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Old 02-03-2009, 02:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The S-Flex isn't a bad way to go either. Sure you sacrifice in dba, but the pitch is low enough not to be a problem.

I use one as my exhaust fan and don't notice it at all.

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Yeah, but S-Flex's aren't cheap...
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah, but S-Flex's aren't cheap...
True, but the fan life makes up for that...at least against the Coolermaster.

50,000hrs vs. 150,000hrs

...add to that shipping time/cost, install hassle, and I'd say it was the better deal.
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True, but the fan life makes up for that...at least against the Coolermaster.

50,000hrs vs. 150,000hrs

...add to that shipping time/cost, install hassle, and I'd say it was the better deal.
You realize 150,000 hours is more than 17 years... right?

You know what came out 17 years ago? The Pentium Microprocessor.

Technology moves fast enough that you wouldn't keep those fans more than 5 years...
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You realize 150,000 hours is more than 17 years... right?

You know what came out 17 years ago? The Pentium Microprocessor.

Technology moves fast enough that you wouldn't keep those fans more than 5 years...
You're absolutely correct . . .

If nothing more, it's for peace of mind.

I just haven't had great experience with Coolermaster. My 120mm fan does well. But I've had a couple of their CPU coolers/fans crap out on me.

...and again, there are other alternatives to the S-Flex. I just happen to favor it since it is quiet and it pushes a good amount of air.
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if you have space the scythe ultra kaze are great 19dba, and move 44cfm. they are 38mm thick.
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See but the xigmateks are only 24dba and 72cfm...much better.
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See but the xigmateks are only 24dba and 72cfm...much better.
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19dB is A LOT less than 24dB.

Just for the record...
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And i would wait untill you have a build in front of you before you start picking at small details like fans.
Would you now? Alrighty then, note to self, if this was Ricans build he would not worry. Great.
(PS: Did it ever occur to you i could just be curious as to what you all think and realize that even the major choices i have now about hardware probably wont apply in a few weeks time?)

Back to me, i agree with Aspire, the Yate loons that run at exactly the same CFM put out 33 dba....
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