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Old November 11, 2009, 05:11 PM
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Default Which 120mm fan for Ultra 120 extreme

Anyone know which fan is best for Ultra 120 heatsink? I have a fan controller so i can adjust speed on fan too.
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Old November 11, 2009, 05:28 PM
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What do you mean by "best"? "Best" would be like a 3-4k RPM delta or san ace. Best noise/airflow is either Scythe SFLEX or Noiseblocker fans.
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Scythe SFLEX would be my pick. 1900 one.
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Scythe S-Flex or Gentle Typhoon would be my choice. S-Flex for maximum performance, GT for best noise/airflow ratio.
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Scythe S-Flex are good high static pressure fans and they do a good choice for its price.

But when those S-Flex are undervolt they tend to make clicking noises.

just go for the S-Flex 1600RPM one. rated at 63CFM and 28DBA, that should be good enough for average overclockers
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Scythe S-Flex are good high static pressure fans and they do a good choice for its price.

But when those S-Flex are undervolt they tend to make clicking noises.

just go for the S-Flex 1600RPM one. rated at 63CFM and 28DBA, that should be good enough for average overclockers
I haven't come across that. But yeah the 1600rpm one is plenty.
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Scythe S-Flex are good high static pressure fans and they do a good choice for its price.

But when those S-Flex are undervolt they tend to make clicking noises.

just go for the S-Flex 1600RPM one. rated at 63CFM and 28DBA, that should be good enough for average overclockers
I've never had any problems undervolting. I used two 1600RPM ones in my HTPC, one at 7V constant and the other variable depending on CPU speed and they both sounded amazing.
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Only the "D" clicks AFAIK (800RPM version). Noiseblockers still are the best fans.
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Here I don't like to make subjective comments but here are some of the "king of the hills":

XS Fan Review - Part 2 - XtremeSystems Forums

Fan Mini-Review: Fan Roundup 3 Begins - XtremeSystems Forums

From there you shall find some empirical data that may help in the decision process. Anything by Sanyo Denki, Panflo or Deltas will rape and pillage all previous suggestions so far "when used with a fan controller".

Your objective I think is for 38mmx120mm.,
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