Originally Posted by Slaymate
You won't know how well they'll perform til you try them. Sean replaced the fans on his H50 so I'm sure you can also, maybe he'll post something in a little bit
Originally Posted by Sean W.
i replaced the stock fans with 110CFM fans in a push pull. i didnt notice any significant drop in temperatures... from my experiences, i would go with as high cfm and as low dba fans as you can find because its not really going to make a difference. i took the scythe fans off and put my blue led fans back on because the scythes were to loud at 38dba.
but i do not reccoemnd 40cfm... thats just not enough air... try to find a minnimum of 60, 70 would be better.
Sean and Slay,
Thanks for your input. Well, after reading your posts and others at other sites, I decided to purchase several batches of the "F" model after I already purchased a significant quality of the "E" versions... It will not be a problem because the price was so far below market value [it will be totally easy for me to sell these off].
Here is what I discovered on the specs for each of these:
The stock fan for the Corsair runs at 1700 rpm [I cannot find the CFM ratings of the stock Corair fan anywhere].
Here's the stats on the Scythe S-FLEX SFF21 "E", "F", and "G" respectively:
Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120mm Case Fan
RPM 1200 RPM
Air Flow 49.0 CFM
Noise Level 20.1dBA
Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan
RPM 1600 RPM
Air Flow 63.7 CFM
Noise Level 28.0 dBA
Scythe S-Flex SFF21G 120mm Case Fan
RPM 1900 RPM
Air Flow 75 CFM
Noise Level 35 dBA
I'd like to avoid as much trial and error on this new build as possible...so right now I am thinking that the "E" series at 1200 rpm is definitely not enough air movement across the H50 radiator...
I am thinking I should be fine with the "F" series with 1600 RPM + Air Flow @ 63.7 CFM in a push/pull configuration.
I am shrinking back from using the "G" series because 35 dBA seems just too loud for my preferences and besides, 1900 rpm is above and beyond the call of duty that the Corsair is being marketed at right now...
Most of all, I want to avoid the "jet turbine" syndrome [I recently finished and shipped a "jet turbine" new build to be used 6 degrees from the equator...all five of the 120mm fans were rated at 39+ dBA's and everytime I turned it on it sounded as if I was living next to the runway at LAX]! (Had no choice in that situation due to the maximum $$$ limit on the build price and it had to move enough air in an environment void of A/C).
What are your thoughts on the "F" series push/pull configuration for the Corsair guys?
PS [BTW, anyone here use these "G's" and if so, are they as exceptionally loud as I suspect]?