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What are some good fans to replace the ones that come with the H100i?


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So I just got my H100i two days ago, and I'm pretty satisfied with it so far. I'm not using the Corsair link since I heard that it was really buggy so I'm using my cases on-board fan controller to change the fan speed (my motherboard's fan controller "Fan expert 2" wouldn't let me change the speeds of my CPU's fans).

 

I can only change it from 5V, 7V and 12V. I mostly have it on 7V since the noise level isn't that bad, but when I'm playing games I put it at 12V (just to be safe. I don't want my CPU to over heat) but when I put it at 12V it sound like there is a wind tunnel next to me :bigeyes:

 

So I was hoping that someone here could recommend me some good fans replace the ones that come with the H100i. What I'm looking for are some reasonably quiet fans that preform close to (if not better) the ones that come with the H100i. I would prefer the fans be PWM, but if there not then they need to be quieter at full speed then the ones that come with the H100i.

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Gentle Typhoon AP-15s come close to the same static pressure (per RPM) as the SP120s that are included but are significantly quieter (at least the noise profile is nowhere near as obtrusive). I had the on for a time on my 600T and h100i but due to the design of the fans blades they would interfere with the removable top mesh.
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Gentle Typhoon AP-15s come close to the same static pressure (per RPM) as the SP120s that are included but are significantly quieter (at least the noise profile is nowhere near as obtrusive). I had the on for a time on my 600T and h100i but due to the design of the fans blades they would interfere with the removable top mesh.

 

 

This? http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-Gentle-Typhoon-120mm-25mm/dp/B001Q6RUVO

 

These are the ones that come with the H100i correct? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181027

 

Are the Gentle Typhoon AP-15 PWM or do I need to control their speed manually?

 

Edit. These were the fans that I was thinking of getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608026&Tpk=nf-f12

 

Are they better then the Gentle Typhoon AP-15 or the SP120s?

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This? http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-Gentle-Typhoon-120mm-25mm/dp/B001Q6RUVO

 

These are the ones that come with the H100i correct? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181027

 

Are the Gentle Typhoon AP-15 PWM or do I need to control their speed manually?

 

Edit. These were the fans that I was thinking of getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608026&Tpk=nf-f12

 

Are they better then the Gentle Typhoon AP-15 or the SP120s?

 

Yes, those are the Gentle Typhoons. It's a dramatic difference in noise at full speed (~1850 rpm) vs. SP120Ls. You'll also notice that the new fans on the upcoming Swiftech H220 look very similar in blade profile to the GTs, so they must be getting something right in terms of noise/static pressure. If you watch the CES demo videos of the H220 in operation they do a noise comparison between the stock H100i fans and thermaltake's fans. I'm a particular fan of GTs because they're from an OEM (Nidec) that makes a lot of fans for commercial applications like servers, etc.

 

The Noctuas were the fan to beat, but as you can see they carry a decent premium.

 

Cant go wrong with either. Just know that corsairlink probably will not work with any of them well (for sure the Gentle Typhoons). Depending on your motherboard, you may be able to control them through software. My asus P8z68 only has one controllable 3 pin and 2 controllable 4 pins (plugging in a 3 pin into the 4 pin does not allow control).

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These are the ones that come with the H100i correct? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181027

 

 

Just to clarify, my understanding is the Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition fans in the link you had provided above are NOT the same as the stock fans that come with the H100i. The stock fans are sometimes referred to as SP120L, and have better Static Pressure specs than the SP120 HP Edition model (see below). They can also be directly controlled by Corsair Link, unlike the SP120 HPs...

 

Edited from an old post of mine where RAM GUY & Toasted had clarified the differences for me (thanks!):

 

*Max Static Pressure*

H100i/H80i stock fan - SP120L.....4.82 mm/H20

H100/H80 stock fan..................1.6-7.7 mm /H20

SP120 High Performance Edition.....3.1 mm/H20

SP120 Quiet Edition.....................1.1 mm/H20

 

The SP120L fans are rumoured to become available for sale separately from the H80i/H100i kit sometime "early 2003", according to CyBorg/RAM GUY.

 

Meanwhile the H100/80 stock fans can be purchased separately right now, and are reported to work w/the newer "i" coolers (not to mention they boast a max static pressure of 7.7 mm/H20):

http://www.corsair.com/us/parts/cooling-parts/fan-kit-h80-h100.html (kit consists of a pair of these fans)

 

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Yes, those are the Gentle Typhoons. It's a dramatic difference in noise at full speed (~1850 rpm) vs. SP120Ls. You'll also notice that the new fans on the upcoming Swiftech H220 look very similar in blade profile to the GTs, so they must be getting something right in terms of noise/static pressure. If you watch the CES demo videos of the H220 in operation they do a noise comparison between the stock H100i fans and thermaltake's fans. I'm a particular fan of GTs because they're from an OEM (Nidec) that makes a lot of fans for commercial applications like servers, etc.

 

The Noctuas were the fan to beat, but as you can see they carry a decent premium.

 

Cant go wrong with either. Just know that corsairlink probably will not work with any of them well (for sure the Gentle Typhoons). Depending on your motherboard, you may be able to control them through software. My asus P8z68 only has one controllable 3 pin and 2 controllable 4 pins (plugging in a 3 pin into the 4 pin does not allow control).

 

Okay. How can you tell if your motherboards fan pins are controllable? I have two CPU pins and four case fan pins. I know that I can control the speed of the two case fans that I have pluged it but how will I know if the CPU ones are controllable as well? Also if there no tcontrollable, if I git PWM fans will they still control the fan speed themselves? Becouse that is really what I want. I don't really want to have to keep adjusting the speed of the fans manually.

 

So what are better fans for radiators, The Gentle Typhoons or Noctuas NF-F12?

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It would just be a matter of using something like Speedfan to see if they're controllable. Speedfan requires some configuration to get to work with the headers but it varies between motherboards.

 

pricing aside, the noctuas are better if i'm not mistaken.

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It would just be a matter of using something like Speedfan to see if they're controllable. Speedfan requires some configuration to get to work with the headers but it varies between motherboards.

 

pricing aside, the noctuas are better if i'm not mistaken.

 

Okay. I'm not really concerned with the price of the fans. I just want fans that will keep my CPU cool but not sound like there is a wind tunnel next to me.

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