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So I'll be fitting this in a Silverstone SG05, which means that the AXP-140 is restricted to a slim 120mm fan (so I'd have to get one of those 120mmx20mm scythes). Total cost: $61+slim fan.

If I went with the samuel 17, I would be able to put a Noiseblocker M12-S3 on there instead. Total cost: $48 (already have fan).

Would the benefits of the AXP-140 be negated by the 120mm slim fan? Or will it still be better than the Samuel 17 with noiseblocker?

Thanks!
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I'd still go with the AXP-140.

More pipes. More fins. More surface area to cool with.

In this review of the Sam17 the room ambient is 24 and it peaks at 62.

Here an AXP-140 at ambient 21 gets 42.

The fan will not make that much of a difference.

Also, from what I know, Scythe does not make 140mm slim fans. Aerocool does though.
     
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I'd still go with the AXP-140.
More pipes. More fins. More surface area to cool with.
In this review of the Sam17 the room ambient is 24 and it peaks at 62.
Here an AXP-140 at ambient 21 gets 42.
The fan will not make that much of a difference.
Also, from what I know, Scythe does not make 140mm slim fans. Aerocool does though.

Thanks, the AXP-140 has a cutout for 120mm fans, so a 120mm x 20mm will fit!
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The scythe fans are ~12mm then.

EVEN MORE ROOM! biggrin.gif
     
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The scythe fans are ~12mm then.
EVEN MORE ROOM! biggrin.gif

Whoops, you're right the Scythe is 12mm, there are some yate loons that are 20mm.

They are both sleeve bearing those so longetivity might be a problem.
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