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    Default Fans for radiator

    Hi guys

    I'm getting new fans for my WC loop, and i wanted a little help picking the right fans. I have 2 x NB-eLoop B12-3 on an Aplhacool 60mm 2x120mm radiator at the moment, but i never need to have my fans running at more than 1200 RPM (which is their minimum operating speed) to keep my system cool under load, and i would like som fans that start at very low RPM (was thinking ~500-600 RPM).

    So my question is this; which 120mm 4-pin PWM fan would be a good substitute for this fan? and silence is key! My go-to choice was Noctua, but i've only found a 140mm fan that fit my needs, as 4-pin PWM is also a must. Colour is not that important.

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    The NF-F12 PWM has a min rotational speed of 300 rpm, excellent noise characteristics and good static pressure. Noctua.at - sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria"!

    The PPC2000 PWM has a min speed of 450 rpm with near silence, and can crank up to produce insane static and airflow. Noctua.at - sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria"!

    One of those should fit exactly what you are asking for.

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    The Silverstone Ultra quiets aren't bad either, but I tend to agree with Ciarlatano about Noctua. Hard to beat.

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    Yes those noctua fans are great suggestions, but not really available where i live i might just have to import a set of them myself

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Yes those noctua fans are great suggestions, but not really available where i live i might just have to import a set of them myself
    What fans are?

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    well, most brands are, just not all models from each brand (ofcourse)...i will have to import them from Germany or UK most likely.

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    You might like these fans JetFlo 120 - Cooler Master Europe Store

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    these two fans would be high on my list for radiator fans

    keep in mind if you're looking for silence I would be using a fan controller for those moments

    Noctua NF-F12, 120mm fan

    Corsair SP Series Pressure Optimized 120mm

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by xelosia View Post
    You might like these fans JetFlo 120 - Cooler Master Europe Store
    The JetFlo fans have an 800 rpm start speed which is about twice what he is looking for. Also, "JetFlo" and "silent" are polar opposites. Great fans, but not a good choice for someone specifically looking for silence.


    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    keep in mind if you're looking for silence I would be using a fan controller for those moments
    He has PWM control already, no need for an added fan controller. Plus true PWM controllers get pricey.

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarlatano View Post
    The JetFlo fans have an 800 rpm start speed which is about twice what he is looking for. Also, "JetFlo" and "silent" are polar opposites. Great fans, but not a good choice for someone specifically looking for silence.




    He has PWM control already, no need for an added fan controller. Plus true PWM controllers get pricey.
    This is true but I myself have six of the Corsair fans running in my build and the controller makes it easier for me anyway, to direct flow in certain areas
    or silence my system quickly when necessary.

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    Take a peak at some Cougar fans. They have extremely good performance on radiators and even though the speed may be slightly fast, they are actually very silent fans for the performance you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    Take a peak at some Cougar fans. They have extremely good performance on radiators and even though the speed may be slightly fast, they are actually very silent fans for the performance you get.

    Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, and More - Newegg.com
    yes i looked at the Cougar CF-V12HP, but they cost 53$ a piece where i live, and i was hoping for something a little cheaper than that :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    This is true but I myself have six of the Corsair fans running in my build and the controller makes it easier for me anyway, to direct flow in certain areas
    or silence my system quickly when necessary.
    He's only talking about two rad fans and can use the MB PWM control. Start speeds will be significantly higher if he moves out of PWM into a VR controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarlatano View Post
    He's only talking about two rad fans and can use the MB PWM control. Start speeds will be significantly higher if he moves out of PWM into a VR controller.
    Ah got it OK!

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    Default Re: Fans for radiator

    I have some fans collection here like:

    Top 4 120mm Best Radiator Fans:

    Corsair Air Series SP 120 LED Red High Static Pressure Fan Cooling
    Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM High-Performance Edition – Twin Pack
    Silencio FP120 PWM 2400, 120mm cooling fan
    BL070 SILENTWINGS 3 PWM 120mm HIGH Speed 2200 RPM Cooling Fan


    Top 5 140mm Best Radiator Fans:

    Corsair ML140, 140mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan (2-Pack)
    Corsair Air Series SP 140 LED Red High Static Pressure Fan Cooling
    Thermaltake Ring 14 High Static Pressure 140mm Circular LED Ring Case/Radiator Fan
    Noctua NF-A14 FLX – 3-Pin Premium Quiet Case Cooling Fan (140mm, Brown)
    Phanteks PH-F140MP_BBK_PWM, 500-1600RPM, 140mm, Radiator Fan
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