Panaflo fans

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by VoodooRufus, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. VoodooRufus

    VoodooRufus n00bie

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    Whatever happened to these? They used to be a good option (although one could argue better ones exist now) for cooling, between noise and static pressure. Now I can't really find any anywhere.
     
  2. Dermen

    Dermen Limp Gawd

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    It seems like there weren't nearly as many companies making fans then and if you wanted a high quality fan you bought commercial grade panaflo/delta/etc fans. Panaflos had huge fan hubs, I remember using a gutted fan as a spacer to limit the hub dead zone.
     
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  3. cyberguyz

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    Oh they are still around. So are the mad deltas. I wouldn't drive any one of these from the motherboard.

    Here some high speed NMB/Panaflows
    https://www.amazon.com/NMB-Panaflo-FBA12G12U1BX-120mm-Cooling/dp/B00NUO5R6U
    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/pa12ulhisp.html

    If you want to set up a cat 5 hurricane inside your case ...
    https://www.amazon.com/NMB-Panaflo-FBA12G12U1BX-120mm-Cooling/dp/B00NUO5R6U
    Those are CHEAP as hell too


    Yeah that gutted fan frame as a spacer trick was a really good one for killing the dead zone.
     
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  4. VoodooRufus

    VoodooRufus n00bie

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    Sidewinder has been out of stock on the old awesome fans for a while, Panaflos and Deltas both. Almost makes me wish I kept my hands on my old ones now. Those are expensive!
     
  5. cyberguyz

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    I just noticed I put the wrong link for the crazy deltas. It seems the egg can get them:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835213001
    $15 US (free shipping) each if you don't mind waiting for them to come in on the boat from China...
     
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  6. Nathan_P

    Nathan_P [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    RS components sell a huge range, just type industrial fans into their search bar
     
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  8. VoodooRufus

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  9. GiGaBiTe

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    That's a 48 volt fan though, won't work without a fairly beefy boost converter.
     
  10. cyberguyz

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    I just found a line on these:

    If your goal is high end cooling opposed to quietness, these are VERY good fans for water cooling, especially with thick rads :
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/DELTA-AFB1...201146?hash=item28371ae47a:g:nlkAAOSwZJlXNYK-

    Most of the veterans here will recognize the name Delta.

    some species:

    Air Flow 113.1 CFM (3.17m³/min)
    Static Pressure 0.430 in H2O (10.92 mm H20 / 107.1 Pa )
    Power 6.36 W
    Bearing Dual Ball
    Loudness 46.5 dBA

    @ $8.00 each they are a screaming (literally - they are a li'l loud) steal.

    Don't mistake these for the 66 DB 38mm thick delta screamers though. These are a LOT more civilized. There are far quieter fans but I doubt you will find any that can shove more air thru a rad than these. Also @ .5a / 6.36w they work very well with pretty much all fan controllers. At lower speeds they will compete just fine with any of the static better pressure fans.There's an enermax enermax twister storm fan that is a little quieter and pushes about hair more pressure, but those are damn expensive ($36 US each) and I don't believe they are PWM fans.

    I have 3 of them on the way. @$8.00 US each I couldn't pass them up :D
     
  11. CAD4466HK

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    That's one hella deal @ 107 Pa!
    And here I was all excited about getting some 80Pa Ultra Kaze DFS123812 for under $12, premature bearing death and all. (On my client's insistence) :p
     
  12. Susquehannock

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    They are still around. Think I saw some on Amazon recently. Have a few of the 80mm Panaflo hydrowave fans from the old days. Great airflow at low noise levels but the large center hub makes them better for case fan use than CPU cooler.

    Papst is another good one.
     
  13. VoodooRufus

    VoodooRufus n00bie

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    I remember Pabst's being reviewed on the quiet side.

    I just miss thick 38mm+ fans that were still quieter. Gave better pressure numbers than 25mm fans.

    I'll likely end up with a case full of Noctuas now.
     
  14. cyberguyz

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    I still have a couple of 38mm panaflows that I used with early liquid cooling of my old core 2 duo overclocking builds. When spun down they were pretty much inaudible, but spin them up and they pretty much drown out any other nose within 30 feet. I suspect they are still in a box somewhere in my basement. The old pabst fans were pretty nice for sure.
     
  15. cyberguyz

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    Those are the really slow speed ones. Haven't found a vendor for them that will actually put up a static pressure figure :(