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I was mainly speaking from my little experience. I know not everyone likes or feels the same. I'm sure there our other cheap fans late loons, xspc, helix, etc
    
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helix are the best I think, but last I checked getting them is kind of difficult. They were pretty on par with the GTs being a GT clone and all

Im not talking about likes or feelings, I am talking about facts. testing, numerical datas.

all of these fans have been tested and there shouldnt really be any question to what performs best
the only variances are whether sound levels bother you and if you aren't looking for rad fans

but as far as best performing "quiet" rad fans go that list is it

corsair perform but are easily louder than any of the rest of these fans aside from the deltas but they are supposedly quiet and have amazing static pressure for rads when adjusted correctly
Edited by tatmMRKIV - 3/27/15 at 1:40pm
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helix are the best I think, but last I checked getting them is kind of difficult. They were pretty on par with the GTs being a GT clone and all

they are available on sidewinder
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post #81894 of 100984
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helix are the best I think, but last I checked getting them is kind of difficult. They were pretty on par with the GTs being a GT clone and all

they are a good cheap fan but they are not on par with GTs not by a mile. That been said I would probably get the helix over the corsair fans any day: cheaper and better sound signature at least for me.

https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress.com/category/fans/



but if you intend to use fans at really low speeds there is no point in getting super expensive fans since all of them will perfom +- the same at ultra low speeds (except the usual suspects of course like GTs). Just mine 2cents.gif

In any case here some of my GTs painted biggrin.gif and ready to go on chessboard build







Edited by Gabrielzm - 3/27/15 at 1:47pm
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Ooooo, me likes a lot. How hard was it get the GTs like that? I been kind of debating about modding mine when I get around to building up one of Compact Splashes.
     
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Ooooo, me likes a lot. How hard was it get the GTs like that? I been kind of debating about modding mine when I get around to building up one of Compact Splashes.

Thks mate. disassembling the fan is quite easy and painting the blade is a breeze too. The frame is the worse part since the frame itself have tons of holes and crevasses that are difficult to get paint on to those spots. There are good guides here at OCN and you can head over to chessboard log where I describe the process. But a short resume of it is:

heat a bit the sticker and take it out. Get some tools, work on a plastic bag and take the snap ring from the central axis. Blade comes free. Motor can then be twisted and separated from the frame too. With all 3 parts you can then cover in painter tape and paint them. thumb.gif
Edited by Gabrielzm - 3/27/15 at 2:09pm
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yeah as far as budget fans I wasn't able to find much

those enermax fans ( I forget which mode) are actually probably the best cheaper option, assuming they are cheaper.

I have heard good things about them but I wasn't fond of the flashy LEDs and such\



Just stay away from cougar pwm hydro bearing fans, they may be quiet but I don't beleive they move nearly as much air as people say they do. I had a bunch and I sent them back pretty quickly. they were pretty quiet but at times had terrible motor noise and at full speed they were gritty. like they did not sound legit.

they werent very consistent as far as performance goes though I had a bunch and of the 6-8 i tested 2 probably had defects that caused excessive motor noise or something
but really at 100% it was a toss up
Edited by tatmMRKIV - 3/27/15 at 2:17pm
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Great job on those GTs Gabe. thumb.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
 
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How hard is it to do a rigid tubing loop without mandrels? I want to convert my loop to acrylic but I do not have very much money to spend on tools, so I just want the bear minimum in order to save money. I am also not quite sure if my H220-X in my loop will be able to use rigid tubing.
    
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How hard is it to do a rigid tubing loop without mandrels? I want to convert my loop to acrylic but I do not have very much money to spend on tools, so I just want the bear minimum in order to save money. I am also not quite sure if my H220-X in my loop will be able to use rigid tubing.

Rigid tubing requires special fittings. You can't use barb fittings or regular compression fittings for rigid tubing. I haven't used rigid tubing yet, but from what I've seen it can be difficult without the proper tools.
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