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February 27, 2011 4:18:27 PM

Howdy!

What would be the best fan replacement for the Corsair H70?
I'm looking for a more effective but also a more quiet push-n-pull configuration.

Would a pair of these be more effective in a push-n-pull configuration (push more air throw the radiator faster),
than the H70's stock ones, delivering lower temperatures and noise?

Akasa Viper
Dimension 120 X 120 X 25mm
Fan speed 600 -1900 RPM
Max airflow 83.63 CFM (141.75 m3/h)
Max static air pressure 2.98 mm H2O
Noise level 6.9 -28.9 dB(A)
Current rating 0.17A
Connector 4pin PWM
http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product....


Since I'm looking for a pair of these, I believe I'm in the need of a splitter to plug them into a single
4-pin CPU fan header, and is it possible to control them both as ''one'', in let's say Asus's FAN Xpert
on the Asus P8P67 Deluxe motherboard?

Feel free to comment or make a better suggestion of fans!

Thanks in advance
Mathias AA
M9A2
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 27, 2011 8:45:55 PM

89.63 CMF with only 1900 RPM and 28.9dB (A), sorry, but I can't believe that.

Get some Gentle Typhoon AP-14 or AP-15
February 27, 2011 9:22:58 PM

saint19 said:
89.63 CMF with only 1900 RPM and 28.9dB (A), sorry, but I can't believe that.

Get some Gentle Typhoon AP-14 or AP-15



''High performance 120mm fan with S-FLOW blades supplying 30% more airflow,
than a standard fan at the same speed = 83.63 CFM (141.75 m3/h)''.

- I guess from your comment that you don't recommend these fans for my replacement,
however the Gentle Typhoons are 3-pin, I'm looking for a pair of PWMs.
Are you sure that the manufacture specifications are wrong, or are you just speculating?

Thanks in advance
Mathias AA
M9A2
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February 27, 2011 9:51:16 PM

saint19 said:
Correct, are just paper specs.

Check this review.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120mm-...

Pages 1,15 and 16.



Full throttle but it only manage 31.7 CFM?
Think you could explain why it's only 31.7 CFM, it's like ~50 CFM less than the maximum promised 83,63 CFM?

And again, I'm looking for a pair of PWMs - not 3-pins like the stock ones.

Here's a video that got my attention:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_5kfPpmO1M

Feel free to add a comment or help me out?!

Thanks in advance
Mathias AA
M9A2
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 27, 2011 11:37:33 PM

The video's guy is from XS.

7-8V is high voltage for a fan, the Gentle Typhoon run at max speed with only 3.6V.

Like you say is "promised" speed, and you will never test that so, you will never note the difference. I have 4xGentle Typhoon AP-15 on my radiator (Swiftech 480) and are excellent, very good CFM, low voltage and very noiseless.

Check this other review: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120-14...
a b K Overclocking
February 28, 2011 12:10:09 AM

m9a2 said:
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Full throttle but it only manage 31.7 CFM?
Think you could explain why it's only 31.7 CFM, it's like ~50 CFM less than the maximum promised 83,63 CFM?

And again, I'm looking for a pair of PWMs - not 3-pins like the stock ones.

Here's a video that got my attention:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_5kfPpmO1M

Feel free to add a comment or help me out?!

Thanks in advance
Mathias AA
M9A2


the explanation is simple one ..don't believe what's all that crap on the box ,here is i thing last part (part6)
of 120mm done by Martin,if you want more just google

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=26...
a b K Overclocking
February 28, 2011 12:50:38 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
The H70's fans are known for being extremely load as is. If ya wanna push a lotta air, assuming you can stand the airport noise and have staps to hold the case from levitating :)  ..... These will get ya to 240 cfm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


you need a good headsets for this ,but they sure can move some air :pt1cable: 
a b K Overclocking
February 28, 2011 12:58:56 AM

Please if you find a fan for the H70 that's good let me know..
a c 324 K Overclocking
February 28, 2011 12:59:58 AM

...Oh, and don't forget to blow out that rad with some canned air or your friendly air compressor.
February 28, 2011 11:40:31 AM

rubix_1011 said:
...Oh, and don't forget to blow out that rad with some canned air or your friendly air compressor.

I'm looking for a more efficient push-n-pull configuration with a pair of PWMs,
therefore I see no use going with a pair of 3-pins running at 6000RPM, suggestions?

