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Hey guys,

I recently rebuilt my rig, which involved a new case, and now I have some leftover fans of decent quality.

Up to this point, I've been using a single Scythe S-Flex E-series fan with my Thermalright TRUE Black, specs below for the entire line:

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...ex_detail.html

I now have two lower-noise, lower-CFM Scythe S-Flex D-series fans. Would it make more sense to use them in a push-pull configuration, or just use the medium flow fan?
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Hey guys,

I recently rebuilt my rig, which involved a new case, and now I have some leftover fans of decent quality.

Up to this point, I've been using a single Scythe S-Flex E-series fan with my Thermalright TRUE Black, specs below for the entire line:

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...ex_detail.html

I now have two lower-noise, lower-CFM Scythe S-Flex D-series fans. Would it make more sense to use them in a push-pull configuration, or just use the medium flow fan?
If it is between one fan (1200rpm, 49CFM, 20dbA) vs 2 fans (800rpm, 34CFM, 9dbA), I say, a single fan will give you lower temperature but more noise while the 2 fans give higher temp with less noise.

And, the only way to find out for certain is to try the 2 options out yourself. And it will be more fun.
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If it is between one fan (1200rpm, 49CFM, 20dbA) vs 2 fans (800rpm, 34CFM, 9dbA), I say, a single fan will give you lower temperature but more noise while the 2 fans give higher temp with less noise.

And, the only way to find out for certain is to try the 2 options out yourself. And it will be more fun.
Agree to windfire, experiment a bit with them and bench them using AIDA64 or similar benchmarking software to find the best solution. Or have you got a fan controller with you? For me, I will have the one fan as push and plug it to the fan controller..
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Agree to windfire, experiment a bit with them and bench them using AIDA64 or similar benchmarking software to find the best solution. Or have you got a fan controller with you? For me, I will have the one fan as push and plug it to the fan controller..
I just ordered a Lamptron FC5v2, but don't have it yet. However, I really plan to use that for the case fans.

My Corsair 650D has a three-way (lo/med/hi) three-fan fan controller built in. I'm not using it at the moment, but I just built the system and decided I wanted a fan controller with a little more adjustment.
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I just ordered a Lamptron FC5v2, but don't have it yet. However, I really plan to use that for the case fans.

My Corsair 650D has a three-way (lo/med/hi) three-fan fan controller built in. I'm not using it at the moment, but I just built the system and decided I wanted a fan controller with a little more adjustment.
The Lamptron FC5 v2 is a good fan controller. Can handle up to 30 watts a channel. I also own this one to handle 2 of AP-15 in my case. I'm also trying to find a way to mount my Silverstone AP-181 into this fan controller.

I used to have 600T, but i never use the fan controller that came with the case..
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The Lamptron FC5 v2 is a good fan controller. Can handle up to 30 watts a channel. I also own this one to handle 2 of AP-15 in my case. I'm also trying to find a way to mount my Silverstone AP-181 into this fan controller.

I used to have 600T, but i never use the fan controller that came with the case..
I have the Corsair 200mm fan in front. I've ordered a Cooler Master Megaflow 200x30mm red LED fan to replace the Corsair 200mm on top, and I replaced the rear 120mm with a Scythe Gentle Typhoon I had.

The fan controller on the 600T is better I believe (IIRC, it's variable), but I like the 650D's SATA dock, and I like the square outer design a bit better. The 600T is a great case, though.
Edited by LoneWolf15 - 8/8/11 at 6:40pm
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