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Ok so i am revising my watercooling setup and moving into a new case, and im thinking i might want to get new fans. I am currently Running Coolermaster Sickleflows R4 (advertised 90CFM) on my GTX240 in push-pull. I want to revise my fans. I dont mind push pull and in my new case you wont see the fans so leds etc does not matter. I also have fan controllers to try limit the sound factor for idle times, but for loads, i want really good performance. Ive seen that scyth make 5000rpm fans, how would those work? how would some deltas be? Also, i do now have enough room to expand to thicker fans (ie bigger than 25mm, i have about 150mm in total to fit the rad ~50mm and fans so that leaves about 100mm worth of fannage)

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Gentle typhons
    
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Four GT 5400 RPM fans would work great, though I would go push/pull with four GT 2150 RPM fans.
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i to am getting the CM Sickleflow fans for my rig when taxes come in.
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For the GTX series of rads, you need fans with really good static pressure as opposed to fans that are just raw speed(this is due to their high FPI). 38mm fans are the best for this, but not a lot of places may stock them. However a lot of people find that even with a fan controller a load of 38mm fans can still be too loud, so an option would be rather than 4 in push pull but only 2 with shrouds(will help static pressure and reduce noise). Alternatively you could try 4 Gentle Typhoons in push/pull with shrouds for the fans.

The Scythe 38mm fans are garbage and are not very good. Delta or San Ace would be my fans of choice for GTX rads.
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I would also consider noise. Very high RPM fans, like the 5400 GT, will make some considerable noise. They are nice, but if you want your computer to make sure you notice it all the time, go for it

38MM like the ultra kaza are great at 3000RPM, or the 55mm noiseblockers won't make that much noise from my experience, and can be easily under volted by a fan controller and I would highly recommend them if you have the room.

Or use the 1850 or 2150 Gently Typhoon fans at push/pull to get just as good results if not a bit better.
As you have room, you can add a shroud for best results.
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i have a gtx extreme 360 with gentle typhons at 1800 there quiet and everything stays cool with a 980x 5970ati and a evga motherboard block my temps are great
    
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I would also consider noise. Very high RPM fans, like the 5400 GT, will make some considerable noise. They are nice, but if you want your computer to make sure you notice it all the time, go for it

38MM like the ultra kaza are great at 3000RPM, or the 55mm noiseblockers won't make that much noise from my experience, and can be easily under volted by a fan controller and I would highly recommend them if you have the room.

Or use the 1850 or 2150 Gently Typhoon fans at push/pull to get just as good results if not a bit better.
As you have room, you can add a shroud for best results.
Ultra Kaze 2000RPM would do fine, right?
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If you want the best performance, Delta AFB1212HE Rev3 or San Ace 109R1212H1011. These fans have insane static pressure and undervolt superbly.
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