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Old February 22, 2009, 11:28 PM
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Default Noctua p12's and scythe Sflex's

I want to replace all of the fans in my pc with these. Do you know if newegg price matches? since ncix is out of stock, I need to find another source for them... Newegg is selling the p12's for 30$.. thats ridiculous.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know why ncix is taking so long to order them back?
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Old February 23, 2009, 06:02 AM
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Just get the S-Flex's instead of the Noctuas, they are atleast as good and wont cost $30 each. Also, I believe this should have been in the air cooling thread.
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Old February 23, 2009, 01:36 PM
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While I like the Noctua's, there's no way in hell they're worth anywhere near $30/ea, and I'm rapidly becoming convinced they actually give up a little performance when used as case fans. S-Flex's will do just as good a job, or better.
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Old February 23, 2009, 01:50 PM
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As a case fan a Noctua won't work near as well as a Sycthe.

Noctuas are more designed for static pressure than overall case flow.
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Old February 23, 2009, 04:57 PM
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As a case fan a Noctua won't work near as well as a Sycthe.

Noctuas are more designed for static pressure than overall case flow.
The Scythe S-Flex E's are just as capable as the Noctua's when pressure is needed (such as a radiator), but they do it with less noise. I honestly don't see why so many people seem to like Noctua's so much. They are ugly, expensive, and worse of all, they aren't any better than cheaper fans. (Source for my anti-P12 statements: Fan Mini-Review: Fan Roundup 3 Begins - XtremeSystems Forums)
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The Scythe S-Flex E's are just as capable as the Noctua's when pressure is needed (such as a radiator), but they do it with less noise. I honestly don't see why so many people seem to like Noctua's so much. They are ugly, expensive, and worse of all, they aren't any better than cheaper fans. (Source for my anti-P12 statements: Fan Mini-Review: Fan Roundup 3 Begins - XtremeSystems Forums)
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Old February 23, 2009, 05:55 PM
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heh, allright. I wasn't going to buy them for 30$... no way, thats ridiculous. Now it seems i'll be getting s-flex's... however, they're not in stock either :(
And yes, this totaly should have gone in air cooling, I was just tired and not thinking clearly (obviously).
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Zalman ZM-F3's are another option, if you don't like em at 12V, run them at 7V.

There's also the Scythe Slipstreams which should be fine as a case fan as well.
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