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Just installed the Antec Kuhler 920. Technically water based, I don't consider it a water-cooling solution on the normal sense but it is a close loop thing. So... anyways. Probably should have spent more on custom/Rasa loop. Oh well.

Title says it- the stock fans are obnoxiously loud full throttle, something close not even close to full throttle and even at 1800RPM they're captain's of sinister noise. doh.gif

So - best fans for quiet yet really excellent cooling? Something I can plug into my motherboard and let it handle the fan speed instead of the water temp? thinking.gif
    
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I use Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP 15s on my H100 rad in push pull (x4). Honestly, I cant hear them over the other case fans and they do a great cooling job too smile.gif
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Scythe GT AP14 or AP15 are perfect replacements. I recommend the AP15 if you use a fan controller. The AP15s are a bit too loud for my taste, but I'm a noise hound. (And the AP15s sound much better than any other fan anywhere near its RPM level) I had success with both using the H50 and Kuhler 620. I'm using push AP14s with the H100 now wink.gif
    
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So you guys think the AP14's will do the job nicely eh? thinking.gif

AP15's or AP14's? thinking.gif

I have another question - intake or exhaust? The fans/rad are mounted on the back top 120mm fan spot in a Thermaltake V9 BE.
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Personally, I prefer intake. I get better temps with both my CPU and GPU. A good rear exhaust fan is the key for me... I have a UK 2000 (38mm) tasked for that smile.gif

When I have tried exhaust, my temps are horrid.
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Personally, I prefer intake. I get better temps with both my CPU and GPU. A good rear exhaust fan is the key for me... I have a UK 2000 (38mm) tasked for that smile.gif

When I have tried exhaust, my temps are horrid.

I figured the same would happen to me so I made it intake. So top 200mm is the only exhaust I have with single 120 in front (intake), two 120's on side (intake), and the two 120's attached to the rad (intake). But I have all this mesh in the front of my PC between the bays... making me rethink my decision.
    
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i swapped my stock Corsair fans (also loud ass) for some quiet Gelid fans which also drives a very good air flow

WING 12 PL (FN-FW12BPL-18)
Silent 120mm PWM Fan with LED
and
WING 12 PL (FN-FW12PL-18)
Silent 120mm PWM Fan with LED

see pics of them in my rig

These has Power Management, as in it will spin up or spin down as your CPU needs more or less cooling

most of the regular 120mm are one speed, so be careful when you shop make sure they have PWM to make good use of your H2O kit
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No! Don't replaces them there awesomee
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I figured the same would happen to me so I made it intake. So top 200mm is the only exhaust I have with single 120 in front (intake), two 120's on side (intake), and the two 120's attached to the rad (intake). But I have all this mesh in the front of my PC between the bays... making me rethink my decision.

By all means, swing your fans around and see how your temps go in exhaust. As with everything PC, YMMV, so its good to experiement smile.gif

I also have only one exhaust fan but my internal case temps are nominal. You shouldnt have any dramas with a 200mm
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i swapped my stock Corsair fans (also loud ass) for some quiet Gelid fans which also drives a very good air flow

WING 12 PL (FN-FW12BPL-18)
Silent 120mm PWM Fan with LED
and
WING 12 PL (FN-FW12PL-18)
Silent 120mm PWM Fan with LED

see pics of them in my rig

These has Power Management, as in it will spin up or spin down as your CPU needs more or less cooling

most of the regular 120mm are one speed, so be careful when you shop make sure they have PWM to make good use of your H2O kit

I'll check out the Gelid's. I'm under the impression that you want something that has a lot of static pressure for cooling radiators. As to that, I don't know which fans are best for static pressure. redface.gif
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No! Don't replaces them there awesomee

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By all means, swing your fans around and see how your temps go in exhaust. As with everything PC, YMMV, so its good to experiement smile.gif

I also have only one exhaust fan but my internal case temps are nominal. You shouldnt have any dramas with a 200mm

Yeah I dunno see. I have 2x6850 in CF. However one has a Twin Turbo Pro on it so it dumps heat into the case... the other is a Sapphire with stock sink/shroud. I though about changing the TTP back to the stock XFX on the other one, but then it would also just dump heat into the case. I can't win damnit! tongue.gif
    
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