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So im going to be doing a new watercooling build and im going to need some new fans

basically i like

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...tl=g36c331s518

except that its silver casing, i want either clear or black.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...tl=g36c331s518

except that it is 4 pin (i want a 3 pin only) and its nasty colored cables compared the nice sleeve that is on the silverstone

is there any that is like this 2 put together ?
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What sort of radiator do you have as that will dictate if you need hihg or low speed fans. Also are you going for maximum OC's or a quiet pc, or maybe something in between.

For what its worth I love my GT AP-14's they ahve some great staic pressure for their RPM (1450) and they are virtually SILENT.

But let us know what you want to do and what rad you have since some need high speed fans....
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I have this one

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/42...?tl=g30c95s161

and will be adding this one

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/50...?tl=g30c95s161

In this case id say my order of preference is

performance then asthetics then sound but performance and asthetics are very close for this build that im working on, dont really care about sound
Edited by Blindsay - 1/11/11 at 2:07pm
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I'm certain someone will correct me but I think that Black Ice rads need higher RPM fans. I think that since it is relatively thin it also lends itself to faster fans.

I know it is not listed here but take a look at this review at Skinnie and remember that your rad has a high FPI (fins per inch) and is noticably thinner that those tested.
Edited by tats - 1/11/11 at 2:11pm
post #5 of 23

Do they need to have LED's?

The Enermax Magma's are great rad fans and have that red look

There are also the

which I hate for their overdone specifications which are totally wrong, but still decent rad fans.
    
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I would stay away from the Silverstone AP-121. I have heard a lot of disappointing reviews. It has low airflow and pressure. Its big brother the AP-181 is an awesome fan but the ap-121 is a disappointment.

Besides, you don't need a fan with directed airflow like the AP fans if it going to be on a radiator. The AP fans are better as case fans if you want to direct a jet of cool air towards a certain component like the intake fan of a graphics card.

As mentioned above, you can't go wrong with the gentle typhoon line of fans. I have 3 in my sig rig. A 1000 RPM model as the top exhaust case fan and two 1850 RPM models on my megahalems CPU cooler (they are on a fan controller, usually at around 1,000-1,400 rpm). I find 1400 rpm to be the threshold of silence. Anything faster and you can hear them, although they are still very quiet.

Unfortunately the gentle typhoons used to come with sleeved cables but now come with exposed colored wires...
    
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ah yes i should have mentioned RED LED is a must
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Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
No No No you are heading down the wrong direction.

What you need are fans with high static pressure.

Fans with high static pressure can help push air throught the fins better then a similar fan with similar CFM.

Look at some deltas. They make High quality, High static pressure fans. (At a price tho)
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Deltas are like jet engines though... I know he said he didn't care about sound, but at some point it comes into play.

OP - Will you be getting a fan controller?
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