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Windows 7: looking at buying new fans. heres what they are... recommendations?

08 Dec 2011   #11
Darryl Licht

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Your only requirement is that they are orange??? <-- NOT A COMMON FAN COLOR!


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08 Dec 2011   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Good brands generally: Scythe, Nexus, Noctua, Yate Loon.

Pay attention to both diameter and depth. Most case fans are 25mm deep and you have to make sure they will fit.

If noise level matters to you, keep the RPM below 1000.

Some fans have ball bearings and others use sleeve bearings. The former will last longer, but the latter can be quieter for most of their useful life.

Some say sleeve bearing fans last longer if mounted vertically.

All other things being equal, go for large diameter fans and low RPM. They can move as much air as a smaller fan at a higher RPM. That's why the trend in the last 5 years or so has been toward 120 mm case fans.
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08 Dec 2011   #13
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Your only requirement is that they are orange??? <-- NOT A COMMON FAN COLOR!
i know... lol... but its one of my favorite colors if its the right shade, i like orange that is almost red, so i use alot of "RED" cathodes in my case that look dark orange. but everything in my case is black and orange and some blue here and there
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08 Dec 2011   #14
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

to be honest, if anyone knows how to mod xigmatecs, i know thats a prety common one for phantoms. im just not sure whats involved in taking out and replacing LEDs in the fan from what i understand its not to hard, but ive never done it, so i have no clue. if anyone else has done it or something like it or knows how and wouldnt mind sharing id appreciate it
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08 Dec 2011   #15
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

OK so i found this very interesting video
it shows how to take LEDs out, can i put new ones in prety much the same way? just re sadder the wires to new LEDs?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl_TleyXqXg
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08 Dec 2011   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Thornton,
The H100 is outstanding and it will benefit from two additional fans in a push pull configuration. You can place the colored fans on the inside and run the stock black Corsair as exhausting fans as is my system.
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Watch for clearance issues with your ram. Oh and please dial down the rpm on the fans as wide open the Corsairs scream !


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08 Dec 2011   #17
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Thornton,
The H100 is outstanding and it will benefit from two additional fans in a push pull configuration. You can place the colored fans on the inside and run the stock black Corsair as exhausting fans as is my system.
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Watch for clearance issues with your ram. Oh and please dial down the rpm on the fans as wide open the Corsairs scream !
NOCTUA FANS, eh???
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08 Dec 2011   #18
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Thornton,
The H100 is outstanding and it will benefit from two additional fans in a push pull configuration. You can place the colored fans on the inside and run the stock black Corsair as exhausting fans as is my system.
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Watch for clearance issues with your ram. Oh and please dial down the rpm on the fans as wide open the Corsairs scream !
NOCTUA FANS, eh???
i have to say, i likem, but they ar just a bit pricey for not even matching my theme. but like i said, im turning alot of my curent parts into a didicated server which i think noctua would work nicely in, but black, bright orange... and BROWN?

like i said. if anyone knows for shure how i can replace the LEDs in the xigmatek fans... but i never really asked, do xigmateks still look orange with white leds lol... i just would prefer to look at orange LEDs lol
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