I'm not going for all out overclocking (just modest), I don't mind a little bit of noise, I'd like something that will keep it fairly cool with fairly modest CFM.
Has anyone had any experience with either of those fans? Which one do you think is the best?
And are there any others out there on the market that are worth looking at that fit the description?
I was also wondering how come, in all the reviews of fans I've seen, the test results never measure up to the manufacturers claims of the CFM/dBA?
And also with CPU coolers, the manufacturer recommends a certain CFM for the cooler (I think the Medgashadow is 57 CFM) since only the fastest / noisiest fans even come close to achieving this, what are we supposed to do?
These fans aren't the briggest but they do give a nice glow.They are extremely silent for how much air they move.Usally fans at that speed are usally in the 30-40 dBA's.This one is only 19dBa,which i think is really good.
Usally the fans with led's don't push as much air as some of the others.If you didn't want to sacrfice air flow you could also install some of these to really put some glow on your parts thru the window.
The Cluster fans have openings in the fan shroud which when subject to back pressure, (as is the case when trying to push load of air thru a hundred closely spaced fins), leak air thru the openings. Works great as acase fan but not well on a CPU cooler.
I still think those Cooler Master fans that i linked are by far the best fan so far.They move a lot of air and are whisper quiet.Newegg has them in Red,Blue and Green.I personally like the Green ones,if you have a black case.
oooo.That's my Zerotherm ZT10 heatsink.And 3 Rosewill 2000RPM Blue led fans.The heatsink didn't fit properly so i had to RMA it.But those Rosewill fans are really bright.Brighter than Cooler master's.But they are really loud.35dBa's.