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Add another fan to my cpu cooler?

post #1 of 7
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Im always bugging you OCN guys to answer my questions and today is no different

What im wondering is, after getting my new NZXT Phantom and Dark Rock Advanced cpu cooler, would there be much difference if i added a second fan to the cooler similar to the one that came with it. My temps arent really too bad at the minute anyway (62°C full load @3.6ghz) but I'd like to push it a little more.

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Usually a 2nd fan can take off 2 - 5c Make sure to get some nice ones, if your cooler has mediocre fans you'll want to invest in 2 good fans (Yate Loon High Speeds, Cooler Master R4's, Gentle Typhoons, etc.) basically ones that have good static pressure
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Usually, adding a second fan may decrease your temp's by 2/4c. If your looking for the best overall overclock than the extra decrease in temp's is a plus. I would also look into some better tim if your using some crappy stuff.
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post #4 of 7
I agree with above. Fan shrouds and more case fans helps more IMO.
post #5 of 7
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Cheers guys, would it be worth removing the fan currently on there and just sticking 2x Cooler Master R4's on to make sure they the exact same spec? Another thing is, where would i connect my other fan to on the motherboard, a Y connector and just put them into the one mobo connection?

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post #6 of 7
Use a Y connector and run them at the same rpm. It is usually a good idea to run like fans for better static pressure.
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post #7 of 7
So far in my testing I've seen drops of about 0.5 - 1.8c by adding a second fan. See items 1 and 4 in my sig. I've done a lot of testing.
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