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All staff members forego the rep system for our fancy badges. A simple thanks is much appreciated though. smile.gif

Zalman's wires are monotone, so they don't look bad.

 

I actually like them that way, as it's easy to cut them if needed without mixing up the wires.

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After flip flopping around I'm now leaning towards the NF-F12's once again despite their looks (it's a good thing it's the weekend because I already put in a few orders hehe).

Reason being, I saw that they were rated a whopping 2.61 mm/H2O for static pressure. Remembering what you told me earlier that when it comes to rads, that's more important, and the SP QE's only have a 1.29 mm/H20 rating. The Silent Wings 2's have 1.63 mm/H20. I'm only going to be doing a pull config (opposed to push/pull) so figured I'd just get the highest SP possible.

Do you think having the QE's in push/pull would give the F12's (in pull) a run for their money temperature wise? Or about the same?
Edited by skywalkr - 3/23/13 at 7:27pm
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After flip flopping around I'm now leaning towards the NF-F12's once again despite their looks (it's a good thing it's the weekend because I already put in a few orders hehe).

Reason being, I saw that they were rated a whopping 2.61 mm/H2O for static pressure. Remembering what you told me earlier that when it comes to rads, that's more important, and the SP QE's only have a 1.29 mm/H20 rating. The Silent Wings 2's have 1.63 mm/H20. I'm only going to be doing a pull config (opposed to push/pull) so figured I'd just get the highest SP possible.

Do you think having the QE's in push/pull would give the F12's (in pull) a run for their money temperature wise? Or about the same?

 

On a low FPI radiator, the performance difference between those pressure rated fans won't matter as much as airflow will. 

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So in that case, the Silent Wings 2's should probably perform better than the QE's and almost as good as the F12's as you originally stated then.

Do you think having two SW2's (or two QE's for that matter) would be enough to cool things in pull? Or should I go with a push/pull setup? Read a lot of mixed opinions on push, pull or push/pull, but curious to know where you stand on that. Also it seems if you were doing pull only setup, you'd probably want more pressure regardless of the FPI since well, you're not blowing anything into it directly, but then again, I really have no idea since this'll be my first rad.
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So in that case, the Silent Wings 2's should probably perform better than the QE's and almost as good as the F12's as you originally stated then.

Do you think having two SW2's (or two QE's for that matter) would be enough to cool things in pull? Or should I go with a push/pull setup? Read a lot of mixed opinions on push, pull or push/pull, but curious to know where you stand on that. Also it seems if you were doing pull only setup, you'd probably want more pressure regardless of the FPI since well, you're not blowing anything into it directly, but then again, I really have no idea since this'll be my first rad.

 

Doesn't make much of a difference, unless it causes odd sound anomolies in the fan. 

 

In the case of an F12, you'd only want to use it in a Push scenario, as it's designed specifically to push air through something. Other fans like the Silent Wing 2 & SP120 QE's would be fine in either position. 

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I'd get you a beer on the house if I could.

Thanks again Tator.
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I'd get you a beer on the house if I could.

Thanks again Tator.

 

I make it up to Canada every once in awhile, I'll just have to hold you to that if I'm at one of the OCN events up there.

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I make it up to Canada every once in awhile, I'll just have to hold you to that if I'm at one of the OCN events up there.
Sounds good. We have some really great microbreweries up here thumb.gif. Talk fans over a few pitchers? biggrin.gif

Cheers! Btw, I'm going to be looking into these OCN events you speak of.
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Sounds good. We have some really great microbreweries up here thumb.gif. Talk fans over a few pitchers? biggrin.gif

Cheers! Btw, I'm going to be looking into these OCN events you speak of.


Keep your eyes on this section:

http://www.overclock.net/f/3/overclock-net-related-news-and-information

 

Or on the home page carousel. Either will pop up with the news on these events. The next event is actually being held in my neck of the woods, with the one after that being in the UK.

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Corsair SP120 QE or PE's are a good alternative.

Another option would be the the Scythe S-Flex series, or Scythe Gentle Typhoon. If you can't find the S-Flex; you can get the same fan in the Thermalright FDB series & Zalman ZM-F3-FDB.

These are your recommendations if static pressure is a priority right? What would your recommended fans be for silence + air flow?
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