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Helloooooo

a friend of mine in my cisco class is wondering what the best case fan for between 10 and 20 dollars are. I showed him a xigmatek fan for 13.00$ and i was wondering if that was a good choice...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...se+fan&x=0&y=0
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post #2 of 20
Are you looking for most air? Most silent?

A combo?

What case dose he have?
Is it going to be used on a case?
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post #3 of 20
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i just need 3 he could care less about noise he wants the best for cooling though...there for case fans in three extra spaces in his case.

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-055-_-Product

EDIT: also he is a gamer that plays very demanding games. his computer gets far to hot his rig is actually somewhat nice. just needs help in the cooling department...
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post #4 of 20
2k scythes! they are thick and efficient > when I mean thick / static pressure which equates to better cfms I have the 3k versions but they are just ridiculously loud...but I still like them with a good fan controller > I currently have the 3ks in my cm690 with the hot 4850xfire and it sure takes the heat out / just thought the 2ks would be the middle ground and you wouldnt need to buy a fan controller
Edited by pohtangina - 11/5/09 at 6:40am
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Ultra Kaze high speed.
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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by pohtangina View Post
2k scythes! they are thick and efficient > when I mean thick / static pressure which equates to better cfms I have the 3k versions but they are just ridiculously loud...but I still like them with a good fan controller > I currently have the 3ks in my cm690 with the hot 4850xfire and it sure takes the heat out / just thought the 2ks would be the middle ground and you wouldnt need to buy a fan controller
I cannot find this model ive looked for about twenty minutes on newegg tiger direct and a few other sites i like ordering from.. i cant find a fan with this name. can you send me a link?
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post #7 of 20
PETRAS!

FROZENCPU!

re:2k version
btw when I said the 3k were ridiculously loud / my reference were San Ace h1011 (2500rpm fan) which is WAY more silent got them recently from a deal (tnx to tator tots

CENSUS PC??? <Im not sure about these guys so beware
Edited by pohtangina - 11/5/09 at 7:19am
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post #8 of 20
Ultra Kazes click, do not undervolt well, have bad static pressure for a 38mm fan. And WILL NOT FIT!

I would suggest you pick up:

Scythe S-Flex G's

Though, Yate Loon High Speeds are better, they are Out of Stock right now.

Zalman F3's push a little less air than the S-Flex G's, but have a higher static pressure to keep airflow constant even when restricted by fan filters. They also come with nice rubber screws & an undervolting cable.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Ultra Kazes click, do not undervolt well, have bad static pressure for a 38mm fan. And WILL NOT FIT!
it will fit per this

a reviewer used 2 of them...
as to undervolting >>>he didnt mention putting a fan controller

hmmm nice case!
Edited by pohtangina - 11/5/09 at 8:26am
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by pohtangina View Post
it will fit per this

a reviewer used 2 of them...
as to undervolting >>>he didnt mention putting a fan controller

hmmm nice case!
He either took out the HDD cage or modded it.

I own the Beta & Beta EVO. They only have a max room of 32mm, but only comfortable fit a 25mm fan.
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