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Thesee fans actually look very promising. I may get them and test them against my Noctua NF-F12's on the Thermaltake 2.0 extreme. With 19.9dB of noise and 2.2 mm H2O (static pressure) they may give the Noctua's a run for their money. And there are 2 HUGE benefits to them they are around $10 less
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and they are available in with black blades so no need to mod to get a good color scheme
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The only downside is that they do not have a perfectly square frame, ive never used a shroud would would a shroud kind of help correct this? What is your guys's thoughts? Would you be interested in a comparision/review
Link to the fans: http://www.cougar-world.com/us/products/fans/vortex_pwm.html
 

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I have one and really like it. Just ordered some Corsair SP120s so I'll compare the two.
They are nice and quiet and move a ton of air. Orange doesn't hurt either
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I have one and really like it. Just ordered some Corsair SP120s so I'll compare the two.
They are nice and quiet and move a ton of air. Orange doesn't hurt either
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Are they quiet at full speed? and from the specs the Cougar fans should be able to beat the SP120's and I think orange would kinda be nice if the main color of your build is red. It shouldnt show a drastic difference.
 

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Are they quiet at full speed? and from the specs the Cougar fans should be able to beat the SP120's and I think orange would kinda be nice if the main color of your build is red. It shouldnt show a drastic difference.
I can here the airflow through the radiator over the motor noise at full speed. However when mounted horizontally (such as at the top or bottom of a case) there is a bit of a whine due to the bearing design. That may be a huge issue to some.
 

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I can here the airflow through the radiator over the motor noise at full speed. However when mounted horizontally (such as at the top or bottom of a case) there is a bit of a whine due to the bearing design. That may be a huge issue to some.
Do you think it could be the fans rubbing against the rad fins? I know the newest NoiseBlocker fans had the same problem (look at the review on it) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16917/fan-1047/Noiseblocker_NB-eLoop_B12-2_120mm_x_25mm_Ultra_Silent_Bionic_Blade_Fan_-_1300_RPM_-_167_dBA_Hot_Item.html if so it may be able to be fixed with a shroud or a gasket between the rad and fan. An easy way to see if its the blades touching the rad is th mount the fans in push instead of pull and if its still doing that then you may be right about it being motor noise
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hopefully it isnt too wide spread cuz i was planning to have the fans horizontally till I get a proper water coolin loop.
 

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Do you think it could be the fans rubbing against the rad fins? I know the newest NoiseBlocker fans had the same problem (look at the review on it) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16917/fan-1047/Noiseblocker_NB-eLoop_B12-2_120mm_x_25mm_Ultra_Silent_Bionic_Blade_Fan_-_1300_RPM_-_167_dBA_Hot_Item.html if so it may be able to be fixed with a shroud or a gasket between the rad and fan. An easy way to see if its the blades touching the rad is th mount the fans in push instead of pull and if its still doing that then you may be right about it being motor noise
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hopefully it isnt too wide spread cuz i was planning to have the fans horizontally till I get a proper water coolin loop.
It could be, I don't really have anywhere in my case to test them horizontally (antec 900)
 
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