upgrade case's fans

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by Tranceholic, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Tranceholic

    Tranceholic Banned

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    i checked the Case Fan Guide but i got a few questions

    - my cable management needs help.
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    - currently using default cpu fan + a 120mm quiet fan and it doesn't cool down the cpu temperaure.
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    - also, using a quiet 120mm fan and i'm considering adding a 140mm fan.
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    - lastly, using the default 120mm fan to cool down 3 hds.
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    Looking for help on adding:
    - 2x 120mm OR 140mm fans (TOP)
    - 1x 120mm fan (replace the current fan REAR)
    - 1x 120mm fan (replace the current fan SIDE)
    - 1x 140mm fan (SIDE)
    *OPTIONAL*
    - 1x 120mm fan (bottom) *not possible due to cables*
    - 1x CPU fan

    I need QUIET and STRONG RPM/CFM fans! temperatures are too high consider my case is half open and my room temperature averages 20~23c. :bang:

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  2. Svein_Skogen

    Svein_Skogen Maha Guru

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    Noctua. S12 for the rear exhaust (and side panel if the intake-grill isn't too restrictive), P12 (pressure-optimized) for more restrictive grills, or (if you have room for it) P14 fans. Moves plenty of air, while being whisper silent. In fact the only negative thing I can say about the noctua fans, is that they aren't available in pure black.

    //Svein
     
  3. WaroDaBeast

    WaroDaBeast Ancient Guru

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    Well, you could always get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, one of the Xigmatek HDT's (or even one of the Noctua tower coolers if money isn't an issue) for your CPU.

    Here's a page that has a list of silent fans: [LINK]
     
  4. PhatKat

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    I don't think your cable management needs help, I think you need cable management.:nerd:
     

  5. WaroDaBeast

    WaroDaBeast Ancient Guru

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    Tsk, tsk... Now, we're discussing semantics. ;)
     
  6. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Theres so much dust that I doubt extra fans will help.
    Keep your fans and heatsinks clean and you will probably not need any extra cooling.
     
  7. invisible69

    invisible69 Master Guru

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    Those coolermaster fans don't move a lot of air, have two of them and I'm not happy at all by their performance :(

    I'd suggest changing them all to some good brand ones, like the ones the others^ suggested :)
     
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    True story. Take the money you would spend on fans, and buy a small air compressor with a dryer(!) and blow out the computer when needed.
     
  9. Tranceholic

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    time to use my airduster lol
     
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    Yep...
     

  11. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Imho, you need a nice aftermarket cpu cooler to see much of any difference in cpu temp. Right now, idc if you blew 2000 cfm at the thing you have, you probably wouldnt get your desired temps. You need more area to dissipate heat. Honestly, I dont know good amd coolers, so hopefully someone can guide you to a good one, perferably with a 120mm fan, or larger. You could buy more case fans although I would try getting a new cpu cooler first.
     
  12. shadow42489

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    I just swapped out my stock AM3 socket cooler for a Noctua NH-D14. it ANNIHILATES heat. I also replaced all my case fans with noctuas and my gfx temps dropped. Highly recommend doing both if you've got the cash.
     

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