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http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...00_detail.html
I saw this while surfing the net and thought it was a pretty good thing to have. It matches the mesh on the front of my case too. Looks good to me, but could be just another unnecessary fan. What do you think, if it's good i might look into getting one.
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not worth it unless you wanna fork out the money for a better fan.
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post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by sconeboy92 View Post
http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...00_detail.html
I saw this while surfing the net and thought it was a pretty good thing to have. It matches the mesh on the front of my case too. Looks good to me, but could be just another unnecessary fan. What do you think, if it's good i might look into getting one.
I highly recommend these if you want to enhance your airflow. I used one in my friend's Thermaltake Armor and it helped a lot with the NB/SB and MB temps. I would recommend using a better fan like a Scythe Slipstream 120mm fan.
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Good idea. I think i'll stick to the old-school manual way of doing it though, and bolt the fan into my extra 5.25" spots. I'm going to upgrade the front stock fan of my CM690 too i think.
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post #5 of 18
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Thanks for the input, I really do need an intake fan though, as all i have at the moment is a single 120mm exhaust fan, which actually does a reasonable job, but not good enough.
Scratch that, I've just bought a SilenX iXtrema Pro 120mm fan that has 70cfm at 1,400rpm and 14db, which i think is pretty good.
Edited by sconeboy92 - 6/17/08 at 7:06pm
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Originally Posted by sconeboy92 View Post
Thanks for the input, I really do need an intake fan though, as all i have at the moment is a single 120mm exhaust fan, which actually does a reasonable job, but not good enough.
Scratch that, I've just bought a SilenX iXtrema Pro 120mm fan that has 70cfm at 1,400rpm and 14db, which i think is pretty good.
What do I think about the Kama? I don't, it's horrible. And it's too late for you to cancel that order on the SilenX? I have that one myself, and it's more like 65cfm @ 28dba, in open air. It fares a bit worse for exhaust and a LOT worse for intake.
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
What do I think about the Kama? I don't, it's horrible. And it's too late for you to cancel that order on the SilenX? I have that one myself, and it's more like 65cfm @ 28dba, in open air. It fares a bit worse for exhaust and a LOT worse for intake.
Once again I agree with Adrienspawn on both of these.

And once again as on another kama bay thread, I suggest you do it yourself instead:



...takes all of 10 minutes, worked great, I was able to use my case mesh filters & you get nice fuzzy feelings of accomplishment.
Edited by Qbert - 6/18/08 at 12:00am
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
What do I think about the Kama? I don't, it's horrible. And it's too late for you to cancel that order on the SilenX? I have that one myself, and it's more like 65cfm @ 28dba, in open air. It fares a bit worse for exhaust and a LOT worse for intake.
Yeah I agree with you on the SilenX fans. I forked out a lot of money for 6 of them a few months back. I dont have any of them anymore as I got rid of them all. For $25 each, they are not worth it. I've switched to the Scythe 120mm fans, and dont mind paying $8.99 for a 110 cfm fan that runs a lot quiter then the silenX fan.


IDK where they get the dB rating from. I will say they are a lot quieter with a shroud (or a 120mm gutted fan as a spacer).
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IDK where they get the dB rating from. I will say they are a lot quieter with a shroud (or a 120mm gutted fan as a spacer).
...from at least a football field away. It just pisses me off there are no standards for these things and companies get away with misleading specs! To me fans are just as important as beer... hehehe.

SilenX = :turd:
Edited by Qbert - 6/18/08 at 12:12am
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ericeod,How does that work out haveing the extra fan body.Really cut down on turbulance?
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