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I've been reading through posts on this forum for a couple hours now and decided to just post and get a direct reply.

I need 12 fans doing 6 push, 6 pull on two radiators.

While I do like quiet fans, I'd rather have something leaning a little more toward the performance side... but still not anything too loud. Long lasting is also a plus.

I understand I want high static pressure fans for radiators.

Give me your recommendations! I need the best!
 

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Noctua NF-F12...but you will be spending about $240 just for fans if you get 12 of them.

Corsair SP120 Perrformance fans are also supposed to be good fans, but they can get a bit loud at higher speeds.

I am using a CoolerMaster Excalibur and it works really good on my heatsink, but it does get a bit loud.

Will these fans be controlled? Or will they run at 100% at all times.

If they will not be RPM controlled you can go with the Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition fans.

They good thing about the Corsair fans is that they have a 2 Year warranty.
 

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Cost isn't too big of an issue. I'm ok spending a bit extra.

I didn't plan on getting a fan controller, but do you think I should? What are some good ones? I checked a few out that were in the sticky posts, but they've all been discontinued.

I've really been eyeing those Noctua fans, but the one I was considering is the Noctua NF-P12-1300. Is there a difference between that one and the one you recommended?
 

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AP-15. Simply put, they've been recommended everywhere for a long time, and for good reason.
 

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Originally Posted by aetherh4cker View Post

Cost isn't too big of an issue. I'm ok spending a bit extra.

I didn't plan on getting a fan controller, but do you think I should? What are some good ones? I checked a few out that were in the sticky posts, but they've all been discontinued.

I've really been eyeing those Noctua fans, but the one I was considering is the Noctua NF-P12-1300. Is there a difference between that one and the one you recommended?
Not too sure about fan controllers, I just use the one built into my case.

The fan I posted has higher static pressure compared to the P12, which is what you need for radiators.

If you go with the Noctua fans, they include a low noise adapter, so you don't really need a fan controller unless you want to change fan speeds as the temperature rises. But with two 360 Rads, I don't think it will matter.

And the Gentle Typhoon AP-15s are also a good choice like the previous poster said.
 

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The Corsair SP fans are great. I have 3 on my rad and have 3 of the 140mm AF versions too.

I would recommend a fan controller. I recently picked up a Lamptron FC5 V2 and it's great. Can support 30W on each channel so plenty of fans on the four channels. The display is also great too with lots of choice for colours if you have a colour scheme going on.
 

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12cm or 14cm Akasa Apache S-FLOW.
The 12cm has a max static air pressure of 2.64 mm H2O, and a noise level of 6.9-10.05dB(A).
If that's not enough step up to the 12cm or 14cm Akasa Viper S-FLOW.
The 12cm has a max static air pressure of 2.98 mm H2O, and a noise level of 6.9-28.9dB(A).

For controllers you could maybe use two if these:
"The Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller is designed to make any existing 3-pin fan automatically regularized by the PWM signal from the Motherboard!"
 

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If you have room, I recommend adding fan shrouds to both radiators to reduce the dead spots where air can't get through. You would also reduce noise caused by turbulence because the fan blades won't be right up against the radiator.
 
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