Hello, I'm posting here, because i belive tomshardware is an aproperiate site to ask a competent question. I own a haf xb case with seidon 240m in push pull configuration and i would like to replace the fans from stock into some quieter and better performing fans. And here is where my question appears: what kind of fans should I use? SP or airflow? Cm's radiator is quite thin and got around 26 fins per inch. I assume push-pull config keeps the airflow the seame, but doubles static pressure am I right? So I would like to go with Noctua NF-S12A. I think i would take more advantage of highier air flow on this rad, but is the sp of 2 of theese enough to make it thru ?
Yes, I've reduced the speed with Speedfan, but with highier overclocks on full load the rig gets quite noisy. Second think is I don't want it to get too hot. On standard fans, tems can get to high 80's @4.5 ghz with my 3770k. And I belive this particular rad doesn't requie as high sp, cause it isn't much of an obsticle to the air, especially in push pull config.
Sorry for my mistake, I did not mean it doubles the SP, just makes the rad less SP demanding from the fan, because on the other side is a buddy that will prevent the air from leaking and will suck it thru the fins.
Any checked ones from somebody who actually replaced the stock fans in this seidon? Didn't the cooling performance drop after replacing for sp fans?
Sorry for my language, but it's pretty hard to express my thoughts in such a poor vocabluary that i own ;D
I replaced my H80i fans with NF P12's I do not think I gained anything temperature wise, but it was much more quiet(I control them with my board because they are 3 pin fans).
I also have 2 s12s I have not tested with S12s because they are my case fans. But I may try them in the future, but my guess is they will do worse(I always found CoolerMaster's Blade Master fans to be quite powerful, but a bit loud.).
H80i tests with NF P12's and a P14 because I figure it would cool the voltage regulators with the overhang. All in one coolers DO let the voltage regulators get hotter than most air coolers.