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Windows 7: 120mm 3 Speed Fan

18 Nov 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes, but I relate better to airplanes.


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18 Nov 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Have you considered looking at 140mm fans? Some of them are made to fit the 120mm holes. They tend to move more air are are quieter then their 120mm counterparts (for the most part).

140mm Fans at Xoxide!

140mm Fans : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

My question is why do you need such a high RPM fan, especially if noise is a concern? I know you didn't mention noise, but....

BTW, that Antec tri-cool will get loud at it's high setting. I know, I had them in my Antec P182 case. Anyways running them at medium wasn't too loud.
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18 Nov 2010   #13
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Fans also have to push against resistances so for this reason look to quality fans like Noctura's as they are extremely quiet and will push tons of air even when up against fins, HD cages and the like. Ugly but oh so quiet just run them wide open or use the resistors provided, they also provide rubber mounts.....classy!
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18 Nov 2010   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

+1 for Noctua fans though some consider them expensive. That's a debate for another time
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18 Nov 2010   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Have you considered looking at 140mm fans? Some of them are made to fit the 120mm holes. They tend to move more air are are quieter then their 120mm counterparts (for the most part).

140mm Fans at Xoxide!

140mm Fans : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

My question is why do you need such a high RPM fan, especially if noise is a concern? I know you didn't mention noise, but....

BTW, that Antec tri-cool will get loud at it's high setting. I know, I had them in my Antec P182 case. Anyways running them at medium wasn't too loud.
I didn't read the details on all the fans in those links...the only two that were readily identifiable as having adapters were a couple of AeroCools. However, while they ran slower and quieter, they moved less air than the fans discussed previously, so that going in a different direction than I'm heading now.

It's not a question of whether I need such a high speed fan, I simply want one. I may not use the extra speed either, but I want to be able to...call it an experiment.
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18 Nov 2010   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I ran all Ultra premium ball bearing fans as they would spin to 2500rpm but I couldn't understand why my case was still so warm (older Ultra case) I went with one Noctura to push through the HD cage and my temps dropped almost 10 degrees F. Since then as my case fans die or get loud or as I can afford they get switched with Noc's. I only hope one day they build 200 & 230mm versions.
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18 Nov 2010   #17
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

all of you make me want to switch all my fans out for new one's im jealous

Really though all the fans that have been suggested looks great im not a fancy smancy guy but that turbine fan Ciara brought up looks beastly and looks like it would do a good job

I really apriciate all of you because The nifty idea's we come across on this forum will make anyone alot smarter on what they are doing with thiere machine thanks again guys this thread is pretty awesome

I always used regular fans but now im going to look into re setting fans along with a new tower to set everything im hoping i drop another 10 to 12 degree's atleast when i do this feat ...........
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18 Nov 2010   #18
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Be a man, and do it manually!
Fan Speed Controller - Build your Own

~Lordbob
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18 Nov 2010   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
+1 for Noctua fans though some consider them expensive. That's a debate for another time
I just picked one of their fans at random, and while it is interesting, it's specs are confusing.

http://www.noctua.at/pdf/infosheets/...tasheet_en.pdf

Unless I'm missing something, it's high speed airflow is 110.3 cubic meters per hour, and that works out to 992.7 cubic feet per hour, thus only 16.545 cubic feet per minute. If I'm misunderstand, please enlighten me.
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18 Nov 2010   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I was told there would be no math involved ! lol
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