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6 fans in push/pull cooling a BlackIce GTX 420, top mounted blowing up and out. Should I go with the Yate Loon high speed fans and a fan controller to tone them down, or stick with the medium speed fans?

Considering a shroud on the pull side to help reduce noise which, if successful, means I can turn up the fans a little more. Right? Bad idea? Great idea? What to use for a shroud on the GTX 420?
    
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Originally Posted by Glacialis;11774972 
6 fans in push/pull cooling a BlackIce GTX 420, top mounted blowing up and out. Should I go with the Yate Loon high speed fans and a fan controller to tone them down, or stick with the medium speed fans?

Considering a shroud on the pull side to help reduce noise which, if successful, means I can turn up the fans a little more. Right? Bad idea? Great idea? What to use for a shroud on the GTX 420?

Better use 3 x 120mm fans with 120 to 140 mm adapters(will work as shrouds)
That GTX rad needs powerful fans( San Ace , Delta, Panaflo) so I recommand the San Aces because they run undervolted very well.
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Highspeed Yates are a great choice for those rads. Pretty much a perfect choice. Put them on a fan controller and just turn them down when not on load
 
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IOSEFINI: Thanks for the tips. I have no experience with any fans except for stock case fans, so brand experience is something I appreciate hearing. Do you have a recommendation on adapters?

fat_italian_stallion: Thanks for the support. smile.gif Question on a shroud though, I've read that it will really help with sound. If that's the case, do I go for a cheap fans and break them, or a shroud marketed as a shroud?
    
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Shrouds don't really make it that much quieter, what will work better is a silicon gasket between the rad and fans as well as rubber grommets between the case and whatever ur mounting to it whether a rad or fans

Technofront airboxes would work if u do want shrouds
 
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Yes, you can use cheap fans and break them.
This is what I used http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_172&products_id=25703
If you use that rad horizontally, its not recommended to use sleeve bearing fans(Yates)
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A little bit of a different thought: if your pump is strong enough, why don't you run longer tubes and have a remote rad (put it somewhere noise is baffled / doesn't bother you).

the Phobya Radiator stand would help with the process:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_335&products_id=28789
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post #8 of 21
skip 140 and go with the 120

Swiftech is the best and cheapest way to go.

Get some Typhoon fans with a controller and your good to go.
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skip 140 and go with the 120

Swiftech is the best and cheapest way to go.

Get some Typhoon fans with a controller and your good to go.

swiftech is the best? since when? if you're talking bang for your buck then yes... performance wise definitely not. high rpm fans the hw labs black ice gtx series is the best and low rpm the black ice sr1 or rx series rads. Swiftech is only for budget builds. If the typhoons were 140mm that would work well, but since he has a rad for 140mm fans you are losing a ton by using 120mm ones. 140mm noiseblockers would be pretty awesome, but yates work just as well for half the price with just slightly more noise. Only thing truly quality that swiftech makes/ rebrands is the 355, 655, and mcw 80 block
 
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skip 140 and go with the 120

Swiftech is the best and cheapest way to go.

Get some Typhoon fans with a controller and your good to go.

On no measurement apart from price are Swiftech radiators the best.

OP: If you're worried about noise (ie want a pretty quiet pc) get a 360 or 480mm rad and fit quiet fans.

The larger the fans, the slower they have to spin to make the same amount of noise, which results in low static pressure. It's pretty hard to get optimal performance off a 420mm radiator - much easier with a 360 or 480mm model.
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