Need some help with picking my fans

Okay so I am in the process of building a computer case, and I currently have the skeleton made. I am going to be using 4 Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 360mm radiators on it, yes, 4. This case is going to be very different from just about anything I have ever seen and am very excited to keep working on it. However, I am at a loss on the fans I should use. According to a benchmarking test that I saw on these rads, they actually work very well in the 800-1200 RPM range. That being said, fans are definitely an area I am lacking in knowledge. I am looking for as silent as possible and will only be using a push setup on two of the rads and push pull on the other two.

So, any suggestions on what fans to use? Anything would be helpful because as I said, I really know very little in this regard.

Thanks!
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  1. Quote:
    I am going to be using 4 Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 360mm radiators on it, yes, 4


    Why? Or is this a 'just because you can' type of thing? Just curious. With that much rad space, you could really pick any low speed fan you want as long as it falls within the characteristics you want.
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    Why? Or is this a 'just because you can' type of thing? Just curious. With that much rad space, you could really pick any low speed fan you want as long as it falls within the characteristics you want


    Haha why ruin the fun? ;) I'll be posting a log this summer on it. But that's the thing, I really don't know at all. I want them to have red LEDs and i was considering the Coolermaster Sickle Flow 120s because i have used them before and they were quiet at full speed, are these a solid choice with a fan controller and dropping speed a little? Sorry if i sound naive but I honestly am in this regard...
  3. The Sickleflows aren't that great for radiator usage.


    You can get Silverstpne Air Penetrators with red LED's.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835220042
    Though from the picture it does look like the lighting fairly weak.
  4. Wow that's a very useful chart! They don't look very good at all haha. Hmm...I suppose at the worst I could add my own LEDs...how are the APs and the other top five fans on that list in regards to noise? Or at 800-1200 RPM will that really matter?
  5. Its the opinion of Martins Liquid Labs that below 1000RPM among the good fans, there is pretty much no difference to noise.

    Suppose this is a better thing to link too.
    http://martinsliquidlab.org/2010/11/04/120mm-fan-testing-on-an-mcr120-radiator-round-6-summary/
  6. Well that list may have just answered all of my questions. Thank you very much! Do you have a link to a review such as that one that shows cooling at various rpms? Would be much appreciated!
  7. For that I think you will have to look up reviews on the individual radiator, not the fans.
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    For that I think you will have to look up reviews on the individual radiator, not the fans.


    I suppose you're right, probably a better idea. Thanks again for all of your help!

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    This product comes in Red Led version and is very quiet.
    http://www.tech-kings.net/home/ind [...] &showall=1
    I run 3 on my 360 rad


    Wow, I really like those, I will be looking into them further. Thank you as well!
  9. So this thread is about fans and not necessarily why you are spending $350 on radiators alone?

    I guess I don't follow the logic for this build.
  10. Well considering the title of the thread was "Need some help with picking my fans," yes, the thread is about fans...
  11. Yes, but I've been asking why the 4x 360 rads in use...what are you cooling and why are you going that route?
  12. Without showing you the design of the case, it wouldn't make much sense. Also, like you said, because I can really. Not to mention the quad 670s.
  13. 670's don't pump out that much heat...they are fairly decent TDP cards, but I get the overkill idea. I was just trying to figure out the direction you were going in with the build.
  14. Yeah they actually do a pretty solid job, mine are the FTW Editions so they are on the 680 layout. I am just a large proprietor of overkill, and I have the ability to do it. I have the skills and tools required to fabricate any custom case designs I want and decided it was time for a long term project :)
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