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15 minutes ago, KGGaming said:

But what does PWM do though?

It allows for fine RPM control. If you want fans that can quickly and easily adjust speed depending on system load you should get PWM fans. They're typically not significantly more expensive.

 

I suggest "Arctic P12 PWM PST" fans. They're quiet, have good performance and don't cost much. The PST feature allows you to chain multiple of them together using just one motherboard fan header.

 

12 minutes ago, Levent said:

allows fans to run at lower rpms

Non-PWM fans can also do that. But they have to be regulated through voltage. And not every mobo has "smart" fan control for DC fans, meaning more often than not they're running at fixed speeds and/or maxed out.

So currently looking to add some fans to my pc case currently I have 1 intake fan in my case and want to add 1 outtake and another intake. What fans should I get and are PWM fans worth it?

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Get Arctic F12 fans, they're the best cheap fans, you can get a pack of 3 for around $20 (availability of packs varies tho)

 

PWM isn't very useful for airflow in/out fans, you can let them half speed all time,it's more needed for rads fans, but it's really not much more expensive

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3 minutes ago, PDifolco said:

Get Arctic F12 fans, they're the best cheap fans, you can get a pack of 3 for around $20 (availability of packs varies tho)

Or should I get the P12 as I thought that PWM is fairly important or is it not needed?

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Just now, broccoli27 said:

If you want a more quiet PC get PWM fans

But what does PWM do though?

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2 minutes ago, KGGaming said:

But what does PWM do though?

allows fans to run at lower rpms

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15 minutes ago, KGGaming said:

But what does PWM do though?

It allows for fine RPM control. If you want fans that can quickly and easily adjust speed depending on system load you should get PWM fans. They're typically not significantly more expensive.

 

I suggest "Arctic P12 PWM PST" fans. They're quiet, have good performance and don't cost much. The PST feature allows you to chain multiple of them together using just one motherboard fan header.

 

12 minutes ago, Levent said:

allows fans to run at lower rpms

Non-PWM fans can also do that. But they have to be regulated through voltage. And not every mobo has "smart" fan control for DC fans, meaning more often than not they're running at fixed speeds and/or maxed out.

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11 minutes ago, Stahlmann said:

It allows for fine RPM control. If you want fans that can quickly and easily adjust speed depending on system load you should get PWM fans. They're typically not significantly more expensive.

 

I suggest "Arctic P12 PWM PST" fans. They're quiet, have good performance and don't cost much. The PST feature allows you to chain multiple of them together using just one motherboard fan header.

 

Non-PWM fans can also do that. But they have to be regulated through voltage. And not every mobo has "smart" fan control for DC fans, meaning more often than not they're running at fixed speeds and/or maxed out.

Alright that really helpful I was looking at getting them on amazon, which are better the F12 or the P12 as the F12s are sold out?

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3 minutes ago, KGGaming said:

Alright that really helpful I was looking at getting them on amazon, which are better the F12 or the P12 as the F12s are sold out?

As you want case fans, you'd better with F12 because they are "airflow" fans, P12 are "pressure fans" that send a more focused and stronger flow but it spreads less into the case, it's designed for AIO rads

F12s are available here in France, maybe not worth the shipping to you..

P12 will still work ok tho

 

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6 minutes ago, PDifolco said:

As you want case fans, you'd better with F12 because they are "airflow" fans, P12 are "pressure fans" that send a more focused and stronger flow but it spreads less into the case, it's designed for AIO rads

F12s are available here in France, maybe not worth the shipping to you..

P12 will still work ok tho

 

The F12 have a significantly worse motor. The result is louder fans, more vibrations, more heat, more power consumption and a shorter lifespan. For these reasons i'd get the P12s anyway, even if they're outside of their specific use case.

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1 hour ago, Stahlmann said:

The F12 have a significantly worse motor. The result is louder fans, more vibrations, more heat, more power consumption and a shorter lifespan. For these reasons i'd get the P12s anyway, even if they're outside of their specific use case.

Interesting, didn't know that, indeed I've got only P14s because everything is on AIOs...

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