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Replacing Noctua NH-U12P Fan

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by bleecher, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. bleecher New Member

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    I'll probably use the stock fan as a top exhaust fan in my case. What fans would you use to replace it if I wanted to run push-pull? I'm also looking for a fan to replace my rear exhaust fan and a fan to add to the bottom of my case for intake. I've seen people talking a lot about the Scythe Ultra Kaze 2000rpm ($10), the Scythe S-Flex ($16), and the Yate Loon Medium Speed ($5). Why is the yate loon so inexpensive when its faster than the S-Flex, and why bother with the S-Flex when you can get the faster Ultra Kaze for a small increase in noise? At what dB is noise no longer considered quiet/low level?

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    Case: Thermaltake Armor+ VH6000BWS
    Mobo: DFI LP LT P35

    Oh, and if anyone knows a good fan for the northbridge of my motherboard recommendations for that are welcome as well!
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    The xigmatek S1283 no doubt!!! It is 30C+ cooler then the stock!!!!
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    I'm just looking to replace the fans on the noctua and add fans to my case. Don't want to remove the entire heatsink =P
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    If you have the money take 2 Scythe S-Flex SFF21F or 4 for maximum performance. They pwn every case fans except the 220 CFM delta but its over 50dba :(.
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    spearman914 says thanks.
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    +1 for that. The leds look gorgeous but it can be very loud once while overclocking insanely.

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