Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler

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markrb
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Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler

Post by markrb » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:58 pm

I just bought the Zalman CPNS10X Peroforma and the included 120mm x 25mm fan is just a little bit fat to fit in the correct position with my tall DDR3.
A 20mm wide fan should do nicely. I think I would like to use the higher rpm versions as I can slow the fan down if they are too loud.
The Zalman fan in the wrong position is not killing my earns at full speed. By wrong I mean I am forced to have it in a pull position when I would rather have it pushing.
I may even keep the Zalman fan and go push pull with the 20mm fan.

Thanks,
Mark

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Re: Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler

Post by Fire-Flare » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:32 pm

Scythe's 'Slip Stream Slim' is 12cm

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/0 ... etail.html
My build: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=69018

Swiftech MCP35X review: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=65287

markrb
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Re: Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler

Post by markrb » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:54 pm

I have heard and read about them, but their pressure is a little low.
Really looking for 20mm.

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Re: Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler

Post by JamieG » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:13 pm

My PCs:
Main PC (E5200, G31, Lian Li Q07) | Gaming PC (E6850, X38, 5870 Vapor-X, P182) | HTPC (4850e, 780G, 3450, NSK2480B)

markrb
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Re: Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler

Post by markrb » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:03 am

I ended up getting 1 Yate Loon medium speed and 1 Scythe high speed.
We shall see which I like better.

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Re: Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler

Post by beelzebub » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:17 am

How did the results go as to which was better, the Yate Loon D12SL-12 or the Scythe Slip Stream Slim 120 mm Case Fan? I just stumbled on this thread while looking for a 120mm x 120mm x 20mm Chassis Fan myself, one that was of good performance as well as readily available from a local source over here... My apologies for this post reply arriving quite ever so late, but just the same it was a Yate Loon that fit my needs best but not the model you were considering:

Yate Loon D12SM-12C Slim Chassis Fan Model
Dimensions:120x120x20mm
Rated Voltage: 12 Volts
Operation Voltage: 6.5~13.8 Volts
Amperage Rating: 0.30 Amp maximum
Operation temperature: -10 to +65 C
Storage temperature: -40 to +70 C
Rotational Speed: 1800RPM +/- 10%
Airflow Capacity: 62.0cfm
Noise Level: 28.5dBA

From the description of your experiences with the 120mm x 120mm x 25mm Zalman Fan that originally came with your Zalman CPNS10X Performa cooler unit, you aren't that particular about noise, so am assuming the D12SM-12C's 28.5dBA is still on the bearable side of things. So i'd take a risk and say that this most probably fits your needs much better, than the D12SL-12C's 44.5cfm and 20.4dBA Fan Specifications.

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