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April 28, 2012 7:10:58 PM

Hey guys, as you will see in my picture, my general theme is white/blue/black with white being the dominant color, blue being secondary and black being an offset of sorts. I want to change all my 120mm (which include the cpu cooler fans)(and the single 140mm if possible) to the same exact style. I want them to match my current scheme. I will show you some options I have come up with and hopefully the community can provide me with some other ideas.

First, my rig:





Next, I found these fans on xoxide and they go well with my color scheme, but some of them are not optimal with airflow-no LED-low rpm.

http://www.xoxide.com/kingwin-screw-less-120m-durobeari...
http://www.xoxide.com/kingwin-screw-less-120m-durobeari...
http://www.xoxide.com/xigmaetk-xof-f1251extremeoctogon-...
http://www.xoxide.com/zalman-zm-sf3-fan.html
http://www.xoxide.com/logisys-sf120-rubber-fan.html
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any insight or opinions?

I would also like to change my sata cables, 24pin, 8pin, etc etc to a sleeved set (either pre-made or I will sleeve myself). Anyone have any ideas on those?
April 28, 2012 7:14:52 PM

Aerocool Sharks 120mm white led would be sick :o 
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April 28, 2012 7:18:24 PM

akamrcrack said:
Aerocool Sharks 120mm white led would be sick :o 


I think those are all transparent plastic right? Just with white LED's?
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April 28, 2012 7:54:16 PM

robertris2 said:
I think those are all transparent plastic right? Just with white LED's?


The fan itself is solid white with a clear casing and white leds
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April 28, 2012 8:11:53 PM

akamrcrack said:
The fan itself is solid white with a clear casing and white leds


Hmm. I'm going to check out some videos on that. I'll let you now what I think. Thanks :) 
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April 28, 2012 8:29:41 PM

I'm really liking this one, but the RPMs are quite low on it. Can anyone translate the CFM measurment ?

Would it be 3.36 CFM per watt? @ 12 watts it would only be 40 cfM?

Max. Air Flow 3.36 Max. Watt at 12 VDC
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May 11, 2012 2:28:56 AM

robertris2 said:
Anyone else?


There are alot of fans to choose from

xoxide.com
frozencpu.com
newegg.com
amazon.com

if you know what brands to look for you can find on amazon, for my main fan shopping I go xoxide and frozen tho. Newegg has the cheaper bundle deals for some fans tho.
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May 11, 2012 6:11:56 AM

akamrcrack said:
There are alot of fans to choose from

xoxide.com
frozencpu.com
newegg.com
amazon.com

if you know what brands to look for you can find on amazon, for my main fan shopping I go xoxide and frozen tho. Newegg has the cheaper bundle deals for some fans tho.



It's not a question of where to look for them. If you had read my post you would know that I am looking for opinions on the style and color matching with my current set up.

Thank you for the suggestions tho.
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May 11, 2012 6:26:57 AM

robertris2 said:
It's not a question of where to look for them. If you had read my post you would know that I am looking for opinions on the style and color matching with my current set up.

Thank you for the suggestions tho.


I was rather "tired" at that moment.. :lol: 

I wouldn't know anything about the cfm per watt but personally I burned through about 6 different brands of fans before I found the ones I felt went best with my case. Still looking for some to replace my top 140mm ones :pt1cable:  (stares at dresser drawer full of fans, looks away) :pt1cable: 


To answer your question from earlier about the areocools leds I just got my brothers NZXT 810 some red sharks, very red. The leds are super red and the fan blades make it all the nicer. Same goes with the blue led ones, very blue and the blue fan blades cgo very well with it. The green ones use white leds but same ggness. The white ones fans are solid white with nice white leds being more crystal white than base white, which makes it easier on the eyes ^_^
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May 12, 2012 1:39:17 PM

i still dont get this thing about fans with led's in them :/  unless you have your case where you see it alot then i can probably understand but most people just have it under a desk D:
oh well each to his own now for why i am here

that fan is it a hyper tx3? if so is it good :o 
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May 12, 2012 7:08:54 PM

akamrcrack said:
One thing I will mention about your system that you should probably consider upgrading, is the cpu cooler. Your case literally dwarfs the cooler.

You could get the black/white phantek dual tower cooler which would look sick in your build.

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


That is a sexy looking cooler there. My only concern with cpu coolers (and the reason i went with the 212) is that I use 4 sticks of 4gb corsair vengeance which have the tall heat spreaders. Now the 212 comes with in 1/8 of an inch from the ram, I know anything even slightly bulkier will require me to remove a stick of ram or at least the heat spreader which isn't ideal for me.
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May 12, 2012 7:36:08 PM

robertris2 said:
That is a sexy looking cooler there. My only concern with cpu coolers (and the reason i went with the 212) is that I use 4 sticks of 4gb corsair vengeance which have the tall heat spreaders. Now the 212 comes with in 1/8 of an inch from the ram, I know anything even slightly bulkier will require me to remove a stick of ram or at least the heat spreader which isn't ideal for me.


Yea I know what you mean >_<

I will say this however, I own a Noctua NH-D14 (same people that produce the Phantek) and my lp vengence sticks have about an inch of space from the bottom of the heatsink fins to the top of the low profile vengence sticks, so I believe taller sticks will fit there. The only thing you will have to do is raise the fan on the cooler for the other sticks to fit properly and make sure the ran is installed first.

Only thing I would see as being an issue is if the phantek sits lower than the noctua, but even then I don't think the vengence sticks are a whole inch taller than the low profile ones.
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May 13, 2012 12:59:23 AM

^ ah so its a hyper 212
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