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Old 20-04-12, 07:33 PM
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I recently built a PC and am using the Corsair H100 as my cpu cooler. I want to do push pull but can't decide on what fans/screws to use and would like some recommendations. I know that Noctua makes some pretty fantastic fans but they also are a little pricey, but considering what I just spent on this computer I guess I wouldn't be opposed to them if I actually get a noticeable benefit to my CPU temperatures. Color of the fans and lights are not really a factor in my decision, really just performance.

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Old 20-04-12, 07:36 PM
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Akasa Apache's for sure. Just as quiet as the Noctuas and perform extremely well too plus they're cheaper.

Also, if it was me i wouldn't run a H100 with push pull as you only loose a couple degrees, so imo it's not worth it. However, if you have the money and the case to handle the fans go for it!
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The noctua nf-f12pwm are the one's to use with the H100 imo and as petrolhead said just use two fans

http://www.google.co.uk/products/cat...AA#scoring=tps
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Old 20-04-12, 07:50 PM
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Akasa Apache's for sure. Just as quiet as the Noctuas and perform extremely well too plus they're cheaper.

Also, if it was me i wouldn't run a H100 with push pull as you only loose a couple degrees, so imo it's not worth it. However, if you have the money and the case to handle the fans go for it!
That answers all of my questions perfectly! I wasn't sure what kind of performance increase, if any I would get from push/pull on that cooler so that is good to know. Also I spent about $2700 on this build so I am going to check out those fans, if they perform as well as Noctuas but for a little less cash then I am all for it.

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Old 20-04-12, 07:59 PM
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Akasa Apache's for sure. Just as quiet as the Noctuas and perform extremely well too plus they're cheaper.

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Nice to have a cheaper alternative to the noctuas!

But they look just as bad as them..
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No problem

The Apache's are £11 compared to the NF-F12's £19 and from what i've seen in reviews the Apache's perform very very close to the NF-F12's, and they are both super quiet too
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Old 20-04-12, 08:42 PM
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noctua NF F12's hands down
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Old 21-04-12, 06:05 AM
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a little window shopping and i found noctua f12's in the states on a easy budget.

i believe im not supposed to advertise their name on this forum, but youll see

a lot of reviews of unboxing, reviews and other tech tips on his youtube channel.

and they do have a state-side warehouse. selling at 15.75 each. i got 12 freight

paid on the way for that price.

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Old 21-04-12, 06:41 AM
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Noctua fans I you must do push/pull. But it's not necessary with the H100. For me at least. My temps are currently below 50 under stress tests.
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Old 21-04-12, 04:22 PM
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[sub]if push/pull, use the f12 as push and the p12 as pull. there is no need to focus the exhaust, you just wanna dispurse[/sub]

[sub]the air from the radiator. so if the top fan set is visable, you can use an different fan for the job.[/sub]

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