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Sup guys, so the legs on my Arctic Freezer Pro 7 broke on me after 9 months (considering how much I paid, I'm not too agitated) and I'm replacing my cooler with a TRUE (Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme for those who don't know). I'd like my computer to stay cool-looking so right now I'm leaning towards red LED's. In fact, I have a link from Newegg. Compared to the other red LED 120mm's it has the lowest CFM to dBA ratio (but some of the reviews suggest otherwise). But yeah, I'm open to suggestions. Thx.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999138

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...811998123#spec
Edited by MIenEsEFOoL - 12/12/08 at 4:06am
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78CFm with only 21dBA smells alot like bs :turd:. BUT if im wrong i will order a few because they are godly.
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78CFm with only 21dBA smells alot like bs :turd:. BUT if im wrong i will order a few because they are godly.
hahah well I found another that has alot more positive reviews:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...811998123#spec
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Most people will say you need 38mm thick fans for greater static pressure allowing the airflow to penetrate the dense fins of the TRUE. i see some true owners running this ultra kaze with a fan controller of course: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185054. there was also a 2k RPM ultra kaze that was a lot quieter but i think newegg stopped selling them or have been out of stock for along time.

This is about the best legit CFM to dBA ratio you can find: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185059 but its 25MM thick so you might see higher performance with the 3k RPM kaze and a fan controller. But i dont know of any quality LED fans with nice dBA to CFM ratios sorry .
Edited by Derp - 12/12/08 at 4:25am
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I bought both of these for my TRUE ^^
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I have a TRUE with the 3k RPM kaze, I can turn it down to 2K rpms for 24/7 gaming and it is a lot quieter and still cools well.
    
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yate loons are some of the best LED fans
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If you are going to get a TRUE I would go with the Ultra Kaze 3K fans since they have the best performance as for having the best static pressure pushing air thru the fins.
    
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For a TRUE it's best to get a 38mm fan over a weak 25mm LED fan. The TRUE has tighter fins than other coolers and needs a more powerful fan to perform better. And by powerful that means a fan that offers a lot of static pressure, not one that spams air everywhere (example is the Scythe Slipstream, fast fan with almost no pressure).

Also, for the 38mm fans it is best to have a fan controller. If you don't want to pay full price then get a Fan Mate 2 from Newegg.

Under $10:
(not the best fan) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=ultra%20kaze


Under $20:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24322


Under $25:
http://www.petrastechshop.com/12x38sadesan.html
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