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That's what I hear about this radiator that any crappy fans will do really ?
So whats the rpm (Fan Speed) range for this rad will some thing even below 1000rpm be good? Also the cfm (Air Flow) range? Can a fan be say 1200rpm and have a high cfm? will the radiator still perform good? For this radiator to perform good does rpm or cfm matter or both ?

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More CFM is *always* better, and higher RPM fans usually yield higher airflow. That being said, the RX radiators have a low fin density so air flows through relatively easily. I'm using 1200RPM fans on mine at the moment and it works well. However, I'd recommend using a push/pull configuration, especially with low-speed fans.
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More CFM is *always* better, and higher RPM fans usually yield higher airflow. That being said, the RX radiators have a low fin density so air flows through relatively easily. I'm using 1200RPM fans on mine at the moment and it works well. However, I'd recommend using a push/pull configuration, especially with low-speed fans.
Thanks for that but what would you say is the max rpm fan I can go with? Was looking at the Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM which are meant to be good but they are 1850rpm so don't no?
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Those fans are fine. Like I said, more CFM is better, regardless of which radiator. Whenever you have more air flowing through the fins, that's more air to carry away heat.
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Static pressure...higher always works best.
120x38mm fans generate higher static pressure vs 120x25mm fans.
However, with the low fin per inch count the RX rads have, you really don't have to worry about ultra high static pressure. Those fans will be just fine.
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Thanks for that but what would you say is the max rpm fan I can go with? Was looking at the Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM which are meant to be good but they are 1850rpm so don't no?
The 1850 ap-15's are perfect for that radiator. I have 8 of them in use as we speak. 6 on my rx360 and 2 on my mcr 120
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Thanks for that but what would you say is the max rpm fan I can go with? Was looking at the Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM which are meant to be good but they are 1850rpm so don't no?
AP15s are probably the number 1 rated fan and the most popular combo with the RX rad. Personally, it's a tough choice between the AP15s and Yate Loon D12SM-12. I almost prefer the yates over the gt's especially for the price, 5-6 bucks versus 18 bucks. The gt's are not 13 bucks better! They are just a little bit better not leaps better.
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More CFM is *always* better, and higher RPM fans usually yield higher airflow. That being said, the RX radiators have a low fin density so air flows through relatively easily. I'm using 1200RPM fans on mine at the moment and it works well. However, I'd recommend using a push/pull configuration, especially with low-speed fans.
acculy on rads and heatsinks more CFM don't mean better, higher static pressure is better for heatsinks and rads, because thats the ability to push air though the fins. CFM is only better for casefans
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Static pressure determines real CFM in a radiator configuration - I should have mentioned it. You're right that the CFM rating means nothing if the fan can't push air through a heatsink or radiator.
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