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CM 690 II with vented window and an XSPC Rasa RS 240 mounted up top. I know this is the "air" forum but cooling my radiator is only a small part of my issue here.

I have no idea what fans, how many, where to put them and how to run/control them.

The case will come with two 140's for front and top, and a single 120 in the rear. The window kit allows a single 120. The XSPC kit will come with two more 120's.

I want to replace and/or add fans as necessary. I dont want a harrier jet in the living room but I want good cooling and I would like to be able to control everything conveniently. Without spending a fortune of course. Considering the above hardware, I dont know what is already sufficient and what should be upgraded. I have alot of ideas but I've reached a melting point at the moment.

I've looked at Yate Loons and GT's and fan controllers and been reading for quite a while and well, now I'm in overload and have no idea what I really need or want at this point. Some guidance from some experienced folks would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by Baskt_Case - 4/17/11 at 7:08am
    
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Only one fan conteroller to get my man.
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Its called the Rheosmart. Can hold 30A per channel, so far i have had a ton of fans on a single channel(2 san ace 1011's +6 other 120mm fans on ONE channel) and it worked just fine. best of all it looks damn fine on the CM690IIAD or normal version! best of luck
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forgot to mention, what kind of fans do you want? is noise a problem to you?? do you want high static pressure?? do you want a silent rig??

I love san ace 1011's for coolers due to insane static pressre and great airflow, noise dosnt bother me...
If noise is a problem, there is only on other real option...Gental Typhoon fans. or slip stream fans by scythe. you can pick your flavor(cfm to DB level)
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I've got my 690 II full with GT's.. all controlled by a Scythe kaze master pro, had 0% issues with it. But if you want something more simple, get the Rheosmart that KhaoticKomputing recommended.

also, just get gentle typhoons.. They're great for.. everything and very quiet.

EDIT: Don't know if it will help ya, but soon I will replace 4 of my ap-14's with 4 ap-29's.. I'll also replace my controller with the Rheosmart since those fans will probably fry my current one
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I've got my 690 II full with GT's.. all controlled by a Scythe kaze master pro, had 0% issues with it. But if you want something more simple, get the Rheosmart that KhaoticKomputing recommended.

also, just get gentle typhoons.. They're great for.. everything and very quiet.

EDIT: Don't know if it will help ya, but soon I will replace 4 of my ap-14's with 4 ap-29's.. I'll also replace my controller with the Rheosmart since those fans will probably fry my current one
+1..I'm about to replace all my fans storngly leaning to AP-30's if they come is stock..might have to settle for AP-29's
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+1..I'm about to replace all my fans storngly leaning to AP-30's if they come is stock..might have to settle for AP-29's
Sweet.. Don't you think the 29's are strong enough? 3000 rpm, sheez! I still can't believe I'm doing it myself, I'll probably keep them around 1400 rpm only. + back
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lol. I plan on having a Dual GPU set up..cant make up my mind on Nvidia or ATI/AMD...but what ever it is its going to need some massive cooling :O
Also...I see a PhenomIIx6 @ 4.0 some time after that...who know's...

Regaurdless, my theory is. I have a fan controler. I use it. If im not gaming...i turn all my fans but the CPU and exhaust to the lowest setting they will run, CPU and exhaust get bumped up a tad. When I game, I crank them all up.
Whats the point of having a fan controler if your not going to use it??? if you dont mind your fans at 100% just get some Fan to Molex plugs and daisey chain your heart out
Beside's when I see knobs I feel as if I'm cought in a bad(or good depending on how you look at it) ren and stempy episode and I have to turn them
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CM 690 II with vented window and an XSPC Rasa RS 240 mounted up top. I know this is the "air" forum but cooling my radiator is only a small part of my issue here.

I have no idea what fans, how many, where to put them and how to run/control them.

The case will come with two 140's for front and top, and a single 120 in the rear. The window kit allows a single 120. The XSPC kit will come with two more 120's.

I want to replace and/or add fans as necessary. I dont want a harrier jet in the living room but I want good cooling and I would like to be able to control everything conveniently. Without spending a fortune of course. Considering the above hardware, I dont know what is already sufficient and what should be upgraded. I have alot of ideas but I've reached a melting point at the moment.

I've looked at Yate Loons and GT's and fan controllers and been reading for quite a while and well, now I'm in overload and have no idea what I really need or want at this point. Some guidance from some experienced folks would be greatly appreciated.
I use Noctua NF-P12 fans on my RX240. Push almost the same air as Gentle Typhoons, but 10db quieter.
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Who is the best retailer of Gentle Typhoons?

Any input on Yate Loons? Only asking because I believe they are a bit cheaper, more widely available and I can get LED versions for a few of my fans. Havent heard much about using YL's on radiators though.
    
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I have never heard anything bad about yate loons but have no personal experiance. I'll bet you'll be happy with them though.
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