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May 14, 2014 3:06:34 PM

Hi all,

I would like to ask about fan.. I have Corsair 500R. And I want to put a Fan Controller - NZXT Sentry 2 http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/77-sentry-2-fan-cont.... My question is should I get PWM fans like corsair SP120?

And is it ok to change the default fan on H100i?

Please I need your opinion and inputs. Thanks in advance guys! :D 

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May 14, 2014 3:48:31 PM

Can you change the fans on the H100i? Yes you can, but I wouldn't. I have the H80 and H80i. I have looked into trying to find better fans for use on the radiator, I failed. I found that the fans supplied are already really quiet when running slowly and was hard pressed to find a fan with higher air flow at full speed. Ultimately I chose to stick with the supplied fans and configure the fan controller to give me the best comprimise.
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May 14, 2014 6:11:06 PM

pauls3743 said:
Can you change the fans on the H100i? Yes you can, but I wouldn't. I have the H80 and H80i. I have looked into trying to find better fans for use on the radiator, I failed. I found that the fans supplied are already really quiet when running slowly and was hard pressed to find a fan with higher air flow at full speed. Ultimately I chose to stick with the supplied fans and configure the fan controller to give me the best comprimise.


I see. How about the fans in my case 500R? Does that mean I can connect any fan with the fan controller? I thought it should be something like PWM fans..?
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May 14, 2014 6:18:05 PM

Pretty much any fan you get will perform worse than the stock h100i fans. They are loud for a reason.

The whole point of a controller is that you can control NON-PWM fans. Getting PWM fans for a controller is pointless.
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May 15, 2014 3:04:29 PM

tiny voices said:
Pretty much any fan you get will perform worse than the stock h100i fans. They are loud for a reason.

The whole point of a controller is that you can control NON-PWM fans. Getting PWM fans for a controller is pointless.


I dont mind if its loud or not, but what I have atm is perfectly fine, its quiet XD..

I see, if the controller is intended for a NON-PWM fans, then what of the PWM fans?

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a c 161 à CPUs
May 15, 2014 3:06:02 PM

PWM fans are for connecting to the CPU_FAN header on the motherboard. They can be controlled by the motherboard through Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) when temps go up and down accordingly.

A fan controller is used to control the speed of NON-PWM fans.
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May 23, 2014 4:15:55 PM

Thanks tiny voices, its all clear to me now. :D 
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a c 161 à CPUs
May 23, 2014 4:21:59 PM

Glad to help!
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