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Are sharkoons worth money? I like how they look but $20 a fan seems steep.
Edited by RAFFY - 1/23/11 at 10:47am
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Pretty nice case fans... What do you plan on using them on?
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I just bought a couple for my H70. I really like the look, but you can probably get better, cheaper ones.
    
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There are several reviews around, but doesn't give much info on performance. PWM fans typically cost more, plus the packaging and bonus accessories.

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I just want 4 nice case fans to keep cold air coming in the case. Would like them to have white fan blades and 3 pin connector.
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Well, if you're looking for a white case fan you have a few options.

There's always the ever-popular SPCR favorite, the Nexus Real Silent 120.
Quiet, comes with rubber isolators, $10 before shipping, still moves an alright amount of air. If you're angling more for performance though you may want to consider other fans. It's also a sleeve bearing so it won't perform optimally if mounted horizontally.
http://www.koolertek.com/computer-pa...s-184p1175.htm

Otherwise, you could also go with Nzxt's line of fans. Look pretty nice, move a goodly amount of air, not as quiet as the Nexus, but they also have a Rifle bearing which is suitable for both vertical and horizontal mounting. They're also on sale on Directron. 8 per fan with shipping is a pretty good price and fits the look you're shooting for.
http://www.directron.com/fn120rb.html?gsear=1
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262 View Post
Well, if you're looking for a white case fan you have a few options.

There's always the ever-popular SPCR favorite, the Nexus Real Silent 120.
Quiet, comes with rubber isolators, $10 before shipping, still moves an alright amount of air. If you're angling more for performance though you may want to consider other fans. It's also a sleeve bearing so it won't perform optimally if mounted horizontally.
http://www.koolertek.com/computer-pa...s-184p1175.htm

Otherwise, you could also go with Nzxt's line of fans. Look pretty nice, move a goodly amount of air, not as quiet as the Nexus, but they also have a Rifle bearing which is suitable for both vertical and horizontal mounting. They're also on sale on Directron. 8 per fan with shipping is a pretty good price and fits the look you're shooting for.
http://www.directron.com/fn120rb.html?gsear=1
Those nexus look really nice I might get a couple of those. What about a power strip for the fans so I can hide them behind the motherboard? I've only found the sunbeam which is now $20 it use to be $10 but I don't think it's slim enough to post.
post #8 of 9
Why not some Scythe GT's? They definitely move a TON of air and are cheap as well. Also VERY quiet. They aint white but you could always paint them.

http://www.svc.com/d1225c12b5ap-15.html
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
Why not some Scythe GT's? They definitely move a TON of air and are cheap as well. Also VERY quiet. They aint white but you could always paint them.

http://www.svc.com/d1225c12b5ap-15.html
My problem is I keep going back and forth on spending $15 on a single fan. I'm having a hard time justifying the cost. I do like those I need to to get some extension cables and a soldering kit. Think I'm going to make my own extensions might make a thread for guidance on how to do it.

Edit: how are the coolermaster r4's 19dba and 76cfm
Edited by RAFFY - 1/24/11 at 10:11pm
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