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What would you guys say the best fans are for the H240x? I currently have Aerocool DS on the radiator, but I recently discovered that was a poor choice because they keep failing when I have them mounted horizontally. I would like to keep red LEDs if possible, but my main concern is good performance while being dead quiet at lower RPM.
Edited by casper5632 - 10/18/15 at 9:05am
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New Swiftech white tubing and compression fittings, think it looks better.
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What would you guys say the best fans are for the H240x? I currently have Aerocool DS on the radiator, but I recently discovered that was a poor choice because they keep failing when I have them mounted horizontally. I would like to keep red LEDs if possible, but my main concern is good performance while being dead quiet at lower RPM.
I actually asked this same question to SwiftTech support as I was looking for some LED fans. Their obvious answer was the stock fans that come with the unit. But they explained that they can't recommend any other fan with confidence because they have not tested every type of fan out there. They also said that each part of the H240-X is picked/designed to help make the unit the most efficient.....
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What would you guys say the best fans are for the H240x? I currently have Aerocool DS on the radiator, but I recently discovered that was a poor choice because they keep failing when I have them mounted horizontally. I would like to keep red LEDs if possible, but my main concern is good performance while being dead quiet at lower RPM.

I'm currently in a similar situation, most if not all of the decent radiator fans for horizontal mount that fit my color scheme (black/red) are pretty bad. 140mm has even less options than 120mm too. I'll probably be going with some Noctua NF-A14 PWM's and trying to hide them. I'm sick of fans dying. There's also the EK-Vardar fans which I hear are decent though but not as quiet at low RPM. The stock Helix fans are good for airflow/pressure but not very quiet. Would love to find something with good bearings and PWM in black or black/red.
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Hey guys, I recently noticed that my H220-X pump is making an annoying rattling noise at low rpm, when the CPU is at idle. Is there any way to fix this ? Maybe setting up the PWM low limit somehow ?

I think this might be normal if you have a silent build, I've had two of these MCP30 pumps and had to test the entire range of PWM speed to see which RPMs it didn't vibrate/rattle at and set the fan speed profiles accordingly. It's especially noticeable in these units since you can't decouple the pump from the rad (without extensive modification) to isolate pump vibrations. Any air trapped of course will increase the noise but that should go away over time, but all pumps vibrate and/or rattle to some degree. I can't really say what speeds are quiet or loud as each pump is probably slightly different, but I have noticed it changes with loop restriction (adding or removing waterblocks or rads). Usually there's about 3-4 sweet spots in the PWM range.
Edited by s74r1 - 10/18/15 at 5:18pm
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Hey guys whats up? Been a long time since i been here, just want to report my H220X is still going strong without any issues. I have also had it since launch last year witht the first batch i believe, seeing as i have the first set of tubes. Since it has been over a year now, should i replace TIM? also, i can see my radiator is dusty but cant seem to remove the fans, How do i go about cleaning this?


Up to you on both accounts.

You can use a blower/compressed air to clean the rad or some water. Either work fine but all methods have their risks you need to look into. As for me I do both. During deep clean I wash them otherwise I use a shop vac to clean them.

I would like to add that my near release h220 (non x) is still going strong maint free!
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What would you guys say the best fans are for the H240x? I currently have Aerocool DS on the radiator, but I recently discovered that was a poor choice because they keep failing when I have them mounted horizontally. I would like to keep red LEDs if possible, but my main concern is good performance while being dead quiet at lower RPM.

I use Noctua NF-A14 PWM and Industrial iPPC-2000 PWM version. Both fans are excellent. But you will need to run them using the Swiftech PWM hub to get that low RPM, some motherboards don't support that low duty cycle on fans.
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I use Noctua NF-A14 PWM and Industrial iPPC-2000 PWM version. Both fans are excellent. But you will need to run them using the Swiftech PWM hub to get that low RPM, some motherboards don't support that low duty cycle on fans.

Have you directly compared the IPPC-2000's to the NF-A14 PWM's at low rpm (600-1000)? I've read the IPPC's have a louder motor sound, which is a real shame since they look a lot nicer.
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Have you directly compared the IPPC-2000's to the NF-A14 PWM's at low rpm (600-1000)? I've read the IPPC's have a louder motor sound, which is a real shame since they look a lot nicer.

Not that I've heard. In comparison the brown/beige version is 300-1500 RPM and the black industrial version is 500-2000 RPM (450-2000 for the 120mm fan). However the Swiftech PWM hub allows them to go as low as 250 and 400. Both are quite inaudible at this low RPM. When gaming I run my fans at a max of 1000 RPM which has an acceptable noise level, considering you won't hear much of it anyway due to game sound/music.

Edit: The only downside of running these fans at such a low RPM, is that the buzz/hum coming from your Swiftech pump, will be audible and can be quite annoying. So it's just finding the right balance between RPM and noise at this point.
Edited by d0mmie - 10/19/15 at 3:28am
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Have you directly compared the IPPC-2000's to the NF-A14 PWM's at low rpm (600-1000)? I've read the IPPC's have a louder motor sound, which is a real shame since they look a lot nicer.

I have used both on the same radiator, and the PPC are noticeably louder at lower rpm. I actually replaced the PPC with Redux due to this.
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