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It's a small purchase, yes, but should get a new fan for my case? or use that fan money to buy an additional fan for the cooler to use a push/pull configuration.

I have the CM 690 II Advanced case, so that already has two 140mm fans, and one 120mm fan in the back. My cooler (Xigmatek Gaia) already has one 120mm fan pushing.

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the CM 690 II's stock fan positions, so right now I only have 1 fan in the front of the case pulling in cool air. If I bought a second case fan, I'd install it on the bottom to suck in cool air from underneath.

I don't really want to get both (atm that is, I may buy that extra fan in the future along with a controller.) This PC is in my bedroom, and I don't want a jet engine roaring as I try to sleep. Right now, I'd call it tolerable.

Counting the PSU and CPU fan, I already have three 140mm fans, and two 120mm ones.


Can anyone recommend a good fan to use with a CPU cooler? There are so many to pick from! I was looking for one with blue LEDs that wasn't all transparent plastic, but LEDs are a take it or leave it thing. If it has em' great, if it doesn't, no big deal.
Edited by EliteGamer83 - 8/3/11 at 2:17pm
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post #2 of 20
Is your cpu cooler blowing out the back or top?
What are your overall temps like? mb/nb etc..
If you need cpu cooling then a fan for that,if the overall temps are a little high then a case fan.

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post #3 of 20
I think you've already had enough fan for the case. Better equip your HSF into push-pull setting to optimize CPU cooling..
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During Prime95, with current voltage settings I I get a maximum temperature of 86C on some cores. During normal use and gaming it never gets above 70C max though.

Also, the cooler is mounted to blow out the back of the case. But there is a 140mm fan directly above the cooler blowing out the top of the case.
Edited by EliteGamer83 - 8/3/11 at 9:34am
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post #5 of 20
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Can anyone recommend a good fan to use with a CPU cooler? There are so many to pick from! I was looking for one with blue LEDs that wasn't all transparent plastic, but LEDs are a take it or leave it thing. If it has em' great, if it doesn't, no big deal.
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The Yate Loon Medium speed is good all around and semi-quiet, Or the Yate Loon High speed is a bit better but not quite.
post #7 of 20
How loud of fans are we allowed to recommend?? There are a lot of high powered fans with incredible static pressure that would work great but they would be considerably louder. For example I have three Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 RPM fans on my radiator going full blast. Most people wouldn't be able to stand it but it doesn't bother me one bit. If noise is an issue then I would go with the above recommend Yate Loons in either of the high speed or low speed variants.
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post #8 of 20
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The problem is, they are Sleeve bearing fans. And because my CPU cooler is blowing out the back, and not out the top, they will have mounted horizontally.

I'm not really sure what level of db sounds like so I can't give an exact level, but I have a 1500rpm fan now for my cooler running at 100% and I don't mind it's sound. I'd say though nothing above 30db. They also must be 120mm to fit my cooler. LEDs are a take it or leave it, but if it has them they must be blue (OCD thing ).


I've found 2 fans that are reasonably priced with pretty good reviews. What do you think?

MASSCOOL BLD-12025V1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150115

And Cooler Master BladeMaster: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103069
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Originally Posted by EliteGamer83 View Post
The problem is, they are Sleeve bearing fans. And because my CPU cooler is blowing out the back, and not out the top, they will have mounted horizontally.

I'm not really sure what level of db sounds like so I can't give an exact level, but I have a 1500rpm fan now for my cooler running at 100% and I don't mind it's sound. I'd say though nothing above 30db. They also must be 120mm to fit my cooler. LEDs are a take it or leave it, but if it has them they must be blue (OCD thing ).


I've found 2 fans that are reasonably priced with pretty good reviews. What do you think?

MASSCOOL BLD-12025V1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150115

And Cooler Master BladeMaster: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103069
I know from my experience that the Medium Speed Yate Loons are pretty much silent to me at 33db and are an incredible value since they have such great static pressure. I've never heard of the Masscool fans but I have heard of the Blade Masters. They actually have about the same amount of static pressure as the Medium Speed Yate loons but might be a little more. The main difference is that the Cooler Master is nearly triple the price considering you can get Yate loons for $3.95 at Performance-Pcs.com
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I like my yate loon high speeds, however they can be a bit noisey. Fan controller a must if worried about noise. Other wise check out the Mediums.

also; a comparison done by a fellow member I love to reference.
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