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ohhh ok. Thanks for the clarification
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I'm going to be trying my D14 in a push/pull once I can save up to buy the new fans. With your recommendation from earlier posts. I'm going with the
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27970
9G1212H4011

with a shroud in the middle of course. Do these fans get real loud? I know they are labeled at 40dB,would they still work being turned down a bit?
Sure they work turned down. Some time next year I'll be able to tell you how they do at 5v.

BTW - I do not recommend the 9G1212H4011. I recommend the 9G1212H1011 or the 9S1212H4011 (some assembly required). The 9G1212H4011 is too loud for me. Also, I have not tested its ability to be quiet at reduced voltage. It may click for all I know.

BTW2 -

9G1212H1011 - 38mm thick (-1011)
9G1212H4011 - 25mm thick (-4011)
9S1212H401 - Silent series (9S-)
Edited by ehume - 11/15/10 at 9:20pm
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Sure they work turned down. Some time next year I'll be able to tell you how they do at 5v.

BTW - I do not recommend the 9G1212H4011. I recommend the 9G1212H1011 or the 9S1212H4011 (some assembly required). The 9G1212H4011 is too loud for me. Also, I have not tested its ability to be quiet at reduced voltage. It may click for all I know.

BTW2 -

9G1212H1011 - 38mm thick (-1011)
9G1212H4011 - 25mm thick (-4011)
9S1212H401 - Silent series (9S-)
Thanks for the links. The 1011 is the one I want.
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Thanks for the links. The 1011 is the one I want.
And now SVC is selling the -H1011 as well.
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Nice!!!
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So basically the prolimatech's clips are easier to work with than noctua's?

Is it really that hard to mount a 3rd fan using stock noctua clips? I just don't want to break anything...lol
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So basically the prolimatech's clips are easier to work with than noctua's?

Is it really that hard to mount a 3rd fan using stock noctua clips? I just don't want to break anything...lol

for the middle position it has to be noctua clips for the front and back megahalem clips will work just fine.
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So basically the prolimatech's clips are easier to work with than noctua's?

Is it really that hard to mount a 3rd fan using stock noctua clips? I just don't want to break anything...lol

Pretty much only Noctua fans have thin enough flanges that the clips will work. I've been filing down the flanges of other fans to get them thinner so they'd work with Noctua clips, but a poster on another site said he's been using a drill to inset the pegs - allow them to stick out far enough to use them. I'm going to try that on a Kaze Maru 2.

But for push and pull, the Megahalems clips work fine.
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for the middle position it has to be noctua clips for the front and back megahalem clips will work just fine.

but can you use all 3 noctua clips on all 3 fans?

or does it have to be 2 noctua (front, middle) and 1 prolimatech (rear)?
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but can you use all 3 noctua clips on all 3 fans?

or does it have to be 2 noctua (front, middle) and 1 prolimatech (rear)?

If you ahve 3 sets of Noctua clips, the third set will mount on the rear position. Just be sure you watch where you put the clips: their handles can interfere with each other:

pull-fan_clip_interference_001.png
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