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I always heard that the push/pull setup on a heatsink gives maybe a 1C cooling increase. Getting a good replacement fan might do a lot for the temp/noise, but is the push/pull setup really worth it?
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post #12 of 21
Might wanna rethink the power supply and get at least 650W. I remeber my old 8800gts not working so well on 500W PSU.

Oh and might as well go with the H60 an change the fans, its pretty quiet, i have the same. I also use a mATX build and the loudest thing is the GPU. Check sig rig thumb.gif
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post #13 of 21
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What fans do you recommend for push pull on hyper 212? was thinking sickleflows

Sickleflow fans sound like a jet engine. Trust me, you do not want them in your system. In all honesty if your case has good airflow (and the Arc Mini does), then there are tons of coolers out there that will do the just just fine. Like others have said: A Hyper 212+ (or evo) will work wonders, and just get two matching fans for push/pull.

When configured correctly (meaning both fans have the same CFM), push/pull works great.
    
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post #14 of 21
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Ok, so if not sickleflows then what, I want as quiet as possible.

Also any good LED fans for the front , was planning on sickleflows there too, guess not. Also apparently not a good LED spread for lighting.

Also I hate to fire up the old 2500k vs 2550k argument (and i know its not exactly a cooling question), but if I can save £20 should I get a 2550k?
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post #15 of 21
Well in all honesty, these are my favorite fans of all time. Unfortunately, Newegg no longer sells them (I buy them at my local Microcenter). They were sleeved and came with voltage regulators which work brilliantly.

However for you, a fan is a fan - just make sure it isn't loud. Silenx gets pretty good reviews all around and they have a few models with LED's. I'll put a link below. You seem to be in the UK so I'm sure Newegg isn't much help, but it's a start.

Silenx Fans.

As for the 2500k vs 2550k, the only difference is just 100MHz and an integrated GPU, so pick whichever suits you best.
    
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Just a question about sickleflows, used a decibel meter in the living room and get 34db with no noise at all. Sickleflows are supposed to be 19db, so how can they be loud, surely you wouldn't hear them?
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Just a question about sickleflows, used a decibel meter in the living room and get 34db with no noise at all. Sickleflows are supposed to be 19db, so how can they be loud, surely you wouldn't hear them?

You can ask anyone who has ever owned one of them. That "19 dba" rating is blatantly false.
    
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You can ask anyone who has ever owned one of them. That "19 dba" rating is blatantly false.

My brother has had them and said they where loud, but you just run them at half speed. Apparently Cooler Master's 19db is when they are at 700rpm, completely falsified! I am going to get some Thermaltake Thunderblades.

70.2CFM + 31.7dbA @ 1800RPM

so my theory is that at 1200rpm should only be 21 ish dbA which should be silent.
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You can ask anyone who has ever owned one of them. That "19 dba" rating is blatantly false.
My brother has had them and said they where loud, but you just run them at half speed. Apparently Cooler Master's 19db is when they are at 700rpm, completely falsified! I am going to get some Thermaltake Thunderblades.
70.2CFM + 31.7dbA @ 1800RPM
so my theory is that at 1200rpm should only be 21 ish dbA which should be silent.

I will agree that CM4s are not 19db at full speed but I will say that they were quiet to me. And I was using 5 CM4 fans at the time thumb.gif
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My brother has had them and said they where loud, but you just run them at half speed. Apparently Cooler Master's 19db is when they are at 700rpm, completely falsified! I am going to get some Thermaltake Thunderblades.
70.2CFM + 31.7dbA @ 1800RPM
so my theory is that at 1200rpm should only be 21 ish dbA which should be silent.
You shouldn't have to run a fan at less than half it's normal speed to achieve the advertised decibel rating. I think that's just plain wrong. What you want though is a fan that pushes a lot of air while quite. If you cut the speed of the fan's RPM, then you are cutting the CFM along with it. The Scythe AP-15's (Gentle Typhoons) are "legendary" here on OCN and many people swear by them. I personally have had AP-14's and I loved them. However, the reason I am not exactly recommending them is because they are expensive and hard to get.

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I will agree that CM4s are not 19db at full speed but I will say that they were quiet to me. And I was using 5 CM4 fans at the time thumb.gif

Yeah, well, you live in the Windy City, so you don't count tongue.gif
    
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