Originally Posted by Infinite Jest;13927460
Quick fan question(s):
First are the decreased life expectancy and potential rpm of these fans
acceptable versus this one
. It's hard to beat 4 fans for the price of 1 1/3. I'm going to be using this as a bottom intake mount and may have it hooked up to a control. Also, does pwm matter at all outside the realm of mobo headers (i.e. using with a control)?
Also, would this
be sufficient as a side intake fan mounted on the mesh?
EDIT: Damnit! Sorry for the double post.
EDIT2: Is it normal for the idle cpu temp to drop after a few days? Mine started out around 40C for the first day and as of last night in this morning it's been settling in the mid to low 30C range and still dropping. Is my cpu imploding or is this normal?
It's tough to choose fans sometimes because of cost vs performance. I have used a lot of CM fans, still do, but mainly because of the bang for the buck factor. If I was wealthy, I'd use these:http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27971
but they are a bit too much for my budget.
I am tempted to say to go with the R4's in your link, I have a ton of them running now, and they aren't too bad. More expensive than the 4-fan "value pack", but still reasonable, and sometimes a bit less on sale.
I wouldn't worry about the pwm part, and the 200mm you linked looks like the correct oem CM fan for the 922.
Cpu's do implode sometimes, as long as your temps stay above -50C, you won't get too much condensation:p
Couldn't resist being a smart arse. I see varying cpu idle temps on different days but usually when the ambient outside temperature drops.
Originally Posted by Ceadderman;13927907
Only way I take my baby outside is if she's got plenty of Distilled coolant to get along without me if she gets lost for a day or so.
I love those shots and it looks like the gauntlet was thrown down at my feet. Must retaliate.
Based on your listed location, that may be difficult:D