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This fan looks great, what do you think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835132023

140mm, kinda noisy but with a fan controller it should be adjusted fine. It moves a lot of air and I'd assume it has decent static pressure. Can't find the details on that specification though.
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Originally Posted by LTSMASH View Post
This fan looks great, what do you think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835132023

140mm, kinda noisy but with a fan controller it should be adjusted fine. It moves a lot of air and I'd assume it has decent static pressure. Can't find the details on that specification though.
If you have to go with 140mm fans and you have money to spend, i'd go with these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835426027

They are VERY quiet, move a lot of air, and as a nice touch the blades are UV-reactive, and the impeller can be removed easily for cleaning.

EDIT: And for the loop order, i'd recommend res/pump > rad > cpu> rad > gpu > res
Edited by jcde7ago - 8/1/11 at 10:35pm
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post #13 of 20
The gelid fan is a case fan, not good for a 20 FPI radiator. Martin's test showed that the AP-15 outperformed almost all 140 mm fans without contest. The bGears fan is loud, might as well go with San Ace 120mm for 3 dBA more.
post #14 of 20
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Ordered everything, including the updated fans.

Thank you all for the help, i will keep you all posted and post pics. Will have to figure out how to fit the radiator inside.


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The gelid fan is a case fan, not good for a 20 FPI radiator. Martin's test showed that the AP-15 outperformed almost all 140 mm fans without contest. The bGears fan is loud, might as well go with San Ace 120mm for 3 dBA more.
It was very difficult to find a reliable source in stock for that fan, and i am not willing to spend 30 per fan.
Edited by LTSMASH - 8/1/11 at 11:18pm
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post #15 of 20
I would not spend 30 per fan either. There are a few sites that sell both San Ace H1011 and AP-15 for 20 USD.
post #16 of 20
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Well then, if the 140's advised above provide high temps, then I will change them out for the 120's

The computer will be built in the coming week and a half! So excited for the plunge into water cooling
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post #17 of 20
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Hey everyone! So the parts came in and the computer has been put together. I have some very good questions for you all...

My idle temps are half decent (room temperature is around 75-80 Fahrenheit)

The cpu at stock speeds loads around 45celsius, the GTX 590 loads 70 core 1, 85 core 2. So OBVIOUSLY something is not right...

Here's the current diagram of what the set up is like.



I am thinking of making the lower radiator push/pull since that's the last cooling before the GPU..
Also, I'd like to try both radiators sucking in air and the rear fan blowing out all the heat. I am just worried the motherboard, memory and hard drives will get hot...

Thanks for your professional opinions. Parts list should be found in previous posts.
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Hi there,
Your GPUs' temperatures are so high for your ambient temperature. I think you should first check thermal contact of GPU block and thermal paste contact with GPU. Other than that I think it would be better if you set bottom radiator as blowing the hot air to the side. Upper radiator's setup is right (it would be better if the fans were below the radiator and blowing up through radiator).
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post #19 of 20
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The GPU idles at 30 core 1/31 core 2

It should be getting good contact....

Good suggestion for the lower radiator, anything else? If I had both radiators pulling fresh air and pushing it in, with one high power 140mm in the back pulling hot air out of the case, should I be concerned about memory/motherboard/harddrive temps?
Edited by LTSMASH - 8/23/11 at 11:48am
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