I DID IT
It was about time to get another round of fan change & improvement to my trusty NH-D14.
As I planned before I did swap back to the Gentle Typhoon AP-29 and the Kaze Maru 2 (Slip Stream 140) 1700 in a bit different formula, lowering some more the 140mm central KM2 position and adding a 120x25mm shroud (from an old slip stream) to the front push fan AP-29.
The results were great to me, since I'm still having a hot i7 920 overclocked at 4.2Ghz daily.
I manage this way to lower the cpu core temp down to 2°C
getting a new record: 53°C TOA Ambient temp: 21°C and case fans at med-high speed
Using the latest version of the famous Linpack torture test Linx 0.6.4 AVX Edition is gonna burn even more your cpu. And notice that I've limited the AP-29's rpm to 2500 (not 3000) in full load.74 70 70 68 Core Temps in °C
I ran the very same test a couple of days before, same Linx and 4,2ghz with the previous three fans (2x R4 and 1 TY-140) getting the same 74-70-70-68 temps at 19° of ambient temp (got a chilly morning).
What did I say, 2°C lower
with the new setup
And here's the rest of the system, revisited:
Some more pics Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Feel free to shot Edited by arrow0309 - 4/10/12 at 1:59pm