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http://www.petrastechshop.com/hwlablicegts1.html

this is the radiator i'm planning on buying. what's the best fan for it? i've got one of the Yate Loon ones from Petras selected currently, but what do you think is the best, everyone? it's for an external radiator, ideally. it's going to be on my desk, so quiet is a good thing.
post #2 of 20
I see you said quiet is a good thing.....as far as this radiator is concerened....from what I read it performs best with high CFM fans which to some can seem noisy. It comes down to preference vs. performance. You may go through a couple sets of fans until you find what your looking for. You mentioned yate loon's but you didn't say which ones.
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personally I would say to start with some Yate loon D12SM-12's since they are inexpensive and a good compromise of CFM vs dBA. If they run too noisy you can always slow them down with a fan controller.
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Nah, you're going to want something higher (as high cfm and pressure as possible) with a 1.5" shroud. If you do push/pull that's the best, but if you have to choose one, do pull with a shroud.

Fans I would recommend are Panaflos, Sunon's, or Ultra Kazes (All are 38mm thick) and push a good amount of air.
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Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
Nah, you're going to want something higher (as high cfm and pressure as possible) with a 1.5" shroud. If you do push/pull that's the best, but if you have to choose one, do pull with a shroud.

Fans I would recommend are Panaflos, Sunon's, or Ultra Kazes (All are 38mm thick) and push a good amount of air.

You are correct SIR...

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post #6 of 20
The GTS is a pretty good bang for buck rad if you don't have a lot of blocks in the loop..360 Rads.Its pretty restrictive water and air flow wise...For a CPU only loop with a good pump they are pretty good...

Like DR was saying use some 120x38mm fans on it, I'd use them on any rad, I'd go with at least these..86cfm Pana..These are what I like to use..115 Pana-S/W..

..Part 1- Temp's with and with-out shrouds

..How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes

..How To: Build A Performance Shroud - Overclock.net
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post #7 of 20
I am really starting to love this fan with a Fan Controller!

http://www.petrastechshop.com/12x38scdfuka2.html

Ultra Kaze 3000 (133cfm @ 45.9db)

I find myself putting these on everything I can cool!

I Also use the Panaflo's - but have been migrating over to the Ultra Kaze's
http://www.petrastechshop.com/12x38pafbhyw1.html

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post #8 of 20
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i like the idea for using a shroud, like that performance shroud thing that you linked me. i wanted to build something like that anyways, so this is cool. i'm going to strap a fan controller on it, possibly, though.

anyways, i think that those panaflo fans are the ones that i'd go with. do you think that i could hack a cpu loop with the 86cfm ones?

edit - what kind of power do those take? would my system (below) be able to take it, when i add a pump to the system?
post #9 of 20
Take a look @ these if you want somethin less noisy.80 CMF @ 30db
Edited by Khelben - 5/29/08 at 4:50pm
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@khel -- lol why not just post the link? we are allowed to, right?
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