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Old July 21, 2009, 10:18 AM
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Question Green 120mm fans - Need halp!

Hey guys,

I'm trying to have my case themed 'green' (Nvidia ) and I found these 2 fans that I would buy, but I can't decide between 2 models;

1- Nanoxia FX12-2000rpm/33dBA - $19.99
Nanoxia FX12-2000 120x25mm Nano Technology Fan: CrazyPC Computers

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2- Gelid Wing 12 1500rpm/25dBA - 17.68$
NCIX.com - Buy GELID Solutions GELID Wing 12 1500RPM 120MM UV Green Gamer Fan 64.3CFM 25DBA NFB 3PIN - FN-FX12-15 In Canada..


3- Cooler Master R4 Green LED 2000rpm/23dBA - $8.95
Cooler Master High Performance 120MM R4 Series GREEN LED Case Fan - Sleeved Products Model: R4-L2R-20AG-GP [R4-L2R-20CG-GP] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

Which model would be the best choice? Both are getting good reviews it seems, makes it harder to choose :P

EDIT : Think I'll go with choice #3

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Old July 21, 2009, 12:10 PM
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Nanoxia seem pretty cool, but its not everyday you're putting fans in water and exposing them to extreme environments, I'll admit thats one hell of a warranty though thats a big plus in my mind. As for the Cooler Master if noise, price and qaulity aren't a concern then you've made the right decision.

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Old July 21, 2009, 09:36 PM
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Nanoxia and Gelid fans are very, very similar IMO other than the Gelid having "winglets" and spinning slower. Otherwise, they have the same features. One of them sued the other actually over the colour schemes. Neither light up though, but if you put them under UV lighting, they look great.

Also, 2000RPM 120mm fans are noisy, if that's any concern to you. Even 1500RPM is rather audible to me. Though we all have different noise thresholds.

I have a UV Blue Wing 12 and it's fine. Undervolts nicely too since I run mine at roughly 1200RPM.

The Coolermaster is definitely the lowest quality fan you listed and also the loudest I'd imagine. It's definitely not 23dBA. It would be much closer to the 33dBA on the Nanoxia fan, though probably higher.
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Old July 22, 2009, 02:09 AM
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The first 2 are not LED fans, not sure if thats what your looking for, youll have to have UVs in order for them to light up at all. I rather like the nanoxias for quality, as for looks though you cant beat those coolermasters... Id almost like to pick 4 of them up to change the color in my case... but I to would much prefer 1200RPMs.
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