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post #1 of 12
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There is currently a sale on and having lost 1 nut for my V8 heatsink and currently running on my stock intel.. I'm about to jump off the aircooling band wagon.

Having just lost half of my hardware to a simple fan failure, after 1 year Scythe Kazi-jyuni or whatever its called, failed in my air cooler without warning and I unfortunetly wasn't monitoring CPU temps, and took out CPU, and Mobo by instigating a trace short.

So, after reading many recommendations etc, I want longevity from my fans first and foremost, I cannot afford to have a complete system failure from a 15$ fan.

I still have R4's that are nearly 2 years old chugging along nicely, LED's are burned out but other then that working fine.

I'm about to buy an H60 but I want to know what fan's I should buy for a push/pull config, that have good bearings that aren't going to die and possibly kill my computer again in a year.

I hear alot about gentle typhoons but I worry about trusting Scythe fans again.
I still have a couple R4's that are nearly untouched or even used laying around so thinking about using those.
Edited by Neokolzia - 6/15/11 at 10:20pm
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post #2 of 12
personally I love CM R4's.. They have very little noise and lots of air flow. And you have your choice of Lighting solutions with them.
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You should check out the new liquid coolers corsair just launched. The H60 is old news.
    
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post #4 of 12
yeah, the h100 is very very nice


but at that price might as well go with the XSPC kit
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mm just seeing that now, I mean 2x.. the price... I'd like to see some reviews on both H80 and H100 before I go broke.

Looking at some Enermax fans, amazing performance for sound quality and from what I've gathered last extremely long.

Decided to not get a second 5870 so I do have a bit of cash floating about...


Then again I would be forced to mod my case to accommodate the cooler, because I made windows out of side and top panel =\\, I could mod the back panel more and take out the psu backplate for a mesh grill, and mount it that way.

But more I'm thinking about it, I'm honestly not that much of a hardcore overclocker, I need this CPU to last me for awhile till Haswell comes out (plan is). So keeping all that alive is key I'll prob just settle back into a comfortable 3.8ghz and just leave it there.
Edited by Neokolzia - 6/15/11 at 10:54pm
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post #6 of 12
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Sort of a double post (sorry)
but worthy of such double post.

Sent in order for H100, will mod case to use it, shouldn't be too hard, going to use the 2 stock and add R4's for push/pull config.

Should easily be able to use 3.8ghz at like 50C load keeping it nice n cool for 24/7 use.

(though am looking at that XSPC kit before I jump onto this.)
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post #7 of 12
If they are true R4s (check serial number) they are just fine.
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99% sure they are true R4's, love em so far.

Ya just looked up a review of XSPC kit, temping to go full water cooling but honestly performance over the Coolit Eco 240, is just not there, it performed marginally better at a much higher maintenance and cost. I'm not about to put this computer totally underwater, next build yes. Will I be reusing these components, no.

And I cannot find the kit available in Canada so tagging on another 40$ for shipping isn't pretty.


H100 will perform better then Coolit C240, I can almost guarantee that, so it should perform near equal to the XSPC kit.
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post #9 of 12
The newer R4's I hear are really nice. I have one on my GeminII S and I can barely hear it at full blast... my older ones though (bout a year old) are loud as the dickens.

A lot of people complain that the R4's are bad for radiators, but they really aren't that bad. They aren't as good as Gentle Typhoons, but they get the job done.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ng-thread.html

The R4 seems to be the most consistent with dBA to CFM along with fairy respectable cooling. I just wish the LEDs were more distracting, they accent the case more than make it glow.
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post #10 of 12
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I would be trying to get the Enermax fans if I wanted to spend the $ but I don't want to be mixing that sort of power ratio's on those, and they aren't particularly cheap, but they do look pretty darn amazing.



but at 17$ a piece, x4 mm na =)

I think I have 4 R4's if I want 4 identical fans, but 2x of stock and 2x R4 should work fine.
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