Originally Posted by motoray
Ok so im tired of listening to my MATX build so i figured im ganna get this rediculous radiator and lay it down on top spaced up but i need some silent fans that will be enough for my 955 and 6970 and possibly a second 6970. Right now i have 2 120mm rads internally for cpu might keep those in also.
rad in question http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...html?tl=g30c95
Any input would be helpfull, but trying to keep fan price down. Oh and should i go up to 1/2 inch tubing or stay at 3/8 ( i like 3/8 cause it kinks less but up for new ideas)
depending on how many fans you need, there is several things you can do.
this is what im doing right here for my rx240 rad. i plan to have 4 fans for push pull: 2for push and 2 for pull
here is what im doing
i got 1 of these:
(newegg has a rosewill version thats alot cheaper but its out of stock, also performance-pcs carries this same cable for cheaper, i just like frozen)
and 1 of these:
and 4 of these:
i hook the smart pwm to my mobo's cpu header, hook the 2way pwm split cable into the smartcables cpu extender(the one with 4 pins) then plug the fans in accordingle.
this way your bios can control all 4 fans via pwm function. you can set the speeds according to temps any way you like. i had the same setup on my d14, 2xfans for heatsink 1 for rear exhaust with that akasa smart fan. i had them stay at 1100 rpm for anything lower than 65c and at 65c they rev up a little bit around 1200, but i had them set not to spin at 100%(2000rpm LOUD) until 75c. and this was the quietest setup i ever had.
now if you are only doing 3 fans or less you dont need that 2 way pwm split cable, but only the akasa smart cable.
these smart cables are genius. they draw power from your psu via molex and get there pwm signal from the mobo. this way they will not overload your cpu header on your motherboard and fry it.
edit: also the blademaster is a great fan. its loud at its full rpm but man it moves a ton of air. even more than the ap-15's. also another thing i like is when they are at 1200 or lower they are almost completely silent. perfect for a quiet rig that may need a little extra cooling here and thereEdited by AliceInChains - 1/7/11 at 9:46pm