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Scythe Kama Flow 2 for heatsink

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Would the Kama Flow be a good choice for a heatsink since no one has gentle typhoons? I'm currently using Arctic f12 PWMs and I'm not real happy withe the noise quality or the airflow. I was thinking of getting the 1450 RPM version.

I have an A70 heatsink, btw.
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Are they just too noisy for you at full speed? Sythe makes good products so you definitely wont go wrong there but they are a bit pricey. Also, the model I'm looking at right now is 33 dba which is pretty loud (since there will be two of them).... I recently purchased the Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 mm and they are sooo quiet. I'm using them for side panel fans (they don't have the completely straight airflow) so I don't know if they fit your needs but if the rest of their fans are as nice I would highly recommend them for the price. You could probably get two for the price of the one Kama Flow. HOWEVER, they are using completely different bearing types, and the Scythe will last longer under healthy conditions.

The Kama's will no doubt be an upgrade in the airflow department over the Arctic F12's, but they are going to be as loud or louder. There isn't any way around that besides throttling them.
Edited by Roll Cam Tide - 4/20/11 at 11:24am
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Its not so much that they're loud, they just seem to produce a weird noise. I think this review pretty much sums it up:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...1_2.html#sect1
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I really want the GTs. I guess if there's going to be a group buy, I'll get in on that. Otherwise, I may as well use these until stores have them again.
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I really want the GTs. I guess if there's going to be a group buy, I'll get in on that. Otherwise, I may as well use these until stores have them again.
Amazon has the Gentle Typhoons for $18.79 with free shipping. Thats like 30 cents cheaper than newegg!! lmao There is no telling when the egg will get them back so you could just order them from the jungle.

You may already know this but I'll post it just in case someone else might not.

When looking for fans to use on a heatsink or radiator one of the most important things to look for is the Static Pressure. That is the measurement of how much air it can actually PUSH through your heatsink. There are other considerations such as noise lvl, air flow, bearing type, and power consumption (for fan controllers) BUT if your fan cant move air against resistance well, it will not cool well.
Edited by Roll Cam Tide - 4/20/11 at 3:06pm
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Originally Posted by Roll Cam Tide View Post
When looking for fans to use on a heatsink or radiator one of the most important things to look for is the Static Pressure. That is the measurement of how much air it can actually PUSH through your heatsink. There are other considerations such as noise lvl, air flow, bearing type, and power consumption (for fan controllers) BUT if your fan cant move air against resistance well, it will not cool well.
Unfortunately, AC doesn't rate their fans static pressure, though I think someone here tested them and found they were pretty good (though, not as good as the GTs).

Also, it just dawned on me that those four rubber washers I had left over (and were never mentioned in the directions) were supposed to go under the motherboard to keep the backplate/motherboard from vibrating.

Well, I guess I know what I'll be doing this evening...I'll see if the washers quiet it down before buying the GTs, though I still think the GTs will be my best bet.
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