Silent 4 pin PWM fan to replace Scythe Ninja fan required

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Silent 4 pin PWM fan to replace Scythe Ninja fan required

Post by S_D » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:13 pm

Hi there,

I'm building a new rig at the weekend with a motherboard with a 4 pin CPU fan header. I'm trying to find a suitable replacement 120mm fan for my trusty original spec Scythe Ninja to go in the new rig that'll push about the same amount of air as the stock fan and be at least as quiet.

If I use the stock 3 pin fan on my new motherboard I've read that I'll lose BIOS speed control of it and I want to keep that.

Do you guys have any recommendations as to what to buy?

Thanks a lot

Simon

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Post by burebista » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:39 pm

I have a Scythe KAMA PWM and I keep it at ~700 RPM with SpeedFan. I don't hear nothing from closed case.

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Post by cienislaw » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:57 am

news Nexus PWM Clear Fan is really nice and flexible.

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Post by Felger Carbon » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:20 am

cienislaw wrote:news Nexus PWM Clear Fan is really nice and flexible.
Nexus 120mm PMW = 2000RPM max
Scythe 120mm PWM = 1200RPM max
minimum RPMs scale from the max.
Pretty easy choice there.

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Post by Sizzle » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:48 am

There is also the Arctic Cooling PWM fan which has a maximum RPM of 1500.
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Post by NeilBlanchard » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:37 am

Hello Simon & welcome to SPCR!
Sincerely, Neil
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Post by S_D » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:23 am

Thanks for the suggestions guys and thanks for the welcome Neil. :)

Hope to be spending a lot more time here. :D

Simon

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Re: Silent 4 pin PWM fan to replace Scythe Ninja fan require

Post by cpemma » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:25 am

S_D wrote:If I use the stock 3 pin fan on my new motherboard I've read that I'll lose BIOS speed control of it and I want to keep that.
Obviously YMMV but my board (Gigabyte P35-DS3L) controls the stock 3-pin fan from BIOS with no problems. What board do you have?

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Post by loimlo » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:44 am

It's highly case by case in all mainboard manufacturers. Some boards would lose fan control when installing a 3-pin cpu fan, having to put up with only PWM fans. It depends on individual boards' ability of controlling fans especially in cpu fan header.

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Post by SebRad » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:26 am

Hi, I have Arctic Cooling 120m PWM fan on my CPU and get a (reported)range of 394 -> 1406rpm on Asus P5B-E plus. (Paper ducted onto a BTF-90 "butterfly")
I'm happy with the fans noise signature, below 700-800 it drops out of hearing range and I'm not aware of any untoward bearing or other noise.
Regards, Seb
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