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So in my current setup. ( in my Sig )

I have 6 fans on my top rad. 3 between case/rad, 3 under. For whatever reason, some of the blades broke and i have to replace them.

Currently im only cooling my CPU. Should i pickup 6 fans, or just go with 3, under the rad and blowing the air out.

Noise isnt the issue as i normally use my headset when playing on my computer.

Was thinking of picking up some Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 120 mm x 25 mm, 3 pin, Twin Pack. At $35 a pop, wasn't sure if 6 of them will be an overkill. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 11
IMO I would just go with three fans in push.
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post #3 of 11
If anything you'll gain a couple degrees only running 3 fans.. not a big deal.
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post #4 of 11
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So it isnt worth getting 6 ? Just grab 3 to push the air out ?
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post #5 of 11
How many fans broke?
If only three broke.. no need to buy another 3.
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post #6 of 11
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I know all the top ones have stopped, if i turned them on, they vibrated too much and the blades would break, i might only have 1 good one left out of the 6. With summer going into full swing, i know my temps will go up and want to make sure i have an efficient setup.
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post #7 of 11
please dont buy corsair fans. they are loud.
get some swiftech helix or gt-15s or do you want me to search for more?
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post #8 of 11
i run 3 sp 120s on the bottom of my rad in push format and they work great
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post #9 of 11
Or get some XSPC fans or some yate loons on the cheap!!!
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Originally Posted by v1ral View Post

Or get some XSPC fans or some yate loons on the cheap!!!

+100 as far as ive ever seen, yates are the best price/performance/noise fans you can buy. next in line is koolance and swiftech helix
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