I am trying to decrease the nosie level in my case (YL highs are killing me) so I don't want to use anything louder than those.
At the CFM and pressure of either of those fans, which would perform better, a BIX 360 or a Feser 360? I know that the Fesers are designed for lower-CFM fans, but I figure even at relatively low airflow the BIX might be better, as the increases density of the fins is usually a problem for lower CFm fans, but the Static pressure of the 38mm thick Panoflos should negate that.
Also, the BIX is significantly cheaper (on sale for $99.99, versus the Feser at $140) so if they will be pretty close performance-wise, or the Feser is only slightly better I will go with the BIX.
Also, please don't go suggesting a Swiftech MCR-320, as I just don't want one, or getting louder fans and a fan controller (I won't have a bay left for it, and this case is too nice to just ghetto-rig one onto it).
Using 120x38mm fans I'd personally go GTX since its quite a bit cheaper and your probably only looking at a C or so better temp's below 80CFM with the Fesser. But a C or two is a C or two, they all add up.
Thanks for the heads up on the cheaper panoflos, they come with and will work with the two-pin cable right? I was planning on plugging them straight to my PSU so the lack of RPM control isn't a problem.
And I'm not sure about shrouds, I will have to see how much it will affect the setup height-wise (I don't want my rad+fans to be sticking up like a foot from the top of my case if I can help it).
And, going into the future, do those fans have enough pressure to effectively cool two BIX's in a sandwich kind of setup (for different loops)? In that case I would use shrouds, like this:
Thanks for all the help, I would +REP you but... well you know.
Yeah, I'm aware that I would get better temps un-stacked, but I am trying to keep everything very clean and sleek to match the case, and when I get a GPU loop the only viable option for mounting the rad is on top of the first one (as I don't want it hanging off the side or something). I'm not going for the absolute best temps, so I think unless it will cause damage to the fan or something I'm going to stack them with the 86CFM panaflo. I would love to get the 115's, but the 44DBA yate loon highs on my current rads are jsut too darn loud alreay, so they aren't an option really.
I don't mean to sound rude, but honestly, doesn't ANYONE read the OP? I even put the part I am referencing in big, red letters....
I read the whole thread, and it was arching toward's Ira's fan recommendation's so I thought I would add something to that part of the discussion. As for the rad, I love my TFC, but I got it for $100 as it is one of the ones with funky fan spacing. I say go for what is in your budget. Better?
Edit: I also don't remember seeing the fan controller bit of the op, my apologies.
If your not going for max CPU OC its not going to hurt you to badly. I'd still have the CPU rad as the one thats getting the cooler room ambient air through it first(or at least the first in the stack) since the CPU temp's are a lot more critical then GPU for OC'ing.
Stacking them with shrouds will quiet them down quite a bit to.
Yeah, I think that my motherboard will hit its limits as far as OC'ing before my cooling does, so not really an issue, as long as my CPU stays below about 60C I'm happy (it currently spikes up to that, but only in IBT). And yes, the CPU rad will be getting the cooler air.
Thanks again for all the help ira, I really appreciate it.
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