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August 15, 2013 8:24:14 PM

So i am getting a kraken x60 and i want to get some fans for it. I really really would like to get the Noctuas because theyre just so wonderful but their color is just hideous and itll ruin my color scheme. I would like to know if i would be able to put them BEHIND the radiator and still get them to work, without having the radiator stick out too much like so.
http://gyazo.com/7df73e6ccfa1cec15250a691394ecfbe
The red being the Noctuas and the blue being the radiator. I would have gone with corsair, if they had an SP140 but they only have 120s. Most of my specs are corsair lol but is there a way to put the Noctuas back there so they cant be seen? The case is a 650D. Thank you very much

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August 15, 2013 8:44:54 PM
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Corsair makes 140mm fans - the AF 140. The reason they don't make SP versions of it is that it's a 140mm fan - the larger the fan, the more impractical it becomes to create static pressure. It will still work great as a radiator fan.

That being said, yes, you can put your fans above the radiator (which actually reduces the need for static pressure and makes it easier to clean), but no guarantees about how far down it'll stick.
August 15, 2013 9:10:43 PM

DarkSable said:
Corsair makes 140mm fans - the AF 140. The reason they don't make SP versions of it is that it's a 140mm fan - the larger the fan, the more impractical it becomes to create static pressure. It will still work great as a radiator fan.

That being said, yes, you can put your fans above the radiator (which actually reduces the need for static pressure and makes it easier to clean), but no guarantees about how far down it'll stick.



Hmm, alright thanks man. Ill get the kraken and then just see how much each fan sticks out by checking the specs on their site.
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November 19, 2013 10:06:52 AM

DarkSable said:
Corsair makes 140mm fans - the AF 140. The reason they don't make SP versions of it is that it's a 140mm fan - the larger the fan, the more impractical it becomes to create static pressure. It will still work great as a radiator fan.

That being said, yes, you can put your fans above the radiator (which actually reduces the need for static pressure and makes it easier to clean), but no guarantees about how far down it'll stick.


Hi, can you elaborate on the fan sizing and the need to be SP or AF? I am also building a computer and using hydrocooling for the first time. I went with the H90 and it's 140mm fan size. However, I was reading around and saw that I should get an SP for it and the H90 comes with a regular 140mm (not SP.) Are you saying that something about the fan size doesn't require it to be SP? Are perhaps I should get a 120mm SP for it? Does that even work that way? I really am new to this so forgive me if I'm asking dumb questions. Thanks for your assistance.
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November 19, 2013 11:42:48 AM

therealiso said:
Hi, can you elaborate on the fan sizing and the need to be SP or AF? I am also building a computer and using hydrocooling for the first time. I went with the H90 and it's 140mm fan size. However, I was reading around and saw that I should get an SP for it and the H90 comes with a regular 140mm (not SP.) Are you saying that something about the fan size doesn't require it to be SP? Are perhaps I should get a 120mm SP for it? Does that even work that way? I really am new to this so forgive me if I'm asking dumb questions. Thanks for your assistance.


Static pressure, because of the way it works, is very difficult to get good numbers on a larger fan, simply because it's a larger opening and keeping the column of air tight would require a ridiculously thick fan. I wouldn't worry about changing the fan, because a larger radiator usually has lower fins-per-inch, thus lowering the need for high static pressure to force the air through small gaps.

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