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Old July 15, 2008, 01:07 AM
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Frankly, even Swiftech's MCR series will have better performance/fan at lower rpms. Not to say that the GTX480 is bad, but at low/quiet speeds, it's basically relying entirely on raw surface area to get the job done, rather than any particular optimizations.
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Old July 15, 2008, 05:52 AM
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Ahh.. I see, so I should get the Feaser One rad? The PA120.3 is not in stock at NCIX anymore.. And if I get the Feaser One triple rad, would just three of those Zalman fans work? Or would there be much better performance with 6?

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I think if you want performance and silence, you'd be best off with the Scythe S-FLEX E as per Vapor's mini-review: Fan Mini-Review: Battle of the Big Name ~50CFM Fans - XtremeSystems Forums

Unless of course you want to order some Yates from Petras as he has the best Yates apparently and I'm pretty sure it's the ones Vapor used.

If you get the Feser or even Swiftech rad, you could probably make do with only 3 fans. Using push/pull Noctuas on my Swiftech didn't really do anything for my temps but I had the fans anyways.

One other thought, why are you getting the Apogee GT? Might want to consider the D-TEK FuZion v2 instead.
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Old July 15, 2008, 09:02 AM
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The D-TEK Fuzion V2 is not in stock at NCIX, and, I already have the Apogee GT as part of the Swiftech ULTRA water cooling kit, I just want to use a different rad other than the one the kit comes with.
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I would say Noctua's unless you mind the price or the fact Noctua missed the memo computers stopped being beige 10 years ago.
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Fan Mini-Review: Battle of the Big Name ~50CFM Fans - XtremeSystems Forums

I suggest giving Vapor's reviews a strong look. He does some very good testing. The Noctua's are good, but not as good as the Scythe S-flex or the Yate loons.
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I suggest giving Vapor's reviews a strong look. He does some very good testing. The Noctua's are good, but not as good as the Scythe S-flex or the Yate loons.
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Hmm.. I think I'll be getting the S-Flex, the one that is about 20dB, and has about 40ish CFM. One question though, this morning I took my stock fans that came with my P182 and soldered them together. It worked, but now my question is, what would be a good way of hiding the ugliness of the soldered part? I don't think sleeving would work, so can anyone suggest some good way of hiding it?
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Ah yes you did. Not sure how I missed that....

As for hiding soldering...you did use heatshrink, right? If not, get some on there.... Also, sleeving should work fine. I do it all the time. If you dont want to do that, you can get cable wrap from Radioshack or Home depot and wrap it up.
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I don't exactly find the Tri-Cools all that silent, well if you want some airflow that is. On low they are pretty quiet I suppose but without much CFM.

If you're gunning for silence, replace all your fans with those S-FLEX "E" models and you should be set.
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