Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Are These Fans Good?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Are These Fans Good?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm thinking to buy a new radiator and a new set of fans for my rad. I was using three 1450RPM scythe gentle typhoon with a Thermochill TA120.3 radiator but due to me damaging the rad and using the fans for something else I decided to get this radiator:
http://www.svc.com/rad-3330.html

Now for the fans I dunno if I should buy three-six gentle typhoon again or buy six scythe s-flex 1600RPM:
http://www.svc.com/sy-fan-sff21f.html

Noise doesn't really matter to me but by buying the s-flex I'll save around $3 each, the question is how good will it perform. Better or worst than the gentle typhoon?
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 12
I know the test is on a different rad (MCR120), but check out the results of Martin's Round 6 test. The S-Flex fans are decent fans, they loose out a little to the GT AP-15s in CFM and of course noise level. Here is what Martin had to say on them:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martinm210 View Post
Scythe S-Flex F

NOISE LEVEL
About average, a little worse than the yate medium down low and a little better up top.

NOISE QUALITY
Good except for 7V had a little bit of resonance. No obvious motor ticks, etc...a fairly clean sound with a bit of blade chop at higher speeds. Generally good though.

EFFICIENCY
Very good efficiency, substantially better than the yate medium only using 1 watt at 12V...that's very very good.

RANGE
Very good range from 400-1600RPM with overall good performance with the exception of the minor resonance at 7V.

OVERALL
A good all around fan, about average noise level with pretty good sound quality and a good RPM range.
Main
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k P8P67 Pro Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill RipJaws X 1600 Cas 9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 120 WD Blue 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX240 MCR 220 EK 7950 Copper Acetal  DDC-1T 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Dell U2311H Oculus Rift DK2 Ducky Shine 3 MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX 750W CoolerMaster CM690 II G500 Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
Audio
Asus Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10-6800K Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI G Skill 1600 CAS9 Kingston SSD Now 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 1TB LG Slim Blu-Ray player Silverstone NT06-PRO  Widows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 
  hide details  
Reply
Main
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k P8P67 Pro Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill RipJaws X 1600 Cas 9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 120 WD Blue 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX240 MCR 220 EK 7950 Copper Acetal  DDC-1T 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Dell U2311H Oculus Rift DK2 Ducky Shine 3 MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX 750W CoolerMaster CM690 II G500 Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
Audio
Asus Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10-6800K Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI G Skill 1600 CAS9 Kingston SSD Now 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 1TB LG Slim Blu-Ray player Silverstone NT06-PRO  Widows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
I was gonna get some GT's but they are sold out. Will six of these s-flex be a good choice or are there better fans for around the same price?
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phatal View Post
I was gonna get some GT's but they are sold out. Will six of these s-flex be a good choice or are there better fans for around the same price?
I had a pair of those S-Flexes on a Megahalems awhile back, and I HATED the motor noise. Sort of a high pitched buzzing sound that easily stood out over everything else in my case. Others don't seem to share my opinion, though, so take it with a grain of salt.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K, 4.5 GHz, 1.15v Asus Z77 V-Pro Powercolor R9 290 (unlocked to 290X)!! 2x4 GB G Skill TridentX 2400 MHz, 9-10-10-30, 1... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB Arctic Freezer i30 Win 7x64 Home QNIX Q270 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Das Keyboard Pro-S XFX Pro 750W (OEM=Seasonic) NZXT H630 Asus Xonar DSX 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K, 4.5 GHz, 1.15v Asus Z77 V-Pro Powercolor R9 290 (unlocked to 290X)!! 2x4 GB G Skill TridentX 2400 MHz, 9-10-10-30, 1... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB Arctic Freezer i30 Win 7x64 Home QNIX Q270 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Das Keyboard Pro-S XFX Pro 750W (OEM=Seasonic) NZXT H630 Asus Xonar DSX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 12
I actually had those fans and I share the same opinion as sch010, the motor did some annoying noise

I'd look at some other fans, or wait until Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM are back on stock, they're definitely worth it
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 7700k ASUS Maximus IX Formula EVGA GTX1080 Ti *soon* EVGA GTX1080 Ti *soon* 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666MHz CL16 Samsung 950 PRO M.2 512GB WD Red 4TB WD Green 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 PRO ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Corsair K70 RGB MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova T2 850W Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Razer Destructor 2 
AudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80ohm JDS O2+ODAC Zalman MIC-M1 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 7700k ASUS Maximus IX Formula EVGA GTX1080 Ti *soon* EVGA GTX1080 Ti *soon* 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666MHz CL16 Samsung 950 PRO M.2 512GB WD Red 4TB WD Green 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 PRO ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Corsair K70 RGB MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova T2 850W Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Razer Destructor 2 
AudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80ohm JDS O2+ODAC Zalman MIC-M1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 12
I used the s-flex E,F, and G's. Of which I noticed that they were just slightly louder than the ap-15s that I currently have.

