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Hi guys. Here is the deal. I found a black ice 480 rad for cheap. I am going to have some gentle typhoon ap-13 fans, wich run @ 1150 RPM. I did not plan this, but it happened. Will these fans be "okay" for this radiator? Do I need stronger fans? Thanks for your feedback.

p.s. I do understand that this specific radiator was designed for higher speed fans (I think). But I just wonder if that is just an optional thing, or if I will be at some type of serious disadvantage

It is the GTX, forgot to mention
Edited by jakefeb3 - 4/30/11 at 3:32pm
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I would put higher static pressure fans on it in order to get the most out of it. You won't be horribly disadvantaged though with the AP-13's. See skinnee's chart for an approximation at around 1000rpm:
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post #3 of 12
They will be "okay," but don't expect stellar performance, depending on what you are looking to cool. If you're only cooling a CPU now, or even a GPU and CPU, you should be fine, but your temps might not be anything to write home about.

I've got 3 yate-loon 2100 rpm fans on my black ice GTX 360 radiator (oh yea, which radiator is it, GT, GTX, SR-1, stealth, etc?) and with PWM control, my fans never have to go over 71% or so even with overclocks and full benching or gaming (BFBC2), or approximately 1500 RPM, and they likely have lower static pressure than those GTs. Again this will be doable, but won't be the best option, but you don't NEED new fans right away, you'll have some time to save up for them.

If you're really doing dual processors and that 590, then I would chip in the few bucks needed for better fans, and then you should be fine. I'd recommend getting higher pressure fans, like some good 38mm fans, and putting them on a PWM-controlled controller. If you can afford the SR2, two xeons, and a 590, then the fans and controller should be a drop in the bucket.
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Nvm silly post lol ~ yes those fans will work
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post #5 of 12
Well he already has the rad and fans..
Just run it for now.. then get higher static pressure fans later.
I run yate loons High Speeds as well. but I got it full blown on my Swiftech 360 Radiator and on my 240 Radiator sound isn't a problem.
Just run the fans, the radiator will perform but like the other poster said..
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post #6 of 12
They'll be okay, but your Delta T will be ridiculously high just due to the fact that BI radiators love faster fans.



Definitely get some faster fans (at least 1850 RPMs) and make sure they have good static pressure.

What's going to be under the loop?
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I should explain further: the idea for this new setup is to have multiple radiators and low noise. So I was planning on doing lower rpm fans, and a bunch of radiators, instead of only 1 radiator with high rpm fans. Then this black ice 480 showed up and I snagged it. So basically instead of having a 'built for low rpm' radiator, this 480 is going in it's place. Then I was thinking: 'would this gtx 480 actually perform worse than a sr1'? That's all I was wondering

I'm not sure what is going to be in the loop yet, haha
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If your low speed concern is purely for sound, then I would still recommend getting a PWM controlled fan controller like the Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6, which uses the mobo PWM signal to control the fans attached to it. This means no futzing with fan controllers (unless you want to, you don't have to), and will keep the fans silent when you're only using the computer moderately, but during heavy gaming sessions, or folding or whatnot, it'll automatically adjust the fans based on a temperature fan curve that you set based on your preferences for silence.
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That's interesting advice. Side note: I did just order some fan controllers. I will check those fans out. I currently have 2x corsair h70s withe the push pull fans, and it is loud as a motherf***er.And that's just those 4x120mm corsair fans. So I am very leery about the new fans and how loud they will be.
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The black ice gtx rad series is awful for lower rpm as shown above. The SR-1 and RX series are the best if you plan to use 1000 rpm and lower fans. The difference is significant.
 
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