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im going for 2 loops using a 480mm and a 360mm radiator.

i want my computer to be really quiet so im thinking either black ice or thermochill radiators but im not sure what works best with slow/quiet fans.

as for fans, im thinking either ajustable silverstone fans or xilence redwings in push pull because these are the most quiet fans i know of.


anybody know the best radiators that work with quiet fans?
and what are the most effective quiet fans for watercooling?
 

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It's a pain buy Panaflo aren't stocked anywhere in the UK
 

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Originally Posted by ironcobra220 View Post
im going for 2 loops using a 480mm and a 360mm radiator.

i want my computer to be really quiet so im thinking either black ice or thermochill radiators but im not sure what works best with slow/quiet fans.

as for fans, im thinking either ajustable silverstone fans or xilence redwings in push pull because these are the most quiet fans i know of.


anybody know the best radiators that work with quiet fans?
and what are the most effective quiet fans for watercooling?
You want a rad like the XSPC RX360 with lower fins-per-inch if you want to use low-speed (quiet) fans.

Rads like the Black Ice GTX 240 have much higher fins per inch and will require more static pressure (more rpm and therefore noise) to be effective.

Panaflos, Scythe slipstream with shrouds or some other Scythe 38mm fans should do the trick.

Really, any 3-pin fan can be put on a fan controller and turned down and still be effective on the right rad.
 

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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25390

and

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25389

plus whatever 25mm fans you want.

Noiseblockers are the quietest fans I've come across. I have them on the exhaust of my case and the pumps are louder than they are. Really, that's not even a comparison, they are completely inaudible to me. They are on the premium end of 25mms though.

That's the ideal quiet setup. (period)

The Black Ice's have the highest FPI I've ever seen, even more than the HWlabs GTX series. My Scythe Ultras barely push through it.

Thermochills are neigh impossible to find anymore since they were acquired by XSPC. Plus the old ones have funky 17mm fan spacing. They work best with the low to medium speed 38mm fans.
 

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if you're getting 2 of such large rads, you dont really need the high fin density of a GTX and the high speed fans...

so id recommend XSPC RX480/360 and some Ultra Kaze 1000's or other similarly specced 120x38mm fans
 

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Originally Posted by ironcobra220 View Post
im going for 2 loops using a 480mm and a 360mm radiator.

i want my computer to be really quiet so im thinking either black ice or thermochill radiators but im not sure what works best with slow/quiet fans.

as for fans, im thinking either ajustable silverstone fans or xilence redwings in push pull because these are the most quiet fans i know of.


anybody know the best radiators that work with quiet fans?
and what are the most effective quiet fans for watercooling?
Well, as mentioned above, the XSPC RX series are designed for low restriction and low speed fans. Some even call them "Thermochill killers" but don't quote me on that.

How are you mounting the rads? I wouldn't suggest UltraKaze if a horizontal mount is in the works. Sleeve bearings don't like flat mounting.

Noctua NF-P12 is a very good fan with decent static pressure and very low noise. Costs $20+ a pop though but I'm very happy with mine.


Not sure about any 38mm fan except panaflo that would suit your needs regarding noise. You might want to use a fancontroller on them though because they, like most others, have the "whine" at full speed.

And if you don't have any budget limits at all: Triebwerk. From what I hear and has made me buy 8 of them, they are fantastic.


These are low speeds and still they produce 60+ CFM.
 

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Like ChielScape said, you don't need the density with two.
But I ran a single Black Ice GTX extreme 360 with 3 yate loons (high speeds) (it was mounted on the side so the fans were nice and quiet) and it cooled my 8800GT and e6750 at NEARLY stall the speed of the fans.
 

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Like ChielScape said, you don't need the density with two.
But I ran a single Black Ice GTX extreme 360 with 3 yate loons (high speeds) (it was mounted on the side so the fans were nice and quiet) and it cooled my 8800GT and e6750 at NEARLY stall the speed of the fans.
yeah... need my UK 3000's at only 20-25% or so..
 

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These are decent low cfm rad fans.Pana 68.9CFM ..I've never heard a whine in any Pana fan, Delta yeah, but not Pana. Everyone hears them differently though I guess.Pana have a real low pitched tone to me, I use the 115cfm.

Using shrouds is supposed to quiet rad fans down a little to, as well as help performance...How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes
 
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