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What's better for use with a rad, Gentle Typhoons or Yate Loons?
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GTs, but I prefer Yate Loons simply because of their price.
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Most definitely GT's for higher FPI rads like the BIX and (maybe) the sr-1

Other, lower FPI rads like the RS/RX360, will suffice with high/medium yates.
Edited by bfeng91 - 5/26/11 at 11:47am
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Originally Posted by bfeng91;13645176 
Most definitely GT's for higher FPI rads like the BIX and (maybe) the rX360

Other, lower FPI rads like the RS360, will suffice with high/medium yates.

my Black Ice GTX480 works fine with medium speed yate loons
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Originally Posted by 86 5.0L;13645209 
my Black Ice GTX480 works fine with medium speed yate loons

Be that as it may, I'm pretty sure it'd be better with higher RPM/static pressure fans. Dense FPI rads cut down airflow drastically, and the BIX is veeeery dense. These rads really shine when you put high RPM fans on them. While medium yates may suffice, you'll get more cooling power if you put higher RPM fans on them.

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Originally Posted by bfeng91;13645176 
Most definitely GT's for higher FPI rads like the BIX and (maybe) the rX360

Other, lower FPI rads like the RS360, will suffice with high/medium yates.

RX has lower FPI than RS.
    
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post #7 of 25
GT's:
Better bearing.
Better noise:cfm ratio.

Yate's:
Dirt cheap.

You can buy 5 Yate's for the price of one GT. If you want airflow for no money and don't care about noise get the Yate's.

I read somewhere that it's good to take the cap off the center of Yate's and oil them using a non-penetrative lubricant since they are sleeve bearing.

Personally I would buy Yate's unless you had... comfortable amounts of money.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 5/26/11 at 11:45am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Khaotik55;13645423 
GT's:
Better bearing.
Better noise:cfm ratio.

Yate's.
Dirt cheap.

You can buy 5 Yate's for the price of one GT. If you want airflow for no money and don't care about noise get the Yate's.

The PTS Yates aren't too bad with the noise factor from what I've heard, though definitely not even close to the GT's for dB per CFM through a rad.

I have 10 PTS SL Yates and they're pretty much silent and push a respectable amount of air for case fans. I wouldn't use the SL's on a rad except for maybe an RX series on a non-extreme loop.
    
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian;13645396 
RX has lower FPI than RS.

I actually think they have very similar FPI's, just that the RS is thinner than the RX o.O I can't find the FPI of the RS360, but the RX360 is around 8.
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Originally Posted by bfeng91;13645505 
I actually think they have very similar FPI's, just that the RS is thinner than the RX o.O I can't find the FPI of the RS360, but the RX360 is around 8.

The RS is supposed to be ~14 FPI.

*EDIT* So I think I worked it out between the thickness and FPI differences that the RX has ~5% more fin surface area than the RS. While this isn't all that much of a difference, the RX fins are spaced much further apart, allowing for higher CFM to pass through and therefore has a higher cooling capacity than the RS. This is true at all fan speeds but even more pronounced at the lower speeds.

I believe (not 100% sure on this) that the RX is supposed to be a bit less restrictive than the RS as well, allowing for higher flow rates and more water to be cooled, further improving its performance over the RS.
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