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post #21 of 46
You are fine. The GT will do great even when using a 120-140mm adapter.


The gentle typhoon was still the best when comparing noise to airflow in this test when put up against 140mm fans on a 140mm radiator. The 120-140mm adapter acts like a shroud. Sure the Gentle typhoon doesn't move the most air but it's the best when it comes to noise/performance.

Source: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-radiator.html

EDIT: I also own a 140mm aerocool shark and I like it a lot. It's not that quiet at full speed (~1500) but if you dial it back a little it is dead silent. It also comes with a resistor wire to cut the speed down to about 900 RPM and a molex to 3 pin adapter.
Edited by Epitope - 4/18/11 at 11:51pm
    
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post #22 of 46
the reason to get gt's is the static pressure
look at that graph it pushes the same amount of air(roughly) as the noiseblockes posted and 13dba lower noise output. . .

with the price of $4 for the 120 to 140 adapters tacked on they come out to about the same price
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post #23 of 46
just get some 140mm fans.

you guys go crazy over the next "it" fan to get. they're all the same within each respective bearing type. same bearing, same rpm, same sound.
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post #24 of 46
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I don't mean to be rude, but did you guys read my original post and look at the images attached to it? I have no problem with GT AP-15s. The problem is that I have 3x140mm holes cut in the top of my case, with a 3x140mm grill to go on it. The 140>120 adapters on top of the radiator, for the 3 fans in pull, make mounting difficult. Not to mention looking crappy.
    
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post #25 of 46
you can always cut a rectangle and put some metal mesh up there, paint it black and be done with it, or you can get some sheet aluminum and make a top plate after you cut out a rectangle where the rad is, have it mount through the old 140mm fan holes and make new cutouts for the 120mm fans
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Cut a rectangle in the 3x140mm holes cut in the top panel?
    
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post #27 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glacialis View Post
Cut a rectangle in the 3x140mm holes cut in the top panel?
yea, just big enough to flush mount the fans to the new top plate, it you need to, if not just make a new plate with the fan holes
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post #28 of 46
Take a look at this fan, for static pressure

I'm using it now and I'm finding a hard way to get something better lol
 
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post #29 of 46
silverstone or high speed yate 140s.

I see tons of people recommending the 140mm silverstones in this thread and I got the same info when I was looking at a 140mm based rad like 4 months ago.

Only problem is with the Yates, the bearings might go a bit sooner than usual due to horizontal mounting. But then again at the price you cant beat them.

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Originally Posted by Glacialis View Post
I don't mean to be rude, but did you guys read my original post and look at the images attached to it? I have no problem with GT AP-15s. The problem is that I have 3x140mm holes cut in the top of my case, with a 3x140mm grill to go on it. The 140>120 adapters on top of the radiator, for the 3 fans in pull, make mounting difficult. Not to mention looking crappy.

It would not be difficult to build a rack that supports 120mm mounting holes underneath the 140mm rad mounted to the top of the case. Just the brackets black or the same color as the grills and it will look like part of the assembly.

Your other options is to just give up and trash it, buy a new one. I personally love problems like this cause then I get to work with metal and fab something up.

If you do it right, it will look good. Take a step back and think it over, it will hit you when you least expect it.
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post #30 of 46
Ignoring the minutia of a fan debate, alternatives include:

buy three more 140-120mm adapters, and use them to adapt the 120mm fans to the 140mm holes.

Cut out the entire top panel, order some sheet aluminum, weld it in place, cut new holes

Order a sheet of aluminum, find some masterful way to attach it over the top of the top panel that doesn't look cheesy. Cut new holes in it.

Pick up something like this: http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=1163 or do something similar using other hardware.
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