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Originally Posted by Syrillian
I'm not sure about the particulars of brands, but the spacing between the fans may play an importatnt part (if you are using 2 on the HS. I had 3 x 120mm fans, all moving air in the same direction. The fans were within 7" of eachother



As you can see on the right-side of the pic, the fans are really close (within an 1-1/2". I ended up removing the second fan as it was causing turbulence inside the case.
Can you do a direct overhead picture of your setup? From the looks of it if you rotate the heatsink so that it points towards the back exhaust, then you might get more clearance. But I doubt you can rotate it since that black thing is in the way.
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post #22 of 34
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Can you do a direct overhead picture of your setup? From the looks of it if you rotate the heatsink so that it points towards the back exhaust, then you might get more clearance. But I doubt you can rotate it since that black thing is in the way.
Yep,that's what I did. I wanted to change to Silverstone FM121's, and I had reasoned the same you have. It does work better. As an added bonus the edge of the airbox ("black thing") assists in bearing the weight of the HSF when the rig is standing upright. I got lucky, as I had already cut it down for the CNPS9500.

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post #23 of 34
I would say the Zalman CNPS9500 or the Tuniq Tower.
I have a 9500 and it keeps my temps at the lowest fan speed under load 48C.

Heard the same about the tuniq, both very silent and very very cool.
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post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by Syrillian
Yep,that's what I did. I wanted to change to Silverstone FM121's, and I had reasoned the same you have. It does work better. As an added bonus the edge of the airbox ("black thing") assists in bearing the weight of the HSF when the rig is standing upright. I got lucky, as I had already cut it down for the CNPS9500.

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Can I get a direct overhead shot? Not at an angle like the previous picture.
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post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by DontMakeMeEatYou
Can I get a direct overhead shot? Not at an angle like the previous picture.
You betcha:



You can see that I rotated the HSF to exhaust out of the rear as opposed to the blowhole (The previous configuration is shown in my lapping post w/ those thunderous Thermaltakes that I replaced with the Silverstones) http://www.overclock.net/intel-air-c...-case-mod.html. the CNPS9500 worked okay vertically, but the VGA card just robbed the fans of the headroom to draw with the Noctua 120. I also removed the "pull" fan (FM121), as the 3 x 120mm in a row and so close was just wreaking havoc on the airflow.

I'm uncertain what you are wanting to see, if you need some more pics or have ??'s let me know.
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post #26 of 34
Thank's for the pictures. Guess I won't be doing a push-pull setup with my Ultra-120.
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post #27 of 34
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Thank's for the pictures. Guess I won't be doing a push-pull setup with my Ultra-120.
IMHO, a good choice. With the "push" of the FM121 (1900 rpm) and the "pull" of the 120mm exhaust (1500 rpm +/-) the airflow out of the case is awesome, a virtual gust. The 120mm Blowhole exhaust takes up the CFM slack that the 1500 rpm exhaust gives up. In the end what I have is a very minor positive pressure in the case, which was what I was after.
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post #28 of 34
I use a typhoon, load temps are 45c. each core.
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You can register each core temp seperately?
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post #30 of 34
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You can register each core temp seperately?
Yessir.



The two seperate temps correspond to CPU 0 and CPU 1.
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