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120mm fans .. push pull on quad rad...

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by copenhagen69, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. copenhagen69

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    I have one of these:
    Swiftech MCR420-QP
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    I want to run push pull on it and was curious what some good fans were for it?

    I was wondering if Cooler Master has any fans that would work well in this area ... I know someone who knows someone who slept with someones sister (almost, but you get the idea :rolleyes:)
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    I would suggest the brand Scythe. They have a lot of great fans. But that is my personal preference.
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    ya, well I dont have the hookup with scythe though :(

    I was thinking excalibur or R4 or the blademaster series fans
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    The R4's don't really push much air as advertised though, be wary. Plus they are a bit on the noisy side.
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    I've replaced the stock corsair fan that came with my H50 with an akasa Viper, very quiet with plenty of air flow.
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    from what this says...
    Speed (R.P.M.) 2000 R.P.M.
    Air Flow (CFM) 69 CFM
    Air pressure (mmH2O) 2.94 mmH2O
    Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 19 dB-A

    the R4 is 19db? is that really that loud?
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    At least its honest where you got this info. On mine, on the package it said it was 89, don't seem to remember, since it was 2 years ago. I compared it to a Scythe fan which was supposed to be louder, guess what? The R4 was louder! I'm not bashing em though, it's just that their specs are sometimes a bit "misleading".
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    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120mm-fan-roundup-2.html

    There you go you can thank me later lol. They even have a up to 1350rpm roundup if you want less noise. I have the Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilent PRO PL-2 its decent but there are noisier fans that push more air.

    19db is almost inaudible. Lets be honest though a lot of specifications of fans are overestimated like the asaka viper, looks good on paper is dung in real performance. Highly suspect 2000rpm at 19db.
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    Yes good acticle. I could also suggest Noiseblocker Black Silent PRO PL-1 or 2 (900/1400 rpm). Got 4 of the fast ones on my 480 rad originally fitted with Yate Loons. No rise in temperature but a good decrease in the dB(A) department.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    What about Noctua? They perform pretty well and does not make a lot of noise.
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    Delta's. End of.

    :)
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    Yeah they move tons of air, but they also sound like a jet. ^^
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    OP never mentioned sound restrictions :)
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    Apparently "static pressure" is more important that CFM with rad fans as it needs to push/pull air through many small openings separated by metal fins. Though SP not something that's really advertised by manufacturers.

    These are supposedly good. Those are the highest RPM ones which are best for your needs but there are slightly slower ones there too and are on sale.
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    Looks like the Blade Masters out perform the R4s, but the R4s come in a 4 fan value pack. With your connections that might not mean much. With fans in both push and pull, having a super kick ass fan isn't as important since it will be getting help from its bro on the other side. All this included, the Swifty rads are designed for higher speed fans for optimal performance, so that should play a part in your decision. I checked, but CM doesn't make any 38mm thick fans. They are always best. My old Panflo L1s were just a tiny bit louder than my GT AP-15s, but worked much better.

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