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When I had a 212+ adding a second fan (the same one that came with it) dropped my temps 1-2 degrees. Not really a huge difference.
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by MGF Derp View Post
Agree with the majority in that a second fan isnt a big decrease in temps. Better to just replace the Blademaster that comes with it with a higher static pressure and higher cfm fan.
And I would say, matey, that doing that would be a terrible waste of hard-stolen gold. Save yer doubloons for a real air cooler, like a Silver Arrow - nah, don't be shootin' it. It's fer yer cpu, ye daft man.
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post #13 of 16
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And I would say, matey, that doing that would be a terrible waste of hard-stolen gold. Save yer doubloons for a real air cooler, like a Silver Arrow - nah, don't be shootin' it. It's fer yer cpu, ye daft man.
I am not saying the 212 is king of the hill but ye can get'r for 20 silver coins and another 10 gets ya a delta. That'll hold a 2500K at 4.8+ so there is some bang for your buck there. Or if ya be thrifty, you could find a H50 for usually around $40.
post #14 of 16
I added a 2nd 212+ fan I got from CM and it was way to loud on blast so I just opted for one.
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A Blade Master, while a fine fan, is noisy at full blast. A Silver Arrow at full tilt boogie is still very quiet. A quiet heatsink that cools vastly better than the budget beauty. For me, it would be worth saving for.
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post #16 of 16
I got a 2nd fan on mine, identical to the stock one.

While I may get a slight noise reduction (I can run the 2 fans quieter than a single fan with the same airflow), there's not really any benefit. If you do, get one of those 135mm Zalmans or 140mm Scythe fans with 120mm mounting holes: you can get more airflow through your heatsink.
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