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what will be better for a 360GTX rad ?

this rad need high airflow fans but I want a silence pc what will give me better cooling and temps ?


or their is any other fan that will be better


by the way I am using a fan controller so the fans dont have to be in the 1800RPM range they can be 2000-2400 as long as I can keep them silence when I want... put them on 1600-1800 RPM rang when I want silence......
Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25 Inch 6 Chnnel Fan Controller Black
this 1 xD...


I will be using 3 or 6 of those fans on the rad havent decided yet... ... need to see how much space I have in the case...
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Scythe GentleTyphoon will be better than the Zalman.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ng-thread.html
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good fan spacing and rad boxes drop noise and increase air flow i found that when i ear anything it makes more noise. thats why i'm tempted to cut holes where i have perforated holes fro better air flow. on my fan mounting locations on my case that is
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Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
Scythe GentleTyphoon will be better than the Zalman.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ng-thread.html
the GT 1850RPM got 58 how much the ZELMAN got ?

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...ap_detail.html

http://www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/...ad.asp?idx=199



if I use the GT at the top of the rad and the zelman at the bottom will that cause problems with the air flow ?
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the GT 1850RPM got 58 how much the ZELMAN got ?

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...ap_detail.html

http://www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/...ad.asp?idx=199



if I use the GT at the top of the rad and the zelman at the bottom will that cause problems with the air flow ?
zalman not zelman...

if silence is mandatory spend the premium and get the gentle typhoons... much better static pressure and silent ~1400 rpms.. they dont have the typical fan whine so even at 1800rpm youd forget they are running...

if you cant afford enough GTs, you can always get some higher rpm yates and use a fan controller to being them down in speed a bit.
    
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zalman not zelman...

if silence is mandatory spend the premium and get the gentle typhoons... much better static pressure and silent ~1400 rpms.. they dont have the typical fan whine so even at 1800rpm youd forget they are running...

if you cant afford enough GTs, you can always get some higher rpm yates and use a fan controller to being them down in speed a bit.

the zalman and the GT cost about the same the GT about 16$ and the zalman 17$...

I only tough taking the zalman cause they cave led in them...

I will take the 1850 the rad work better with them and I got a fan controller...

if I put 3 GT on the top of the rad and 3 zalman on the bottom will it make some problems with the airflow cause of the different in RPM and CFM ?...
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The Gentle Typhoon is a higher quality fan than the Zalman. The Zalman uses sleeve bearings whereas the Gentle Typhoon uses double ball. Both perform very well, but I'd get the Gentle Typhoon in a heartbeat considering the prices you are looking at.

Btw, the Zalman F3 is a discontinued product. It has been replaced by the SF3. (Which is a great fan worth considering.)
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if you definitely want to go push/pull on the rad, I would probably recommend putting the same type of fan on each side of the rad any positive pressure in the rad will reduce its ability to remove heat.

you would have to set them at the right rpms so that you are moving more air out than in.... it would be a headache especially considering the GTs have high static pressure... I would go with 6 of one type.

I would get the gentletyphoons... quality fan compared to your standard sleeve bearing fan.
    
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The point wasn't to compare them, but to show that the GentleTyphoons are better than all other fans tested. No other fan get close to the performance/noise ratio of a GT fan. But the ZM-F3 is in fact in there:

Blue is the GT 1850 RPM fans.
Red is the Zalman ZM-F3.
Pink is the GT 1450 RPM.
The resonance mentioned with the GT 15's can be avoided with a fan controller. It's a result of the speed and as you can see, the GT 1450 RPM doesn't have the resonance because it's slower.
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if you definitely want to go push/pull on the rad, I would probably recommend putting the same type of fan on each side of the rad any positive pressure in the rad will reduce its ability to remove heat.

you would have to set them at the right rpms so that you are moving more air out than in.... it would be a headache especially considering the GTs have high static pressure... I would go with 6 of one type.

I would get the gentletyphoons... quality fan compared to your standard sleeve bearing fan.
This. Using different fans would just ruin the airflow.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 1/10/11 at 12:56pm
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The point wasn't to compare them, but to show that the GentleTyphoons are better than all other fans tested. No other fan get close to the performance/noise ratio of a GT fan. But the ZM-F3 is in fact in there:

Blue is the GT 1850 RPM fans.
Red is the Zalman ZM-F3.
Pink is the GT 1450 RPM.
The resonance mentioned with the GT 15's can be avoided with a fan controller. It's a result of the speed and as you can see, the GT 1450 RPM doesn't have the resonance because it's slower.


This. Using different fans would just ruin the airflow.
if I want just to buy leds without a fun how much does it cost ?

I will just get 6 1850 GT...
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