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post #1 of 10
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What are the best 120mm fans to use for a radiator? Something that has good performance and low noise preferably.
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post #2 of 10
Gentle Typhoons have been a long time favorite. They have great static pressure for radiators. I have 12 ap-12's in my case and its dead silent, my 2 mcp-355 are louder.
http://www.aquatuning.us/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=gentle%20typhoon&
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Gentle typhoons AP-15 are sort of a standard when it comes to quiet fans for radiators. I have 5 hooked up to a fan controller and I love them. They cost a pretty good chunk of change though. About $18

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10323/fan-674/Scythe_Gentle_Typhoon_120mm_x_25mm_Fan_-_1850_RPM_D1225C12B5AP-15_Hot_Item_.html
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Yea I've heard a lot about the GTs, but would the performance be better than the standard corsair fans?
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The standard corsair fans will have better performance at the same rpm as the GT but will also be louder.
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I use x3 1450rpm gentle typhoons on one radiator, and in contrast x2 coolermaster excaliburs on the other. Reality is all the fans are connected to a fan controller so the excalibers run at about 800rpm, much less than the 2000rpm they are capable of, but anything below 800rpm is silent. I run the typhoons at the same rpm.

Point is, doesnt matter what fans you have, key is a decent fan controller. Better to get fans that are capable of a faster rpm just in case you need it in my opinion. Use a fan controller though.
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If I get 2 GTs and put them in push/pull, can I get a splitter and plug them both into the 4 pin header on my motherboard and have it auto adjust the speed?
post #8 of 10
This noctua for pull-->http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14571/fan-948/Noctua_NF-F12_120_x_25mm_PWM_Fan.html and you could put any fan you want for push and it will be all you need
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Originally Posted by Cha0s_Cha0 View Post

The standard corsair fans will have better performance at the same rpm as the GT but will also be louder.

but regardless of rpm's, the corsair is much louder when moving the same amount of air as the GT.

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2010/11/04/120mm-fan-testing-on-an-mcr120-radiator-round-6-summary/

this review shows the GT moves more air at lower noise level than the Corsair.
post #10 of 10
Supposedly, these fans are similar in performance to GT fans and cost less.
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