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That is correct, all you need is distilled water and a silver kill coil. Been running that way for over a year with no problems, I don't use dye's or any other additives.
Yeah the Phantom 820's HUE lighting can provide bright enough light to make my water appear blue so there should be no need for dies!thumb.gif
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Hey guys I am making the thread active again!biggrin.gif Just a quick question. By my research it appears that the EX series of rads has a lower profile then the AX series but to make up for it, it looks like the EX has more fins per inch. So should I go for 240 rad with 2 corsair 120 SP Performance editions or 280 rad with Aerocool Sharkfan 140mm.

Aerocool Sharkfan 140mm. It does 1500RPM, 96.5cfm and 1.069mm/H20.

The Corsair 120mm Fan has 2350RPM, 62.74CFM 3.1mm/H20.

Now those two fans I would choose for the respective rad sizes. I have an array of 120mm fans to choose from at my local e tailers and am confused as which to pick. But the Aerocool seemed to be the only High performance 140mm I could find and they aren't even stocked by my e tailers but rather by my local shop! I am looking to get the best cooling performance possible, so if a 240rad/higher pressure fan will provide better performance than a 280rad/lower pressure fan then I will choose that. But the 280 rad should perform better as its got larger surface area. But a bad fan could ruin it! And I would prefer to use 280 rad because my logic is telling me bigger=better. Keep in mind I will be running push/pull.
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That coolant contains Propylene Glycol, which is OK for water cooling but very bad for the enviroment and people. It is used in car coolant as well.......

You can put that in your pipe and smoke it....literally wink.gifbiggrin.gif

Its not harmful to people. I am smoking it right now!! Along with Vegetable Glycerin it is the one of the main constituants of E-Liquid for electronic cigarettes as well as medical inhalers, food additive etc etc. The anti e-cig lobby always bring up its use in antifreeze as a scare tactic. Yes drinking a pint of antifreeze will kill you but not because of the PG.....nor the water biggrin.gif You don't hear calls to ban water because its used in antifreeze.
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If you plan to be running push / pull setup, go the 280mm rad over the 240mm rad.

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If you plan to be running push / pull setup, go the 280mm rad over the 240mm rad.

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Yeah I just need to work out fans. Aerocool Sharks?
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The only thing I don't like the look of them Aerocool Shark fans is the noise rating at full speed is 29.6dBA. That is pretty loud as fans goes.


Saying that if you lower the speed they could be OK.

Any other 140mm fans? Do you have a link for the e-tailer?
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The only thing I don't like the look of them Aerocool Shark fans is the noise rating at full speed is 29.6dBA. That is pretty loud as fans goes.


Saying that if you lower the speed they could be OK.

Any other 140mm fans? Do you have a link for the e-tailer?
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I like the Bitfenix Spectre Pro (from HERE ) myself, I have read by others that some have a clicking sound at full speed, also not to sure if nearly 200 rand is expensive or not.

It sounds like alot.

For some reason I am unable to view the Titan ice store. I have had this problem before.
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I like the Bitfenix Spectre Pro (from HERE ) myself, I have read by others that some have a clicking sound at full speed, also not to sure if nearly 200 rand is expensive or not.

It sounds like alot.

For some reason I am unable to view the Titan ice store. I have had this problem before.
Most of the people here at OCN hate the specter Pros. Apparently the specs are misleading as the airflow is not great and they are loud and according to Tator Tot's 120mm and 140mm fan round up the bearings are also falsely advertised as FDB bearings when all they are, are glorified sleaved bearings. I was seriously considering the Specter Pro PWM's until I read Tator Tot's articles.
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I have read similar things here on OCN, but I personal run the Spectre Pro 120mm fans which are perfect for me.

The noise is no issue and they seem to move enough air for the two different XSPC rads I have, RX240 and EX240.


A very great mate of mine runs the Spectre 140mm and 120mm fans on his CM Nvidia 690 II case which he has had no trouble either, which he agrees are very quiet as well.


As for miss leading labels, I believe most fans are miss leading. There is not enough independent testing done to keep the manufacturers honest.


You could always do what I have done, and that is spend a small fortune on fans looking for that great balance between noise and air flow, and always wonder if the next one will be any better biggrin.gif

Tell ya the truth, the best fan I have ever experienced is a $3AUD fan I got once from MSY (well known Australian outlet) for a customer, it was bloody quiet moved plenty of air for a 92mm fan and was super cheap. The only problem is that it was their last one and it had no stickers on it. mad.gif
Edited by ginger_nuts - 3/26/13 at 2:18am
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