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So before I ask the questions heres a few shots of where im at:








I just recently upgraded to have 3 gtx 580's. What I have come to find out is that 3 is too much for my loop. I am looking to replace the single to a quad on the back. Both my rads are currently SR 1's. My idle temp on my CPU is 41 on the main core and my GPU's idle 37 35 35 respectively. Under load my cpu goes up to 66 now and my gpus around 50 to 53. Before my cpu never went above 55. So obviously I am sure if i added a quad SR 1 to the back my temps would be back down to not above 55 on the cpu and so on.

So my questions are:

1. I have noticed lots of people who say their loops their CPU idles at mid to low 30's with fans on low speeds and 20's with fans on high. I under stand on high the fans are ridiculously loud and that is not what I am looking to do. I would however like to be able to get a rad that would drop my temps to 30's. I know the SR1 wont do this so I am looking for advice here. Is the XSPC what I should be looking at? I want to maintain my quiet fans but I dont mind having loud fans(my 88cfm yate loons I have dont bother me at full blast but it doesnt seem to make a difference in temps on the SR1's).

2. I have my rads in push pull and intend to do the same for the quad I plan on getting. Currently I have a Lamptron FC2 running my 8 fans. channel 1 and 2 are running 2 fans and the other 4 run 1 each. Last 2 channels have gentle typoons 1850's on em. My intention has been to have all typhoons I just can never catch them in stock. When I do get there with 14 fans total can my fan controller run that many fans? 2 of the channels would be running 3 fans and the rest 2.

3. Because the 1850 typhoons are never in stock I have noticed newer ones that run at higher RPM. I havent seen any reviews on them if they are as good as the popular ones. I was looking at the 116.5 CFM one and just keeping it none audible levels for everyday use.


Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read. Any advice anyone could lay down on me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
post #2 of 6
For lower speed fans go for an XSPC RX series rad. For high speed fans go for a Black Ice GTX series rad.
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if you don't mind fans runnig at 1600 rpm and above then the Black Ice GTX as it just starts edging ahead of the RX at that speed

http://skinneelabs.com/triple-radiator-comparison-v2/4/
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Ok so seems a GTX is what I want but i would love some feedback on my fan and fan controller questions.

Thanks to those who have takin the time to read and reply to my post!
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So after reading

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ternative.html

I feel pretty good about getting AP29's I just was hoping someone might know if I will have a problem running 12 of them off one FC2?
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Just check the voltage of each fan, and the voltage each fan control terminal can handle, and make sure you don't go over what the terminal can handle.
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