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Old 01-13-2014, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I decided (Well... needing more money decided) to sell my Fractal Design Define R4, and buy a Cougar Archon. That being said, I'd like to find orange fans. Just to keep with the scheme, as long as they are good quality, and give great performance. I've been looking at the Courgar 120MM Vortex Hydro or BitFenix Spectre 120mm. They will be controlled by a separate controller, and not at full speed all the time. Which fans should I be looking at, and not looking at?
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Default Re: Airflow. Which fans?

Specs always lie, but the Cougar fans have a higher CFM for the RPMs. Personally, both fans sound terrible to me, but I only go for performance fans that aren't really meant for themes.
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Specs always lie, but the Cougar fans have a higher CFM for the RPMs. Personally, both fans sound terrible to me, but I only go for performance fans that aren't really meant for themes.
Going off of reviews, not 'Egg reviews, the Cougar fans do nicely.

Definitely don't want to go Noctua, as I'm not spending that much money to cool the inside of a compact mid tower. Maybe if money proves well enough to go to a full tower, or something that's not as cheap as a single Noctua fan...

Scythe has the Gentle Typhoon that I can buy, and just add my own LED lighting to.
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Default Re: Airflow. Which fans?

Wasn't exactly talking about Noctua fans because they really aren't meant to be case fans. I was thinking more along the lines of you wanted some form of Orange fan so I didn't mention the GTs either because they are black and gray.
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Wasn't exactly talking about Noctua fans because they really aren't meant to be case fans. I was thinking more along the lines of you wanted some form of Orange fan so I didn't mention the GTs either because they are black and gray.
I said I wouldn't be putting aesthetics over performance. Not in those exact words, but it's at least what I meant. I can get LED's and wire them up to get close to the look I want.
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My bad, that wasn't what I was getting from your first post lol.

If that's the case, I definitely recommend GTs over anything else for cases.
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Snagged an amazing deal on 4 GT's for $15 and a 4GB RAM kit. I love Craigslist! Was originally wanting $60, but talked him down. RAM was free to me. Now for a fan controller...
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15 bucks a piece? Niiiice. I can't rely on CL in my area. Too many people want too much money for essentially what is garage sale junk.
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15 bucks a piece? Niiiice. I can't rely on CL in my area. Too many people want too much money for essentially what is garage sale junk.
Nope, $15 + the RAM kit for all. Haven't hooked them up yet, but getting real anxious...
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Nope, $15 + the RAM kit for all. Haven't hooked them up yet, but getting real anxious...
Pfffffft I'm jelly. Did you see the price for them on Newegg?
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