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I personally stayed away from both the D14 and SilverArrow because of the horrible fan colors(given their astounding performance) as I like my aesthetics...
The fan colors make it look like they belong in a retail stores bathroom...
you were doing it wrong..




big ass air coolers can be is looking sexi

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That was kind of the point. It was meant to be a contradiction.


The fans ARE great. Albeit noisy, they are very solid, well build, and great performers. Plus, they are PWM. These are the things that make a great fans.
The Corsair fans are not PWM. They're 3-pin. The only reason they are modulated is because the H100 pump block controls them via voltage.
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post #103 of 115
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Why is every site still testing coolers on the old 9xx cpus and not the SB line?
First gen Nehalem use more watts and have higher TDP than Sandy Bridge CPUs. If it can cool Nehalem well, it will cool Sandy Bridge even better.
post #104 of 115
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you were doing it wrong..

big ass air coolers can be is looking sexi
Thats what I like to see.....
Very very impressive... I am a little confused on the airflow...

Taking away the middle fan as both a push and puller, how are the temps compared to the original heatsink>fan>heatsink>fan???

Are both fans being used as a push or pull???

Looking very sexy though...
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Thats what I like to see.....
Very very impressive... I am a little confused on the airflow...

Taking away the middle fan as both a push and puller, how are the temps compared to the original heatsink>fan>heatsink>fan???

Are both fans being used as a push or pull???

Looking very sexy though...
fan placement was based on aesthetics.. i wanted to be able to see ROG logo peeking out in the dark



Airflow goes in front and out back...

both the front and rear 120mm fans are controlled by CPU temp just like the 140mm fans on the SA..



honestly i never tried traditional fan mounting because i was happy with the temps.



i really wanted to love the h100, but i dont think h100 fits push/pull in the 650d with the maximus iv... so for now i'm sticking with what i have.
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So what would be the best set ( of 4 ) the get that would use the corsairs control block to control all 4 fans
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I would suggest Scythe Gentle Typhoons or Silverstone Air Penetrators.

I would advise against the AP121's for a replacement fan, they didn't do too well on a radiator in Martin's testing, topping out at ~21CFM compared to the Yate Loon's ~32CFM and the GT AP-15's ~40CFM.

Go for the medium speed Yates for a cheap replacement option, or some GT AP-14s / 15s depending on noise requirements or if you have a fan controller.

AP 121s might be great fans for AC heatsinks, but they just don't do well on WC rads. Same with NF-P12s, great for AC, not so much for WC.
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The other key advantage of the H100 that doesn't seem to be being discussed is the heat is being carried from the CPU directly to the edge of the chasis. Does this not help keep the whole computer cooler as opposed to air coolers?

Edit: I am new to this so please inform me!
Edited by Cool_Computer - 8/22/11 at 12:43pm
post #108 of 115
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The other key advantage of the H100 that doesn't seem to be being discussed is the heat is being carried from the CPU directly to the edge of the chasis. Does this not help keep the whole computer cooler as opposed to air coolers?

Edit: I am new to this so please inform me!
It doesn't make enough of a difference to be considered a "key advantage" by any means.

Plus, if you look at the flipside, air coolers like the D14 and Silver Arrow provide airflow to cool vital components around the CPU, such as the VRMs. The H100 doesn't.
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It's good to see these cooling this well, I just wish they cooled that well as quietly as air coolers.
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It doesn't make enough of a difference to be considered a "key advantage" by any means.

Plus, if you look at the flipside, air coolers like the D14 and Silver Arrow provide airflow to cool vital components around the CPU, such as the VRMs. The H100 doesn't.
In the same ambients I saw my top 580 drop 5c playing the same game just because there's less heat inside the case now.

VRMs and other components are being cooled by my side panel fans.
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