Gentle Typhoon 120mm 2150 RPM PWM Fans (ADATA XPG Variant) 3 for $57.98

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Gentle Typhoon 120mm 2150 RPM PWM Fans

3 fans for the price of 2. You have to add 3 to your cart and the 3rd one is free on Amazon. That works out to $57.98 for 3 fans or $19.33 per fan. It doesn't appear to work for multiples, so if you buy 6, you still only get 1 for free. This is the ADATA XPG Pro version still made by Nidec Servo. I came across these when fan shopping the other day. The only downside I see is that the minimum RPM in PWM mode is 900 RPM. But, it also has the feature where you can daisy chain a couple of fans together and the cables are nicely sleeved.

XPG Vento Pro 120mm High Performance Dual Bearing Low Noise Long-Life PC Case Cooling Fan, Single (VENTOPRO120PWM-BKCWW)
 

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Not to say these are bad fans, as they're not, but...

Arctic P12 PWM fans are hands-down the best cooling fans you can get if price matters.

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-ACFAN00137A-Value-Pack-Pressure-Optimized/dp/B07HC782D5

5 pack for 31$ and they're absolutely stellar performers. (No sleeved cables, but also daisychain-able fans.)

They are great bang for buck. I just ordered two 5 packs last night. https://hardforum.com/threads/which...ghfan-12-or-turbo-12.2018716/#post-1045322675

Except they were 35.99 per 5 pack last night. Oh well.
 

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The Arctic P12 fans are great but I've had like 4-5 die on me already but Arctic's warranty service is top-notch. (I own like 40 of them).

These Typhoons are also great, better but not as good "bang for your buck" as the Arctic but they are better all-around. In the fan round-up, the Arctic won best bang for your buck while the Typhoon won best all-around.

 

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The Arctic P12 fans are great but I've had like 4-5 die on me already but Arctic's warranty service is top-notch. (I own like 40 of them).

These Typhoons are also great, better but not as good "bang for your buck" as the Arctic but they are better all-around. In the fan round-up, the Arctic won best bang for your buck while the Typhoon won best all-around.


I've watched tons of videos on fans over the last few days. That video you posted is literally the last one I watched. You really can't go wrong among Noctua NF A12x25, Arctic P12, Gentle Typhoons, or Phanteks T30s. It's all about your noise tolerance vs. the amount of performance you expect and then how much you are willing to pay. I have my other thread on it, but I'm going with a mix of Phanteks T30s where they fit and Arctic P12s. For what I wanted to spend, this allows me to be able to go push/pull on almost all of my radiators. I figure two P12s in push/pull will equal/beat a single Noctua NF A12x25 or Gentle Typhoon while staying fairly quiet and still being cheaper. The T30s in push/pull should give great performance at a very low sound profile as well. Kind of a mix of the most expensive and the cheapest. Gentle Typhoons or NF A12x25s all around is a great, but very, very expensive option. I figured if I'm going to sprinkle in some expensive fans, why not go for the top dog with the T30s since they are almost the same price.
 
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5300RPM, 22.8W / 12V, 2.0A, 58 dB
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On a more serious note- the couple of P12s I've used both ended up with clicking sounds if used horizontally. Think I might have just had bad luck. They worked great while they worked and I'm sure age played a role as they were past warranty period. Lately I've gone the Noctua or BeQuiet route and have been pretty satisfied, though I do tend to err on the side of quietness more than performance...
 

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5300RPM, 22.8W / 12V, 2.0A, 58 dB
:eek:

On a more serious note- the couple of P12s I've used both ended up with clicking sounds if used horizontally. Think I might have just had bad luck. They worked great while they worked and I'm sure age played a role as they were past warranty period. Lately I've gone the Noctua or BeQuiet route and have been pretty satisfied, though I do tend to err on the side of quietness more than performance...
20 years ago I had a 60x25mm 60DB delta fan on my CPU heatsink. @#$*() was loud, never again.
 

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5300RPM, 22.8W / 12V, 2.0A, 58 dB
:eek:

On a more serious note- the couple of P12s I've used both ended up with clicking sounds if used horizontally. Think I might have just had bad luck. They worked great while they worked and I'm sure age played a role as they were past warranty period. Lately I've gone the Noctua or BeQuiet route and have been pretty satisfied, though I do tend to err on the side of quietness more than performance...
I read over the weekend that the bearings on the Arctic fans allow the blade hub to slip outside the frame if the fan is mounted to blow upward. A small spacer gives the blades enough room to move freely.
 
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20 years ago I had a 60x25mm 60DB delta fan on my CPU heatsink. @#$*() was loud, never again.
I tried using one of these Radioshack 120AC fans with a homemade shroud and a grill made from chicken wire to cool a K6-233. That turd would still crash eventually at 75x3.5.

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The only other time I ran ultra-loud fans was when I bought a swiftech MC1000 peltier cooler for my PIII-450. It didn't last. Not only were the 6000RPM fans unbearable, but peltiers always suck.

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I tried using one of these Radioshack 120AC fans with a homemade shroud and a grill made from chicken wire to cool a K6-233. That turd would still crash eventually at 75x3.5.

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The only other time I ran ultra-loud fans was when I bought a swiftech MC1000 peltier cooler for my PIII-450. It didn't last. Not only were the 6000RPM fans unbearable, but peltiers always suck.

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Mine was an Athlon XP 1400, on a heatsink that was machined out of an ~60mm cube of copper. Until the capacitors started going bad I had it OCed to IIRC 1866MHz.

It did it's job, but lead me to become a member of the church of big low RPM fans for every system I've built since then.

I'm mostly glad now that I went for the "noise-performance sweat spot model" not the even faster and louder 80db model.
 
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I read over the weekend that the bearings on the Arctic fans allow the blade hub to slip outside the frame if the fan is mounted to blow upward. A small spacer gives the blades enough room to move freely.

Mounting on the top or bottom of a case is exactly the application that you'd want these gentle typhoons for. Ball Bearings don't really care about orientation the way fluid-dynamic bearing updraft floating balance bearing rifle bearing SSO2 bearing hydralic bearing sleeve bearing fans do.
 

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I read over the weekend that the bearings on the Arctic fans allow the blade hub to slip outside the frame if the fan is mounted to blow upward. A small spacer gives the blades enough room to move freely.
Ah, that definitely is how they were mounted. Interesting.
 

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Mounting on the top or bottom of a case is exactly the application that you'd want these gentle typhoons for. Ball Bearings don't really care about orientation the way fluid-dynamic bearing updraft floating balance bearing rifle bearing SSO2 bearing hydralic bearing sleeve bearing fans do.
Believe it or not, I have a couple of old 3 pin 1850 rpm Gentle Typhoons that went bad. They make some noise. I read a tutorial on disassembling them and repacking them with oil and what-not, but I never did it. I still have 4 others that have been running non-stop for years with no issues.
 

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For maximum power: https://www.mpja.com/12VDC-47-x-1-1_2-120-x-38mm-Fan/productinfo/37126+FN/
Volts: 12VDC
Current: 2.5A
CFM: ~285
Noise: ~72db Loud!

Non-standard 4-pin connector - I guess no motherboard would support 2.5amps anyways...
 

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Mine was an Athlon XP 1400, on a heatsink that was machined out of an ~60mm cube of copper. Until the capacitors started going bad I had it OCed to IIRC 1866MHz.

It did it's job, but lead me to become a member of the church of big low RPM fans for every system I've built since then.

I'm mostly glad now that I went for the "noise-performance sweat spot model" not the even faster and louder 80db model.
That brings me back... https://www.overclockers.com/thermalright-slk800/
 

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