Originally Posted by Thrasher1016
Why would you use Silverstone Air Penetrator case fans on a radiator in either configuration?
Those fans are specifically designed for intake into open case space only, not pushing through a radiator, or pulling out the back of one either...
Just saying, Silverstone's recommendation regarding their product is that this will not produce results on par with fans designed to produce pressure-based airflow.
I addressed this with another fella about a radiator he had, and it was a temporary fix and all, but it's just a curiosity for me, because I'm such a "case airflow" person, and I love the SS AP fans!
Thanks - T
Just because I have them on hand, and this, http://martinsliquidlab.org/2013/02/18/why-static-pressure-max-flow-specs-are-poor-measures-of-fan-performance/
I just personally want to test how focused airflow works with a rad. I know the AP121s have more SP then the AP122s, but I don't have those.
Originally Posted by Avonosac
My 670 4gb DC2 was great for my 1200p monitor and 1080p secondary, but it didn't have anywhere near the required power to make 1440p look really nice on my QNIX QX2700.
Really? With what game? I have yet to find a game that I cant play on highest settings with at least FXAA (since high levels of AA dont really make a difference at 1440P). Havent tried Crysis 3, it may be the only game to be played on high. Ive also never came close to 2GB, Crysis 2 all maxed with DX11 and high res textures used the most at 17xxMB.
Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3
I have many fans in my collection, more than I ever needs. The Helix can not be heard over the Spectre Pro all running at 5v, 7v. At 12v you can slightly hear it, if you put your ear close to the case. The way Helix is designed is very different (like the AP-15 but more like the Titan Kukri) than SP120 from Corsair. I had the SP120 and the QE is no different than standard version, just they set speed for you. I did not find the SP120 & SP120QE quiet at any levels when used on heatsink, rad or case. There was an audible noise.
With the 550D which I did own and returned, fans in the front of case/side/top with the dust filter attached, will increase the noise of the fans, by considerable amount. The dust filter than came with the 550D are garbage and do really nothing except increase noise. I currently have the P280 which is better than 550D is better all aspects.
As getting the Phantom 630 I would skip that case. Get the Fractal Arc Midi R2, you will find it to be a much nicer and better built case. Plenty of room and very good open airflow.
I was going to try the Arc Midi R2, but its not available yet. Also, I think for my loop a single 360 would be perfect, and in the R2, it would either be 2x240s which is one more fan, or a 240 + 120 which I just wouldn't like with the extra space for a 240.
Plus I had an R3 before, and the build quality was quite bad. Came with paint chips, things didn't line up right, panels were too flexable, and the top had little bumps in it. Didn't keep that one for that long.
I had a couple of Switch 810s and they are pretty solid cases, just huge. The 630 has a lot of nice features while being a little smaller, and still offering tons of water cooling options. Its also got great airflow. Im not a huge fan of the front/top styling, but Ill have it positioned where I only see it from the side, with the side panel removed. The gun metal color will also match my color theme nicely.