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post #31 of 41
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^ I don't think he has to worry about mobo temps with the 220mm fan on the side panel rolleyes.gif

I know its a moot point now he's getting the 212, but having a side-panel fan wouldn't make a difference. The hot air is still being dumped on the motherboard by the C14, all the side panel fan is doing is throwing a lot of cold air at it. Cold air isn't all that good at cooling warm air by itself - otherwise we wouldn't bother with heatsinks, we'd just be able to point fans at the CPUs directly wink.gif So, the hot air dumped from the C14 is still there, and still heating up his motherboard. The side fan just moves it around a bit, and not even in a coordinated way tongue.gif
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post #32 of 41
^ C14 dumps air around the cpu socket but the big fan blows cool air over the entire mobo, how is that not helping if chipset and vrm heatsinks etc. get cold air? And that "otherwise we wouldn't bother with heatsinks, we'd just be able to point fans at the CPUs directly" is just stupid. We need the heatsink for the cpu because it generates a lot more heat than mobo parts do.
And yeah, the hot air from C14 is still there, but the read and top fans pull it towards the rearmost top corner while the air from the big fan forces it to move towards the exhausts from the other side. I'm not a big fan of sidepanel fans as they disrupt the front->back flow though.
post #33 of 41
Well I wasn't being literal when I said we could just use cold air, its called an exaggeration tongue.gif

I was just saying how rubbish cold air is at cooling warm air, so the hot air sticks around to heat up components. Yes the temperature will go down 2-3 degrees, but you're still going to be heating up your motherboard. In addition, like you said, the fan disrupts the rest of the case flow, making it even harder for the motherboard to cool down.

Heatsinks like the C14 are really only for looks, and for when you can't fit a more conventional heatsink. They're a bit 'different' too, I guess. But I don't rate them overall. Even the best just aren't that great.
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post #34 of 41
Yeah I know you were exaggarating smile.gif Without the side panel fan, the C14 could pull air from mobo and exhaust through the side panel mesh which I'd see as the more "logical" way. And indeed, they aren't as good as tower sinks and are really to be used when you can't fit a tower hs or just like the looks. But hey, enough about the C14 tongue.gif
post #35 of 41
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Hi lol just read you posts so I guess I no what your answers will be but ill ask it anyway.
my friend has just offered me the asus royal knight is it worth having that and keep saving for my graphics card. But with the royal knight wouldnt my 22cm fan help the hsf cool the hs giving me a good cpu temp. My MB temp is 28c full load so I wont be to conserned about it being alittle hotter.
iv decided not to OC alot I think 3.5 will be more than enough as I am probs gonna sell my pc to make a better 1 next year.

so stick with the 212 and take my case fan or take the free asus royal knight and dont OC it alot if at all and keep my side fan (which I do like as it is blue led)

also would it be worth having my side fan as a exhaust?
post #36 of 41
I don't think you can use royal knight, it doesn't have the mounts for AM3 IIRC. And use the side fan as intake.
post #37 of 41
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Yeh the asus royal knight does do am3 because my mate has just taken it off a am3 motherboard so he has the mount to go with it. But do you think that the asus will do good with my set up, its got to be better than my stock! And I suppose its free so if it doesnt do that well I could always get the 212+

does that sound like a good idea?
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by scariaar View Post

Yeh the asus royal knight does do am3 because my mate has just taken it off a am3 motherboard so he has the mount to go with it. But do you think that the asus will do good with my set up, its got to be better than my stock! And I suppose its free so if it doesnt do that well I could always get the 212+

does that sound like a good idea?

Yup it does. It's not high-end or anything but it has to be better than stock wink.gif
post #39 of 41
If its free, fit it and find out tongue.gif
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post #40 of 41
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ok people im going to get the asus hsf in about a week hes just got to sort some stuff out be4 i can get it and i will let you know how its goin on! and would you guys be able to help me to OC it if i keep you informed with temps n stuff? because i am very new and could do with your help because u guys are like the best lol and very thankful for all your help! and are any of you on stream or msn or facebook coz you guys are cool!

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! Scariaar
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