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White LED fans. HELP!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Prime, Dec 6, 2011.

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    Both fan choices are a bit low on the CFM end of things. What sort of radiator are these fans going onto, and if possible do you know the FPI, if not I can go look it up.
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    Its a Black Ice 360 radiator

    N-Gen I was looking at those but Ive read some awful reviews about manufacturing flaws. (unbalanced/ clicking motors/ect)

    Edit: I think i found a yate loon thats white. D12SL-12

    Also, looks like Xigmatek fans are free after rebate at newegg right now.. But the one on my Dark Knight can be louder than my 470 ref. fan =\ and one per person
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    That rad is ~20FPI. For good results I would be looking for 80CFM+ fans. The real issue at this point is getting fans with enough static pressure, CFM, and has white LEDs. I am off to look at Frozen to see what they have.
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    What model? Black Ice can be SR or GT Stealth or GTX or whatever, each is different. SR can use lower cfm fans as it has fewer fpi and the others with higher fin density need more oomph.
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    That's the actual only white LED fan I could find from my little search. Maybe buy LED clear Yate Loons and change the LEDs?
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    I'm not too sure which model, it should be here soon enough and I'll take some pictures.

    I really appreciate the help guys :) This is my 1st venture into water cooling and I'm trying not to muck it up

    N-Gen: I found some white led Yate Loons 2 minutes after i posted this. =\
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    I knew I've seen them somewhere, I just thought it was my brain messing up at that moment though. I think the only one that comes in white is the D12SL-12 though? It wouldn't be enough.
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    get other color and take out the blue LED and replace with white?
    i notice this can be done with the :EF fan on my Corsair GS600.
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    You'd want at least the D12SM-12, preferabbly the D12SH-12 versions.
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    Howabout going this way (the hard way?): Get the fan that you want, get a LED list, with flat LED lights on it, drill small holes on the fan 'casing', glue the LED list on to the fan's outer 'casing' - make sure the LED's have their own source of power, power them up - voilà (LED's go on top of the holes - shines thru).

    You now have the correct fans, with the lights (LED) that you wanted. I do not know about prices and such, I think it varies from country to country. But at our electrical shop, they can get their hands on most LED lists, ranging from being 12v powered or from the mains.
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    Wrigleyvillain says thanks.
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    By "flat LEDs" Do you mean surface mount? Either way that's probably entirely too much work haha
    Yeah I have one of those on my CPU cooler. It looks pretty but its really loud =\
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    refer to post #5. 20fpi means you are going to need 2.0 mmH2) or better static pressure and around 80-90 CFM to get good results with that rad.
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    Fan controller mate!
    Get a nzxt sentry 2 nice 5channel 10w each fan controller with touchscreen
    Maybe some noise blocker fans
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    Well, yeah.. Something similar to this: [​IMG]

    Not as thick, but similar.
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    Here in the NL they go for like 18-25 EUR per piece, so that is out of range, according to the OP.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    So I;m guessing theres nothing that really fits my "criteria" then?
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    Either that or you are going to have a loop that under performs, and whats the point in spending all that money to get the results of a high dollar air cooler?

    My suggestion would be to buy fans that fit the air flow and static pressure needs. If you want lights there are CCFLs, and strips of LEDs I'm sure you could mod into the case and get a similar effect.

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