So I'm still in the process of getting all of my watercooling rig setup. I'm still waiting on the loop itself to arrive (should be tomorrow)
I'm wanting to get some decent fans though so some help would be appreciated.
I have very little choice in my country, and since fans are large and cheap, shipping them from USA like my other components is not economic.
I did order a couple yate loon 2250rpm fans with the loop, but im wanting to go push pull on my two 240mm rads, so need at least 8 decent matching fans.
Trying to find some good options without paying a tonne in my country is tough, but here are some of the options:
these are the fans I'm currently using in my case, and im thinking about just getting more. they are only 1300rpm and average CFM. but are INSANELY cheap. all other fans are at least 25 dollars. these are less than 7 dollars. They work well, but im not really sure how well they will perform.
these are the next cheaper option, and seem like a good choice. but a fair bit more money.
these are also not too expensive, and have LEDs, but i hear they have really bad static pressure.
the scythes are the more expensive option, and available inn multiple RPMs.
those are the main choices, and there are others. Now i'm mostly concerned with performance. I play with a headset, so noise isn't an issue so long as its not so loud it overpowers my gaming audio.
The main thing obviously is that the xilence fans are considerably cheaper. are the more expensive fans going to help that much? I would like some LED fans, but not at the cost of performance.
i know there are lots of fan threads already, but i have been googling and its very hard to find a direct comparison of the fans i have available to me. and i dont want to blow a few hundred bucks on fans that aren't absolutely the best choice.
any tips? Not necessarily needing a free ride, but when it comes to cfm, static pressure etc im really unsure.
Naturally I would try to find the fans with the highest flow rate and possible pressure. Those Scythe fans are crazy expensive even in us terms. The cheapest fans listen are crap. I got better cooling my gtx460, got two 80mm fans that are pulling around 60cfm each. The cooler master fans I would go for but I don't like it that much. The scythe fans appear to be half height 120mm fans so I am wondering do you have the room for full height?
nothing beats the scythes. Other options are delta's, sanaces, panaflo. Bitfenix are advertising their pro series of fans appropriate for rads as well as case fans. Noctua on the other hand have launched the NF F-12 PWM with vortex flow, which is also advertised as a rad fan and high fpi count heatsinks.
choices...honestly, they all have their cfm's posted on specs but none can beat the static pressure on them scythe GT AP series of fans. Get teh AP-15 and have them hooked to a fan controller to quiet them.
just saw your fan selection. 3000rpm's would be loud but on a fan controller like rubix has, they'll be purring away.
cooler master's arent a good choice as rad fans.
noiseblockers can also be had as both case fan and rad fan.