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post #1 of 14
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I want to use a single push fan for my hyper 212 evo cpu cooler

Any suggestions on the best fan to do the job? if possible under 36 db

as I understand it, I am looking for fans with high Pressure?
Edited by Viesta - 4/14/12 at 1:06pm
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post #2 of 14
Is the current fan not working? What are your temps? Unless you REALLY need a faster fan, it's pretty much futile to upgrade your fan.
post #3 of 14
You know, I thought getting a Kaze slipstream would help, but that stock fan is so good!

I just put the Scythe Kaze slipstream on yesterday and for some reason, I thought it was as loud(quiet) as the stock fan if not quieter.

I need to do some proper testing today.
 
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post #4 of 14
Yeah I'm thinking a new fan wont add that much either. Maybe go dual fan for push/pull to shave off a few degrees.

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if I use a dual fan, can I put a Sickleflow as the pull fan, or do I have to use another stock fan
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Viesta View Post

if I use a dual fan, can I put a Sickleflow as the pull fan, or do I have to use another stock fan

Yes, you can. I have a Hyper 212 Plus running right now in a push-pull configuration with the stock fan on one end and a SickleFlow at the other. And an overclocked Thuban that runs 19C at idle (or at least AMD OverDrive says so), and 41C under full load. Since the Plus and Evo are identical except for the base, it should work as well for you as it does for me. thumb.gif
     
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post #7 of 14
You need a fan with good static pressure : Cougar Vortex or Gentle Typhoon.
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post #8 of 14
how can I find out what the static pressure is?
 
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkphantom View Post

how can I find out what the static pressure is?

It should be listed with the other stats for the fan (dB level, RPM, CFM, etc).
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post #10 of 14
The fan dont need to have a high static pressure for the Hyper 212.
You can use any fan you want. I tested and only saw a 2c difference in a Static Pressure of 1.24 mmH2O at 1200rpm Bitfenix Spectre Pro vs 1500rpm with Static Pressure 1.6 mmH2O GELID Silent 12. That is just from stress testing. Under normal conditions, like idle or gaming, there was no difference in temps.

Currently I'm using the Bitfenix Spectre Pro.
    
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