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Old July 17, 2010, 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by BootlegUsher View Post
Good idea, thanks for that. Does anyone have any opinions on Xigmatek fans in general?
I haven't tried them for HSF scenarios, but they were the higher cfm lower static pressure model that I used. They weren't bad, but they honestly didn't impress me, they felt like the pretty versions of the Noctua's with no static pressure.

Stick with the safe bet, Noctua. If you want you can try the Silverstone AP121, I got one of those as a side case fan for my GPU and it dropped NB/GPU temps while making less noise than my previous NZXT fan at the same RPM. Plus it can be had for ~$13 after PM.

Otherwise Gelid is always a good budget-esque solution if you don't want to spend a lot.

The Thermalright x-silent series is supposed to be "optimized" for HSF applications, but strangely enough it only seems to be that way for the 140mm version. The 120mm does alright in a high static environment, but I would only consider it as another budget solution. It's ~$6 after PM.
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