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post #17941 of 19736 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 01:11 AM
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Hey all.. I know this is unrelated but does anyone on this thread play Battlefield 3 on PC?

I do! Wanna play sometime? PM me your username!
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I'm kind of fed up with the way the entire FPS industry has ended up. But that's another story....

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I think my gaming will stop at BF3 and Planetside 2. That is until they bring Halo back to PC or something...


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Can anyone give me a professional/educated opinion on this fan?

COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex

My brother just bought 5 of these for his new build (Haven't been extensively tested yet because there's no case to fully implement them) and I've been pretty impressed. They're quiet and, of course, move a lot of air! Plus, the air is slightly more directionally-concentrated than other fans I've run across. Been debating on buying a few of these myself, but I want to know what other fans would be better/fair competitors to these. Anyone have suggestions?

Also, do you think they would work well for a CPU water cooling unit (ex. Corsair H60/H80...etc)?
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I do! Wanna play sometime? PM me your username!
Ditto.
I think my gaming will stop at BF3 and Planetside 2. That is until they bring Halo back to PC or something...
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Can anyone give me a professional/educated opinion on this fan?
COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex
My brother just bought 5 of these for his new build (Haven't been extensively tested yet because there's no case to fully implement them) and I've been pretty impressed. They're quiet and, of course, move a lot of air! Plus, the air is slightly more directionally-concentrated than other fans I've run across. Been debating on buying a few of these myself, but I want to know what other fans would be better/fair competitors to these. Anyone have suggestions?
Also, do you think they would work well for a CPU water cooling unit (ex. Corsair H60/H80...etc)?

I have no personal experience but have been seeing many more people using them on their custom loop setups.

So they must be half good for rads. thumb.gif
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post #17943 of 19736 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 04:26 PM
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I'm using 8 of them. Had them for maybe two weeks now. They're still too loud for me when running all 8 at 1500rpm but at 1000-1100rpm theyre awesome for me. The noise isn't much at 1500rpm (don't care when gaming obviously) but I also record acoustic guitar with a large diaphragm condenser mic (which are designed to pick up minute noises and lot of natural ambiance from the room) sometimes so... I need close to silence as possible.

I also run 2 in p/p on a kuhler 620 rad. Tested them at 1500rpm vs the single stock antec fan. Got a 2-3C improvement. I had been eye balling these fans for months and when they went on sale for $9.99 on newegg I had to jump on them.
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Forgot to mention about these Cougar fans. When on the bottom as intake it was very loud. Making a loud whoooshing noise.

The noise was caused by the bottom dust filter. Remove the filter and boom, noise gone. But I wasn't willing to lose my dust filter so I made a 25mm shroud out of a crappy cooler master fan. Now the noise is gone.
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But I wasn't willing to lose my dust filter so I made a 25mm shroud out of a crappy cooler master fan. Now the noise is gone.

I'm not familiar with the term when talking about fans and such. At first I thought you meant a make-shift dust filter, but I think you're talking about something like an air duct, correct?
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Thanks for the heads up!
I'm not familiar with the term when talking about fans and such. At first I thought you meant a make-shift dust filter, but I think you're talking about something like an air duct, correct?

A shroud is a spacer. Ghetto version is a gutted fan housing. Concept is that it eliminates the dead spot immediately in front of the fan motor. There are also built versions. Martin at Skinneelabs did testing on this. He also does fan testing. I think he has posts here at OCN on this.
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Typically used in conjunction with a radiator but for me I wanted the noise gone concerning my bottom intake fan. How did I know a shroud would work? Because if I held the fan in my hand and moved it around the bottom intake the noise would occur once getting 15-20mm from the bottom of the case. Anymore than 15-20mm and no noise. Since a fan is 25mm thick it would space the Cougar fan 25mm from the bottom of the case thus eliminating the noise. Worked perfectly for me.
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made a few color sceme changes!...quite like the red

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made a few color sceme changes!...quite like the red

I like it a lot! very nice.
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Black Ice is getting a huge make over in the next couple months.. stay tuned. I will be back for MOTM!!
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