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Old December 6, 2009, 11:27 AM
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Default Ultra Kaze Fans in CM690 - Insane airflow!!

Hi Everyone, Long time lurker but a new register... Love this place, its an amazing source of information.

So I thought I would share, I just picked up 5x Ultra Kaze 120mm 2000rpm fans (Canada Computers) and installed them into my cm690. What a world of difference these fans have made, I hooked them up to a fan controller and at full tilt 2000rpm my q6600 OC to 3Ghz (1.43vcore in bios) peaks 27c idle and under full 100% load in Prime it peaks at 47c. ( I can OC to 3.4, but see no real improvement in my score, so I reduced it for 24/7 use). Running my ram at 5-4-4-15-2t and 2.1v.

Basically in my cm690 I mounted them as follows:

2 - Ultra Kaze's - top (Exhaust)
1 - Ultra Kaze - Rear (Exhaust)
1 - Ultra Kaze - Bottom (Intake)
1 - Ultra Kaze - front (Intake)
1 - Coolermaster - Side Top (exhaust)
1 - Coolermaster - Side Bottom (Intake)

I would recommend these fans to anyone, at full tilt they are a little loud, but when I dial them back they are quite tolerable and still move more air then the stock coolermaster fans.

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Old December 6, 2009, 02:38 PM
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jmo. but there the best fan for airflow for under 10 bucks$
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I just happened to be driving by and I stopped in and picked these over the others they had on the shelf on a whim. Researched them today and I am impressed.
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They are good fans for sure. I am a true Fan (no pun intended) of CM's new R4 lineup as well for both their subtle LED colour and the amazing amount of air they push as well.

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5 of them. How's the noise?
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5 of them. How's the noise?
Not bad really when on the controller, if I let them rip full tilt its a little noisy but nothing my speakers cant drown out or headphones. When I undervolt them the northbridge fan is actually noisier, then again it is a different pitch.

I think removing the honeycomb grilling on the top and front would alleviate alot of the turbulence but I dont really wanna cut up my case even though I only paid 49 bucks for it.
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kaze fans are junk.

they are only good if you undervolt them and doing so can lead to a ticking fan.

panaflo or delta ftw.
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kaze fans are junk.
they are only good if you undervolt them and doing so can lead to a ticking fan.
panaflo or delta ftw.
Thanks for sharing your opinion, I've found a link when I researched them the other day and it was barely noticeable at 1m away, which my case is over 1m away from my ears in my seating position, so i couldnt care less if they tick slightly which mine are not... ( yet :). heheh. ) Panaflow and Delta are definately nice fans, but when I am filling a case with them (7); the fans would of cost more then the case housing them and I usually rebuild my rig every year or two so by then if the fans are ticking, so be it, they'll be recycled or given away.

I wanted huge airflow, for little investment and these fit the bill nicely. Which model of the Panaflow / delta are you running? (I jacked my own thread.)
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Dunno if its the same but the 1200rpm scythe slipstreams are pretty quiet. While were on the topic of fans ftw, scythe s-flex :D
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