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I'll be running these at around 800 RPM or below. Radiators have FPI of 14(AlphaCool ST30), Which of the following will give the best performance but also remain deadly silent? Will be running them in Pull (I think).


- Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PLPS 120mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet PWM Fan - 600-1500 RPM

- Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-PS 120mm x 25mm Ultra Silent Bionic Blade PWM Fan - 400-1500 RPM

- EK-Vardar F4-120ER (2200rpm) High Performance Liquid Cooling Fan - All Black
Edited by Revan654 - 2/7/16 at 5:28pm
post #2 of 16
fans wont make enough of a difference in all honesty. i know i wouldnt spend $20 on a fan for that rpm. under 1000rpm they pretty much all sound the same.
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Will be running them in Pull (I think).

If running in PULL - You will want to exclude the Noiseblocker NB eLoops.

Due to their unique blade design they tend to drone when used in pull if mounted up close against a restriction such as a grille or radiator. They are not recommended for PULL applications unless you space them a reasonable distance from the restriction.

In PUSH configuration they work well...!
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If running in PULL - You will want to exclude the Noiseblocker NB eLoops.

Due to their unique blade design they tend to drone when used in pull if mounted up close against a restriction such as a grille or radiator. They are not recommended for PULL applications unless you space them a reasonable distance from the restriction.

In PUSH configuration they work well...!

I have space between rad and the fans. Using a Case-Labs S8S.
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I have space between rad and the fans. Using a Case-Labs S8S.

OK - If you can use a spacer/shroud to keep them at least 15mm or so distant from the rad then they will be OK.

I use them in my current rig and they sound quite nice - but mine are configured as PUSH on my rads.
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I'll be running these at around 800 RPM or below. Radiators have FPI of 14(AlphaCool ST30), Which of the following will give the best performance but also remain deadly silent? Will be running them in Pull (I think).


- Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PLPS 120mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet PWM Fan - 600-1500 RPM

- Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-PS 120mm x 25mm Ultra Silent Bionic Blade PWM Fan - 400-1500 RPM

- EK-Vardar F4-120ER (2200rpm) High Performance Liquid Cooling Fan - All Black

Alphacool Susurro fans are also very good for rad usage

http://www.aquatuning.us/air-cooling/axial-fans/17763/alphacool-susurro-fan-120-black-/-blue-edition-1700rpm-120x120x25mm

http://www.hardwaremax.net/reviews/luefter/1055-alphacool-susurro?showall=&start=3
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OK - If you can use a spacer/shroud to keep them at least 15mm or so distant from the rad then they will be OK.

I use them in my current rig and they sound quite nice - but mine are configured as PUSH on my rads.

My case is a bit smaller, I have to limit
according to reviews those fans are noisy compared to EK and Noiseblockers.
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Have to agree at that low speed the specific fan won't make a difference, but how do you know they will "always" run at 800 RPM? Are you saying you have enough rad coverage that they will never have to spin faster than that, or are you just planning on keeping them at that speed no matter what your temps are?
 
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Have to agree at that low speed the specific fan won't make a difference, but how do you know they will "always" run at 800 RPM? Are you saying you have enough rad coverage that they will never have to spin faster than that, or are you just planning on keeping them at that speed no matter what your temps are?

Want to see how they perform first at 800 RPM. I was thinking of grabbing Gentle Typhoon. I know the original GT are no longer sold. I believe Darkside has brought them back. I'm hoping their the same quality as the original.

I have two 360 Radiators for CPU and GPU. I can add another 140 or maybe 240 if needed.

Since everyone says nothing but good things about them, and their suppose to be quiet even at higher RPM.
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I've heard bad things about the Vardar's performance at low RPMs. I have no personal experience with them though, so I'm regurgitating other peoples info. They're good if you run em at full speed, but performance is poopy at low RPMs. Darkside GTs would be a LOT better. Darkside GTs are identical to the OG Typhoons, but with black blades. Everything else is the same as the originals.
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