Which Fans Should I Use For My EX240?

According to Moto and other people, the EX240 is a thin rad but has more FPI than the RX240. Which exact fans should I use? If I remember they have to be high CFM, but how high!? Are two Aerocool Shark 120mm fans good enough? Also, is it possible to do a push/pull setup with the CM 690 II advanced?
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  1. Are these good fans for the price?
    http://www.svc.com/y720dcd-25t1-gp.html
    $5 for a high cfm/silent fan and a fan controller!?? Seems like a good deal to me! :)
  2. I use these, http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-Gentle-Typhoon-850rpm-58-3cfm/dp/B001Q6RUVO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337777510&sr=8-1

    Have them all on full speed can't even hear them inside a 600t. 3 are in the case right now with a 240mm rad and a 120. Also have 2 of these cooler master fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103091&Tpk=sickleflow
    Really loud but have decent performance for a case fan, plus the lighting looks better than most.
  3. The gentle typhoons mentioned above are a great choice for low CFM optimized RADS.

    The latest offering from Swiftech looks to be pretty nice as well:

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16009/fan-989/Swiftech_Helix_120mm_x_25mm_Z-Bearing_Fan_-_1800_RPM_HELIX-120-BW.html?tl=g36c15s60
  4. amuffin said:
    Are these good fans for the price?
    http://www.svc.com/y720dcd-25t1-gp.html
    $5 for a high cfm/silent fan and a fan controller!?? Seems like a good deal to me! :)


    If those fans could actually produce their advertised 110cfm at 16dba?, that's very impressive, but I seriously doubt it!

    From my cooling fan roundup testing the Scythe Slipstream 120, 110cfm rated, which actually do produce close enough to their advertised 110cfm and at 110cfm are past 37dba.


    I suggest these over the Cooler Master fans, and a good fan controller, because I know they perform as advertised! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060

    Check the Cooling Fan Roundup! That's what I did it for, so you could use it as reference of what to buy!
  5. well as far as I know any fan producing 100+ CFM will be pretty loud at full speed but with high FPI rads you would want the HIGH CFM fans, possibly higher even than what you are looking at currently for fans, to get the most out of that type of rad. Where low FPI rads do not perform as well, they do perform decent with low CFM or RPM fans attached to them and are rather quite. But you need more rads with this setup for the system to run cool, there is always a trade off somewhere
  6. that fan discussion again :/

    corsair SP series
    Scythe GT's
    Swiftech's look nice
    Bitfenix spectre Pro's if for a bling factor.
  7. DoomsWord89 said:
    The gentle typhoons mentioned above are a great choice for low CFM optimized RADS.

    The latest offering from Swiftech looks to be pretty nice as well:

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16009/fan-989/Swiftech_Helix_120mm_x_25mm_Z-Bearing_Fan_-_1800_RPM_HELIX-120-BW.html?tl=g36c15s60


    The only issue there Doom is that the EX series aren't slowfan optimised, they need higher cfm to get the best out of them, I run gelids on my RX but XSpc 2K Rpm's on my EX's, and even on a splitter they do put the noise up
    Moto
  8. My apologies, I had not taken the time notice the fin array/density.

    Knowing what I now know, I would just settle on some Yate Loons. Good performance at a very attractive price point. The XSPC fans look to be very much in the same league.
  9. The fans I originally listed are: 16.5 DBA @800RPM and 38DBA @2500RPM
  10. amuffin said:
    The fans I originally listed are: 16.5 DBA @800RPM and 38DBA @2500RPM


    Sorry! amuffin :pfff: Missed the full details of the fan got caught in their title grab ya snafu, (Cooler Master Y720DCD-25T1-GP 120mm Blue LED Silent Case Fan 110CFM 16dBA (OEM)), price wise not a bad deal at all actually coming with the controllers too! :) Ry
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