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My setup: Haf-x with 5 case fans, i7 2600k, asrocks fatal1ty p67, asus xonar essence stx, g.skill 2x4gb ripjaws x memory, corsair 850hx, ssd+1hdd

My use: Some graphic work but mostly gaming crysis2, mass efect2, wow, car/road games and the usual youtube/msn/browsing, and blueray movie watch.
will not do overcloaking yet will learn later but need pc to be enough cool and fan that last long

I live in a industrial zone so is quite contaminated here and dust get easy in to my house

My options:

1. Use the Thermaltake spinQ VT Fan i already bought conect it to mobo 4pin, being is no pwm fan with 3 pin it will always run on 100% i think 1600rpm
but noise probaly wont bother me too much
but could this fan be a bit too smale, i seen rigs with huge fans in it
also i read some input from people commenting this fan move hot air around in the pc
making the temp go higher is that true?

2. Go for Zalman Cnps 9900 max Red, is this a PWM fan?
so it will be regulated by the mobo?

3. Go for Prolimatech Megahalems + 2 Thermaltake pc cyclo red led fans 120mm (they look very cool but maybe a bit noisy?)
are this option PWM?

4. Go for Prolimatech megahalems + Scythe Gentle Typhoon (not sure about rpm choice yet) good option but is no led on the fans
are this option PWM?

5. choice 5 removed

6. Corsair H70 , but is not led fan

7. Silver arrrow with some fans not sure which yet?

I have no experience on cooling and fans
but this fans is what i found best for me
(i heard people speak good of megahalems and ninja 3, and zalman, and the cyclo red just look cool)

I apreciate someone could help me with this i dont know what to do
Edited by Gilgamesh9 - 5/6/11 at 1:32pm
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I'd go with the Megahalems and the Gentle Typhoon.
 
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If I was using an HSF for cooling I would go with a Venomous-X and Yate-Loon SH or SM fans in push/pull. The Megahalems is still a good choice. The Silver Arrow is probably the best HSF, but it's HUGE.
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You have the HAF X so you can get anything you want but your best options for your 2600k max OC are:

Corsair H70 $100



or one of the following:


Thermalright Silver Arrow $90



For Comparison:




NH-D14 $80 + Shipping
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=5592441

Either of the 3 coolers will do you great justice, as they are the best.
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You have a huge case. Take advantage of it and put the Silver Arrow in it. None better unless you get into actual water loops.
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I would snag the Silver Arrow, Look at the Rheosmart. you can take a Ycable, and run your two silver arrow fans though it, wire in the Rheosmart, its not hard to do at all. then when you can run ALL your case fans off the PWM signal. to take it further there is software around to let you tweak the profile, so you can controll when your fans ramp up according to CPU temp's
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I would snag the Silver Arrow, Look at the Rheosmart. you can take a Ycable, and run your two silver arrow fans though it, wire in the Rheosmart, its not hard to do at all. then when you can run ALL your case fans off the PWM signal. to take it further there is software around to let you tweak the profile, so you can controll when your fans ramp up according to CPU temp's
The Silver Arrow is very quiet a full speed. No need for all that!
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The Silver Arrow is very quiet a full speed. No need for all that!
it is quiet...but still make's noise when running at 100%. beside's the PWM controll function is more to tame down the case fans. no need for 5/6/7 fans to be at 100% when CPU is at idle regaurdless of how quiet they are, just silly to me
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I've got the Zalman 9900 myself and I love it. It's not bulky as hell so its easy to work around the inside of the case when moving around wiring or messing with RAM or graphics, etc. Its also insanely quiet, I never hear it over any of the other fans in the HAF X. The only fan I hear at all is the inner VGA one that blows from behind the HDD bays, but I have that one hooked up to my fan controller. My 100% load temps never get above mid-60s, and my idle temps are mid 30's to 40 at most.
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it is quiet...but still make's noise when running at 100%. beside's the PWM controll function is more to tame down the case fans. no need for 5/6/7 fans to be at 100% when CPU is at idle regaurdless of how quiet they are, just silly to me
My TY-140s are running right now at 100% and I don't hear a thing.

On the contrary, I think it's silly to throttle fan speeds when they use so little power, are so cheap, and last for so long. The only reason to use a fan controller is if you have your CFM calculated and you know exactly what kind of airflow you need for optimal performance and/or noise is an issue.
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