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Originally Posted by Naysay3rz View Post

Anyway talking about this NZXT fan controller...i have one of this the NZXT Sentry Lx fan controller and it is almost half a year for now and still good no LED flickering on my fan...Im using all stock fans from my tempest and Im wondering why my stock fan speed have only 1300RPM max, its because im using only stock fan? or may be because im using the NZXT Sentry fan controller? I was confused with this and im planning to change my stock fan into something good enough that hopefully could reach more than 2000RPM...what do you think? i need your pro advice guys...thanks in advance... biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

It is conceivable that the NZXT fan controllers were designed for their own line of fans, look at their 200mm fans they can only be used in their line of cases because of the ways the holes are placed. As for high performance fans RPM isn't everything but none the less I have posted my favorite fans below. I have used these in a build my friend had me do for him and they are amazing, I wish I had the money to outfit my case with them. rolleyes.gif

Highly Recommended 120 &140 fans:
1. COUGAR CF-V12HPB Vortex Hydro (120mm - 119cfm airflow - only 18db of sound at max RPM!)
2. COUGAR CF-V14HB Vortex Hydro (140mm - 70cfm airflow - only 20db of sound at max RPM!)

There are other fans that are just as good performance wise but these just have amazing build quality, the only other brand that has similar build quality would be corsair. Let me know if you can't get these where you live and I will toss up some different brands.

~NOTE~
The specs measured for these fans are done so outside a computer case, putting any fan behind mesh or other objects can and most likely will increase sound output and will reduce airflow! This is why I exchanged the mesh in my tempest for wire fan grills.
post #1842 of 2486
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post

Highly Recommended 120 &140 fans:
1. COUGAR CF-V12HPB Vortex Hydro (120mm - 119cfm airflow - only 18db of sound at max RPM!)
2. COUGAR CF-V14HB Vortex Hydro (140mm - 70cfm airflow - only 20db of sound at max RPM!)
There are other fans that are just as good performance wise but these just have amazing build quality, the only other brand that has similar build quality would be corsair. Let me know if you can't get these where you live and I will toss up some different brands.
~NOTE~
The specs measured for these fans are done so outside a computer case, putting any fan behind mesh or other objects can and most likely will increase sound output and will reduce airflow! This is why I exchanged the mesh in my tempest for wire fan grills.

I can vouch for the 140mm Cougar Vortex fans too, they are simply outstanding, and I can only imagine the 120mm version is just as good.
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post #1843 of 2486
I get a bit of flickering too unless i set all the fans to 100, you can only see it in a tilted view though.

I would recommend the Bitfenix Recon, I myself will get it and run it along my Sentry 2 smile.gif
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post #1844 of 2486
Going to reconnect my Scythe fan controller to check what the speeds are like now that the fans have been painted. May or may not be imagining it, but I think the slim 120mm fan I have for the side panel is going a fair bit slower than it used to. thinking.gif
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post #1845 of 2486
Going to complete my Modified H50 loop now that my budget has been cut, $50 and I should be able to get it up and running using a T connection to bleed the loop. Those fittings are expensive. tongue.gif
post #1846 of 2486
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post

Going to complete my Modified H50 loop now that my budget has been cut, $50 and I should be able to get it up and running using a T connection to bleed the loop. Those fittings are expensive. tongue.gif

Water Cooling has always intrigued me. Although I won't be trying it out for a while, I find myself wondering what the main source of cost is in a loop?
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post #1847 of 2486
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Water Cooling has always intrigued me. Although I won't be trying it out for a while, I find myself wondering what the main source of cost is in a loop?

The main source of cost would have to be the radiator for a normal loop, although I must say this changes dynamically with each setup. Lets say you need to add a GPU to that setup than the cost options change dramatically. Adding a GPU to the loop means you have to decide whether or not you are going to overclock or just want silent cooling, If you were to overclock the GPU you would need a higher end radiator and a full coverage GPU block that would service not only the main GPU but the RAM and Mosfets as well. A standard full coverage block can range anywhere from $75 ~ $200 USD depending on what card you have and brand you go with. If you just wanted silent cooling things can get drastically cheaper with the ability to get a GPU only block which can get as cheap as $25 USD. As you can see here, the same could be said about CPU only loops as well.