Gotta say I would stick with the ap-15s if you can. If someone gave me the S-Flex, though, I wouldn't NOT use them.
Orly
(23 items)
 
Wife's rig
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k - Delidded ASRock z77 extreme4 GTX 980 Ti Classified GTX 980 Ti Kingpin 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16gb Samsung Wonder RAM @2200 11-10-11-28 Samsung 840 pro 256gb Seagate FireCuda 2TB HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Apogee GTZ/MCP35X x2 in series/Koolance RP-401X2 EK-FC 780 GTX Classy - Acetal+Nickel+Backplate HWLabs Nemesis 360GTX EK-FC980 GTX Ti Classy KPE - Nickel 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
HWLabs SR2 240mm MP Win10x64 Asus PG279Q Dell U2414h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2414h Ducky Shine 3 Orange LED Cherry MX Red Corsair ax860i w/red sleeved power cables Corsair Obsidian 800D w/bottom rad mod 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone XTD Roccat Alumic Creative X-FI Titanium HD 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k Asrock z77 extreme4 GTX 680 (flashed to 770) 2x4GB gskill ddr3 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 evo 250gb Cooler Master Glacer 240L Win10x64 pro Dell U2414h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech RaidMax Modular 600w InWin 303 White Rando mmo mouse 
Mouse PadAudio
Generic Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 GIGABYTE AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming K7 Zotac 1080ti Amp! Extreme Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 960 PRO Series - 512GB WD Black - 4TB DEEPCOOL CAPTAIN 360 Gaming in Red Corsair ML140 Pro in Red 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair ML120 Pro in Red Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair AX860i Corsair Crystal Series 570x Creative Soundblaster Z 
  hide details  
Reply
Orly
(23 items)
 
Wife's rig
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770k - Delidded ASRock z77 extreme4 GTX 980 Ti Classified GTX 980 Ti Kingpin 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16gb Samsung Wonder RAM @2200 11-10-11-28 Samsung 840 pro 256gb Seagate FireCuda 2TB HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Apogee GTZ/MCP35X x2 in series/Koolance RP-401X2 EK-FC 780 GTX Classy - Acetal+Nickel+Backplate HWLabs Nemesis 360GTX EK-FC980 GTX Ti Classy KPE - Nickel 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
HWLabs SR2 240mm MP Win10x64 Asus PG279Q Dell U2414h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2414h Ducky Shine 3 Orange LED Cherry MX Red Corsair ax860i w/red sleeved power cables Corsair Obsidian 800D w/bottom rad mod 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone XTD Roccat Alumic Creative X-FI Titanium HD 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k Asrock z77 extreme4 GTX 680 (flashed to 770) 2x4GB gskill ddr3 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 evo 250gb Cooler Master Glacer 240L Win10x64 pro Dell U2414h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech RaidMax Modular 600w InWin 303 White Rando mmo mouse 
Mouse PadAudio
Generic Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 GIGABYTE AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming K7 Zotac 1080ti Amp! Extreme Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 960 PRO Series - 512GB WD Black - 4TB DEEPCOOL CAPTAIN 360 Gaming in Red Corsair ML140 Pro in Red 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair ML120 Pro in Red Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair AX860i Corsair Crystal Series 570x Creative Soundblaster Z 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
I couldn't find no AP 14-15 in stock so I bought six s-flex 1600RPM.
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 12
The Kamaflow 2 fans are supposed to be an improved version of the s-flexs. Better bearing and static pressure. Get the 1900 RPM model.
pigrig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k P67A-UD4-B3 6950  Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WDC Black 1TB Crucial 128MB Sony Optiarc Windows 7 & Linux Mint 14 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH236H Das Ultimate S Silent Seasonic X-760 HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Deathadder Gnarlyfish Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
pigrig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k P67A-UD4-B3 6950  Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WDC Black 1TB Crucial 128MB Sony Optiarc Windows 7 & Linux Mint 14 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH236H Das Ultimate S Silent Seasonic X-760 HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Deathadder Gnarlyfish Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 12
I'm using S-Flexs only until I can find some AP-15s. They are passable if not a little loud.
Goliath
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7-980x GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R MSI GTX 1070 Quicksilver  Corsair Dominator 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro (256GB) - 2x Samsung F3 (1TB) LG BH10LS30K Corsair H100i Windows 10 Home (64bit) 
MonitorPowerCase
Samsung BX2235 Corsair HX1000i Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
Goliath
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7-980x GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R MSI GTX 1070 Quicksilver  Corsair Dominator 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro (256GB) - 2x Samsung F3 (1TB) LG BH10LS30K Corsair H100i Windows 10 Home (64bit) 
MonitorPowerCase
Samsung BX2235 Corsair HX1000i Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Are you guys talking about the 1900RPM s-flexs or the 1600RPM because I bought the 1600. I might just use these six until the ap-15 are back in stock.
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Are These Fans Good?