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Looking for some Recommendations on Fans for the H60 for Push Pull Config. (not going to wade through 500 something pages in the H50/H70 Club Thread, Sorry. And for some reason doing searches turns up nothing when I used the Threads title for the search parameters both for Thread and Post searches)

Haven't installed the H60 yet, waiting till I have some time to do it. As I have to transfer my systems current parts from the existing Thermaltake Armor case to the new 690 II Advanced Case I got.

I do plan on OCing the i7 920 a bit, nothing really extreme, as I have one of the C0 Steppings, so not expecting anything Great, though If I can get it to 3 or 3.2GHz or so I'll be happy.

As to Fans, I have seen the Noctua's so I'm well aware of those as an option, though $25 a fan is a bit much for me really, considering I'm going to be buying additional/newer/better 140mm's to replace the stock fans have to watch my spending.

But was wondering what some other options are for 120mm's that would be good for Push/Pull on the H60/H50/H70 coolers.

$20 each is really where I'd like to limit myself, but if something good for around $15 or less, or close to that is acceptable I'd consider those.

Fans don't have to be ultra quiet, but they do have to be a decent/average noise level.

I'm also not opposed to making my own shrouds for the fans/rad from cheap 120mm fans for increasing air pressure/focusing airflow through the rad as well. (can check the local computer shop for some parts bin 120mm if they have any for a $1 or 2 each I think, at least last time I was in there they were asking like $2 each for them)

One thing though is I do plan on exhausting the air out the back of the case (despite Corsair Recommending intake from the rear), due to where my case is located, and lack of ventilation behind case (between Corner Computer desk and Large storage Cabinet, below Window with a little over 2 feet of space between desk and cabinet).

I really don't want to be taking warm/hot air in from the rear, especially with the PSU venting, GTX 285 and GTX 470 venting out the back too.

Though I do have a LOT of parts in this system, so not sure how well exhausting air on the H60 would fair in the 690 II case, as I will have 2 Optical Drives, 6 hard drives (may eventually drop that down to 3 or 4), 6x1GB RAM, etc that front intake air would pass over first before getting to the CPU rad.


Anyways, the airflow thing I can figure out later, for now though for the Push/Pull setup, was wondering on some other suggestions other than the Noctua's that would be cheaper, decent on sound levels and good/great with air pressure/air flow. With Intent on Light to Moderate OC on CPU in coming months.

Thanks in Advanced.
    
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Everyone is going to recommend scythe gentle typhoon ap-15s. everyone. They're also out of stock everywhere.

I recommend checking out this thread and picking your own poison.

If your motherboard has PWM for the CPU cooler (4 pins instead of just 3) I would recommend getting PWM fans, as that way the fans will automatically spin up when needed, and spin down when not needed. If you don't have a PWM header, you'll want either a fan controller or just a molex adapter to undervolt the fans (or not, you'll see how loud your fans get when you get them).
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Well GTs are obvious answer...I have Noiseblockers XLPs and those are beautiful biggrin.gif But GTs for sure!
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GT ap-15s are really sold out everywhere, mainly because one of the main manufacturers for them was involved in the Japan earthquake(s).

The GT ap-15s are great, but to honest, if I were to do it again I wouldn't have put them in my H70. For the $, I didn't see that much of a difference in temps. They are great case fans, but for a radiator p/p setup you can go with another brand imo.

I have heard good things about Yate Loons, Thermalrights, and other Scythe fans.

Mainly consider what RPM you will want, and the dB so that you can decide if you'll need a fan controller or find a fan with 4 pin for PWM.
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Originally Posted by Dr.GumbyM.D.;13270364 
Everyone is going to recommend scythe gentle typhoon ap-15s. everyone. They're also out of stock everywhere.

I recommend checking out this thread and picking your own poison.

If your motherboard has PWM for the CPU cooler (4 pins instead of just 3) I would recommend getting PWM fans, as that way the fans will automatically spin up when needed, and spin down when not needed. If you don't have a PWM header, you'll want either a fan controller or just a molex adapter to undervolt the fans (or not, you'll see how loud your fans get when you get them).

Cool, will take a look at that link/thread.

I'm pretty sure my Mobo has PWM, MSI X58 Platinum, hard to tell looking in the case right now with out shutting it down, moving the nearly 60 pound case and taking the cover off.

If I remember right the 120mm fan on the Xigmatek Dark Knight I have installed right now was a PWM fan plugged into the mobo.
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Originally Posted by xD3aDPooLx;13270378 
I've heard nothing but good things about these fans too.. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_407_696&products_id=28055


That Akasa Venom S Flow is looking nice, just looking at the specs on that thing.

and priced right too.
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Originally Posted by Komder;13270412 
Well GTs are obvious answer...I have Noiseblockers XLPs and those are beautiful biggrin.gif But GTs for sure!

Will look at those Noiseblockers (have seen them on FrozenCPU and Performance PC and elsewhere, but never really looked much into them)

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Originally Posted by nerdybeat;13270444 
GT ap-15s are really sold out everywhere, mainly because one of the main manufacturers for them was involved in the Japan earthquake(s).

The GT ap-15s are great, but to honest, if I were to do it again I wouldn't have put them in my H70. For the $, I didn't see that much of a difference in temps. They are great case fans, but for a radiator p/p setup you can go with another brand imo.

I have heard good things about Yate Loons, Thermalrights, and other Scythe fans.

Mainly consider what RPM you will want, and the dB so that you can decide if you'll need a fan controller or find a fan with 4 pin for PWM.


One of the guys I know from here and elsewhere also suggested Yate Loons, but Can't remember what model it was he suggested.

Thermalright, I saw some of theirs just the other day on FrozenCPU, Performance PC, or maybe it was newegg I forget, but wasn't sure on the static air pressure ratings, or if they were even intended for radiators as I know they're intended for their TRUE heatsinks and what not.

I was looking at Silvestones Air Penetrators for a couple weeks now since I got the H60, but the 35CFM rating for their 120mm models was turning me off a bit, though the Air pressure rating wasn't looking too bad.
    
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Cool, thanks for the link.

Also noticed the next step down from the GT ap-15, ap-14, is in stock there too? Obviously its a bit lesser performing in Airflow and probably a tad less in Air pressure, but would it still be fine since the ap-15's can't be found anywhere in stock?
    
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Looked up a review on the Akasa's and supposedly didn't perform any better than most standard fans, which was kind of a let down.

a couple sites I found GT ap-15's listed in stock (usually through a 3rd party like Amazon.com, only to go to the actual stores site and find out the ap-15's and ap-14's are out of stock.)

Found someone on Amazon selling ap-15's for $60-70 a piece though LOL.


I may just break down and plop $40 down on some Noctua's in the end I think.

Just get some decent 140mm's for the cases main cooling then.
    
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AP-15s are in stock here, though $20 a pop is too rich for my blood. http://www.quietpc.com/us-en-usd/products/casefans/gt-120-1850

aquatuning.us is also supposed to have some in stock on 5/6, too.
    
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