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Gonna get my first water cooling system soon. I'm buying a case that doesn't include fans so I was just wondering if anyone has any advice on the type of fans I should be buying for my case with water cooled GPU's and a CPU.

I assume I don't need CPU fans/heatsinks? Not sure if they're included in the case either: LittleDevil PC-V8.

The case has slots for 2x140mm, 5x120mm, and 1x92mm. I will be getting 4xGentleTyphoon 120mm for the RX480 radiator.
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Why not continue with Gentle Typhoons for the case as well? Great fan and very quite even the 1850. You can be controlled the RPM down if needed or your can get the 1450 RPM version.

Also if you stick to the same fans you will benefit from unified look and you have spare fans for the radiator if needed.

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Yeah that's a great point. I was just looking at ratings on Newegg and the S-FLEX F model seems to be a variation of speed and quietness. I didn't see any GentleTyphoons in 140mm though which saddens me
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Does anyone use a fan controller with their watercooling or is that just stupid?
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Yeah that's a great point. I was just looking at ratings on Newegg and the S-FLEX F model seems to be a variation of speed and quietness. I didn't see any GentleTyphoons in 140mm though which saddens me
The GTs are only available in 120. There are not so many choices in 140mm. I assume when you mention 6 120 fans and 2 140 fans you mean 4 120 fans on the radiator and 2 120 on the case? if you mean 6 120 on the case alone on top of the 4 on the radiator I think that should be enough.

You can also consider using a 140 -> 120 converter/shroud.


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Does anyone use a fan controller with their watercooling or is that just stupid?
not stupid at all. Allows you to balance your noise to cooling ratio just like air cooling.

i would highly recommend gentletyphoons as well... I cant say how much i love these things at ~ 1400 rpms.
    
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not stupid at all. Allows you to balance your noise to cooling ratio just like air cooling.

i would highly recommend gentletyphoons as well... I cant say how much i love these things at ~ 1400 rpms.
Any recommendations on the fan controller?

As someone questioned, yes, the case has 5x120mm fans PLUS the fans in the radiator. Plus 2x140mm and 1x92mm. It's the LittleDevil PC-V8, I guess it has a lot of fans. Is there a controller that is capable of handling 5x120mm + 4x120mm in the radiator + 2x140mm + 1x92mm?

Gah I hate this! Just when I think I'm about done! Does the controller go in one of the 5.25" spots?
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Does anyone use a fan controller with their watercooling or is that just stupid?
I use a fan controller. I can keep my fans low and quiet for when im not doing anything or crank them to 100% and have them be a bit louder but cool better while playing games and such.
Im using a cheap simple Sunbeam Rheobus
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Any recommendations on the fan controller?

As someone questioned, yes, the case has 5x120mm fans PLUS the fans in the radiator. Plus 2x140mm and 1x92mm. It's the LittleDevil PC-V8, I guess it has a lot of fans. Is there a controller that is capable of handling 5x120mm + 4x120mm in the radiator + 2x140mm + 1x92mm?

Gah I hate this! Just when I think I'm about done! Does the controller go in one of the 5.25" spots?
You might consider "only" using 9 120 fans. 4 for the rad and 5 for the case. Just make sure that there is a fan blowing over the hard disks. Just a thought.


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