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what size thickness of a rad would i need for my cougar vortex v14h which would be a 420mm rad.
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I would go for a RX140.3(Low FPI) as they are 1200RMP fans.
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waht does FPI stand for what about this one

http://www.svc.com/rad-3670.html
Edited by Grumby21 - 10/14/11 at 12:27pm
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but with that in mind what fpi should i be looking for with my fans. i saw the sr-1 420 is 9fpi
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post #6 of 12
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but with that in mind what fpi should i be looking for with my fans. i saw the sr-1 420 is 9fpi
I don't have experience with radiators with FPI below 20 so can't really comment. Do notice that the RX480 rad says sub-8 FPI on the XSPC website:

http://www.xs-pc.com/products/radiat...-fan-radiator/

The lower speed (quieter) the fans are the better lower FPI radiators are to work with them as I understand things.
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post #7 of 12
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so i would have to find the lowest fpi for my fans.
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post #8 of 12
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so i would have to find the lowest fpi for my fans.
I would say so. I hadn't looked at the fan before but notice now that it is a 140. The rad I linked was for 120 fans.

It also looks to be billed as a "case fan". They usually have a lower static pressure than fans specifically designed for radiators so a lower FPI radiator won't give it more resistance to pushing air through it for cooling.

Case fans are designed for volume while rad fans are designed to push/pull air through restrictions (such as the fins on a radiator).
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post #9 of 12
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so i would have to get a thin rad with low fpi. right?
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post #10 of 12
Lower FPI is optimized for lower speed fans, and generally need to be thicker to maintain performance. Higher FPI requires higher speed, or more specifically higher pressure, fans to cool effectively.

For your fans you want a thicker, lower FPI radiator.
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