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Corsair AF120 quiet edition or SP120 quiet edition for my radiators ?

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I've been readind 3-4 reviews about those two and some say the SP is the best and others the AF

Could someone help me choose between those two for MY USE ?

I'll be butting them in this build :

http://www.overclock.net/t/1357785/build-log-cl-st10-w-c-blue-white-black-colors#post_19242969

Case : Caselabs ST10

Corsair AX860i Platinum
Neutron SSD GTX 240
Intel Core i7-3770K
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
Corsair Dominator Platinum 8 Go (2 x 4Go) DDR3 2400 MHz CL10
ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2-2GD5 2 GB (waiting for the 7XX series.)

Watercooling :

Reservoir Double bay 5"1/4 Maelstrom + pump MCP35X SwifTech
WaterBlock CPU EK-SUPREMACY NICKEL - PLEXI EKWaterblocks
white tubes + Blue liquid
BitFenix - Fan Controller Recon black
Alphacool - Radiator NexXxoS Monsta 480 at the top
1A cooling Blacklord 240 at the bottom


total : 16 fans biggrin.gif
8 for the monsta
4 for the blacklord
3 at the front
1 at the bottom


what I want :

a completely quiet case, I don't want to hear a thing
still I'll be overclocking at the max I can and need to get some fresh air. tongue.gif

which fan is the best to put on a rad and will refresh the best quietly ?


Thank you
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post #2 of 25
AF series = high Air Flow
SP series = high Static Pressure

AF is for moving lots of air in unrestricted spaced like a normal case fan. SP is specifically designed for being used on heatsinks and radiators.
 
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post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
thanks

therefore you recommand :

SP120 :
8 for the monsta
4 for the blacklord

AF120 :
3 at the front
1 at the bottom

amiright ?
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post #4 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowfree52 View Post

thanks

therefore you recommand :

SP120 :
8 for the monsta
4 for the blacklord

AF120 :
3 at the front
1 at the bottom

amiright ?

Correct!
 
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post #5 of 25
Looks like a good choice, these new Corsair fans address a few needs in a fan - dynamic pressure, cfm, power draw, and aesthetics
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post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by socketus View Post

Looks like a good choice, these new Corsair fans address a few needs in a fan - dynamic pressure, cfm, power draw, and aesthetics

My only gripes are: not square and no pwm version.
post #7 of 25
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can you develop please ? thumb.gif
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I own the high performance SP's and the Quiet Edition AF's, The high performance SP's are stupid loud/fast at full throttle, I used the voltage stepdown that came with them and still have them turned way down on my fan controller. For the AF's, I wish I Had gotten the High Performance and just used the Step Downs like I did with the SP's. Even at full speed, they seem a little slow.
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post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by Electrocutor View Post

My only gripes are: not square and no pwm version.

I think that what Electrocutor is referring to, is the lack of motherboard tach control, but that's what the fan controller is for.

"Not square" - not sure if that's an aesthetic, or a mount issue. If you look at the Corsair fan ring, most fans have a round guard, its just that Corsair accents that piece with the colored rings, seems to make it appear round, even though its setting in a sqarish frame, with 90degree corners.

But then again, I've been known to be in the unknowing ;(
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1) PWM saves power, under-volting doesn't. It also allows a much greater range of operation.
2) A key attribute of radiator use with fans is air pressure. Without a square frame, a good bit of the air around the edges just goes in a circle, losing pressure. In the case of SP120s running full-out, the difference in cfm going through the radiator (I used an XT45 when testing) is fairly significant between just mounting them and mounting them air-tight (which is quite difficult and requires insulation since they aren't square). This loss of air pressure (which equates to flow through the radiator) becomes even more apparant in high FPI radiators.
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