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I'm building a new gaming pc and I'm going with an all black scheme, but I'd like to add some color by adding some blue uv fans by Gelid. (I will add a few uv cold cathodes to bring out the color in the fans )

My build (I haven't purchased any of the items yet):
cpu: intel i5 2500k
cpu cooler: thermalright silver arrow
mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
gpu: sapphire radeon 6950
case: corsair 650d
memory: corsair vengeance 8gb
psu: corsair 850ax

This is what I plan to do:
-I want to add 2x 140mm UV Blue Gelid fans on top of my corsair 650d. (They will be exhausting air)
-I will add 1x 120mm UV Blue Gelid fan on the rear of my 650d (exhausting air)
-I will also replace the stock fans on my thermalright silver arrow and add another 2x 140mm UV Blue Gelid fans. (push/pull method)
-I will leave the stock 200mm fan on my 650d that is in the front of my case. (this will be the only air intake I have, which is really my only option).

My concerns:
-By removing the stock fans on the thermalright silver arrow and adding 2x gilded fans will I Change any performance of the cpu cooler significantly?

What I'm trying to achieve from all these fans are a nice contrast in color between the all black scheme and uv blue fans. What I am worried about is if I will have a significant amount of heat increase on my cpu by replacing the thermalright silver arrow stock fans with the blue uv gilded fans.

Links to the fans I'm getting:
http://www.gelidsolutions.com/produc...=1&cid=2&id=35
http://www.gelidsolutions.com/produc...=1&cid=2&id=53

I'm a total noob (this is my 1st build). Please excuse my noobness
We all had to learn at some point.
Pls tell me what you think.
p.s. sorry for the long post, i just wanted to be as thorough as possible.
Edited by SmokeDankTrees - 5/21/11 at 3:29am
    
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I honestly don't know a damned thing about those fans specifically but gelid makes decent although not particularly great products and the specs looks good enough.

Silver arrow is a beast of an air cooler though so even with some possible loss in performance, its not going to break your rig. Slightly lower overclocks if anything.

Overall, just ask yourself, is it worth spending money to make it look a LOT cooler, at the (possible) expense of mild overclock reduction? If yes go for it.
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Overall, just ask yourself, is it worth spending money to make it look a LOT cooler, at the (possible) expense of mild overclock reduction? If yes go for it.
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Blue casefan's surewhynot. Replacing SA stock fans nooooooo. I just painted the exterior's of my TY-140's black and they look pretty sweet.
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post #5 of 7

As far as I know those are excellent fans, they're just expensive.

Here's a video of a case with those fans. Check 2:30 to see the UV lighting effect.


Edited by kiwiasian - 5/21/11 at 1:55pm
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Have a look at these too (higher airflow & static pressure)
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I have personal experience with the gelid wing 12/12pl. The wing 12s (non-led, non/pwm) are good for case fans if you can control the rpms. At full, the amount of air they push leads to a whoosh. I run them at around 1000rpm w/ speedfan. As exhausts or on heatsinks (without a grill or filter in front of them) they are pretty darn quiet. I have one wing 12pl (blue led+pwm) on my venomous x and it is awesome but i think you'd be better off keeping the stock fans on the silver arrow b/c they are some of the best 140mm fans out there (and they have pwm )... that and you'll have to spend like $36+ for two of the gelid fans to put on the SA.

tl:dr
the gelid fans are good if you can control them. Wing 12 pl's are good for heatsinks but keep the stock SA Fans unless you feel like spending $36+ and possibly losing performance.

edit: I also forgot to mention that the geld wing series fans are very easy to clean or paint (should you choose to) because they have removable fan blades. They are held to the frame with a powerful magnet.
Edited by Georc - 5/21/11 at 3:08pm
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