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Lookin for a good 120mm PWM fan for CCF

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CarlJohnson

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Jan 11, 2007
I'm diving headfirst into OCing my E7200. I just installed a Sunbeam CCF 120 and don't really like the fan that comes with it. I would rather have a PWM fan so my mb can increase the RPM when needed instead of me having to turn a little knob. I did some searching on here and came up with a few possible choices. Which one would be the best? I'm looking for low noise and high as possible CFM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186024
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186036
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835610003

The Nexus has a higher rating but I have read to take ratings with a grain of salt. If there is a better choice please chime in. Thanks:cool:
 

muddocktor

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I don't have a bunch of experience with pwm fans, but I would think the Nexus would work better than those open frame Arctic Cooling fans on a heatsink. And yes, I don't think those noise numbers are exactly accurate for it at 2000 rpm, but of the 3 I would go with it. I think you would lose too much static pressure with the open frame models for heatsink use.
 

muddocktor

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Yeah, the Gelid looks like a better choice for heatsink usage since it will turn a little faster if the extra cooling is needed compared to the Scythe and shouldn't be as noisy as the Nexus either, since it's max is 1500 rpm instead of 2000 rpm.
 

Jhatfie

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I just recently purchased the Gelid PWM fan myself to test. Should be able to see how it does later this week.