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Need help to chose 120mm fan with good static pressure for radiator

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I am looking for a good 120mm fan for radiator. The requirements are:

1. The static pressure should be at least 3mm H2O
2. Should be 25mm thickness, not 38mm!
3. Noise level the lower the better, no more than 40dbA?
4. Should be ball bearing, not sleeve bearing!


Any suggestions? Very much appreciated!! Thanks much!!!
post #2 of 19
I use Yate Loon High Speed, whisper quiet, high static pressure, they should do you good, make sure you get them at the right place such as Danger Den, FrozenCPU or Petras I believe (got mine at DD)
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Not sure what the exact figure of the static pressure is but Gentle Typhoon AP-15s are some of the best fans for radiators on the market.
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This one the GT AP-15.
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Not sure what the exact figure of the static pressure is but Gentle Typhoon AP-15s are some of the best fans for radiators on the market.
GT's got my vote as well. Very good fans for radiators.
 
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post #6 of 19
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Not sure what the exact figure of the static pressure is but Gentle Typhoon AP-15s are some of the best fans for radiators on the market.
I love the AP-15. However, I have the other radiator with 30FPI, so require for High static pressure. I know AP-15 has the static pressure around 2mmH2O. If I choose AP-15, I need to do push/pull, however, I do not have the clearance to do that. Thanks for your suggestion though!
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I love the AP-15. However, I have the other radiator with 30FPI, so require for High static pressure. I know AP-15 has the static pressure around 2mmH2O. If I choose AP-15, I need to do push/pull, however, I do not have the clearance to do that. Thanks for your suggestion though!
Or, what do you guys think? Do you think th AP-15 can handle 30FPI without push/pull?
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120x25 mm San Ace.... static 6.5, noise 40dB
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27970

120x25mm San Ace.... static 4.57, noise 36dB
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29337
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120x25 mm San Ace.... static 6.5, noise 40dB
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27970

120x25mm San Ace.... static 4.57, noise 36dB
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29337
Those are nice, but if your going to spring for a San Ace. Get a real San Ace Fan

I use two on my silver Arrow, and with a fan controller turning them down all the way I get great temps. This is one of the highest static pressure fans your going to get at a decent noise level, the undervolt really quiet! Best advice I can give you is to stick with 120x38mm fans if your looking for max pressure. 120x25mm fans arn't wide enough to support proper blade pitch for high enough static pressure for a rad IMO. Pick up one san ave 1011 and a fan controller. use it to push though the rad. it that's not good enough try pulling air though it, then if need be you can bring out the big guns...2 san ace 1011's
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post #10 of 19
these are nice
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12trblvehi.html
5dBa over 40dba tho
but you can plug them into a 3pin mobo fan header
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 5/3/11 at 3:15pm
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