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Need help to chose 140mm fan for 140X2 radiator

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Hi all,

I am looking for the best 140mm fan for my Koolance 280 radiator on top of my case. The radiator will mount on top of my case.

This radiator has 30 FPI , so I guess I need fans with high static pressure, right? But how 'High' is enough for the rad then? I was thinking of the following 2 fans:

1. Koolance 140X25mm 91CFM with 1.9mmH2O static pressure

2. Yate Loon D14SH-12


The price is not important to me, however, I was just wondering which one has better performance and appropriate for my rad on top of the case. I do not have the clearance to do push and pull, so I will choose pull or push.

The Yate Loon one has better static pressure? Unfortunately, it is sleeve bearing. I've heard that sleeve bearing is not recommended as rad fans if they are horizontally mounted on top. Is that true? Is that true?? If it is true, I am going for the koolance fans, but I am not quite sure if 1.9mm static pressure is enough for that high FPI rad.

Is there any other choice for me?

Many thanks for your help!!!!!!
post #2 of 16
Horizontal placement on sleeve bearings are not good. Noctua 140mm have different bearings but aren't as good as the fans above with static pressure in mind.

What about these:

Aerocool Shark Black Editions

and blue LED version both have Fluid Dynamic bearings.

Most of the other 140mm fans are sleeve bearings
Edited by ydna666 - 5/2/11 at 12:07pm
post #3 of 16
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Yup, someone in OCN mentioned that.
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post #5 of 16
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The NB fan is more silent than the koolance fan, but has less static pressure for the rad? The pressure is more important for this rad.
post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by joeyu3000 View Post
The NB fan is more silent than the koolance fan, but has less static pressure for the rad? The pressure is more important for this rad.
If the noise doesn't bother you ... go for it


post #7 of 16
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I just want to know if the NB PK-3 can handle my 30 FPI radiator, if it can, I will go for it.
post #8 of 16
Check out Noctua 140mm fans
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Check out Martinm210.

Then there is this (muahahahaha). It comes with bare leads, though.
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The SR1 is a low-FPI radiator.
    
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