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I am trying to think of a setup for my custom loop.
I need the setup to be high performance when needed and quite when needed.

For the rad i was planning on a Black Ice GT Xtreme 480 or a Alphacool Monsta 480. Not sure which to choose yet?

So i was wondering if i could get a high performance rad and have 2 sets of fans on it.

One set of high performance fans like the Delta AFB1212VHE 120x38mm Rev. C http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/deaf12recveh.html
and then weaker low rpm fans on the other side, like Arctic Cooling F12 fans.

So when i need quiet performance i totally turn of the delta fans and only use the arctic cooling fans.
and when i need extremely high performance i turn both sets of fans on.

I was originally trying to find high rpm fans like the delta fans that could be turned down to low rpm and (DBA) sounds.
But haven't been able to find anything with that much range. And i heard that the delta fans take to much power so can't be controlled with fan controllers and stuff to lower the rpm enough to make a difference. Not sure if this is true though?

But i'm not sure if this will work, maybe with 2 different sets of fans spinning air will be prevented from traveling properly.
Along with many other dilemmas like how would i turn off the fans with having to directly disconnect them from the PSU.

Are there any fan switches that will turn of fans?

Anyone know of fans that can be high powered like the delta fans with (4000 rpm-148 cfm) which can be turned down to like 1000 or less rpm when needed?


sorry if the thread is hard to understand.
Advice really needed.
Thanks.
Edited by icebrain1 - 8/16/13 at 2:25am
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Originally Posted by icebrain1 View Post

I am trying to think of a setup for my custom loop. So that i can dial down the sound when i am not doing anything hardcore and can increase to extreme levels when needed.

For the rad i was planning on a Black Ice GT Xtreme 480 or a Alphacool Monsta 480. Not sure which to choose yet?

So i was wondering if i could get a high performance rad and have 2 sets of fans on it.
One set of high performance fans like the Delta AFB1212VHE 120x38mm Rev. C http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/deaf12recveh.html
and then weaker low rpm fans on the other side, like Arctic Cooling F12 fans.
So when i need quite performance i totally turn of the delta fans and only use the arctic cooling fans.
and when i need extremely high performance i turn both sets of fans on.

I was originally trying to find high rpm fans like the delta fans that could be turned down to low rpm and (DBA) sounds.
But haven't been able to find anything with that much range. An i heard that the delta fans take to much power so can't be controlled with fan controllers and stuff to lower the rpm enough to make a difference.

But i'm not sure if this will work, maybe with 2 different sets of fans spinning air will be prevented from traveling properly.
Along with many other dilemmas like how would i turn off the fans with having to directly disconnect them from the PSU. (are there any fan switches that will turn of fans)?
And will the weak Arctic-Cooling fans even be able to remove enough heat from the rads?


sorry if the thread is hard to understand.
Advice really needed.
Thanks.


What hardware are you cooling?
I can vouch for corsair SP120 fans on thick Rads, they get a good amount of air through while staying quiet
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k @ 4.5GHZ Asus Z77M-pro EVGA 980Ti SC ACX 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung OEM SSD 128Gb Sandisk SSD Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardMouseMouse Pad
Dell P2715Q 4K Apple Kbd Logitech G402 Steelseries QCK 
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Senheiser CX215 
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3770/980ti
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k @ 4.5GHZ Asus Z77M-pro EVGA 980Ti SC ACX 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung OEM SSD 128Gb Sandisk SSD Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardMouseMouse Pad
Dell P2715Q 4K Apple Kbd Logitech G402 Steelseries QCK 
Audio
Senheiser CX215 
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Originally Posted by jakethesnake438 View Post

What hardware are you cooling?
I can vouch for corsair SP120 fans on thick Rads, they get a good amount of air through while staying quiet

GPU-I will be waiting for the next gen amd cards. but if they're not that good i will get a gtx 780. I will start off with 1 card and get 2 or 3 down the road.
CPU- 4770 k
Rog maximus formula VI cooling the VRAM.

I will be overclocking the CPU and the GPU's to the max they'll go.

I read a bunch of bad reviews about the corsair rad fans when compared to many other fans.
Don't remember the source though sorry.

Thanks.
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