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CM fans not so "cheap" as ppl mention them?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by linoliveira, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. crazyeyesreaper

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    the silverstone 140 x 38 mm monster is pretty awesome

    I also like the 180mm air penetrators there pretty damn quiet but move ALOT of air and due to the design they push air out like:

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    compared to more typical cone shape: hurray for bad asci art.
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    like any brand everyone has good and bad fans.

    me i prefer Delta 120x25mm high RPM fans and just undervolt them. I get high static pressure and damn good performance if i need it but if i want silence i can have that to
     
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    In fact just about every fan in my Case are SilverStones ;)
    I have no problems with them what so ever.
     
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    I'm happy with my FN121s. :toast:
     
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    It was in a positive way :).
    Crazy went on about how these silverstones are so awesome, and how badly he wants more of the fans they mount on their CPU coolers, because they are so much better then their retail fans.
     
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    the only cooler master fans ive ever liked are the Excalliburs....

    balls out fan, one of the best ever made period....

    not the best in a push pull tho because of its tendancy to draw air in through the fan case holes..but in a push only situation.....they're great...
     
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    lol what?

    I have an Noctua 100CFM as my rear exhaust and it DOES move a lot of air.

    Also, it is quieter than any of the other fans in my case :)
     
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    Not all CM fans are sleeve bearing nor aree they all garbage...You get what you pay for and when you spend $3 on a 120mm CM you should know you're getting garbage...LOL

    I've had few fans ever die on me...Of the 3 that have died that I can remember they were all expensive...1 Noctua, 1 ScYthe and a Xigmatek which didn't actually die but got super loud... But again imo its luck of the draw when you but Hydro bearing or ball bearing fans... They are either good or they are not....

    I would buy more Noctua fans though...
    Ugly as hell, Check!
    Cost 3x more than they should. Check!
    Quiet with decent airflow. Check!
    Did I mention they are ugly....
    But I'd still buy more of em.
     
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  8. linoliveira

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    So what I understand from this thread is:
    • get lucky and find a good batch of fans (no matter what brand), else live with it.
    • don't use sleeve bearing fans horizontally.

    Thank you all for the replies! I was in need of a thread with such good experience in what comes to fans, and you guys provided it!

    EDIT: Thout my CM fan was wobbling, but its the Antec one on the PSU that is...
     
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  9. LAN_deRf_HA

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    My R4s died vertical.

    Another brand I'd avoid is Gelid. They cost a lot but make too much noise for the air they move. I fell for that early on in my fan journey.
     
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    lifespan?
     
  11. LAN_deRf_HA

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    About 10-14 months.
     
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