Radiator Fans: Removable?


Radiator Fans: Removable?

Ask the Doctor LogoI’m debating switching to water-cooling. I was initially worried about maintenance or the unit leaking, but those issues seem to be a thing of the past. What happens, however, if the fan stops working on the radiator? Is the fan difficult to replace? Would you have to replace the entire unit? Anytime I see reviews or ads, they never specify whether the fan is replaceable or permanently attached to the radiator unit.

—Joe C.

Joe, many water-cooling radiators are sold without fans, and even the ones that include fans typically let you replace them with your own. Popular fans for water-cooling radiators include Scythe Gentle Typhoon, Sharkoon Silent Eagle, and Noctua NF-12P. We can’t think of a single water-cooling radiator on which you’re unable to replace the fan.


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