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Putting onto a side panel for a case. Peferably no LEDs, but if it has good cooling, then ok. It also needs to be available at Frys or CentralCpmputers.
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There's always the airflow/noise trade-off.

Quiet: http://www.frys.com/product/6925177?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Airflow: http://www.frys.com/product/6947807?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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Any more suggestions?
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post #4 of 20
What problem did you have with these? And why can't you peruse frys.com?
post #5 of 20

There is almost no reason to use an 80mm fan. The sole exception is behind the motherboard, blowing at the back of the cpu. And even there, if your case could handle it, a 120mm fan would be preferable.

 

If you have a case that requires an 80mm fan, it's time for a new case. I made the mistake of buying two pretty good fans. I learned that quiet 80mm fans hardly push any air. 80mm fans that push adequate air are too noisy.

 

I figured out that Antec and Newegg had sold me an obsolete case, not worth having. I replaced my $100 Antec with a $20 NZXT and have been happy ever since.

 

Save your money. Learn about cases. Watch the sales. Then get a good case. Good cases are cheap these days. Do not waste your money on an 80mm fan.

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There is almost no reason to use an 80mm fan. The sole exception is behind the motherboard, blowing at the back of the cpu. And even there, if your case could handle it, a 120mm fan would be preferable.

If you have a case that requires an 80mm fan, it's time for a new case. I made the mistake of buying two pretty good fans. I learned that quiet 80mm fans hardly push any air. 80mm fans that push adequate air are too noisy.

I figured out that Antec and Newegg had sold me an obsolete case, not worth having. I replaced my $100 Antec with a $20 NZXT and have been happy ever since.

Save your money. Learn about cases. Watch the sales. Then get a good case. Good cases are cheap these days. Do not waste your money on an 80mm fan.

it's the unfortunate truth:D

tho i'm still using an old school lian li that uses 80mm fans in one of my older machines;p it's a 15 year old all aluminum case that really still works well as an APU/HTPC case:D doesnt push alot of air, but it doesn't need to either. a hyper212 is more then enough for a build like that.
post #7 of 20
Well, why don't you mod it? Its a very fun activity to do with tongue.gif and you can surely install a 120mm fan if you want. But like what ehume said in his case exhaust with no case fan thread, you will surely get better temps. Do a push and pull config, then cut out a blow hole at the back than you're done:thumb:
post #8 of 20
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Well the case is an elite 310 cooler master. The problem is that i have a hyper 212 in there blocking the 120mm and 92mm holes, so the only option left is 80mm. The case does get hot, even with the 120mm blowing air in from the front. I'm hoping the 80mm can at least keep the gpu cool.
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post #9 of 20
Then consider a scythe slip stream Slim version model SY1212SL12H ? it actually pushes 45.47 cfm and its very slim, only 12mm thick thumb.gif beware of noise though
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If you're that desperate -- and thinking about getting an 80mm fan is desperate -- it's time to reexamine your needs.

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