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DO NOT GET THE SILENX FAN!!!! I bought one and thought the specs were accurate. ITS A DAMN LIE!!!! That fan is crap, DO NOT GET IT!
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post

DO NOT GET THE SILENX FAN!!!! I bought one and thought the specs were accurate. ITS A DAMN LIE!!!! That fan is crap, DO NOT GET IT!

okay, okay sorry. redface.gif

yeah I heard many compllaints. So I guess the cougar, enermax or the sickleflow
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Oh, yeah I have the same 120 sickleflow, broken, I could use that, but that would make the side panel fan come very close to the GPUs, making more noise since it would blow air RIGHT on the gpus.
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the shroud would be attached to the exhaust side of the fan, not the case panel, to help focus the airflow. sometimes it helps, sometimes not.
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yah. It's like an extension for the fan, to funnel the airflow. Fans usually have airflow that goes wide. Think of the current fan as a sawed off shotgun, and you want to lengthen the barrel so you can hit the target instead of blasting the entire wedding reception.

Actually, in this instance, you want the shroud in between the fan and the panel. This is exactly how I have my HAF 912 and Sickleflow. Trust me, it takes away 90% of the noise coming through the honeycomb mesh. As for getting close to your graphics cards, yes indeed it will be, and it works great, especially if you remove the shrouding from your graphics cards.

Yes, the other use for shrouds is to focus airflow on radiators. Example: with my Hyper 212+ I use a shroud in between the push fan and heat sink. It helps eliminate the small dead zone in the center, right behind the fan motor. Then I stick another shroud in between the pull fan and heat sink to eliminate noise just like I do with the honeycomb mesh on my case.

I'll post a picture of all this later.
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Actually, in this instance, you want the shroud in between the fan and the panel. This is exactly how I have my HAF 912 and Sickleflow. Trust me, it takes away 90% of the noise coming through the honeycomb mesh. As for getting close to your graphics cards, yes indeed it will be, and it works great, especially if you remove the shrouding from your graphics cards.
Yes, the other use for shrouds is to focus airflow on radiators. Example: with my Hyper 212+ I use a shroud in between the push fan and heat sink. It helps eliminate the small dead zone in the center, right behind the fan motor. Then I stick another shroud in between the pull fan and heat sink to eliminate noise just like I do with the honeycomb mesh on my case.
I'll post a picture of all this later.

OHHH okay I am home now, I will take the fan off the shroud and put it in between, will try between fan and panel and just attach to fan, see the difference in noise.

BTW I love your green text, so easy to read. thumb.gif
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UPDATE:

Okay I tried both ways
First way I put the shroud in front of the fan, noise went down by 2-5% not good

THEN I tried the shroud between the fan and panel, now it is maybe 50-60% quieter, VERY NICE!, but still audible.
BUT the problem with this is that the fan is a inch inside the case, so it doesn't really suck much air from the outside as it used to went it was directly leaning against the panel...
AND since now the fan is twice as thick, it hits the gpu power cables, so it doesn't close all the way frown.gif

IDK I guess I might get the cougar or enermax!
HELP ME PICK!
Edited by Aregvan - 4/16/12 at 3:39pm
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140mm will give you less noise.

Been waiting to try the Hyborea 140mm. It looks like a blademaster, but 140mm.

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Also the AeroCool Shark is supposed to be a pretty good 140mm.
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140mm will give you less noise.
Been waiting to try the Hyborea 140mm. It looks like a blademaster, but 140mm.
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Also the AeroCool Shark is supposed to be a pretty good 140mm.

Oh yeah I know 140mm will make less noise!!

I just switched from a 140mm CM to 120mm, and gpu temps dropped 4-5C WTH?
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Oh yeah I know 140mm will make less noise!!
I just switched from a 140mm CM to 120mm, and gpu temps dropped 4-5C WTH?

Because 120mm sickleflows have a huge amount of static pressure, forcing air onto those hot graphics cards. It's the awesome pressure that also causes the noise through the honeycomb mesh. You tried running it at 50% and checked the noise with shroud?
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Because 120mm sickleflows have a huge amount of static pressure, forcing air onto those hot graphics cards. It's the awesome pressure that also causes the noise through the honeycomb mesh. You tried running it at 50% and checked the noise with shroud?

yeah with the shroud between the panel and fan, at 50% with other fans running it is all good, while gaming and shooting and loud explosions at 80% it is quiet, but I think I still will get the cougar, maybe put the sickleflow elsewhere with the shroud, maybe on the hsf other side, have 3 fans...


OKAY so the temps are the same as when the fan was there without the shroud, so it's all good.
It's a very distinct noise the fan makes at 100%, it is a thick deep vrrrmmmmm, it's not the air noise, maybe vibrations? I hooked the shroud to the fan with rubber screws that came with the noctua nh-d14 hsf and connected to the side panel between small mouse pad rubbers.


also thinking where I could put my old side panel 140mm?
The back only accepts 120mm, I could still fit it there (that's what she said), but IDK if that would help, since the hsf sucks air and is 2 inches from the rear fan, I could make the rear intake???
Edited by Aregvan - 4/16/12 at 4:24pm
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What about this fan?
has SUPER high static pressure, IDK if that would make a lot of noise.
http://tech-reviews.co.uk/reviews/akasa-120mm-apache-fan/4/
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