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Hello.
So my case is falling apart and I'm thinking of getting a switch 810 with 360 rad on top and 240 on bottom. Now the rads I'm upgrading to are Black Ice® GT Stealth XFlow series with a push/pull configuration. The fans i plan to use is Corsair Air Series SP120s. Ideally, i plan to run the fans at about 400-600 RPM for minimum noise. Now, i heard gentle typhoons are also an excellent choice for rad fans but they're bit pricy. Are they worth the premium? Also, are there any better alternatives in terms of radiators? I need a thin type of radiator since in the 810 its hard to do push/pull config with the fat radiators. The tubing i plan to use is 1/2 OD.
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Look at the Alphacool ST30. Only 30mm thick, but perform very well at slow speeds. For the fans, only running at 600RPM, I wouldn't spend the extra money on GTs. The SP120's will be fine.
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I'd avoid the Corsair SP series if you're looking for optimal performance. Nidec Servo Gentle Typhoon AP15s would be ideal, CoolerMaster SickeFlow R4s if you're cheap. CMR4s will perform identically to GT AP15s, just a slight bit louder and the impeller cant dismount. They're also around 1/3rd the price at around $8 a fan. If you're planning on going with a slim radiator in push/pull I'd go with the Swiftech XP series rads, they'll benefit more from push/pull but to be honest the HW Labs GT Stealth rads are going to be pretty solid units for push/pull, I would advise against investing in replacing it as the performance gain you'll get will be negligible. Most people would rant that the Xflow rads are inferior to Uflow rads, which is usually the case as U flow increases velocity which will in turn increase liquid turbulence increasing performance but HWLabs rads use REALLY narrow channels so they don't benefit much from U flow.
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