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I'd like a solution for 5 fans (3 in pull 2 in push for a Low FPI 360mm rad (One slot is taken due to the bracket holding it to the case) And 6 fans for push pull on a high FPI 360mm rad, Preferably the quieter the better.


these two rads are cooling 4 7970s

 

Which Rads?

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The Silverstone's are a bit noisy for what they are ( bearing & cost wise.)

They direct air with their spiral pattern on the output side, so you wouldn't need a duct as it would shoot the air straight up.

(Did my previous post get tripple-posted? Wasn't sure if my browser went crazy and you fixed it...)

Ok, so Silverstone fans are not really recommended in this case? Would the noise be of a hummy fashion? I owned a Silverstone FT02-W at one point, and none of the 180mm / 120mm air penetrator fans that came with it were particularly quiet. This Define R4 is quite good at masking certain frequencies, but low bassy hum is still quite audible, as are high whiny frequencies. And what would your recommendation for the rear exhaust fan be? (140mm preferably). Something better than an undervolted Phanteks 140mm fan, if I can find such a thing.

(And finally, what do you think of Noctua's new NF-A14 FLX as case airflow fans?) Thank you again!!!
   
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(Did my previous post get tripple-posted? Wasn't sure if my browser went crazy and you fixed it...)

Ok, so Silverstone fans are not really recommended in this case? Would the noise be of a hummy fashion? I owned a Silverstone FT02-W at one point, and none of the 180mm / 120mm air penetrator fans that came with it were particularly quiet. This Define R4 is quite good at masking certain frequencies, but low bassy hum is still quite audible, as are high whiny frequencies. And what would your recommendation for the rear exhaust fan be? (140mm preferably). Something better than an undervolted Phanteks 140mm fan, if I can find such a thing.

(And finally, what do you think of Noctua's new NF-A14 FLX as case airflow fans?) Thank you again!!!

 

A14-FLX are definitely good fans. Haven't even started testing on them yet (I decided to do all the 120's, then start the 140's) but my subjective ear tests says they're just as good as the box says and the only downside is the minute bearing noise the F12's have.

 

For the rear of your case, if you want the quietest possible, then I would go for a Zaward Golf III 140mm fan.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcAjEazxCik

 

You can hear in that vid the bearing noise from the AP141's.

 

EDIT: Yeah you got a double post, but I just fixed it. Sort of a common problem for folks on the mobile site, it's a Javascript issue. Easy to "fix" on our end, just 2 clicks and it's gone.


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A Zaward Golf III, eh. I don't even think I can find these for sale, but I'll look.

That's an informative video, thank you. I was thinking more of this fan for bottom intake:



(downvolted, of course). I'll definitely explore the vent option though.
   
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A Zaward Golf III, eh. I don't even think I can find these for sale, but I'll look.

That's an informative video, thank you. I was thinking more of this fan for bottom intake:



(downvolted, of course). I'll definitely explore the vent option though.

 

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/silverstone-heligon-he01_6.html#sect0

 

That's the only decent bit of info available on that fan.

 

I looked on Ebay, the Golf 3's were available from ZawardTW on there for awhile, but not any more. My next recommendation would be the Antec True Quiet 140mm.

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I remember that review. I used to keep up with the latest info on the fan, but for some odd reason there just hasn't been much of it coming in since the fan became available for sale. Maybe that says something about the fan--if it were a great one, it'd already be more known and promoted.
   
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Which Rads?

I believe they are the EX and RS 360s from XSPC one is Low fPI and very thick, The other is thin and high fpi, I'd have to get out of bed to find the exact model numbers.
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I remember that review. I used to keep up with the latest info on the fan, but for some odd reason there just hasn't been much of it coming in since the fan became available for sale. Maybe that says something about the fan--if it were a great one, it'd already be more known and promoted.

 

Not many qualified noise analysts out there. That's the problem, I've seen a number of reviews of the HE01 & HE02; but most are not worth noting on the noise side of things.

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I believe they are the EX and RS 360s from XSPC one is Low fPI and very thick, The other is thin and high fpi, I'd have to get out of bed to find the exact model numbers.

 

That's good enough.

 

EX = 38 FPI

RS = 12 FPI

 

For the EX I'd say Noctua NF-F12 PWM models.

For the RS, if you want to keep theme, NF-S12A PWM

 

If you don't like the looks, I can make more recommendations. If you have a certain color design you're looking for, let me know.

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That's good enough.

EX = 38 FPI
RS = 12 FPI

For the EX I'd say Noctua NF-F12 PWM models.
For the RS, if you want to keep theme, NF-S12A PWM

If you don't like the looks, I can make more recommendations. If you have a certain color design you're looking for, let me know.
What fans do you recommend for RX rads and fan controller? You're quite knowledgeable about testing these fans out and showing us which ones are great to use on heatsinks and rads. I really need to catch up on the latest computer tech stuff.
Edited by rpgman1 - 2/16/13 at 11:21pm
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