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I was spray painting the 3x 140mm corsair 800D case fans and 3x scythe 120mm fans I have in my rig. Some of the paint got damaged so decided to re-paint them a different color this week. Now what I was wondering is what fan's should I buy for my rig, I was thinking to go with all scythe and replace the corsair 800D case fans but am unsure. The scythe fans I have are Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 50 CFM, 1450 RPM, I was thinking if I do get 3 new fans should I purchase the same scythe I have or use those 1450 RPM fans for the case and upgrade to the 57 CFM - 1850 RPM fans for my radiator?
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post #2 of 13
Which rad? Either set of GT's will work, but the 1850s will be louder comparatively. If you have a high FPI rad (HW labs) I would go for the 1850, otherwise I'd stay with the 1450, but I like quietness
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post #3 of 13
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This is the radiator I have:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thtahipera15.html

A friend of mine recommend me to get the scyther s-flexs for my case. It's probably gonna be s-flexs for case and Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM for my rad or 1450 RPM for my case and the 1850 RPM for my rad.
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post #4 of 13
The 1450's will work nice with that rad. The 1850's might offer a minute performance increase, at the expense of some more noise. If your fine with a little extra noise, they are good performing fans.


Either way, the 14 or 1850's are a solid choice.
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Phatal View Post
This is the radiator I have:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thtahipera15.html

A friend of mine recommend me to get the scyther s-flexs for my case. It's probably gonna be s-flexs for case and Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM for my rad or 1450 RPM for my case and the 1850 RPM for my rad.
If I was going to throw that kind of cash at fans, I'd go GT's all around. As it is, I'd also recommend some Yates from Sidewinder. That's a great rad by the way, and low Fins Per Inch, so you can use lower RPM fans with more successful results.

Edit: Same as above, 1450s will work all around, of if they're the same price, the 1850s on a fan controller will give you future overhead.
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post #6 of 13
If you want to cool on a budget you can't go wrong with medium or high speed Yate Loons. (Depending on what noise level you want)

But if you can, go with the Gentle Typhoons. The 1450rpm model is, in my experience, the best compromise between noise and airflow. Quiet, durable, and moves a goodly amount of air.
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post #7 of 13
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OK I think I'm gonna do this, buy 3x 120mm 49CFM scythe s-flexs to use with my corsair 800D, then I will use the 3x 120mm gent 1450 RPM I have for my radiator. That should perform good and have low noise. Gonna spray paint them all red to match my cables and tubing.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phatal View Post
OK I think I'm gonna do this, buy 3x 120mm 49CFM scythe s-flexs to use with my corsair 800D, then I will use the 3x 120mm gent 1450 RPM I have for my radiator. That should perform good and have low noise. Gonna spray paint them all red to match my cables and tubing.
Sounds good to me, I know S-Flex's are billed as good case fans, no personal experience with them however.
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Are 140mm Yate Loons for my corsair 800d case good?
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post #10 of 13
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Are 140mm Yate Loons for my corsair 800d case good?
Depends which ones, and where you get them from. Online retailers offer different "versions" of YL fans; some being quite a bit better than others, in the quality of YL's.
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