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Hi!


I have really set my eyes on a Raven 3 case, and a new CPU-cooler: Antec Kühler 920.

I was going to pull air from inside the case, and exhaust it at the top, because of the two AP181's with 130cfm pushing air in a straight "line" from the bottom to the top, entering the 920 and then exhausting it.

Now, I heard that this would be a bad idea, and not giving me very good performance. I was told to get a Noctua NH-D14, but I had really set my heart on the 920...


So what is your opinion? It HAS to be the RV03 case. I just love it!
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Must be missing something - get the best CPU fan that you can, they will all work perfectly for your setup, nice airflow from the bottom = cooler temperatures for your cooler which in turn = lower temperatures
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Must be missing something - get the best CPU fan that you can, they will all work perfectly for your setup, nice airflow from the bottom = cooler temperatures for your cooler which in turn = lower temperatures
And the heat from the pump won't be a problem? I'm seing this problem on my H50 right now... I have a SickleFlow blowing air from the top, straight down in front of my H50, which then sucks the air out...

But the pump gets really hot
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I had an h50 in a raven 2 setup like you described and it was fine (exhausting out the top).
Granted the nh-d14 would give you slightly better results, but the 920 wont have any issues.
Edited by nagle3092 - 5/17/11 at 2:00am
 
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Just have the 920 exhaust out the top in the Raven 3.
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I had an h50 in a raven 2 setup like you described and it was fine (exhausting out the top).
Granted the nh-d14 would give you slightly better results, but the 920 wont have any issues.
So the Noctua would be better than the 920 in this case?

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Just have the 920 exhaust out the top in the Raven 3.
I was going to do that, but as I stated earlier, I'm worried about the heat from the pump...
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So the Noctua would be better than the 920 in this case?



I was going to do that, but as I stated earlier, I'm worried about the heat from the pump...
Well the Noctua is better period, that's not to say the 920 is bad by any means though. If you don't want a monster heatsink in your case the 920 will be a very nice cooler to go with. Don't worry about the heat from the pump the amount is minuscule.
 
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Well the Noctua is better period, that's not to say the 920 is bad by any means though. If you don't want a monster heatsink in your case the 920 will be a very nice cooler to go with. Don't worry about the heat from the pump the amount is minuscule.
But the heat from my H50 pump is really noticable It gets quite hot...

I really want to get high end cooling, but the Noctua is just a tad too big for me...
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