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Thicker Rad mean less powerful fans?

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March 12, 2011 8:20:12 PM

Hello

My research into WC my cpu continues. Does a thicker rad mean I can use less powerful fans and thus a quieter case?

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March 12, 2011 10:12:49 PM

thicker rad mean for instance - 3 rows of 13mm by 2mm Tubes compared to single row, 2 pass
FPI (fins fer inch) is where you have to decide what's the best fan for the RAD and yes ,most of the thicker RAD's are low FPI= slow~medium rpm fans
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March 13, 2011 11:03:37 PM

Agree; typically 'thick' rads are lower FPI, but you'll want to check and make sure first. Which rads are you using as comparison, here?
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March 13, 2011 11:05:59 PM

I am planing to use the xspc rx360
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March 13, 2011 11:11:40 PM

best rad for 800~1400rpm
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March 13, 2011 11:28:42 PM

I am actually going to use the XSPC Kit since its my first WC. Since because my main motivation for this set-up is silence finding fans that our "silent" has been a chore but I am probably going to go with GentleTyphon's. But I still got more reading to do!!!
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March 14, 2011 12:29:15 AM

Yep ..if you don't have a fan controller this may be the one to get ..all tho 1400rpm is still very comfortable
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