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I never really delved into all that but me and ehume's theory of heat not rising in forced convection is never wrong wink.gif
That said ... I am guilty of using a 103CFM fan for my exhaust biggrin.gif
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post #462 of 12293
So...

For an air-cooled 540, I'm thinking:

5 SP120 PWM Quiet Edition
1 SP120 PWM High Pressure Edition

PWM splitter

3 intake up front, 2 120mm exhaust on top, and the stock 140mm exhaust at the rear. 120mm High Pressure goes on the CPU, and the CPU PWM controls the other fans.

Thoughts?

Is there a good fan with great static pressure and better dB/CFM than the SP120? Given they'll be sucking through a filter I'd like them to have a decent static pressure.
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Originally Posted by SupahSpankeh View Post

So...

For an air-cooled 540, I'm thinking:

5 SP120 PWM Quiet Edition
1 SP120 PWM High Pressure Edition

PWM splitter

3 intake up front, 2 120mm exhaust on top, and the stock 140mm exhaust at the rear. 120mm High Pressure goes on the CPU, and the CPU PWM controls the other fans.

Thoughts?

Is there a good fan with great static pressure and better dB/CFM than the SP120? Given they'll be sucking through a filter I'd like them to have a decent static pressure.

The Scythe GentleTyphoons AP-15 do have good static pressure, and are class leaders in dB/CFM. ehume has certainly written about them, as well as martin's liquid lab.

From personal experience, the High perf edition SP120s are pretty darn loud. I have mine set up with the step-down adapter. Also, the addition of the filter increases the sound coming from the intake system. There is certainly something to be said about fan reviews where the fans are tested alone for sound level measurements, rather than with a filter, rad, or anything else. I think it causes lower measurements and makes the fans seem quieter than they would be in actual working conditions.
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The Scythe GentleTyphoons AP-15 do have good static pressure, and are class leaders in dB/CFM. ehume has certainly written about them, as well as martin's liquid lab.

From personal experience, the High perf edition SP120s are pretty darn loud. I have mine set up with the step-down adapter. Also, the addition of the filter increases the sound coming from the intake system. There is certainly something to be said about fan reviews where the fans are tested alone for sound level measurements, rather than with a filter, rad, or anything else. I think it causes lower measurements and makes the fans seem quieter than they would be in actual working conditions.
Because that's the proper way to measure fan noise. Not literally right next to the fan or even 5cm away nor should you have it enclosed. I think fan reviews should include a frequency plot-graph because IMO no matter how quiet a fan can be if it ticks or makes a high-pitch turbulence sound it still annoys the hell out of me ... That's why i'm entirely not a fan of CM fans, they're just crap.
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So...
5 SP120 PWM Quiet Edition
1 SP120 PWM High Pressure Edition
Is there a good fan with great static pressure and better dB/CFM than the SP120? Given they'll be sucking through a filter I'd like them to have a decent static pressure.
Of course. Delta WFB1212M (Can be had cheaply for some strange reason ... There are so many 4U servers or rack enclosures that uses many of these, seems to be the de facto standard for 120mm fans on servers)
In fact the EFB-series has even better CFM/db and BETTER static pressure with a much more calming sound pitch than the WFB. That said the WFB is still very non-intruding. I can leave 5 of them running full blast and i can even sleep next to it.
The same can't be said for the Corsair fans, it utterly annoyed the hell out of me when i got a few for testing ... Sold it to people who didn't want a Delta. It did cost me some money though ...

Still it's a bad idea to use a QE, since they are PWM so why not get the full-out version and let speedfan do the work for you?
My 45.5dB EFB1212VH set as exhuast is only noticeable at full chat
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Will a EK 360XT radiator fit in front and only use pull on radiator?
post #466 of 12293
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Will a EK 360XT radiator fit in front and only use pull on radiator?

How wide is that? I think a 60mm rad will fit but not sure.
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Where can I find detailed specs for the 140mm AF140L fans that come with this case?
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post #468 of 12293
They will likely be almost identical to the regular AF140 fans minus the colored ring and the rubbered mounts.

Has anyone mounted a single 120mm rad where the exhaust goes yet? I think I am still going to put mine in when I get my case in.
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How wide is that? I think a 60mm rad will fit but not sure.

It´s 47mm wide for the 360XT , my 240 & 120 XTX is 60mm wide

Edit: Have placed an order on Corsairs website smile.gif
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Originally Posted by anteante View Post

It´s 47mm wide for the 360XT , my 240 & 120 XTX is 60mm wide

Edit: Have placed an order on Corsairs website smile.gif

Not 100% sure, but it will likely depend on your video card. Which one do you have? I have the 7970 and it is somewhere around 13 inches which is around 3 inches longer than the motherboard. Kinda gives me a gauge when I look at people's set ups, you can see how long their video cards are before they come close to the radiator. I ended out going with the swiftech 360 which is 30mm wide anyway.
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