Originally Posted by y2kcamaross
Looking for a replacement that cools better, leds aren't important
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I'm not sure that you'll really find one that cools better. More flow doesn't always = more cooling. CM used to have a fan that rated at > 110cfm but I haven't seen it offered anymore. It might have been a mistake on CMs' part. I've since forgotten what that rated speed was but it was definitely higher than 110cfm. I think that it was nearer to 150cfm if I had to ballpark it though. Everyone else is decidedly lower in rated cfm. The average rated cfm is roughly the low 70s'.
If you go with four 120s' you have to keep in mind the dB levels of the fans *4(/?) and the added heat increase from the added power. Electrical current = Heat increased. A lot of people don't realize how warm a single power lead can get. There is a reason(besides electrocution
) the industry uses insulated cabling.
For sake of research I've compiled a list of compatible fans and their CFM rating...
Bit Fenix 65cfm(all types)
Antec Still looking gimme some time but not even Antec is giving this information
Fans that may work...
Koolance 220 40.5
NZXT 166.2 CFM / 282 m^3/h
The NZXT may work but it has on twisted(axis twist) mounts. One side is off by 3 to 7 degrees of the other side. So you would mount as normal but if you were to mount a fan grill on the other side it would mount as normal but the supports wouldn't be straight through for the other. Meaning you couldn't use a single bolt to mount the grill and the fan to the case or radiator. It won't work to keep the hardware usage to bare minimum. More hardware means more weight. Not a huge concern for most of us but say you have a 200mm Phopya Radiator in your rig(possibly 2 or 3 even) that's a pretty heavy dead lift load to pick off the floor and every ounce shaved is better for the health of your back.
~CeadderEdited by Ceadderman - 11/1/11 at 1:47pm