[SOLVED] I have two 120mm x 360mm rads. Would 4 Noctua NF-A14 plus 2 NF-F12's be better then 6 NF-F12's

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The NF-F12 is 120mm the NF-A14 is 140mm. Both are designed with static pressure fans but the NF-F12 more so. Would the extra size make up the difference? Would the use of the 140-120 adapter increase static pressure?
 

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So the reason for 140mm fans on a 120mm radiator is cost. Currently nf-f12 ippc(120mm fan) sells for around 2(two) to 3(three) times as much around $50 to $75 on Amazon and eBay currently for the 3000 rpm model. $25 for the nf-a14 ippc (140mm fan) 3000 rpm model. So if nf-a14 would work I would prefer that.
Noctua IPPC? Oh, please no, don't do that. I've been there already - ran with a bunch of NF-F12s and NF-A14s for a little over a year, to sate my curiosity and for experimental reasons.
They are a waste of money in a home PC. Server fans, ventilation fan for mining rigs/farms located away from you and others, sure - you know, for Industrial applications as Noctua states.

Those fans are amazing(power), don't get me wrong, but if you don't actually USE that extra 1000-1500rpm, then they are wasted on you.
I was curious to see what they offered over the normal fans, as well as how loud they got - those Youtube videos don't do them any justice!
They do not improve overall thermals by much, considering you get a jet sitting next to you...
I used them to find a slightly higher overclock; I succeeded, but once I did, I found myself using that extra horsepower less and less.
Now, I have these 3000rpm IPPC fans that I run like they were the regular Noctuas because I no longer have a purpose or reason to run them like that anymore - that, and the noise(at max rpm) was finally starting to bother me.
 

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NF-A14 wouldn't fit directly on a 360mm rad...

Also, you need to know the specs of the 2 radiators. Some manufacturers tell you in the product listing what kind of fans work best.
The radiators are EKWB EK-CoolStream Classic Se 360. The FPI is 14 and they are standard slim. Yes 140mm fan don't fit directly, that's why I would have 140mm to 120mm adapters. These adapters may increase static pressure at the expense of throughput however I don't know enough about that.
 

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EKWB EK-CoolStream Classic Se 360
16 FPI, actually - either way, moderately dense fin stack. The NF-F12s should be fine then.

Yes 140mm fan don't fit directly, that's why I would have 140mm to 120mm adapters. These adapters may increase static pressure at the expense of throughput however I don't know enough about that.
Depends on how much resistance is present, i.e., your chassis. The push fan is going to be doing the bulk of the work.
 

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So the reason for 140mm fans on a 120mm radiator is cost. Currently nf-f12 ippc(120mm fan) sells for around 2(two) to 3(three) times as much around $50 to $75 on Amazon and eBay currently for the 3000 rpm model. $25 for the nf-a14 ippc (140mm fan) 3000 rpm model. So if nf-a14 would work I would prefer that.
 

Phaaze88

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So the reason for 140mm fans on a 120mm radiator is cost. Currently nf-f12 ippc(120mm fan) sells for around 2(two) to 3(three) times as much around $50 to $75 on Amazon and eBay currently for the 3000 rpm model. $25 for the nf-a14 ippc (140mm fan) 3000 rpm model. So if nf-a14 would work I would prefer that.
Noctua IPPC? Oh, please no, don't do that. I've been there already - ran with a bunch of NF-F12s and NF-A14s for a little over a year, to sate my curiosity and for experimental reasons.
They are a waste of money in a home PC. Server fans, ventilation fan for mining rigs/farms located away from you and others, sure - you know, for Industrial applications as Noctua states.

Those fans are amazing(power), don't get me wrong, but if you don't actually USE that extra 1000-1500rpm, then they are wasted on you.
I was curious to see what they offered over the normal fans, as well as how loud they got - those Youtube videos don't do them any justice!
They do not improve overall thermals by much, considering you get a jet sitting next to you...
I used them to find a slightly higher overclock; I succeeded, but once I did, I found myself using that extra horsepower less and less.
Now, I have these 3000rpm IPPC fans that I run like they were the regular Noctuas because I no longer have a purpose or reason to run them like that anymore - that, and the noise(at max rpm) was finally starting to bother me.
 

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