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They're hard to find, or so I hear. That makes me want to buy them when I see them, but I don't know which ones I need. Is there a handy guide to the models we're likely to see for purchase? Personally, I'm in it for the high static pressure. Rumor has it San Ace fans are pretty darn good in that regard...
    
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post #2 of 31
The popular one right now is the 9G1212H1011; it's available at PerformancePCs, SVC, and Chilled PC UK, which is where I got mine, long before the former 2 stocked it. PerformancePCs has more variety, though.
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I got 3 of these Model: 9G1212G401, the 25mm version. Really good.
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post #4 of 31
I use these:



I have a bunch if you are interested in some and live in the U.S. You would need to add your own power connector also.
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post #5 of 31
Not that hard to find stateside, just that a number of their fans are special order items = High price for minimum orders + Longer processing/delivery wait times.
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post #6 of 31
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Chunky_Chimp: Thanks for the model number and store info.

ecaftermath: Noted, will check them out.

utnorris: Also good! Thanks

adamlau: Agreed, but...well...I'd really like to get a hold of some 140mm San Ace fans. Unless me and 20 other people order a few I really doubt I'm going to find them at a price I can afford. I'm willing to buy 3-6 of them.
    
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post #7 of 31
If you can get your hands on them, the original "San Ace Fan of Fame" is the 109R1212H101. I have both 109R and 9G models and the 109R is better.
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post #8 of 31
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Thanks, marked that one down as well.

Is there a guide to what the model numbers mean? I've read good reports of undervolting and still getting great performance, but even so my dream fan at this time is a 140mm San Ace.
    
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post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glacialis View Post
Thanks, marked that one down as well.

Is there a guide to what the model numbers mean? I've read good reports of undervolting and still getting great performance, but even so my dream fan at this time is a 140mm San Ace.
There is, but right now I don't have it on me. Off the top of my head, using my fan as an example:

9 = series
G = sub-series
12 = size
12 = voltage
H = speed class
1011 = tach wire & ribless; this number will differ between fans to indicate features.
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post #10 of 31
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That'll work. I think I've been convinced to go with 120mm fans plus adapters for my GTX 420. Still love to get my hands on some 140mm San Aces...but that's out of reach for the moment.

Any disadvantage to 38mm hubs?
    
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