhaust, and find that it is fairly loud, but that I can lower speed (via Speedfan) and get less noise w/out sacrificing much performance at all. Still lowers CPU temp ~5 C, MCP temp ~8 C. Got a Scythe Slipstream for intake, which probably helps.
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I am thinking about getting on for my CPU HSF. I heard that the 38mm fans have more backpressure, which works well on the TRUE's close fin spacing.
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i have the 1000RPM one, its SILENT!!!!
there are: 1000RPM, 2000PRM, 3000RPM
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I have the 2000 strapped onto my Vendetta instead of the 92mm fan that came with it. I am running it at 75% (1750rpms) and cannot hear it over my other fans. Kinda like the Momma, Poppa and baby bear...I think the 2000 is just right (not too loud and good CFM)!

Also, dropped my temps about 4-5C from the stock fan that came with my cooler so that rocks too....and running it at 100% only drops temps another 1C so really the 3000 is probably overkillz. Go get a 2000, you will likee.
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