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Radiator fans just died, best economical solution?

I have a very old but good liquid cpu cooler, the Corsair H50, which has served me mightily for over 10 years. I currently have it on a push/pull configuration and i still get 40-45C idle and 60-70C when gaming on my 135W CPU. Recently, both the custom Cooler Master fans started choking; they are on their last legs. The pull fan occasionally hits the inner part of the radiator, creating a cranky noise, whereas the push fan is on "manual start" mode, which means it doesn't start itself. Basically I need to cop new fans. I was thinking about the Arctic P12 PWM PST CO, but I was like why am I spending $25 for my 10 year old cooler? Maybe I could use them in the inevitable future CPU cooler, but is that really the economical way forward. On the other hand, if I buy fans half the price, will they really be an upgrade for the pre-installed fans on my future CPU cooler? What is the most economical solution here?

 

Also recommend me some fans for half the price if it comes to that. (I need them to be minimally 25mm in height)

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A case fan replacement is probably the cheapest option outside of continuing to use your current fans. If you haven't tried raising the fan speed to start up the fan instead, you can try that. 

Where are you shopping / located?

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1 minute ago, WoodenMarker said:

A case fan replacement is probably the cheapest option outside of continuing to use your current fans. If you haven't tried raising the fan speed to start up the fan instead, you can try that. 

Where are you shopping / located?

I am shopping in Singapore, mainly on these few websites:

www.lazada.sg

www.shopee.sg

www.amazon.sg

there are a couple suppliers and second hand sellers on this website i don't mind buying from too:

www.carousell.sg

Main Rig: CPU Intel Xeon X5660 (4.55Ghz @ 1.45v) / MOBO Asus ROG Rampage III Extreme / RAM 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX1866 MHz / CPU COOLER ID-COOLING Frostflow+ 240 / GPU EVGA Titan X Hybrid (+630 core + 400 memory) / CASE Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced + transparent side panel / SSD Crucial M550 512GB / PSU Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W / DISPLAY 1440p monitor / KEYBOARD Topre Realforce RGB / MOUSE Corsair Glaive Aluminum RGB / SOUND Creative Labs. X-Fi SoundBlaster Elite Pro / ROUTER Netgear R9000 X10 Wireless ad / OS Windows 10 Pro / DRIVING WHEEL Logitech G27
 
Web Server Rig: CPU 2x Intel Xeon X5680 / MOBO Supermicro X8DTL-i / RAM 64GB (2X32GB) SK-Hynix ECC LRDIMMs / CPU COOLER ID-COOLING Frostflow+ 120 + Corsair H50 AIO / GPU MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X (+250core +300 memory) / CASE NZXT Lexa S / SSD Kingston 120GB / HDD 4 x 3TB WD RAID 6 / PSU Enermax MaxRevo 1500W / DISPLAY 900p monitor / KEYBOARD Logitech / MOUSE Logitech
 
Actually Portable Laptop: HP Spectre x360 15' (Late 2018) / i7-8750H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GTX 1050Ti MaxQ, 4K Display / KEYBOARD Ducky One 2 Mini / OS Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon / WIRELESS ADAPTER NETGEAR A6210 USB 3.0
 
Bed Laptop: ASUS VIVOBOOK 15 / i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 1TB Toshiba HDD, UHD 630, 1080P Display / OS Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

 

Backup Rig: CPU Intel Xeon X3470 (4Ghz @ 1.4v) / MOBO MSI P55-GD80 / RAM 16GB HyperX 1600Mhz / CPU COOLER ID-COOLING Frostflow+ 120 / GPU Sapphire R9 270X (+150 core + 200 memory) / CASE Cooler Master Elite 343 SSD Crucial MX150 250GB / PSU Seasonic SS430-GB / KEYBOARD Logitech G910 Orion Spark / MOUSE Logitech / DISPLAY Dell SE2417HGR / OS Windows 10 Pro / WIRELESS ADAPTER

TP-LINK Archer T6E PCI-E

 

Server 1: DELL POWEREDGE 1950 / 2x Intel Xeon E5450, 16GB ECC, 4x 3TB Western Digital (Various) 7200RPM SATA HDD in RAID 6, GT 640 / DISPLAY Lenovo L2251p

 

Server 2: DELL POWEREDGE 1950 / 2x Intel Xeon E5420, 8GB ECC, 2 x 160GB SAS, GT 210

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Honestly, Arctic P12's are some of the best fans you can buy for the price.

 

I'm using a full 5 pack of P14's in my desktop, and they're beautiful.  

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10 hours ago, Aggravated Salmon said:

I am shopping in Singapore, mainly on these few websites:

TL-C12 is good: https://shopee.sg/Thermalright-Tl-c12-12cm-120mm-Pwm-Fan-Pc-Case-Fan-Tl-C12-i.270028958.2929438363

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