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I was wondering if running Noctua NF-F12 fans at full speed since their not that load which radiator would they be best with? this is a 360 rad am on about. I was thinking of the RX360 since these fans are max 1500rpm but the thing is their Static Pressure is very good at 2.61 mm H2O and a rad like RX360 needs rubbish slow fans. biggrin.gif that have rubbish Static Pressure also. thumb.gif
Edited by shadowman007 - 7/30/12 at 10:59pm
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I don't know much about rads and how much the FPI effects fans and air flow but I do know that Noctua designed the NF-f12's for rads and all the reviews I have read/seen provide nothing but positive results. Noctua fans are amazing and I don't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

    
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I don't know much about rads and how much the FPI effects fans and air flow but I do know that Noctua designed the NF-f12's for rads and all the reviews I have read/seen provide nothing but positive results. Noctua fans are amazing and I don't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.


+1 I've had nothing but a good experience with Noctua and these f12's are great for Rads.
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Thanks for your reply guys yes I am aware these Noctua f12's are great fans but I want to know which rad would benfit from them the most?
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Well like I said I know very little about water cooling but seeing how the NF-F12's are designed to have a high static pressure and and meant to be used on rads, so my guess would be anything with a med-high FPI. But for all I know l could be blowing it out my you know what?

    
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The XSPC RX rad specializes in cooling at slower fans but is also good at 1500 rpm, a medium fan speed.

In Martin's latest radiator testing the Alphacool UT 60 performed very well among rads tested with fans at 1400 and 1800 rpm. Hope this helps. smile.gif
    
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nothing says you gotta run them @ 12-volt all the time. usually most usuers end up using the LNA
to slow the speed and even more quiet. the LNA drops them to 1200ish... and the static is still high.
i own 8 of the F12 and 6 of the P12 fans and love 'em...

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Well like I said I know very little about water cooling but seeing how the NF-F12's are designed to have a high static pressure and and meant to be used on rads, so my guess would be anything with a med-high FPI. But for all I know l could be blowing it out my you know what?

+1. Any RAD with higher fins per inch would benefit. I saw a Review where they were used on a Corsair H100 instead of stick fans and they performed better and quieter.
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I would say that they would be optimal for rads with no more than 18-20fpi. I certainly don't think that they would do well at all on the Black Ice Stealth rads, and maybe not very well on the GTX. The 30fpi Koolance rad would be a poor choice as well.

I would suggest that the SR1, UT60/XT45/ST30, RX, and the like would be the best match.
     
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