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August 9, 2012 8:08:41 PM

Hi, my antec 302 case comes with 2x Antec TwoCool fans and i'm looking to buy 2 more for the front, and have found the TwoCool or the TriCool with blue LEDs..

which is newer / better? and should I get one of those or should I get a SickleFlow coolermaster 120mm?

thanks

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August 9, 2012 8:24:49 PM

ITomI said:
Hi, my antec 302 case comes with 2x Antec TwoCool fans and i'm looking to buy 2 more for the front, and have found the TwoCool or the TriCool with blue LEDs..

which is newer / better? and should I get one of those or should I get a SickleFlow coolermaster 120mm?

thanks


EDIT: have found that the TwoCool is the newer fan which comes with the 302, the tricool came with the 300 and is older, so question is:

TwoCool vs SickleFlow ?
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August 9, 2012 8:27:51 PM

I like the tricool since they are nearly silent at low speed which is enough to keep my case reasonably ventilated most of the time and can easily be bumped to medium or high on an as-needed basis.

I doubt there are any major differences between the two models (two/tri-cool) apart from the number of available speeds.
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August 9, 2012 8:41:43 PM

InvalidError said:
I like the tricool since they are nearly silent at low speed which is enough to keep my case reasonably ventilated most of the time and can easily be bumped to medium or high on an as-needed basis.

I doubt there are any major differences between the two models (two/tri-cool) apart from the number of available speeds.


I see thanks, I'm looking for a quiet fan so maybe I will get two cool, anyone have sickleflow experience?
August 9, 2012 9:05:05 PM

If I got a sickleflow which has no fan control little clickers like the twocool I could still plug them into my mobo and control the rpm in the bios right?
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August 9, 2012 10:37:08 PM

ITomI said:
If I got a sickleflow which has no fan control little clickers like the twocool I could still plug them into my mobo and control the rpm in the bios right?

If the motherboard's fan headers have voltage control, sure.
August 9, 2012 11:15:47 PM

InvalidError said:
If the motherboard's fan headers have voltage control, sure.


As rock z77 extreme 4 mobo I have, will this do it?

I notice my CPU fan and chassis fan 1 slots are 4 pin yet my fans are only 3 pin, what is the 4th pin?

Chassis fan 2&3 are 3 pin so I think they may not be able to be speed control?
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August 10, 2012 12:09:39 AM

The 4th pin is for PWM modulation, the modern way of fan control.

It is possible to have speed control on 3-pin headers if the motherboard supports variable voltage control. Software like SpeedFan allow people to control those on boards that support this feature using a supported system management IC.
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