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Im looking at installing a new cpu cooling set-up, and was looking for ideas on fans. Specifically, im looking at a closed loop water cooling solution such as an h70 etc..

What im looking at is static pressure and a push pull setup. Should one use 2 high static pressure fans, (one on both sides) or use one high static pressure fan on one side and one high flow fan the other side?

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You will want a pair of high static pressure fans on both sides. Even with the lack of pressure on the outside a higher static pressure fan will do better pulling from a blockage.

What noise level are you shipping for? In the quiet section I would look at the coolermaster sickleflows, in the almost silent corsair's SP fans, in the noisier group something like an Ultra Kaze.
 
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I was thinking that as well. Just looking to see if my thought was correct. I was actually looking at the corsair SP series fans which is what brought me to the question. noise isnt much of a problem for me, but I like the specs on the corsairs. Its difficult to find static pressure specs on fans it seems. I hope companies start putting these specs up..makes a big difference in fan choices.
 

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I was thinking that as well. Just looking to see if my thought was correct. I was actually looking at the corsair SP series fans which is what brought me to the question. noise isnt much of a problem for me, but I like the specs on the corsairs. Its difficult to find static pressure specs on fans it seems. I hope companies start putting these specs up..makes a big difference in fan choices.
They have less than half of the static pressure of the cm's I mentioned.
 
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Ill look those up too, still haven't pulled the trigger.
 
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I am not sure about static pressure, but Scythe/Servo Gentle Typhoons are good. in terms of durability, cfm and the noise/cfm ratios.

It is a bummer that reviews seldomly describe the static pressure the reviewers measured themselves (if they did) because of course the figures by the "manufacturers" are not reliable enough, IMHO.
 
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Interesting I haven't seen the high performance models of those. Quite a bit louder if getting that noisy look at he ultrakaze fans as well.
 

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those high performance Corsairs are nowhere near the sound levels of an ultra kaze fan.
 

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