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a c 152 K Overclocking
May 23, 2012 6:13:19 AM

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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a c 351 K Overclocking
May 23, 2012 2:48:51 PM

amuffin said:
Are these good fans for the price?
$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!

Check the Cooling Fan Roundup! That's what I did it for, so you could use it as reference of what to buy!
a b K Overclocking
May 23, 2012 4:53:37 PM

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
a c 90 K Overclocking
May 24, 2012 11:26:52 PM

that fan discussion again :/ 

corsair SP series
Scythe GT's
Swiftech's look nice
Bitfenix spectre Pro's if for a bling factor.
a c 205 K Overclocking
May 25, 2012 12:18:10 AM

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:

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
May 25, 2012 1:33:12 AM

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.
a c 152 K Overclocking
May 25, 2012 1:57:02 AM

The fans I originally listed are: 16.5 DBA @800RPM and 38DBA @2500RPM
a c 351 K Overclocking
May 25, 2012 12:54:21 PM

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