Case Fans!

Thread started by Maka. on Tuesday, 11:21am April 25th with 4 replies. Views: 1,606

Maka.

194 posts

11:21am Apr 25th 17

Hey guys, I own a Corsair H115i and I find the stock fans that come with the Cooler to loud for my liking whiling idling. I was wondering if anyone here has replaced stock fans that have come with any radiator and have any recommendations? I'll be wanting to replace the two exhaust fans on my case as well.

I did do some digging around and have come across these for possible options, thoughts?

1. http://noctua.at/en/products/product-line-redux/nf-p14s-redux-1500-pwm (radiator)
http://noctua.at/en/products/product-line-redux/nf-s12b-redux-1200-pwm (exhaust)

2. http://www.corsair.com/en-ww/ml-series (radiator)
http://www.corsair.com/en-ww/air-series-af120-quiet-edition-high-airflow-120mm-fan-twin-pack (exhaust)

Enervate

462 posts

1:11pm Apr 25th 17

To do a quick comparison

H115I

Fan airflow: 104.65 CFM
Fan static pressure: 3.99mm-H?O
Noise level: up to 40 dB(A)

Noctua
Airflow 79 CFM
Acoustical Noise 25,8 dB(A)
Static Pressure 1,91 mm-H?O

Corsair
Airflow 97 CFM
Static Pressure 3.0 mm-H?O
Sound Level 37 dBA

Just to confirm you have your current fans plugged into the headers on the pump and the pump plugged into the cpu fan header on the mobo?

The Noctua is probably the best of both worlds if you can't deal with the noise,

As for case fans go for the Noctua it's quieter and almost moves as much air as the af120 performance edition.

Cooling wise you probably won't beat the base fans.

Is your computer up on the desk?

Maka.

194 posts

2:47pm Apr 25th 17

Correct, I have the fan plugged into headers coming off the pump. The PC does sit on a desk and have previously had it sitting on the floor.

Enervate

462 posts

3:10pm Apr 25th 17


Correct, I have the fan plugged into headers coming off the pump. The PC does sit on a desk and have previously had it sitting on the floor.

Quote from Maka. on the 25th of April 2017

There's your problem I'm running 3x16db fans and 2x 25db fans and I can hear a constant hum since I put my pc on my desk turns into a loud buzz once my pc fires up.

Is there a reason your pc can't be on the floor?

Maka.

194 posts

4:40pm Apr 25th 17

I can put it on the floor as I have floorboards, but it does look nicer on the desk haha!