Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Air Cooling

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old June 24, 2010, 06:47 AM
martin_metal_88's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Quebec City
Posts: 4,175

My System Specs

Default

Happy to find what your were searching for!
__________________
Ask for more

Martin_metal_88
Colenzo : See system spec!

Odysseus : I7 860 @ 3.6Ghz || GA P55-UD5 || G.skill Ripjaws F3-16000 2000Mhz 2X2GB || Coolermaster ATCS 840 || Silverstone Strider plus 850W || WD 640 black - WD 1TB green - Samsung F3 2TB || MSI 5670 1GB Cyclone ||Coolermaster Hyper 212 + ||

Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old June 24, 2010, 08:54 AM
lcdguy's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: An undisclosed location
Posts: 2,048
Default

if they are on sale the noctua's are great as long as you don't need alot of static pressure. Otherwise the other brands mentioned here are fine.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old June 26, 2010, 10:36 PM
dustin1706's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Alberta
Posts: 625

My System Specs

Default

I see the OP has his fans already, but for anyone else who visits this thread, check out these links about fan testing.

Read their testing methods and decide for yourself if they are accurate, but I think that they at least give you a general idea. I have some Noctuas (both varieties) and some Nexus 120mm, and they seem about equal to me, although the Noctua fans have nicer cables and accessories. But my oh my are they ugly.

I have tried MANY versions of SilenX fans, and their advertised noise specs are LIES!!!

Be Cool: Ultimate 120/140 mm Fans Roundup (page 28) - X-bit labs
Fans|Controls | silentpcreview.com

I especially liked this chart, though I'm not sure if you will be able to read it without going to the site for full size.

Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old July 12, 2010, 06:42 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 735
Default

What's the difference with the Gelid Silent 12 versions? One has 'Thermal Control' and the other has a model name of PWM.

Edit: *found some info/description*: "the thermally controlled TC and the pulse-width modulation controlled
PWM."

Read about the differences here:
GELID Silent 12 TC & PWM | Overclockers Online

Still, I'm not sure whether either difference would appeal to such a great deal that I'd immediately choose one over the other. Is there something to keep in mind to persuade towards one over the other?

Or should I consider another fan? I might need one 120mm fan and maybe two (depending on whether I should use the SilenX I got a long time ago that never went into one of my computers!).

I'd like a Noctua but very expensive at $20!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old July 19, 2010, 02:04 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 52
Arrow

Was using Gelid for almost 2 years - only good experience - always quite and not expensive!
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old July 19, 2010, 04:36 PM
bottle's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Richmond B.C
Posts: 110

My System Specs

Default

Just a heads up, but I hope you guys have been ordering through NCIX with a price match!

Here is NXSource (sister company) having great prices on Gelid Fans

Eg. $3.50 for Silent 12

$29.10 for 4 Wing 12s (Green only now sadly)

NXSource.com: Your Technology Needs Made Easy
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old July 19, 2010, 04:48 PM
Caldezar's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 1,612

My System Specs

Default

Holy thread resurrections Batman!

Yeah I ordered them on sale for $3.50 a pop I think. I picked up a few spares as well. I've been more than happy with their performance so far. Quiet, with better than average air intake. Can't ask for much more from an intake fan.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old July 19, 2010, 07:40 PM
jcmaz's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 2,453

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bottle View Post
Just a heads up, but I hope you guys have been ordering through NCIX with a price match!

Here is NXSource (sister company) having great prices on Gelid Fans

Eg. $3.50 for Silent 12

$29.10 for 4 Wing 12s (Green only now sadly)

NXSource.com: Your Technology Needs Made Easy
That is a darn good price :)
__________________
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

-Plato
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old July 20, 2010, 08:10 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 735
Default

What's the difference between Silent 12 and Wing 12? Something about static pressure? Is one ver. better for a certain function or fan spot in the case?
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old July 20, 2010, 11:17 AM
Rookie
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St Albert
Posts: 37
Default

I love my Yates Loon fans. cheap, efficient and quiet. 4 of them in my P182 case at 60% and nothing gets hot. I wouldn't even know my machine is on if it weren't for the video card fan.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
120mm Silent fans? Slik Air Cooling 16 May 6, 2010 11:51 AM
Good quiet 120mm watercooling Realityshift Air Cooling 14 March 5, 2010 07:19 AM
problem. quiet to loud fans after installed. kyle_L Air Cooling 10 July 2, 2009 02:11 PM
Antec 120mm Fans AmuseMe Air Cooling 1 May 18, 2009 08:57 PM
[WTB] 120mm fans and fan grills kyle_L Buy/Sell & Trade 4 January 21, 2009 09:10 PM