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I am about to upgrade my GPUs to two in SLI and want to upgrade my fans for a better thermal environment. I have a watercooled CPU with a radiator with two stock 120mm fans that I want to replace. Been looking at the Corsair SP120 PWM Performance Series High Pressure fans - has anyone used these and would recommend them?

Also want to replace the two stock 200mm case fans - does anyone have any recommendations?
post #2 of 16
Those fans arent bad. Ive used them in a couple builds for friends/family and they perform well.

1. If you want more comparison data, see this thread here on OCN.

2. For 200mm I have not directly used, but there is a fair selection that are available such as here.

Let us know what you go with!
post #3 of 16
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Thanks for the links - will take a look and report back!


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I am about to upgrade my GPUs to two in SLI and want to upgrade my fans for a better thermal environment. I have a watercooled CPU with a radiator with two stock 120mm fans that I want to replace. Been looking at the Corsair SP120 PWM Performance Series High Pressure fans - has anyone used these and would recommend them?

Also want to replace the two stock 200mm case fans - does anyone have any recommendations?
1. CoolerMAster Jetflo's are better than Corsair SP's. The Jetflo's also out perform their specs as well which is also really reassuring. Got two that do 2250RPM and one that does 2350RPM. And they are not loud at all in my opinion.

2. Bitfenix Specter Pro 200's I have heard are pretty good. I personally use CM Storm Force 200's with modded fan connectors. Modding those to fit any normal 3 pin fan header was not hard. But I don't think you can get the Storm Force 200's any more. So I would next go for the Bitfenix. There are rumours of 200mm Jetflo's coming. But I unfortunately can't confirm that yet.
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I am about to upgrade my GPUs to two in SLI and want to upgrade my fans for a better thermal environment. I have a watercooled CPU with a radiator with two stock 120mm fans that I want to replace. Been looking at the Corsair SP120 PWM Performance Series High Pressure fans - has anyone used these and would recommend them?

Also want to replace the two stock 200mm case fans - does anyone have any recommendations?

If your radiator has a low FPI, go with Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (non-PWM) and control the fans using ASUS utility or speedfan. If your radiator has high FPI, go with the Performance Edition model.
post #6 of 16
What are the temperatures like in your case right now? How bothered are you about noise?

The Corsair fans are not the best for radiators, the air leaks out of the corners, Do you want them for the looks?
post #7 of 16
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Thanks Alastair - will check out those options.

aznpersuazn, I need to check the fpi for the XSPC rad I have.

Not too bothered about noise. Temps ok just now but CPU goes over 70C when oc'd to 4.7 so looking to bring that down. I have a mid tower (Corsair 650D) so expect the case temp to up when I put in the two GPUs so was looking to get ahead of that with better 200mm fans


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Ps don't care about the looks either as I won't see them


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Typical XSPC rads are 8fpi for RX and 16 for EX. So neither is super high. You can get fan comparisons from MLL here

RX: http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/03/27/xspc-rx360-radiator/

EX: http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/12/22/xspc-ex360-radiator/
post #10 of 16
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Good to know and great link. Definitely got much more research to do!

Was planning to go for PWM for the radiator and connect them to CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT and let the MB control the speed based on the CPU temp as the CPU is the only device in my watercooling loop.


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