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Of the following fans, which would serve best for the radiators? I'd prefer the fans be quiet (not silent.. as long as they dont make more noise than my current setup which I can hear from 10 ft away) and have good performance.

Cougar Vortex
AP-15s
Corsair SP120s
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I have an h100 right now and I'm using 4x 120mm cougar vortex fans. They aren't "silent" but my cpu only hits like 65-70 @ 4.8ghz w/HT when I play BF3. My ambient room temp is like 26C though...

Of the following fans, which would serve best for the radiators? I'd prefer the fans be quiet (not silent.. as long as they dont make more noise than my current setup which I can hear from 10 ft away) and have good performance.

Cougar Vortex
AP-15s
Corsair SP120s

My only problem with the Cougar fans is that they have to be mounted as horizontal intakes otherwise they rattle like crazy. Do the other fans rattle if they're mounted upside down as exhausts?

I'm getting a 900D to house an i7 3970x and 3x 780s. I'm thinking of mounting a 480mm on top for 2 of the cards, a 360mm front for the CPU (so I can use my existing vortex fans since they can be mounted as intake), and 240mm bottom for the third card.

I'd rate them in this order thumb.gif


1....AP-15s
2....Corsair SP120s
3....Cougar Vortex
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I would go with the AP-15s. If your looking for better acoustics you can think about running only push or pull instead of push/pull. That will halve your number of fans(less fans less noise) on the H100 and the performance hit wont be a big deal with a good rad fan. Plus its just not really worth the ~$30 for two extra fans for the 0-negligible performance gain on the thin rad of an H100.
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AP-15's (1850rpm) or AP-45's (2150rpm) if you have a fan controller.
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Okay cool.

The fans are expensive though.
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