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Else go for some BeQuiet! SilentWings they are also really smexy and obviously really quiet, but a bit on the costly side i guess.

Silent wings for radiators? I thought they were air flow fans?
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I haven't used the GTs and went with SP120s but that was also because I wanted a PWM fan (without the need for modding them). I haven't used voltage controlled fans of either. From what other people have said, the GTs at a higher speed have less "whine" than the SP120s. That being said from a performance stand point I have been told that they are both great performers. If you are looking for something for looks/colour matching though, I would think the SP120s are easier to do that with, again, if you don't want the hassle of removing the fins to dye them. etc etc.
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Yeah I tried doing that with my GTs and man those clips looks easy to break. Maybe I'll buy the Corsairs. It's only cooling a cpu and gpu and I doubt that she's going to use it at max potential anyway. It looks good so.

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If you want the best cooling I'd go with the GTs, but if you prefer the better noise-to-performance ratio at 12v then I think the SP Quiet Edition is a better choice.

I have zero experience with the SP Quient Editions myself, but I know my Performance Edition SPs have a noticeable and annoying whine when used with a fan controller at certain speeds. In my case the whine is most notable when running the fans around 5v. The Quiet Edition fans could be completely different in this regard though because I believe they use a different motor.

Edit: I forgot to mention the whine goes away when I run the fans off of a PWM header or with a voltage step-down adapter. I solved the annoying whine problem with mine by removing my fan controller and letting software like Corsair Link control the fans on my H100i. The SPs I have that aren't on radiators I just run directly off a 12v fan header with step-down adapter to 7v.
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Silent wings for radiators? I thought they were air flow fans?
Yeah you can use them for radiators AFAIK but i might be wrong on that one, but they use them on their own CPU coolers like the Dark Rock 3. They do include brackets for installing them on a radiator/CPU cooler, i'm pretty sure.

And yeah the SP Quiet's are totally fine, i have them as well, can't really complain thumb.gif
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The shorting of the fan controller may have sent a surge to your psu and caused something else to be shorted there. You probably wanna check the load ur psu is drawing without the gfx to see if it's taking much more load than expected. Since an overloaded psu can damage ur components such as mobo and gfx..

I got nothing to measure it with and I'm not aware of any programs that can measure real world psu load even roughly. Seems to be running fine still, only 24 hours later and still no gpu but I'm hopeful.
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Silent wings for radiators? I thought they were air flow fans?

I think you'll find all fans are air flow fans, that is the whole point of a fan. To move air. you can get radiators that are better suited to different fans. The less FPI of the rad meaning you can run fans at a lower RPM, and conversely. the more FPI, then the faster a fan needs to spin to push air through tighter packed fins.

The best way to decide which fan to choice for a radiator, is to know how many fins per inch your radiator has.

for looks alone, I'd go for the silent wings.
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I think you'll find all fans are air flow fans, that is the whole point of a fan. To move air. you can get radiators that are better suited to different fans. The less FPI of the rad meaning you can run fans at a lower RPM, and conversely. the more FPI, then the faster a fan needs to spin to push air through tighter packed fins.

The best way to decide which fan to choice for a radiator, is to know how many fins per inch your radiator has.

for looks alone, I'd go for the silent wings.

I meant static pressure and airflow. Sorry.
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Actually it was true that you needed a fan with a higher static pressure to push air through the more densely packed rad fins. Unfortuneately a high static air pressure usually results in a louder fan. rad manufacturers have got around this by spacing out the fins so a slower and quieter fan speed can be used to effectively cool your loop.

For full on watercooling, high static pressure fans and rads with denser packed fins are still the best ambient cooling solution. If you want to keep things quiet than using a 280mm rad with 140mm fans at low RPM would be a more aurally satisfying experience than a 240mm rad with 120mm fans having to spin faster to cool the rad to the same temps. Usually if a case manufacturer says it's case will support a 240mm rad, then you can get a 280mm in there with minimal dremelling.
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are there any news on the 600T replacement?
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