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post #14231 of 28252
They work OK. If you're going to spend that much though you could get a lot more pressure than those vented sides on the excaliburs are giong to give from an ultra kaze 38mm or something along those lines. Don't get me wrong, I have 3 excaliburs in my case right now and another two in the closet because I like them but mainly for exhaust purposes and heat extraction from an open area.
They will be very close to temps you get from stock fans if I remember correctly...only tried that setup once quite some time ago and have seen way too many temperatures since then to remember
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post #14232 of 28252
it seams like the Excalibur are 30dBA max @ 2000 RPM, 3.5 mmH20 and 85 CFM... and sleeved

The same 2000 RPM Ultra Kaze are:
33dBA, 87 CFM and is not sleeved and the air pressure is 4 mmH20...

so they are twice as loud for only .5mm more static pressure (39.47 Pa for the Kaze vs 35 Pa for the Excalibur)

Edit: Stock fan is 1700RPM and has a noise level of 29.75 dB(A). The max airflow is 59.05CFM with a static pressure of 3.57mm H20

So I will be getting same noise level as stock, and pressure, but more airflow at that pressure. I think It will be a large improvement.... guess time will tell....
Edited by Magus2727 - 10/21/10 at 10:14am
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post #14233 of 28252
yea i was comparing more the 3k ultra's you can get for around the same price as excaliburs, the 2k ones are cheaper. noise doesn't concern me so I don't put as much weight on DB levels...but I know, to many, that is number 1 on the list so...
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post #14234 of 28252
Ha.. yea at the moment 30dBa is good... much more is a little much... I am in an apartment and the computer desk is open to the family/dinning room and its used as my media server also, so if its to loud then the TV has to be loud and the neighbors don't like that.. but we will be getting new "less sensitive" ones by end of the month.

I will be going with a full custom WC loop and will route it to another room (cut holes in the wall and isolate it in another room... ) then I will run the twin turbine Delta fans... the 250 CFM with some 5+ mmH20 pressure... that will sound like a jet....
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post #14235 of 28252
I'll be posting mine tomorrow probably, if my computer gets built tomorrow.
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I added myself.... I think. lol
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in all honesty, the excaliburs are really really bad fans. Wouldn't recommend them at all!
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Originally Posted by xstasy View Post
in all honesty, the excaliburs are really really bad fans. Wouldn't recommend them at all!
why? please provide information?

Edit: in 3 separate reviews they look quite good... most downfall (only) is the somewhat noisy fan..

http://www.techreaction.net/2010/02/...ur-fan-review/

http://www.overclockershq.com/coolin...#axzz137F1gV2C

http://www.ninjalane.com/reviews/coo...bur/page3.aspx
Edited by Magus2727 - 10/22/10 at 12:04pm
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Originally Posted by SniperXX View Post
Just picked one up due to the Frys sale. I've run full watercooling setups on this rig before in my old HAF. I am surprised to see how well the H70 is doing.



Wow!! You are so lucky to use that as intake cuz the rad is so huge! I'm impressed you have plenty of room. Now if i only can find a way to use it on my ANTEC 1200 unless i'd just buy a new motherboard that's micro lol. There is a gap between my atx connector and the rad. I can fit fine with the H50 but i want the H70 so bad but fitting it as intake front is a bit of a problem. Might have to figure this out. If anyone has done it for the 1200 case please let me know. I don't want it as exhaust rear anyways because i'd like the heat off my gtx 460 to flow free away from my rad.
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^^^ Add a shroud on the intake side and you will gain some more slack... no reason why you could not have shrouds on both sides and still have room.

That Rad is quite thick.
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