A Normal loop:
Reservoir, pump, Radiator, CPU block, fittings, tubing, accessories such as water coloring and coolant - (Too many variating factors to make a solid price margin)

A High End Loop:
Reservoir, pump, radiator(s), cpu block, Gpu block(s) fittings, tubing, accessories such as water coloring and coolant - (Too many variating factors to make a solid price margin)

My H50 loop:
Corsair H50 all in one pump/block, Radiator, fittings, tubing, distilled water - $205 (I acquired my H50 from a user on OCN in exchange for an AMD Athlon X2 250 regor)
post #1848 of 2486
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post

The main source of cost would have to be the radiator for a normal loop, although I must say this changes dynamically with each setup. Lets say you need to add a GPU to that setup than the cost options change dramatically. Adding a GPU to the loop means you have to decide whether or not you are going to overclock or just want silent cooling, If you were to overclock the GPU you would need a higher end radiator and a full coverage GPU block that would service not only the main GPU but the RAM and Mosfets as well. A standard full coverage block can range anywhere from $75 ~ $200 USD depending on what card you have and brand you go with. If you just wanted silent cooling things can get drastically cheaper with the ability to get a GPU only block which can get as cheap as $25 USD. As you can see here, the same could be said about CPU only loops as well.
A Normal loop:
Reservoir, pump, Radiator, CPU block, fittings, tubing, accessories such as water coloring and coolant - (Too many variating factors to make a solid price margin)
A High End Loop:
Reservoir, pump, radiator(s), cpu block, Gpu block(s) fittings, tubing, accessories such as water coloring and coolant - (Too many variating factors to make a solid price margin)
My H50 loop:
Corsair H50 all in one pump/block, Radiator, fittings, tubing, distilled water - $205 (I acquired my H50 from a user on OCN in exchange for an AMD Athlon X2 250 regor)


Seems very complicated. In any case, I think I'll be staying with air cooling for a while, it provides enough cooling for my setup at the moment smile.gif

Maybe during my next major upgrade I'll consider it thumb.gif
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post #1849 of 2486
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post

It is conceivable that the NZXT fan controllers were designed for their own line of fans, look at their 200mm fans they can only be used in their line of cases because of the ways the holes are placed. As for high performance fans RPM isn't everything but none the less I have posted my favorite fans below. I have used these in a build my friend had me do for him and they are amazing, I wish I had the money to outfit my case with them. rolleyes.gif
Highly Recommended 120 &140 fans:
1. COUGAR CF-V12HPB Vortex Hydro (120mm - 119cfm airflow - only 18db of sound at max RPM!)
2. COUGAR CF-V14HB Vortex Hydro (140mm - 70cfm airflow - only 20db of sound at max RPM!)
There are other fans that are just as good performance wise but these just have amazing build quality, the only other brand that has similar build quality would be corsair. Let me know if you can't get these where you live and I will toss up some different brands.
~NOTE~
The specs measured for these fans are done so outside a computer case, putting any fan behind mesh or other objects can and most likely will increase sound output and will reduce airflow! This is why I exchanged the mesh in my tempest for wire fan grills.

thanks for the quick replay guys thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif ...So far these are the available fans in my place..

- Deepcool Ice Blade Fan 120mm
- Deepcool Ice Blade PRO 120mm Blue LED
- Lian-Li CF-1212A 120mm BLUE LED (w/ Fan Grill)
- Enermax T.B. Silence 120mm
- Thermaltake Thunderblade LED 120mm Blue
- Bitfenix Spectre 120mm LED Fan

which do you think has a more RPM or has a highest RPM? i'm gonna put it infront and side panel as intake to blow some air into my gpu...I'm running with eyefinity so my gpu temp reach 80° celsius when playing games at max settings and also my cpu reach 60° celsius running on Antec Kuhler H20 620 ...damn'...im not sure if it is normal...anyway' my idle temp are 39-43° for CPU and 55-58° for GPU.... biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #1850 of 2486
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Originally Posted by Naysay3rz View Post

thanks for the quick replay guys thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif ...So far these are the available fans in my place..
- Deepcool Ice Blade Fan 120mm
- Deepcool Ice Blade PRO 120mm Blue LED
- Lian-Li CF-1212A 120mm BLUE LED (w/ Fan Grill)
- Enermax T.B. Silence 120mm
- Thermaltake Thunderblade LED 120mm Blue
- Bitfenix Spectre 120mm LED Fan
which do you think has a more RPM or has a highest RPM? i'm gonna put it infront and side panel as intake to blow some air into my gpu...I'm running with eyefinity so my gpu temp reach 80° celsius when playing games at max settings and also my cpu reach 60° celsius running on Antec Kuhler H20 620 ...damn'...im not sure if it is normal...anyway' my idle temp are 39-43° for CPU and 55-58° for GPU.... biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

aw'...change replay to reply.... (to err is human) sorry... wink.gifwink.gifwink.gif
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