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Case fans vs PWM Case fans

Last response: in Components
December 3, 2013 9:58:49 PM

I'm planning on buying case fans for my Corsair 350D and I am still pondering if the investment on Corsair PWM fans are worth it? What are the advantages of PWM fans? Thanks!

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December 3, 2013 10:34:09 PM

The advantages of a PWM fan is that you can actually control their speeds. This allows you to configure different speeds for modes eg. Silent, standard, and/or turbo mode. I personally think Corsair PWM fans are definitely worth it, as I have a liquid cooling loop and sometimes I don't need as much cooling, and I live in an apartment, so I try to keep the noise low, but other times eg. OC'ing and benchmarking/gaming I need them to cool better, so I raise my fan speeds. It all depends on how controllable of a fan you want.