Originally Posted by SoliDD
what rad fans would you actually recommend?
Everyone is nuts about the Gentle Typhoon fans (GT-15 in particular?).
I've always heard great things about Panaflo fans for as long as I've been using computers, so I finally bought two from another forum member, and I'm waiting for them to come. I'm currently using two GELID PWM fans on my H50, and they're really rock solid thus far. They make more noise from the CFM of the air blowing through the radiator than the fans themselves. I've had that set up for a few weeks now, so it's not really long enough to judge I don't think.
I don't know if it matters to you or not, but I would definitely get PWM fans so that you can have your motherboard control fan speed depending on the temperature of your CPU (which will always be higher than any video cards you've got hooked up due to the size of the die in contact with the water loop), so if you're just surfing the net at low power, it'll power down the fans to silent, but if you're gaming, folding, etc and the computer is heating up, it'll spin the fans up.
Newegg has a great little wire thing for $5 or so that will put 3 PWM fans on a molex power connector, but will also plug into the PWM header on your mobo and still allow the control of the 3 fans together, so you have no risk of burning up the header on your motherboard while still being able to control the fans on your radiator. I can't wait to put my build together when it comes in