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like the title says, what is the best 240 rad and fan combonation you would suggest? I'm thinking of getting 2x Enermax Everest fans and a Black Ice Xtreme 2 X-Flow 240 rad. is this a good combo or would I benefit from a different rad? btw i'd like to keep the fans the same because my case is white and i think it'd look a lot better with white fans.
    
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Basically, the tighter the fin spacing is in the rad, and the more air the fan(s) move through the rad, the better the cooling will be, but the louder it will be too.

Choosing fans based on color is bizzare. Choose fans based on CFM, pressure, and noise, since a great looking computer that overheats is useless.
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a lot of people on the modding forums use them and say that they're good fans and i don't really feel like taking apart my current fans to paint them. I figured since they seemed to be good fans and they were white i'd sell my old heatsink and fans and buy these fans instead of re-using the other ones
    
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seems like the lazy way out but you can do whatever, the rad you said is amazing from what ive heard so personally i would stick with the rad and do whatever you want regarding fans
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ya I'm pretty lazy, but i'll have a lot of other stuff on my plate aswell like building a custom res so I don't really feel like doing even more than that on top of my first wc loop.
    
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like the title says, what is the best 240 rad and fan combonation you would suggest? I'm thinking of getting 2x Enermax Everest fans and a Black Ice Xtreme 2 X-Flow 240 rad. is this a good combo or would I benefit from a different rad? btw i'd like to keep the fans the same because my case is white and i think it'd look a lot better with white fans.
Silent option:
XSPC RX240
with
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Cheap option:
Swiftech MCR220-QP
with
Yate Loon medium speed

Performance option:
Black Ice GT Xtreme 240
w/
Yate Loon high speed or Scythe Ultra Kaze 2000 or 3000 rpm
    
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Silent option:
XSPC RX240
with
Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 1850rpm

Cheap option:
Swiftech MCR220-QP
with
Yate Loon medium speed

Performance option:
Black Ice GT Xtreme 240
w/
Yate Loon high speed or Scythe Ultra Kaze 2000 or 3000 rpm
+1 for option 1
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post #8 of 12
best fans for rad are scythe gt from regular 25mm fans. for best silent rad sr-1 is best. but due to it's price and not much of better cooling it is best to go with xspc rx series. the rest is already sad.
post #9 of 12
The BI GTX240 is a good performing rad. Even with it's 20 f.p.i. you can run your fans at 1600ish RPM's and still get decent cooling whiile staying relatively quiet.
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post #10 of 12
Well, the fan you mentioned is a clear fan with blue LEDs. Did you mean the Enermax Cluster?

There are some good white fans out there. Some good ones are the sharkoon silent eagle golfball fans. They come in 2000 and 3000 rpm flavors. These fans would be good on a GTX240.

NZXT from what I hear makes a good lower RPM fan. You can use them on a RX240.

Silverstone makes a very high CFM fan which you can use on a GTX240.

The RX is good for lower RPMs, but the GTX cools better at higher RPMs. It depends on your tolerance for noise. Also you can always put the sharkoons and the silverstones on a fan controller to quiet them down if you want to use them with the RX.
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