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Noctua NF-F12-PWM 120mm 1500rpm on corsair h80??

Hey guys

as the name suggests i was wondering if the Noctua NF-F12-PWM 120mm 1500rpm PWM Focused Flow Fans are better than the fans that come with the corsair h80? Im thinking of getting them changed, i know they will run significantly quieter but not sure how it will perform in terms of cooling. Will i see better temps? At the moment i get around 70-85 degrees during half an hour on prime95 (i7-950 @ 4.4ghz), and around 50-60 degrees while playing games like bf3 etc...

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    These are the specs for the H80 fans while on "high" setting:

    2500 RPM
    92 CFM (Says Corsair, but I don't trust that info for a minute.)
    39 DBA

    The Noctuas are choice if you wish to keep it quiet. But they really aren't the best choice when it comes to liquid cooling.

    Consider the following fans:

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_49_1050&products_id=29337

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10323/fan-674/Scythe_Gentle_Typhoon_120mm_x_25mm_Fan_-_1850_RPM_D1225C12B5AP-15_Hot_Item_.html?tl=g36c15s60

    The San Ace fans are among the best when it comes to medium/high RPM fans. But the Typhoons have a very attractive RPM/DBA/CFM ratio. Not to mention, Scythe also offers several lower RPM models of the Typhoon series. You also can't go wrong with some simple Yate Loons.
  2. Yea i was contemplating on whether there were any other fans apart from the noctuas that are more ideal for liquid cooling. You basically did the research for me =p

    Cheers!
    DoomsWord89 said:
    These are the specs for the H80 fans while on "high" setting:

    2500 RPM
    92 CFM (Says Corsair, but I don't trust that info for a minute.)
    39 DBA

    The Noctuas are choice if you wish to keep it quiet. But they really aren't the best choice when it comes to liquid cooling.

    Consider the following fans:

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_49_1050&products_id=29337

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10323/fan-674/Scythe_Gentle_Typhoon_120mm_x_25mm_Fan_-_1850_RPM_D1225C12B5AP-15_Hot_Item_.html?tl=g36c15s60

    The San Ace fans are among the best when it comes to medium/high RPM fans. But the Typhoons have a very attractive RPM/DBA/CFM ratio. Not to mention, Scythe also offers several lower RPM models of the Typhoon series. You also can't go wrong with some simple Yate Loons.
  3. Best answer selected by azed3000.
  4. azed3000 said:
    Yea i was contemplating on whether there were any other fans apart from the noctuas that are more ideal for liquid cooling. You basically did the research for me =p

    Cheers!

    No worries, glad I could help out!
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