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Old August 23, 2017, 07:41 PM
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Default Looking for high Static pressure low noise rad fans

Like any good enthusiast I let my GTX 1080 Ti SC2 HYBRID work as it was originally intended. Now I have the optimization itch as the fan that it comes with on the rad does not seem to push that much air out of the case, keeping the reported gpu temps around 52 C in this current weather.

My question, what are some good high static fans (typically used on rads) that are quiet to quiet-ish and won't break the bank either.
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Haven't GTs been the gold standard for the longest time? I'm sure there have been new ones come along but that'd be where I'd start my hunt.
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By rad temp do you mean water temp? 52 seems quite high. What's your ambient temp?
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Haven't GTs been the gold standard for the longest time? I'm sure there have been new ones come along but that'd be where I'd start my hunt.
Yup, those are my go to fans. Having tinnitus, I'm rather sensitive to harsh or high-pitched noises, so certain fans drive me bonkers. Not Gentle Typhoons, LOVE the noise profile of these things, not to mention the performance. Now that Daz brought them back in multiple variants and RPM levels, I won't buy anything else. But you need proper fan control for those if your ears are sensitive like mine. I've had good success with controlling 3-pin GTs with Sunbeam rheostat-based controllers, and I've used PWM hubs for the 4-pin PWM models. Both solutions work well enough for me, and I actually have a "hybrid" setup in my main rig with both a fan controller and PWM hub.

The only negative about GTs is that they don't come sleeve and they aren't too pretty (no RGB, thank bloody god). But they rock.
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Updated my original statement, had meant to say the reporting gpu temperatures are around 52C not the rad temp itself.
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The only negative about GTs is that they don't come sleeve and they aren't too pretty (no RGB, thank bloody god). But they rock.
Dood, they are like the best looking fans made IMO.

You can't go wrong w/ GTs or the EK Vardar's.
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I heard bad things about Vardars, and that they aren't in the same league as GTs. But that's hearsay. I've used and tested LOTs of fans, but never tried the Vardars.
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Daz has a pretty good noise comparison video for the GTs and Vardars fans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN5nRuyKUp8

But I'm with everyone else, GTs are still the best fans available.
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The GT (Gentle Typhoons) are a solid choice. Another fan to look at is the new Corsair ML series, which IMO are pretty good, especially for radiators. One of my favourite cooling part reviewers (because he measures the noise level THROUGH a radiator, not just open-air) gave them a pretty good rating.

If you don't care about looks you can grab a 2-pack (the pro and non pro are exactly the same, minus aesthetics) for decent price off amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/Corsair-Premiu...dp/B01G5I6MRK/) or newegg (https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...82E16835181106)

Corsair ML120 Pro 120 mm Fan



Another good fan to look at is the Be Quet! Silent Wings 3

be quiet! Silent Wings 3 120 mm High-Speed fan



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