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I need to grab 2 more 480s radiators, and I am going to use yate loom fans since I do not want to pay the high price for GT fans. I may later on upgrade down the road but not right now. For now I want to use yate loom fans on the inner side of my radiators, while on the outside I want to use these RED LED fans, http://www.neweggbusiness.com/product/product.aspx?item=9b-35-345-033

Will they work well enough for an ax or Ex radiator? The static pressure is a little less then a GT 1850, but I just wanted to know if the LED ones vs YL fans will I suffer performance much?


Also, if I do not use any led fans and just YL, is the Ex a better choice or still the Ax? Is there another fan that is better than the YL for radiator but cheaper then the GT?

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Which yate loins are you looking at? I would not recommend mixing fans. I tried this before and it gave me worse temps than just using a single fan; turbulence is my guess.
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Medium speed ones
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The AX model is a better radiator, but for the money it is marginally better especially in a push/pull situation with medium speed fans. It will shine in comparison when running the fans at very low speeds. I currently have an EX 480 and had 8 m-12s on it and it worked swimmingly for my 3930k and 7970. I m not sure what you're trying to cool and the ultimate goal if it is silence or cooling capacity. For the money though I would rather pick up the Alphacool radiator versus the XSPC-AX models. The XSPC EX really shines due to cost; you can purchase an EX480 for $79 or $160 for both. The AX will run you $230 roughly.


As far as the fans go I had issues when mixing fans. I believe it caused turbulence and actually made my temperatures worse than just a push or pull configuration. If you just want the LED effect I would buy a couple cheap LEDs from Radioshack make a pilot whole in the Yates and wire them in for the same effect. For the money they are great fans, great noise characteristics, and superb price. I personally can't stomach the whole $25 for one fan.
Edited by dsmwookie - 12/2/13 at 2:13pm
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There will be no difference really. Just get EX480.
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medium yates are ok to use tho? Next best compared to GT's? Mean only a 5c at most difference right? Or?
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post #7 of 7
+1 for the ex480. I got it mainly because of the price and was pleasantly surprised at the quality. Would love to purchase a second soon...

As for fans, I hear nothing but great things about the yate loon. What speed do the medium run at? First thought would be screw it and get the high speed, just turn them down but over the years, I honestly wish I had just got a bunch of ap-14's and just ran them at full power all the time. Just my opinion...

I was considering picking up a bunch of new fans. Right now on my 360mm rad I only have 3 corsair fans. Thought about getting 3 more but heck for the money, I could get 6 yate loon high speed...
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