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Best fan for Megahalem?

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well I ordered the shadow yesterday and I ordered the wrong size case fan lol...but anyway I was wondering what you guys would recommend for a nice and quiet good performing fan to go with my mega?
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I think the Noctua fans perform well while being very quiet.
Scythe Gentle Typhoon would be a good choice if you do not have a fan controller. They have some very quiet models that still provide a good amount of static pressure.
what do you guys think of the yates?
Check this thread for good choice of fans for the Mega:
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ion-temps.html
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what do you guys think of the yates?

They're decent fans if you want to not spend much. Gentle Typhoons offer better quality and performance, but at a greater price of course.
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s flex g seems to be a fav here also, how loud/quiet is it?
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s flex g seems to be a fav here also, how loud/quiet is it?

Excellent cooling but too damn loud, especially when using them in a push/pull setup. I had swapped those for Xigmatek XLF-F1253 fans (S-Flex G's were only better by ~2C). The noise was gone & was still seeing excellent cooling performance


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s flex g seems to be a fav here also, how loud/quiet is it?

Without a fan controller it'll be loud.
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San aces, panflos, yates are all good choices...and if you want to be cheep 3k kazes will do fine.
i use delta fan with my megahelems 4000rpm defo will need a fan controller
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i use delta fan with my megahelems 4000rpm defo will need a fan controller

weee bit over kill? but yah fan controler is a must
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One medium-speed Yate from Petras (hell, even a low-speed Yate should do well) or S-Flex E is fine, you don't need a lot of firepower for the Megahalems, honestly.
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what do you guys think of the yates?

I use 2 88cfm yate loons. They're good and cheap. 2100 RPM each. BUT, they're mad loud. Doesn't bother me because I use In-Ear headphones and it cancels out noise pretty well.
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The medium speed Yates are probably the best cheap AND quiet option, plus you can use the fan clips that come with the Mega and not have to buy 38mm clips.
I don't have a fan controller so do you guys still recommend the yates medium speed? for a quiet setup
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One medium-speed Yate from Petras (hell, even a low-speed Yate should do well) or S-Flex E is fine, you don't need a lot of firepower for the Megahalems, honestly.

sigh petras never have any in stock
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i got 2 of these for a client - they are amazing. $20 ea ($20 AUD)
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=11128
CoolerMaster Silent Red LED Fan 120mm
you can get red, blue, and green.
they are 19dBa, 90CFM
i have a stock blue led coolermaster fan from my CM 690 black edition as i swapped out the stock fans with Nexus real silent ones, work really good on my spare stealthy pc. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12437
If you have a fan controller, a scythe kaze 3000 is fine. I undervolt mine all the time, and unless I luckily got a good one, Mine dosent make a clicking noise. Also, if petras is out of stock, Jab-tech sells cheap yate loons, I bought 4, all 4 are great and undervolt great, and they carry a 1 year warranty.
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i got 2 of these for a client - they are amazing. $20 ea ($20 AUD)
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=11128
CoolerMaster Silent Red LED Fan 120mm
you can get red, blue, and green.
they are 19dBa, 90CFM
i have a stock blue led coolermaster fan from my CM 690 black edition as i swapped out the stock fans with Nexus real silent ones, work really good on my spare stealthy pc. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12437

Yeah...those CM fans do not push 90CFM with only 19 dB of noise. Impossible. The 90 CFM is max CFM, while the 19 dB is how much noise it makes when undervolted.

They are still good fans, but nothing amazing.
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