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What are the best 120mm fans for the Corsair H100???

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September 21, 2011 10:59:58 PM

Hello everyone! I was just wondering what are the best 120mm fans for the H100 (I need four to be exact.) I would like to do the Push-Pull on the Corsair 500r (case), and I was wondering which fan should I buy that can push a lot of air but also stay quiet as the same time. Would anybody know of any fans?

Thanks!
September 22, 2011 5:16:26 AM

I have seen that and I was wondering are there others than the Cougar Vortex Fans?
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September 22, 2011 7:21:04 AM

Yes, the best fans are actually from Silenx. You may check their website www.silenx.com Its products are easy to find at ebay or newegg
a b K Overclocking
September 22, 2011 8:20:49 AM

best airflow with pin drop silence are

coolermaster sickflow 120mm fans-$10
OR
Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm fans-$25

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September 22, 2011 3:32:24 PM
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The cougar fans are a little bit noisier too, but that doenst mean it will bother you necessarally. the silenx fans are totally silent, you put that thing to your ear and you do not hear a thing!

BTW, this is the one you should go with:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and newegg has this model with green LEDs 1 dollar cheaper too....funny huh.. Im putting specs from the silenx and cougar below, if anyone is interested:

Silenex: 72CFM/14db $14
Cougar: 71CFM/18db $19 (this model can speed up to 120CFM, that that will hit more than 27db)

If the cougar is kept spinning at its lowest settings, its silent too (18db is great, you should avoid going over 20db). Silenx always run at a fixed speed, therfore fixed levels of noise

September 22, 2011 5:06:06 PM

Many of these are pretty awesome, but still I'm not sure of what to pick.

I mean if any of them were to go down in price they would be awesome to pick:

Cougar Vortex: (70-120 CFM-----18 db lowest to 27db highest)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(((((($22))))))

Silenx: (72 CFM-----14db) [[[Has a lot of bad reviews, not sure if to get]]] & the other is with green LED that costs $15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(((($16))))

Silenx: (90 CFM-----18db) [[[This is a nice one but wish it could be cheaper]]]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(((($24))))

The cougar is the only one that can be able to change the RPM of the fan.
September 22, 2011 6:25:58 PM

I never had a problem with silenx, or akasa, or thermaltake. My favorite brand is silenx tough, been running them for 4 years now, on PC and HTPC

From my experience, these changable RPM is false advertizing, the fans endup spinning at maximum speed.

If you dont know what to get, get the chepest one.
September 22, 2011 7:50:46 PM

One last question before I close this thread. What was the date they released the Cougar fan and the Silenx fan (the 90 CFM one)? Was just curious because I'm wondering if they are going to release any new fans.

And also I have made my decision on just going with the SilenX IXP-76-18 (90 CFM---18 db). I have talked to many of the technicians with me here, where I work, and they say to just go with the fan that is lower than 20 db so I went with this one since it is the highest in CFM.

I also wanted to if it will work on the Corsair H100? Its measurements are different from the others, and its measurements are 120 x 120 x 38mm. Will this still work?
a c 239 K Overclocking
September 22, 2011 8:43:49 PM

I know about wondering, It'd be best to use the stock fans as push and the Gentlw typhoon , silenx, cougar as pull.
September 22, 2011 11:46:16 PM

Oh but...can I fit the Silenx on the H100?
a c 239 K Overclocking
September 23, 2011 1:10:21 AM

yes it can fit
September 23, 2011 1:24:04 AM

Best answer selected by Geeksire.
September 24, 2011 1:23:42 AM

Geeksire said:
Hello everyone! I was just wondering what are the best 120mm fans for the H100 (I need four to be exact.) I would like to do the Push-Pull on the Corsair 500r (case), and I was wondering which fan should I buy that can push a lot of air but also stay quiet as the same time. Would anybody know of any fans?

Thanks!

hello i just installed a h100 and i used the 120 mm cougar fans they rock they r so quiet , and 119 cfm newegg has them thats where i bought them for around 18.00 each but worth it, keep my i7 975 at 4.5 very cool 52c after 1 hr of prime 95 installed in a hsf x 942 case and set on performance, you wont be sry.
September 24, 2011 1:34:27 AM

Sounds nice, but then there is just deciding on which ones to get: Silenx or Cougar. They both are good, and the Silenx are much quieter so I am really not sure...damn...
a b K Overclocking
September 24, 2011 6:43:32 AM

