Well if you want access to high speed and you have the voltage controller that can handle the power of the fan then yes. But keep in mind that most fans don't work under 5V... so you wont be able to decrease the fan speed to very low levels with only a voltage controller.
My CPU fan spins so fast that it creates a wormhole
Fans with stators are really a different subject, more geared towards cpu cooling as the purpose of the stators is to correct the spiral airflow and make the airflow "focused" or straight. Useful with a small heatsink, but of no practical use for a casefan.
I used the words low restriction to talk about the ability of air to easily enter and exit the case... so lots of big holes not restricted with poor grill designs, fancy but useless front bedsels or thick dust filters.
Right but wouldn't fans with stators still have some sort of air resistance? Would it make sense for those with large heatsinks like a Swiftech MCX-4000 or Thermalright SLK-900 do better without stators on a fan? or would they do better with stators on a fan?
Probably some yes, definately contributes more noise.
Gotta remember though that the stators act as the support frame too, so u dont have the frame above the fan, so incomming air is less impeeded.
Besides the fans are much more powerful anyway, and the air goes down more rather than spiralling outwards.
Alright thanks for the info!
Eh here is a dumb question but maybe I'm just being fooled.
I'm looking at buying a few 80mm fan grills. However, when I looked at two sites, one site offered 80mm CHROME fan grills and the other has just 80mm fan grills. Is there any difference? Because one costs $0.99 while the other is $2.50.