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I currently have 2 Yate Loon 88 CFM fans in pull on top of my 240 rad. I've been reviewing the possible upgrade choices and have come to a standstill with what to do.

Due to my space limitations I can't add any shrouds because of the ram clips and motherboard heatsinks.

I could get 2 of the scythe slim stream fans (120x12mm) and put those under the rad in push (so I would have a push/pull) setup but I've heard those fans are no good for rads with low static pressure and short lifespan.

OR

I could upgrade my yate loons to some beefy 110-140 CFM fans and keep them in pull.

The only downside is I lose the eye catching blue LEDS on my yate loons.

What should I do guys?
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post #2 of 12
Slipstreams have a decent lifespan but they do lack pressure. If you don't mind noise scythe Ultra Kazes have great pressure and lots of airflow. but they would overpower the yate loons. so if you want to run push/pull you should use two identical or at least very similar fans.
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post #3 of 12
If you are going to upgrade, I'd get Gentle Typhoon AP-15s. However, they are 15 bucks each, and I don't think you are going to see enough difference in performance to warrant the cost.
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I think I might just get 2 of these http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30012 150 CFM gentle typhoons and install some blue leds on em.
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I think I might just get 2 of these http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30012 150 CFM gentle typhoons and install some blue leds on em.
I don't think you will see a huge difference in temps, maybe 3c. If you do want different fans those will work, if you don't mind some noise. If you wanted to make it silent then go for what Yanks said, the AP-15s. The LEDs won't show up that great in these fans though, they work better in transparent fans. By the way you should check out some of Martin's reviews, they are helpful. I'm not sure they will help YOU much, but worth a try. Haha.
Edited by fastsite - 10/19/11 at 11:00am
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post #6 of 12
I wouldnt change from the Yates at all. Why fix it if its not broken?
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yea leave it as is, unless they yate loons die, keep em, they relatively good
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Yea I agree, I'm just not liking my max temps right now. @ 4.8Ghz I'm maxing out @ 74c during p95 blend and averaging 71 overall.

I think I might just add a beastly 120mm rad like the http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20982 to my loop and use the other 2 yate loons I have laying around in push/pull with 2 25mm shrouds.

That should definitely lower my temps.

I just feel as though I'm not able to make the most of out my current 240 stealth rad because of the stupid space limitations I'm running into. I'd change the case if it wasn't powdercoated =/
Edited by stilllogicz - 10/19/11 at 11:08am
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Yea I agree, I'm just not liking my max temps right now. @ 4.8Ghz I'm maxing out @ 74c during p95 blend and averaging 71 overall.

I think I might just add a beastly 120mm rad like the http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20982 to my loop and use the other 2 yate loons I have laying around in push/pull with 2 25mm shrouds.

That should definitely lower my temps.

I just feel as though I'm not able to make the most of out my current 240 stealth rad because of the stupid space limitations I'm running into. I'd change the case if it wasn't powdercoated =/

Yes, that will absolutely lower your temps, a lot better than the fans. I actually did the same. I used a BIX II along with an RX120 hanging on the back exhaust fan. Expect about an 8c drop in temps. You can always mount a bigger rad on the back of the case . By the way, nice overclock!
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Thanks. My only question now is that I'll have to put the single 120 rad under the HDD cage and I'm wondering if I should have it exhausting out the bottom or intaking into the case.

I remember some of the guys in the air cooling section advised having it intake to promote a positive air balance but I'm just not too comfortable with the idea of having hot air being pushed into the case. What do you think?
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