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Originally Posted by superericla View Post

When you say 8-12 degree idle temps, I assume you mean delta temps? tongue.gif
If not, you must be using a chiller or have extremely low ambient temps haha

Well, I live in Tasmania, so it's reasonably cool this time of year.
But as for delta, I have not taken the time to calculate it, all I know is HWmonitor shows between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius when the CPU is idling. Seems cool enough to me anyway, eh?

EDIT: I just realized my sig still says my CPU is at 3.6GHz... it's actually back to 3.0 right now, so, uh, disregard that.. biggrin.gif
REEDIT: Updated my Sig Rig.
Edited by Katcilla - 4/2/12 at 8:55pm
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Well, I live in Tasmania, so it's reasonably cool this time of year.
But as for delta, I have not taken the time to calculate it, all I know is HWmonitor shows between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius when the CPU is idling. Seems cool enough to me anyway, eh?
EDIT: I just realized my sig still says my CPU is at 3.6GHz... it's actually back to 3.0 right now, so, uh, disregard that.. biggrin.gif
REEDIT: Updated my Sig Rig.

Either way, 8-12 degree temps are unusually low unless your ambient temps are around freezing or you're using a chiller haha
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Either way, 8-12 degree temps are unusually low unless your ambient temps are around freezing or you're using a chiller haha

I don't have internet at home right now, but when I can I'll see if I can post proof. All I'm using is my cpu heatsink plus fans, no extra hardware or chiller or anything.
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I don't have internet at home right now, but when I can I'll see if I can post proof. All I'm using is my cpu heatsink plus fans, no extra hardware or chiller or anything.

If true, your idle temps are around 50 F. That's much lower than my ambient temps and to get that low, your ambient temps much be even lower than that. tongue.gif
It's believable but you have to have very low ambient temps for it to be true.
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It's believable but you have to have very low ambient temps for it to be true.

Well I'd say the ambient temp in my room is about 25C on the average day, so not really that low, but hey. I'd just say it's a good example of the performance of Blue Vortexes and the Genesis.
Edited by Katcilla - 4/2/12 at 9:24pm
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Well I'd say the ambient temp in my room is about 25C on the average day, so not really that low, but hey. I'd just say it's a good example of the performance of Blue Vortexes and the Genesis.

No, I'd say that's not an adequate representation of the performance of Blue Vortex fans or the Genesis. Air coolers physically can't cool a processor below ambient temps. It's impossible. Either HWmonitor is reading the wrong temps or your ambients are lower than you think.
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post #17 of 23
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No, I'd say that's not an adequate representation of the performance of Blue Vortex fans or the Genesis. Air coolers physically can't cool a processor below ambient temps. It's impossible. Either HWmonitor is reading the wrong temps or your ambients are lower than you think.

Well, then. I guess I have no idea what my idle temps are, but whatever. it's definitely some sort of cool, and some sort of quiet.
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Thread hack.

Anyways, how loud is the Vortex 12?
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maybe I missed it, but where would it be placed?

Some decent, not so expensive 120mm that come to mind are Enermax T.B. Silence (cheap n' decent), Sharkoon Silent Eagle SE (very nice fan with nice accessories), Thermaltake Silent Cat (nice exhaust fan, needs a controller though).

The Vortex 12 was ok under 800rpm, but the air was just fair. My Vortex 14 is too loud for my tastes over 700 (starts to roar), but people seem to like them so maybe I got a bad one.
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I have a 120mm and two 140mm T.B. Silence, and they are too silent. They could be a little faster and still be unheard (they're meant for OCD people, I believe).

I also have a 120mm Deepcool, which are over engineered and not worth the price.
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