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I wish Noctura used different colors for their fans. I just cant stand how ugly they are.

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I wish Noctura used different colors for their fans. I just cant stand how ugly they are.
They use the ugly colors so people know who makes them.. especially for people who call them Noctura. *poke* biggrin.gif
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I agree the fan is pretty ugly. Mind you, I only look at it while installing. After that it's inside the case out of sight...
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I agree the fan is pretty ugly. Mind you, I only look at it while installing. After that it's inside the case out of sight...
Indeed. I've used many TY-140 fans and now TY-141's.. both ugly. But I only see them when doing repairs or upgrades so no big deal. Would love to replace them all with TY-145/147 black/white fans.
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Well after running a program that stresses all 4 cores at 100% for over an hour (Handbrake), temps across the 4 cores topped out at 62C.

Kind of hot for a stock cpu running at 100% but it is completely quiet. Also this case has very little airflow which is likely not helping.

I may grab a more powerful 92mm fan to replace it or add another case fan for airflow.

Any suggestions on a good 92mm fan?
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Try getting some good airflow through case. How much air is moving around in case means nothing. It's how cool the air getting to coolers & heatsinks is and now well the heated air off of them is exhausted from case. I've found downflow coolers sometimes work better upflow.. pulling air out of them instead of pushing air in. It's all in how well you can keep the cool intake are seperated from heated exhaust. Any heated exhaust that mixes with cool intake increases intake temp.. and therefore decreases how well it can cool. wink.gif
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Any suggestions on a good 92mm fan?

 

Here is a 92mm fan, 175 CFM and 66.5 dba. Just a little loud though. eek.gif

 

EDIT: just a though, why do you need a more powerful fan? If your build is just a HTPC you will never get close to 100% CPU usage on i5.


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Try running handbrake for a couple of hours. All 4 cores at 100% for the duration.
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Try running handbrake for a couple of hours. All 4 cores at 100% for the duration.

Ah, I was curious why you have an i5 in a HTPC.

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If CPU heat keeps rising more than 5-10 minutes max it's not the cooler that's the problem. It's the air in the case that is getting hotter and hotter because the hot cooler exhaust is not being removed for case. It is mixing in case and raising the air temp going into cooler.
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