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January 13, 2013 5:26:37 AM

Hello, I currently have the Cooler Master Scout case with the stock case fans. Either the fans have always been noisy and I never noticed until now, or after two years they are wearing out but either way they need to be replaced. I have read several fan roundups to find the best fans. However, I am not only looking for silent and effective fans, but ones with excellent red LEDs. Does anyone have suggestions on good ones? I have always been disappointed in how dull the stock ones are, so I would like ones that are nice and bright, and are actually red, not pink-ish or orange-ish. Obviously silent and effectiveness is important too. Right now I am leaning toward the BitFenix Spectres (not the pro version because I read the regular ones are quieter). I need two 120mm and two 140mm.

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January 13, 2013 6:17:26 AM

Aerocool Sharks! VERY nice fans!

You can see the difference between the Shark and the Cooler Master fan.

(Shark top left, CM bottom right)

Damn my cable management was bad a few months ago.....
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January 13, 2013 2:29:41 PM

amuffin said:
Aerocool Sharks! VERY nice fans!

You can see the difference between the Shark and the Cooler Master fan.



Wow, that looks way better. Just out of curiosity have you ever seen the red version in person? Looked at some videos of it on Youtube and they look like a true red, just wanted to know if you could attest to that or not. Also, in your experience is it quiet?
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January 13, 2013 2:48:48 PM

silverstone air penetrators

got them in my storm trooper--much better than the stock fan

silverstone fans on left stock on right

not great photo from my phone but should show the difference



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January 13, 2013 3:00:36 PM

If looking for an extra bit of light and UK based these are very good and cheap. Just need approximately 12v.

http://www.giantshark.co.uk/led-systems-c-39_253.html

I know of people using them in PC's, cars, kitchen lighting and anything else you can think of

Stu
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January 13, 2013 3:53:10 PM

Jobie111 said:
Wow, that looks way better. Just out of curiosity have you ever seen the red version in person? Looked at some videos of it on Youtube and they look like a true red, just wanted to know if you could attest to that or not. Also, in your experience is it quiet?

It comes with an LNA adapter, out of the box it isn't quiet,but obviously you can control it. With the LNA adapter it's virtually silent.
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January 13, 2013 5:44:00 PM

Thanks everyone for the replies. Those LED strips look cool, but I am not based in the UK. I might see if I can find those in the States though. Would be a lot nicer than cathode.

Since they both had good results in varios fan roundups, I ordered one each of the Air Penetrator and the Aerocool and will see which one I like more. Figured why not with Newegg's 20% case fans coupon.

Those Enermax ones look a little crazy. Nothing like a light show in your PC case.
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January 13, 2013 6:42:18 PM

one advantage of led strips over cold cathodes is flexibility

so one 2 foot strip can go along the bottom of the case and bend 90 degrees and go up the back of the

case as well

shouldnt be any problem getting them in the usa

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

you can also use 12v auto ones and just wire them in yourself
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January 13, 2013 6:50:23 PM

I use the Coolermaster SickleFlow 120's in blue they have a nice vibrant color but not overpowering. The are pretty quiet and flow alot of air. Not super expensive either.
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January 13, 2013 7:10:22 PM

amuffin said:
Aerocool Sharks! VERY nice fans!

You can see the difference between the Shark and the Cooler Master fan.
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/774/img3102k.jpg
(Shark top left, CM bottom right)

Damn my cable management was bad a few months ago.....


Nice PSU amuffin, I just picked up the HCG-520 for my secondary rig and couldn't be happier !
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January 13, 2013 8:10:50 PM

cmi86 said:
Nice PSU amuffin, I just picked up the HCG-520 for my secondary rig and couldn't be happier !

Seasonic baby.
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