Thanks in advance
Mathias AA
M9A2
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 28, 2011 12:07:31 PM

2xGentle Typhoon AP-15, those are PWM and excellent fans.
February 28, 2011 5:30:35 PM

saint19 said:
2xGentle Typhoon AP-15, those are PWM and excellent fans.

I appreciate all your efforts helping me to find some great replacement fans for the H70.
However it seems if they're not PWM controlled, but only 3-pin (with a molex adaptor included).



Please correct me if I'm wrong:
''3-Pin to (4-Pin Molex Adapter included)''.
There most be a simple and cheap solution of PWMs out there!

I'll not simply give up because of Corsair's ignorance;
why didn't Corsair simply send us H70 user's a pair of PWMs in the first place?[:fisshy:5]

Thanks in advance
Mathias AA
M9A2
February 28, 2011 7:46:30 PM


Let's forget about PWM for a minute; would a pair of Noctua NF-P12 be more than sufficient
for an H70 replacement, or are they just to (weak, pushing way to little air throw the H70) at full speed?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Would they be more than enough in a push-n-pull configuration;
or are they simply to weak, pushing way to little air throw the H70?



[Not relevant, but the video gave me a few ideas]
Gaming PC Computer System Silencing Guide Featuring NCIX PC NCIX Tech Tips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKDxXMF1EA4&feature=feed...

Thanks in advance
Mathias AA
M9A2
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 28, 2011 7:56:01 PM

Ok.

Why spend $24.99 plus shipping for every fan that isn't the best?
February 28, 2011 9:36:40 PM

saint19 said:
Ok.

Why spend $24.99 plus shipping for every fan that isn't the best?

To be honest, Corsair leave us H70 users no other choice.

If they would have supplied us with a pair of PWMs from the beginning,
the sound level could have been limited - controlled.

I'll check for better fan solutions first thing tomorrow morning;
or maybe I should simply sell my unit - and go for another one. [:fixitbil]

Thanks in advance
Mathias AA
M9A2
a c 100 K Overclocking
February 28, 2011 9:54:35 PM

I'm partial to Scyth Slip Stream fans.
February 28, 2011 11:47:33 PM

I've used a pair of gentle typhoon fan on an H-50 build and they we're awesome. the reason they are good is because they have HIgh static pressure outputs, which basically means they are good at pushing and pulling air through thick heatsink fins or in your case a RAD.

but if you insist on PWM I suggest these
they have passive connectors so you can hook one fan into the other then plug it into the mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 280 K Overclocking
March 1, 2011 1:28:22 PM

rubix_1011 said:
$156 Seems like a ridiculous amount of cash to spend on a mediocre cooler. (H70)


It's not that bad, he can say that he has "Water cooling system", but we now the true :lol: 
a c 324 K Overclocking
March 1, 2011 2:37:14 PM

So many people try to justify the H70...I just don't see how.
March 5, 2011 6:03:00 PM

rubix_1011 said:
So many people try to justify the H70...I just don't see how.



I can answer that...
The H70 is eye pleasing and maintnance free,google "how to clean a watercooling setup" and that alone might keep you away from it.Especially if youre thinking of using it with a sandy bridge build wich doesnt need water cooling.
With modified installation,the H70 does a great job."Modified" meaning replacing the heavly applied stock paste with Artic Silver or better,as you would have done anyway with any heatsinc.Though its been stated the the stock paste is •Shin-Etsu,I read that review and the actual statement says"its from the makers of •Shin-Etsu" follow my thinking?
Also Corsair made a big mistake by instucting people to install fans taking cool air in from the outside and dumping the hot air into the case wich is wrong.From the beggining of time,water cooling setups are pushing the hot air out of case.
Doing these 2 changes alone will make it perform alot better than stock.I have an Antec 900 and chose to use my original rear exuast fan that had 3 speed setting and bought another one just like it.All fans set to medium,wich is pretty quiet,my highest core never breaks 65 in 70f room with 2500k oc'd to 4.5 on prime95.
So if you have a windowed case,and like looking at you awsome build,the H70 looks good and performs good.If you're on a limited budget or your case has no inside view than yeah go with a cheaper air cooler.But dont say theres no justification for it.
a c 324 K Overclocking
March 5, 2011 9:29:46 PM

If you don't really know any better, it's a typical buy for someone. If you have extremely limited case real estate, then I'd agree somewhat...but a low profile cooler would be a better bet.

Sorry, for the cost and performance of the H70, I just don't see how it's a value buy when other options are available for the cost.

How to clean a watercooling setup? You make it sound like rocket science, but it is far from it...but it's likely best you stay away from it then.
!