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Old September 13, 2011, 06:19 PM
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1. Fans for 2 x 120mm Rad

I am looking at picking up the parts to watercool my main desktop. I have the chance to pick up this rad Radiator, 2x120mm 30-FPI Copper [no nozzles] - Water cooling systems, pc liquid cooling kit, cpu, video card, hard drive locally for a decent price. This is likely going to be mounted to the inside top of my case.

I am just wondering if the Noctua NF-P12-1300 NCIX.com - Buy Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 1100-1300RPM 63-92M3/H 12.6-19.8DBA Molex - Noctua - NF-P12-1300 - in Canada would be a decent fan to mount on it?

I am thinking about this fan as the colours are a close match with the theme I have in mind. I am open to other suggestions though.

edit-- title change, rather than start a new thread with every question about water cooling I have I will just drop them all here.
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Old September 13, 2011, 06:28 PM
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That rad has a high fin density and would work best with fans with high static pressure, not sure what the static pressure on the NF-P12's are like. Just something to keep in mind.
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Old September 13, 2011, 06:30 PM
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Those Noctuas you picked likely don't even have enough pressure to push through the radiator at all. Best bet would be the 38mm fans that Koolance sells.

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Old September 13, 2011, 06:35 PM
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Missing a "don't" lowfat? :P
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Old September 13, 2011, 06:42 PM
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Missing a "don't" lowfat? :P


Wow. Not sure what I was thinking.
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Old September 13, 2011, 06:49 PM
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Wasn't 100% sure so had to ask...still learning this water cooling stuff. Have a chance to pick up a bunch of BNIB/LNIB Koolance parts locally for dirt cheap, and don't want to pass it up. The Noctuas would have fit the theme fairly well, but if there are better fans for this application so be it.
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I'd personally pick up some Scythe S-Flex's for that dense rad you have lined up! Plenty of pressure at a very reasonable price!
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Old September 13, 2011, 07:15 PM
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I'll check them out as well. Thanks for all the tips I am not concerned about any noise produced by the fans, I am just looking for something to move lots of air. If I have the room to do it then I will go to a push pull configuration once its all put together.
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Old September 14, 2011, 09:46 AM
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Next question:

What are the disadvantages/advantages to bay reservoirs or tube reservoirs? Again, I have the oppurtunity to grab a RP-452X2 Dual 5.25in Reservoir for 1-2 PMP-450/S Pumps, Rev.1.3 - Water cooling systems, pc liquid cooling kit, cpu, video card, hard drive that LNIB/BNIB at a real good price. I do like the looks of it, just not sure if this the route I want to go yet. Then I also have the chance to pick up this controller to go with it CTR-SPD24X2 Dual 24V Pump Controller - Water cooling systems, pc liquid cooling kit, cpu, video card, hard drive Again, same condition and for a real good price. Is a controller really necessary?
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The controller is only useful for the D5 'Strong' models that can run @ 24V. If you don't use them, then the controller is pretty much useless. The bay reservoirs are for space saving and looks. The Koolance ones are especially hard to bleed. If you have room for a good tube reservoir then I'd go that route if you can.
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