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Should I buy a 140 - 120mm adapter?

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I bought a Corsair H90 water cooler. I am using the default fan that is shipped with it. And since Corsair is kind enough not to make their Static Pressure in 140mm, and Noctua fans are uglier than Medusa, should I scrounge around for a Pressure optimized 140mm fan or should I buy a 120 - 140 fan adapter?

If I should look for 140 mm fans what are some good pressure optimized ones for radiator mounting? NOT NOCTUAS. :)

Thanks,

Austin 

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Cougar Turbine fans are not bad imo for radiator fans. I would just get 140mm fans to save the trouble of buying adapters.

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I bought a Corsair H90 water cooler. I am using the default fan that is shipped with it. And since Corsair is kind enough not to make their Static Pressure in 140mm, and Noctua fans are uglier than Medusa, should I scrounge around for a Pressure optimized 140mm fan or should I buy a 120 - 140 fan adapter?

If I should look for 140 mm fans what are some good pressure optimized ones for radiator mounting? NOT NOCTUAS. :)

Thanks,

Austin 

Don't get an adapter so you can use mediocre fans. Just look out there and find one you like, and considering the 140mm radiator support is just growing my guess is that you won't find much anyways. I used Bitfenix spectre pro's on my last build and unless you get PWM they are loud as fuck, which is why I relpaced them with silverstone air penetrators which DO NOT work well when aligned horizontally (the motor broke in about 4 months)

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Getting a 140mm fan is preferable.  I personally use Noctua because I would rather have my system perform as well as possible rather than just look nice.

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Getting a 140mm fan is preferable.  I personally use Noctua because I would rather have my system perform as well as possible rather than just look nice.

Why wouldnt you use Delta fans then?

 

Im using 2 of their 190CFM models which I  have undervolted to 7v. They are quiet enough for me, but still move a lot more air than any other fan I have used. They are also cheaper than the Noctua fans.

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Okay thanks, in your opinions, what is the best pressure optimized 140mm fan? That are not Noctua fans.

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Why wouldnt you use Delta fans then?

 

Im using 2 of their 190CFM models which I  have undervolted to 7v. They are quiet enough for me, but still move a lot more air than any other fan I have used. They are also cheaper than the Noctua fans.

 

Specifically, which fans are they?  I'm curious.

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Delta FFB1212EHE

 

They are £15 each, where as the Noctua fans are £15 - £20

 

Thanks.

 

The performance vs noise is more important to me than cost as I have to listen to it far longer than I have pay for it.

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