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Hello people! I have a little issue I can't decide on, so I come to the masters!

I have the RAVEN RVZ01 case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-rvz01b)

On vertical layout, one side of the case has one fan intake that is directly above the CPU and on the other side two fan intakes that are directly in front of the GPU. I currently have only one fan in the GPU area, and I plan to get an GTX 770 with ACX or Windforce cooler (very probably ACX, as another case owner reported temperatures below 60c with the ACX card). He used Corsair AF fans.

The case is designed to have positive air pressure and exhaust air throughout all the sides of the case. So, that makes the obvious choice of an AF fan for the CPU area.

However in the GPU area, should I get static pressure fans, as they will be very close to the GPU? Or maybe 1 SP fan in the left-fan intake (completely in front of the GPU) and one AF fan on the right?

The goal is push out all the heat from the GPU as quickly as possible, but I would like to have fans that could help in any degree to cool the card while they take heat out as well.

I have seen a variety of fans, but I hope to get recommendations.

I have seen:

Scythe Gentle Typhoons
Noiseblocker M12-S1
Cougar Vortex (Blue led)
Corsair AF-120
Thermaltake TY-140

Noise is important to me; I wish to have a quiet system, although I can stand a little noise, more if it because of better cooling.

Thanks to anyone that can help smile.gif
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Wondering the same thing. It's the reason I just came on OCN.
I'm interested in 2 120mm fans for my radiator.
Also looking for silent case fans.
I'm willing to make the investment, but since I have never used anything but cheaper fans, I am hesitant to pay a lot per fan.

the research has been done on my side. i guess i am just looking for verification and maybe some additional data I have not yet seen.
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I think the CoolerMaster Jetflow 120mm Blue LED's are awsome, lots of air movement if you put it on the side
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Originally Posted by Mariolillo View Post

Hello people! I have a little issue I can't decide on, so I come to the masters!

I have the RAVEN RVZ01 case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-rvz01b) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
On vertical layout, one side of the case has one fan intake that is directly above the CPU and on the other side two fan intakes that are directly in front of the GPU. I currently have only one fan in the GPU area, and I plan to get an GTX 770 with ACX or Windforce cooler (very probably ACX, as another case owner reported temperatures below 60c with the ACX card). He used Corsair AF fans.

The case is designed to have positive air pressure and exhaust air throughout all the sides of the case. So, that makes the obvious choice of an AF fan for the CPU area.

However in the GPU area, should I get static pressure fans, as they will be very close to the GPU? Or maybe 1 SP fan in the left-fan intake (completely in front of the GPU) and one AF fan on the right?

The goal is push out all the heat from the GPU as quickly as possible, but I would like to have fans that could help in any degree to cool the card while they take heat out as well.

I have seen a variety of fans, but I hope to get recommendations.

I have seen:

Scythe Gentle Typhoons
Noiseblocker M12-S1
Cougar Vortex (Blue led)
Corsair AF-120
Thermaltake TY-140

Noise is important to me; I wish to have a quiet system, although I can stand a little noise, more if it because of better cooling.

Thanks to anyone that can help smile.gif
First off TY-140 is 140mm and I believe your vents are 120mm

For quiet I suggest using PWM fans with CPU and GPU PWM control. This will make the case fans idle when CPU GPU idle and spin up to supply the air needed as CPU / GPU need it. First link in my sig explains it .
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First off TY-140 is 140mm and I believe your vents are 120mm

For quiet I suggest using PWM fans with CPU and GPU PWM control. This will make the case fans idle when CPU GPU idle and spin up to supply the air needed as CPU / GPU need it. First link in my sig explains it .

I have read that the thermalright is a 140mm fan with 120mm mountings, so that's why I added it to the list. About PWM, I don't know how to properly set it up nor which fans to buy for PWM frown.gif
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PWM is required for fan speed control.
unless you can control it though voltage (I think).

But PWM is best. its a fan with 4 pins instead of 3.
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post #7 of 76
Did you read the link I suggested?
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Originally Posted by Darqside View Post

PWM is required for fan speed control.
unless you can control it though voltage (I think).

But PWM is best. its a fan with 4 pins instead of 3.

Ahh then I know a little I think.
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Did you read the link I suggested?

Haven't had the time yet :S too much work for me these last two days. Bit I will read it as soon as I can and post back smile.gif
post #9 of 76
If you want a 120mm fan that has great static pressure (2.66mmAq) and is also silent, give GELID's PWM WING 12 PL a try, at $25 a pop it's on the expensive side but you won't regret it.
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I think the CoolerMaster Jetflow 120mm Blue LED's are awsome, lots of air movement if you put it on the side

Jetflo's are garbage, bought 2 recently and returned them. Way too noisy for 2000rpm, sounds more like 46dBA than their listed 36dBA. Replaced with 2x Cougar CF-V12HP PWM.

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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Did you read the link I suggested?

Haven't had the time yet :S too much work for me these last two days. Bit I will read it as soon as I can and post back smile.gif
Sounds like "My dog eat my homework" to me. rolleyes.gif
What I suggested is only about twice as much reading as your original post.

I honestly don't care if you read it or not. But I'm not going to waste my time trying to help when you are not motivated enough to help yourself. mad.gif
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