64 months ago
I decided to go with the Kraken X61, but I can't stand those white fans. Anything black or red LED with sacrificing little to no performance will do. Suggestions?
I'm in a similar boat. I've been researching 140mm fans that are good static pressure (for the radiator) but are quiet too.
I was recommended Noctua, and Cougar. The basic Noctua, while very quiet are a ghastly brown and tan, but they have some reduc fans which are powerful but not quite as quiet as their stndard fans. Cougar is mostly black/orange.
So my findings so far:
My top choices are:
black/gray, black/white, black/blue, black/red (all have matching colors/leds excapt for the black/gray, which has no LED)
Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM
BitFenix Spectre Pro
I didn't put in volume because you really can't trust the manufacturer db ratings. The Aerocool DS are on sale. Shipping is rather expensive, I think it is $8 for the order, so buy 1 and the shipping is $8, buy 5 and the shipping is $8. I need to verify that though.
I think I'm going to go with the Aerocool. I like the aesthetics and they are a few bucks cheaper.
Yeah I'll probably go with the Aerocool red LED ones. Thanks man.
No problem. :)