Holy shit I am going to buy one of these case fans.

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    My case fan went out a while ago and I didnt think much about it but my temps seem real high so I guess I should replace it. I found this beast for sale....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811999612

    84.1 CFM :eek5:

    I guess I minus well buy a fan speed controller for it also but they only have 4 channel fan controllers when I only really need one. :wtc:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813999504

    I have the slot blanks off of the slots directly above and below my 7900GT so I figure when I get this beast in I can set it to blow hot air out the side and because it would be so powerful it would suck cold air flow in over and under my 7900GT helping it keep below 90c under load. Good idea?
     
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    55dB? You're fucking crazy to put that in there, unless you like the jet taking off sound constantly.
    Do yourself a favour and either find a 120->80mm fan adapter or get a case that allows you to mount 120mm fans. The 120mm panaflow fan on my heatsink moves 103cfm at 41dB, and that's plenty loud, I can only imagine one at 55dB.
     
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    That is why I am getting the fan controller as well. I'll turn it down when I am just browsing the internets but when I am playing CS:S ill turn that bitch on high. :eek3:
     
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    If you actually need 84CuFt/m to keep your computer cool, then you need better/cleaner heatsinks and better ventilation.

    That said, if your computer isn't overheating and shutting off -- or underclocking itself, if it's a newer machine -- when you play Counterstrike, then you don't need better cooling.
     
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    My graphics in game started artifacting. :hs:
     
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    a good case and proper cooling will beat that loud fan, however.
     
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    I think my case may be clogged with cat hair. :(

    When I get these parts in I am going to do a thorough cleaning of the case and components as well. I may still get this fan though because I am also getting the fan controller and I feel that it would be nice to have the extra power if needed and I could keep the speed on low when I am not gaming.
     
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    120mm fan > 92mm fan > 80mm fan.
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Clean the case and heatsinks first. Then, install air filters on the existing intakes. THEN, if it's still artifacting, install better fans.
     
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    took the side off my PC and aimed a desk fan at it >>>>>>>>>>..... all that shit
     
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    Id have fried kitty in my room if i did that. :(
     
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    I've eaten cat. Tastes like chicken.

    Do it.
     
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    You should just get one of these they are quieter and add a lot more cooling.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Now picture a fan that thick, and 120mm in size.
    Now picture 3 of those, and two 92mm fans in front of 4 10k scsi drives,
    with two Opteron 252's and a pair of Zalman 7700's.

    That was my old Chenbro server case. I've never heard anything so loud.
    Thankfully the Opterons ran so cool with the Zalmans that I didn't have to use the 120mm case fans.
     
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    120mm fan moving the same volume of air will do so more quietly than a 80mm fan, however.
     
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    depends on the quality of the fan.... a shitty 120mm fan can eaisly make more noise than a quality 80mm fan.
     
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    my point is that two similar fans, only diff being 120mm vs 80mm.... The 120mm is gonna be quieter, use less power, and have to spin at a slower speed.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, but you should have seen the server grade 120's in that Chenbro case.
    They spun fast!
     
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    in terms of loudness, I think the 20+ 40mm server-grade fans in a 1U Intel Chassis are gonna be tops when it comes to dB.
     
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    I finally got it in, got the fan and fan controller installed, and holy shit my CPU is idling at 24C and my 7900gt is idling at 41-42C. This thing is a beast. My CPU used to idle at around 40C and my 7900GT was idling at 55C. BIG improvement. Plus the fan controller allows me to turn it almost silent at night. Yes it is kind of loud at the highest but it is definately bearable and there is no way you would hear it wearing headphones. It is about as loug as an ocilating fan. Im gonna go play CS:S now and see what happens. :coold:
     
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    Damn card didnt even hit 50c during the game. :bowdown:
     
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    Overclocked my video card from 540/1500 to 589/1630 and everything is great so far. :bowdown:
     

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