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212+ Dual R4-C2R? or Single CM blade master?

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I have had my 212+ setup in push/pull with two R4-C2R fans. They are rated to put out 69 CFM @ 19Db. The stock 212+ fan is rated at 76.8 @ 32 Db. I'm about to redo my thermal paste and i,m wondering. Will going back to the stock fan will get me better performance?
post #2 of 6
I'd say yes.... as long as it's push/pull for both. The stock fans did very well when testing that heatsink. Check your temps prior for comparison. I'd say the noise difference won't be that noticable. Also, don't forget a 'rice-grain size' dot of thermal paste right in the center. Twist the heatsink back and forth slightly as your applying pressure. This ensures proper application as well as removing air bubbles.

If you're only doing push/pull with the r4's and only doing a single stock fan, then stick with the r4's

Post back with your results
Edited by KOBALT - 11/8/11 at 7:30pm
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The stock blademaster has much higher static pressure than the Sickleflows you had in push pull. They should be about the same
    
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14C drop in temps! Crazy awesome! I took some pictures!! I tried the rice grain technique but it just doesn't work on this cooler due to the large grooves.
Taking the CPU cooler off

Bottom of the cooler

Clean CPU

Clean cooler

Grain of rice, gonna give it a try!

Took it off to see if it worked.. nope

Stupid grooves



End of the day, 10C drop at idle and 8C drop at load. Mission successful
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one blademaster fan
   
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Which fans did you end up using?
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