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Cooling Alternatives to Sythe GT's?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tangster, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    In 120mm blue, black or white? Quite simply, the GT whine is a worry, since I'd probably take me about 3 minutes before I removed them out of sheer annoyance.

    The Phobya Nano 2G was my first choice, but it's red. :sigh:
    Help me out guys(and gals).

    EDIT: for a radiator, for reference, I have bunch of Yate Loon D12SL-12's laying around and a couple of Gelid Silent 12's.
     
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  2. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    what do you need it for? HSF? Rad? case?
     
  3. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Edited first post, it's for a radiator.
     
  4. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    its hard to beat the GTs for rads. im not sure someone like bloody_pete or lennyRhys as they are up to date with fans for rads
     
  5. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    The old sycthe 1450 are what you need! Becoming rare though im afraid as thr newer models really do have a whine to them.

    I have installed them on a few occasions hoping that the next batch would be better, but have always ended up taking them out because I cant put up with the whine.
     
  6. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Aerocool Sharks are great for radiators. You can get them in a variety of colours too.
     
  7. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    The new Swiftech Helix fans due out later this month look promising.

    I'm currently using Noiseblocker PL2s. They're a bit louder than the GT1450's but have a smoother sound. They're a bit pricey though.
     
  8. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Opinions on the AC F12's? another potential option seem to be Scythe K-Flex's

    If those Swiftech helix's are any good I'll probably swap out in a few months.
     
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  9. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    I shall let you in on a little secret http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product...le-Typhoon-Fan-1450-rpm---120x120x25mm--.html
     
  10. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    Is the rad on exhaust or intake? If it's intake you might want to go with Silverstone Air Penetrators.
     
  11. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Air pens aren't that good for rads, as they have fairly low pressure...
     
  12. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    I should know that but I didn't, why didn't I? :wallbash:
     
  13. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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  14. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Ah I suspect they probably are, my bad, shows you what happens after you get in from a 12hr shift at work D:
     
  15. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Heh no worries bud - still decent fans, and certainly not as bad as the 1850s. But theres a particular batch of 1450s that are (in my opinion) the sweet spot between performance and noise.

    Sorry for thread derail!
     
  16. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Are the 1850's loud even at lower rpm's, when used in conjunction with a fan controller?
     
  17. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    no ive got my case on top of my table right next to my ear and the loudest thing i can hear is my F1's and i have 4 of them on my H100
     
  18. Seb.F

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    bequiet Shadow Wings!
     
  19. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    flame696 is right - nothing will come close to the noise/CFM performance of a Gentle Typhoon for high-impedance use (radiator). The design of the impeller is just incredibly efficient for pressing air through the small interstices of heatsinks/rads and the funky bite marks on each blade help the acoustic performance.

    Scythe S-Flex SFF21F (1600rpm) are the next best thing but they are very expensive and you may find that you want to undervolt them or put them on a controller.

    What's your budget?
     
  20. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    OMG someone sig this it's incredible Lenny thinks I'm right :D
     
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