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Corsiar AF120's or SP120's for Corsair H80i?

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What do you guys recommend? And why?

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Edited by Richaye - 3/7/14 at 12:17am
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SP is meant for pressing air through a dense radiator or heatsinks.


AF are good as case fans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FphamgmsAy8
Linustechtips has a informative video about SP and AF fans.
Edited by Aesthetics - 3/7/14 at 12:23am
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SP for sure. AF focuses on airflow which is not good when you put it up against a rad. SP focuses on stafic pressure which is probably the most important thing to push through rads. SP fans may be louder than AF fans as well. I thought H80i already has the oem version of SP fans to come with the kit??
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Finally something I might be helpful with! I used to use the AF120s on an H80i to cool an OC'd 8350 in a Fractal R4. I don't recall ever having noise issues(and I'm kinda anal about noise as I leave my pc on 24/7 with two kids sleeping in my room), but I do remember having trouble getting it over 4.4 GHz stable. So I would say that they're a great choice for silence, but performance wise maybe not so much. I actually just received three SP120s(1450 rpm) for a big ol' radiator yesterday. Unfortunately I won't be able to get them on right away to comment on the noise/performance, nor am I currently using the H80i. Sooo, maybe not so helpful. Sorry.
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Yup SP for radiators. SP Stands for Static Pressure which should be a specification on the fans and so definitely use the SP ones over the AF. Also if you want to think about the quiet editions I would get the performance editions and use a fan controller to vary the RPM so that if you want higher RPM you have the option where as the quiet editions just top out at a lower RPM
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