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post #1 of 11
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Hello everyone, im rather new to air cooling, and i've decided to purchase a megahalems (probably because im a transformer nerd HA) and I was wondering what would be the best fans to mount on it for push/pull that also have blue LEDs?

I have found
http://www.jab-tech.com/YATE-LOON-12...d-pr-3824.html
which i believe is a variation of the Yate Loon D12SH-12.

also i've found
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...4&ID=1725#Tab0

anyways. If anyone could tell me which are better performers or recommend any others, i'd appreciate it.

Sound isn't too much of an issue as long as it's not out of hand.
    
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I would go for performance over looks. Get yourself one or two high pressure SanAce or deltas and if you like you can place one of these in your case shining on your HSF.

then you will have mean looking fans that look good and while cooling really well.
post #3 of 11
I tested a bunch of fans on a megahalems - see tiem 1 in my sig.

If you go for Yate Loons, look at Petra Tech. They get the higher quality type (Tator Tot says that non-Tetra YL's fail in a few months), and their prices are a dollar cheaper than Sidewinder and Danger Den, who get the same fans.

Again, look at the results, then decide what you want.
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Both of the above recommendations are really good. Myself, I had a couple of Panaflo strapped to my Megatron and they really helped keep the temp down. Here's the link to that Panaflo that I was using. One thing tho, they were loud.

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post #5 of 11
I personally highly recommend the GELID Wing 12 PL that I use in push + pull on my Megashadow

http://www.gelidsolutions.com/produc...=1&cid=2&id=57

Great case fan that is easy to clean (you can detach the fan from the fan base) and its waterproof for some odd reason to boot... The material it is made out of is very resistant to dust strangely, and I have yet to actually need to clean mine after constant use.
    
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post #6 of 11
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ehume, i read through your thread and that's actually where i found the links to those fans, but as a i said, im REALLY new too air cooling and i dont understand some of the terminology.

For example the temps over ambient part. Do i want that to be higher or lower?
    
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post #7 of 11
Ambient temperature = room temperature.

What really matters is the temperature inside the case though. Ideally this temperature would be the same as room temperature, but if there is not enough case ventilation to exhaust the heat from the computer components, it can be higher than room temperature.

Some other essential stuff;

CFM - cubic feet per minute (ft³/min) SI units
M^3 /H - cubic meters per hour Metric units

Both of those deal with total air movement capacities. ie. 48 CFM moves more air volume then 30 CFM.

HSF (heat-sink- fan) - talking about the cooling in general for that particular part (ie CPU HSF, GPU HSF etc.

High Static pressure - In the HSF world, this generally means a fan with a HSP has the ability to penetrate through restrictive areas. eg. a radiator type HSF will have a resistance to air flow due to the tightly spaced cooling fins. A HSP fan will be able to penetrate the fins much better than a non HSP where some of the would just be redirected away from the fins rather than through them.

Fan speed, fan blade pitch (angle that fan cuts or scoops air), and fan blade count will all have an effect on noise (db) , total air movement capacities (CFM) and whether it is HSP or not. Because it is possible for certain styles of fans to be both HSP and non HSP, we generally go off those charts to see how well they perform.

In general case fans are low static pressure high cfm. This allows for adequate air movement while remaining quiet.

And HSF fans are HSP to penetrate the cooling heat sink. This is the variable that needs the most research because everyone has a different tolerance when it comes to fan noise db. Basically your optimal fan for your HSF will factor in cost , db, need for HSP and CFM .

Also in general, thicker fans will also aid in more static pressure. (normal fans are 25mm thick and some larger ones are 38mm.

Unless I forgot something, this should get you by for basic essential fan knowledge.
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post #8 of 11
I have been looking at the CoolerMaster 120mm Excalibur PWM Fan
Its ratings are alright and its looks are industrial, it is PWM and the clincher is that the fans are removable for cleaning with a big ball of Blutack
they look like they will fit with the old clips of the mega shadow but the new clips might not fit
anyone tried them
again the looks, this hardware should look special together
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Originally Posted by tuffarts View Post
I have been looking at the CoolerMaster 120mm Excalibur PWM Fan
Its ratings are alright and its looks are industrial, it is PWM and the clincher is that the fans are removable for cleaning with a big ball of Blutack
they look like they will fit with the old clips of the mega shadow but the new clips might not fit
anyone tried them
again the looks, this hardware should look special together
Their Blade Master 120mm fan is a better choice. Cheaper, better static pressure and it is also a PWM fan. The only downside is its sleeve bearing but it won't be mounted horizontally so it doesn't matter much.
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Their Blade Master 120mm fan is a better choice. Cheaper, better static pressure and it is also a PWM fan. The only downside is its sleeve bearing but it won't be mounted horizontally so it doesn't matter much.
CFM is better on the Excalibur
slight drop in static pressure ,
but blademaster has no style
Excalibur is metal construction, has a quieter Db (according to the company that wants to sell it to us)
and has style like no other 120mm fan on the market today.

I really want to Know if anyone has tried the Megahelms/Megashadow and the Coolermaster Excalibur. they look like they will fit with the clips from Megashadow but will they......
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