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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.

Interesting infos, may I ask you about the pwm answer.. With a lot of 3 pin fans in a w/c build, how does one connect a bunch of push/pull fans to the mobo's pwm ?
Or if the fans are all 4 pin, with a multiple rad build in push/pull, we're talking more fans than the mobo has 4 pin connectors.

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Thanks for the explanation.
I really like those fans, they will be aesthetically great in the build I'm about to create plus they are quiettttt . redface.gif

will there be a significant difference between them and other fans squared ? are we talking about 0,3° / 0,5W?
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Interesting infos, may I ask you about the pwm answer.. With a lot of 3 pin fans in a w/c build, how does one connect a bunch of push/pull fans to the mobo's pwm ?
Or if the fans are all 4 pin, with a multiple rad build in push/pull, we're talking more fans than the mobo has 4 pin connectors.

Thanks for stepping in, you always have such detailed posts

With 3pins fans, you won't be able to use your mobo's pwm ability; only with 4pins ones.
For either cases, you'd need cable splitters such as those :
3pins splitter, those are 4x3pins but you can even find 9x3pins.
4pins pwm splitter (needs additional power from molex)
With those cables, you're able to power several fans on a single connector.

Be warned though, you need to watch out for your fans' power consumption.
For instance, if you have a low-end fan controller capable of only delivering 10W per channel, you can burn it by connecting too many fans on one input.
Fans usually don't draw much power but the issue lies in the initial spike when first powered up which can climb up to dangerous levels..
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Interesting infos, may I ask you about the pwm answer.. With a lot of 3 pin fans in a w/c build, how does one connect a bunch of push/pull fans to the mobo's pwm ?
Or if the fans are all 4 pin, with a multiple rad build in push/pull, we're talking more fans than the mobo has 4 pin connectors.

Thanks for stepping in, you always have such detailed posts

All PWM fans have 4 wires: negative, 12v+, rpm, and signal. With PWM fans, you are always pulling a full 12v (when the fan is active), so the best option is to directly connect the negative and 12v+ wires to your PSU and run the rpm and signal wires to the motherboard or fan controller. You only want one RPM to go back, but you can split the pwm signal wire just about as many times as you need within reason. I probably wouldn't put more than 50 or 60 fans on the same signal wire.

Since your power is being drawn directly from the PSU, you don't have to worry about how much load your motherboard or fan controller can handle. When you use 3-pin fans, they change speed by lowering voltage, which increases current. That means your motherboard or fan controller has to be able to firstly supply enough wattage and secondly to handle the increased current.
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will there be a significant difference between them and other fans squared ? are we talking about 0,3° / 0,5W?
The performance difference between being sealed and not depends on your radiator (thickness, FPI, shroud) and at what speed you run the fans. In most cases with an SP120 you'll not see much difference because most people do not run them at full speed, they want them quiet. If you're running an SP120 at quiet noise levels, then you're probably only at around 40% rpm, which for most radiators wouldn't be enough cfm to cause much of an air pressure drop. If you intended to run the SP120 on full all the time, then the difference would likely be significant enough to warrant being air-tight, but I cannot give you any actual numbers without doing a controlled experiment with proper sensors and specific radiator specs.
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thank you both for those answers. It explains a lot.

Would you think the bitphenix recon is sufficient for 12 SP and 4 AF ? it has 10W/channel and 5 channels.

SP : 0,09A
AF : 0,19A

ideally I'd like 4 fans per channel and I guess 8 SP per channel is unrealistic
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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.

what are you using the AF for ?
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The SP120 Performance is actually 0.25A *12v = 3watts per fan. 3watt * 4fans = 12 watts; so a 10 watt controller won't be enough for the SP120s. As a rule of thumb, I also like to have a controller be able to handle an extra 10% more power than what I intend to put through it to compensate for extra draw during startup and what not. If you like the amount of noise an SP120 makes when running at 5v, though for 24/7 use, you can just wire them directly into the PSU's 5v rail.
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The SP120 Performance is actually 0.25A *12v = 3watts per fan. 3watt * 4fans = 12 watts; so a 10 watt controller won't be enough for the SP120s. As a rule of thumb, I also like to have a controller be able to handle an extra 10% more power than what I intend to put through it to compensate for extra draw during startup and what not. If you like the amount of noise an SP120 makes when running at 5v, though for 24/7 use, you can just wire them directly into the PSU's 5v rail.

Every amp figure for the SP120 fan that I can find is 0.18A x 12 = 2.16 x 4 = 8.64 which gives that 10% headroom.

How do you know that you have connected to the psu's 5v rail ? Doesn't the psu sort that out ? or ...
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i would personally steer clear of the corsair fans for a radiator. they are loud at full throttle and when you slow them down you lose your airflow plus the static pressure.
use bgears bblasters, enermax magma or the askasa vipers. the bgears are my personal pick and favorite. though i will say from what ive read over the last couple days, the enermax is the best compromise on noise and performance.
btw, 2000rpm xspc fans are cheap and have really good specs too...
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I used a pair of SP120 quiet editions on an Antec 620 (and AF120 quiet editions as case intakes) for my dad's build and at full speed they are dead quiet. Even with my head right next to the case it's near-silent.

If need be I can swap the intake AF120's QE and the SP120's QE and run some benchmarks (it's cooling an i5-2500K @ 4.0 GHz so it would be a decent OC) to see which one really performs better.

Now the SP120 high performance editions...those are loud. I've got a pair of them on my ES240 rad and they are much louder (at full speed) than the AP-15's they replaced. I'd steer clear of them unless you have a fan controller.
   
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I used a pair of SP120 quiet editions on an Antec 620 (and AF120 quiet editions as case intakes) for my dad's build and at full speed they are dead quiet. Even with my head right next to the case it's near-silent.

If need be I can swap the intake AF120's QE and the SP120's QE and run some benchmarks (it's cooling an i5-2500K @ 4.0 GHz so it would be a decent OC) to see which one really performs better.

Now the SP120 high performance editions...those are loud. I've got a pair of them on my ES240 rad and they are much louder (at full speed) than the AP-15's they replaced. I'd steer clear of them unless you have a fan controller.

A bit of off topic here, but do you think you can take a video, or share your results on the 120 performance editions when downvolted? What's the minimum running voltage, and starting voltage as well as the corresponding RPMs. No need to be entirely accurate, small variance is acceptable.
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