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I am about to order some fans for my case, and I have 120*25mm fans and was thinking about ordering maybe something with more airflow, not sure if I need it with my system, I have the Yate Loom high (which has 88 CFM) and I am using a PA120.3 Thermochill with shroads, Pushing and Pulling. So, I am just want to see since I am going to have to order fans anyways I might as well get them if I need them.
    
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52mm deltas FTW
    
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52mm deltas FTW
Ok i bet they are loud and I have need of 16 fans with only the one rad i have now, and I will be adding another soon so will need another 3. So I have to balance CFM/ Noise/cost. So some good suggestion plz.
    
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I'm going to go the obvious route and say Gentle Typhoons. I personally like the AP-14's because I'm a quiet freak, most people around here will recommend the AP-15's though.

If you want something cheaper you could maybe look at the arctic cooling F12's, they're pretty cheep and pretty quiet.

I see you already know about Yate Loons, but it's hard to beat their price/performance.

You need 16 fans? Are they all going on a radiator? If some are just going on the case, you might as well get like 800 RPM Yates, there would be little benefit to running a bunch of high speed case fans with that set up.
    
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need 6 more for second Rad, and I miss counted, and 7 for the case. And with my rad, would pushing more CFM through it, would it make the water cooler? if so I could get a total of 12 (6 per rad) that are like 190 CFM and then just use the the 6 that are 88 CFM and just buy 1 more to go in the case? I am just not sure if more CFM would equal cooler times. And do I want the same CFM pull as is pushing?
    
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Also can I get some suggestion on which why to face fans on my case. I show pics of case back when I was building, want t max cooling. The front is where the Rads go, so should they be pulling air in to case, or blowing it out? the top is no long the one I am using its different. it has 2 120mm fans that face the vcards and CPU.

Here was my plan. the top 2 pulling air in to case, then the 120mm next to MB blowing out. then on the rads I was thing pulling in, and the 4 in the back pushing out. so its a pass through system. I am also getting new sides that have 3 fans on each side next to MB, and I was thinking of making those the first 2 from the front to back pulling in, and the last on pushing out, so that I have air flowing in, and out. If you need I can post a pic of what I am talking about on the sides. but how does my flow sound?

And should I put 150 or higher CFM fans on the rads?


    
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