Thermaltake 3.0 Pro with Corsair SP120 High Performance fans.

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I'm considering putting SP120 fans on a Thermaltake closed loop water cooler in a Corsair Carbide 540 Case.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D6GINF4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=226VWDBNU7K9V&coliid=I35GA4YR0JA7DX&psc=1

My plan for airflow in the case is to install three SP120 fans in the front, use one(or two sli) GTX 980 SC's (reference model with the exhaust coming out the back of the case), and have a closed loop water cooler on push-pull blowing out of the primary exhaust fan area. This way my case's airflow is more-or-less a straight line in from the front and out through the back to reduce turbulence.

I was initially going to go with a corsair H80i, but upon scanning threads here, found the Thermaltake 3.0 Pro with the thicker radiator.

H80i
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ZN03AA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=226VWDBNU7K9V&coliid=I30RJ8AOHREW9P&psc=1

Thermaltake 3.0 Pro
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DZL8670/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=226VWDBNU7K9V&coliid=I3T7H2K92RFHST&psc=1

In theory, a thicker radiator should provide better cooling. But at the same time a thicker radiator is more difficult to push air through to cool.

Corsair SP120s High Performance
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007RESFYK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=226VWDBNU7K9V&coliid=ICI4ZNI0NIOEY

Would using two of these fans on that radiator perform well? I'm looking for getting the maximum amount of cooling on a single 120mm fan space on my exhaust without upgrading to a custom waterloop.
 
SP (Static Pressure) fans are very good at pushing air through radiators. You should be OK. All measurements I've seen say thicker radiators cool better, so it means they were tested with existing fans and perform better than thinner radiators, even if airflow is reduced.
 
SP (Static Pressure) fans are very good at pushing air through radiators. You should be OK. All measurements I've seen say thicker radiators cool better, so it means they were tested with existing fans and perform better than thinner radiators, even if airflow is reduced.
 

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