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 Post subject: 120mm fan for Heatsink
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:03 pm 
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Be out of loop for some time now and need a 120mm fan for a CPU HeatsinkBe. Needs to be quiet. Any ideas


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 Post subject: Re: 120mm fan for Heatsink
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Many motherboards only allow PWM control of CPU fans. So fans which can get down to idle speeds of around 300/400 rpm such as the Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12LM-P PWM or Noctua NF-P12 PWM may be worth considering.


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 Post subject: Re: 120mm fan for Heatsink
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:59 pm 
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We need to know the board maker/model because some boards do support both 3 pin and 4 pin fans for the CPU fan. By 3 pin I mean voltage control of the fan.


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 Post subject: Re: 120mm fan for Heatsink
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:52 am 
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I like my scythe kama flex 120mm pwm. It'll run down to about 300rpm or so up to 1600rpm and has an sony fluid dynamic bearing with basically unlimited lifespan.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835185161


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 Post subject: Re: 120mm fan for Heatsink
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Noctua NF-S12B FLX

This is the fan i bought and even lowered down it is noisy!

Anyone able to recommend a 'silent' 120mm? 3 pin is fine


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 Post subject: Re: 120mm fan for Heatsink
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:33 pm 
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Koolpc wrote:
Noctua NF-S12B FLX, This is the fan i bought and even lowered down it is noisy!, Anyone able to recommend a 'silent' 120mm? 3 pin is fine
Use the Noctua connector that slows done the fan, but replace the Noctua fan with the reference 120mm Nexus fan used by SPCR.

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm fan for Heatsink
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:36 am 
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Yea, even using the speed reducers it is noisey. 120mm Nexus fan needs a bit of research then. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: 120mm fan for Heatsink
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:29 am 
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Koolpc wrote:
Yea, even using the speed reducers it is noisey. 120mm Nexus fan needs a bit of research then. Thanks
Take a look here:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article69 ... html#nexus
and
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article63-page2.html

And in any SPCR heat sink review.

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm fan for Heatsink
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:13 pm 
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Very dated list that!!


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 Post subject: Re: 120mm fan for Heatsink
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:48 pm 
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Something more current
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1266-page2.html

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