Silenx are better IMO
September 24, 2011 8:22:47 AM

which ever brand you choose i am sure you will be happy with the h100, i have mine installed in a haf x 942 case just make sure that all will fit with a push pull set up there is a vid on utube if you search h100 with cougar fans, that might help you decide.
September 24, 2011 8:27:08 AM

fyi hellfire24 is 15yrs old not sure if his expertise is legit or maybe a typo on his age lol
a b K Overclocking
September 25, 2011 7:04:28 AM

oh come on man!!!!!!that was the time when i was a fresher to toms.now i am learning about all these stuff.i built a good gaming rig last month.and i think this is the
age when someone becomes an expert like all of you.i dont mind what you say but still
a little appreciation would be appreciated<!>BTW i turned 16 last month.
September 25, 2011 8:14:31 AM

Congratz. But to the point, does the Cougar Vortex then go to 120 CFM at 18 db? That is all I want to know, and I guess your parents paid for the parts or what? : D

By-the-way I'm 21 so I do not think we should call ourselves experts just yet ;) 
a b K Overclocking
September 25, 2011 10:10:59 AM

nope.i dont think that any fan can pull 120 CFM at 18 db!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
i am not calling myself an expert.i am calling the other hardware gurus on tom.A few that i know 384-bit,rohit008 etc
September 25, 2011 1:49:28 PM

the youngster could be right, i never seen my cougar fans hit max rpm, i never hooked them up to direct power they are pluged into the h100 which adjusts speeds as needed for temp.What i do know is the temp never went over 552c and they are very quiet.i didnt mean anything bad aboit you youngster i am sry it came out wrong you keep up the good research and you will be one of the best on this site one day, i just didnt know if you ever had a cougar fan or not thats all, you keep up the good work young man.
a b K Overclocking
September 26, 2011 10:04:33 AM

mminkster said:
the youngster could be right, i never seen my cougar fans hit max rpm, i never hooked them up to direct power they are pluged into the h100 which adjusts speeds as needed for temp.What i do know is the temp never went over 552c and they are very quiet.i didnt mean anything bad aboit you youngster i am sry it came out wrong you keep up the good research and you will be one of the best on this site one day, i just didnt know if you ever had a cougar fan or not thats all, you keep up the good work young man.




No problem.by the way thnks man for your appreciation!! :)  .i dont criticise cougar fans bit i use coolermaster and noctua fans and they are really awesome.i have a
thermaltake armour + full tower(HAF X was not available).i have installed 3 coolermaster sickflow 120mm fans and 3 noctua 140mm fans.the gpu duct fan is loudest fan(aercool shark black at max that makes 30 db)but it keeps the gfx really cool.so all i am trying to say is that coolermaster and noctua are cosiderable too(IMO)
:sol: 
September 26, 2011 7:46:28 PM

just to let everyone know on my last post it says 552c thats a big typo i meant 52c lol, and hellfire you take care my friend and keep up the good research, maybe we can game together one day i play alot of bbc2 and i am waiting for bf3 if you have a steam acc my name on steam is holy moly add me as friend and we can play,if you get bf3 i am on origin as walleye222
a b K Overclocking
September 27, 2011 9:43:42 AM

okay we will see.by the way i dont have an account on steam coz i dont like online play(i still dont know why?)but i hope we will be good friends.maybe i will try BF3 online so
dont loose hope.but i cant promise!!
September 27, 2011 10:37:08 AM

ok bud
a b K Overclocking
September 27, 2011 10:41:05 AM

please dont forget the topic.what fans are decided man?????????????
September 27, 2011 10:54:12 AM

i used the cougar on my h100 not sure what the other guy picked lol
September 27, 2011 12:59:16 PM

Was still picking through the fans, but I think I am going to go with the Cougar Vortex or the Noctua NF-P12.

Was also thinking about the Gentle Typhoon but the Cougar Vortex run better than the Gentle Typhoon.
September 27, 2011 7:40:09 PM

you will be happy with the cougars i know i am very very qiet and good air flow
a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2011 3:52:32 AM

i i will suggest noctua coz they are very reliable.they can suck 55 CFM at 19 DB /-
this thing will easily freeze your H100 with very less amount of noise IMO.and very less
means REALLLY VERY LESS NOISE!!!!!@
November 23, 2013 11:46:17 AM

hellfire24 said:
best airflow with pin drop silence are

coolermaster sickflow 120mm fans-$10
OR
Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm fans-$25

the CM sickleflow fans suck on radiators, they are noisy and have barely any static pressure, the best rad fans are the cougars mentioned, the corsair sp120s, or gentle typhoons.
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