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post #11 of 15
Well nobody knows quite for sure how the new mounting is for the VX - since it isn't even available yet in the main online stores - although it should be in the next week or so. Apparently the new design was suppose to make it easier to mount, but how stable it is and prone to accident is the question. Many people had problems with the screw mounts, so - did Thermaltake trade in one possible design weakness for another?

HOWEVER - that being said, the new BT VX has an even better 120mm fan now - and it really is good. I was comparing the 120mm to other variable range fans and given its acoustic range 16db ~ 24db, its CFM 86.5 (at max) - I think you'd be hard pressed to find any comparable fan with that low an acoustical footprint coupled with that good an air flow. (I could be wrong - let me know).

The thing is, by purchasing the VX, you know you're going to get at least the performance of the original Typhoon at 16db. What is really nice is you can keep it that way or you can step it up or even better, you can have your mobo automatically step it up when you're clocking high if your mobo supports auto-fan control.

The results of the new VX is going to be VERY interesting. Just how much will it bring down max'd out systems? How much of a difference will the upgraded BT fan make?
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The BT is under the specs for mobo weight, its one like the Armada you have to worry about really.

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i tried a 78cfm thunderblade fan on my typhoon but made no difference to temps and maybe even went up a degree!! Think its to do with the pressure of the fan too not just the cfm rating. The stock typhoon fan is a lot heavier than the TT thunderblades and the blade "look" a lot more solid/heavy so guess that must be the key.

Read of someone putting a 120cfm delta on it and it dropped temps by 4c he said.

the thunderblades are rated at 18 or 21db but if the typhoon is 16db then they are def more than that!
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i tried a 78cfm thunderblade fan on my typhoon but made no difference to temps and maybe even went up a degree!! Think its to do with the pressure of the fan too not just the cfm rating. The stock typhoon fan is a lot heavier than the TT thunderblades and the blade "look" a lot more solid/heavy so guess that must be the key.

Read of someone putting a 120cfm delta on it and it dropped temps by 4c he said.

the thunderblades are rated at 18 or 21db but if the typhoon is 16db then they are def more than that!
I too put a thunderblade on my heatsink. But it did drop my idle temps 1 degree and load temps 2 to 27 and 37C respectively with 23 C ambient temp.
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