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So I plan on buying a Scythe Infinity when I upgrade to AM2 (whenever that ends up being) and need to know, when would the fan I attach to to the HSF be overkill? I'm pretty sure I don't need this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20848

So does anyone know what speed is just unnecessary because the cooling stops getting any better? I know it's a rather obscure question, but I was hoping for a little help.

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Specifications:
  • 120x120x76mm
  • 220.29 CFM @ 3550/3200 RPM
  • 59.0 dBA
  • 31.80 watts
  • 2.65 amps
  • Maximum Air Pressure 15.04 mm H²O
  • 12v DC
  • 3+4 pin Molex header connector(s)
It's labeled on the site.

edit: Oh you mean when is it overkill? 220cfm is a lot. They sell 130cfm Deltas on ebay for like $6-7 shipped. Those are "quieter." Either way I'd just get a fan controller to be safe.
    
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lol thats amazing.. he said he doesnt want it, its just an example.. but damn, 76MM?

i think it was 180 or something around there. but it wouldnt matter unless you have great case airflow.
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59.0 dBA
If you can tolerate http://youtube.com/watch?v=uU0ioLpxc-8 then go ahead, I know I wouldn't be able to.
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If you can tolerate http://youtube.com/watch?v=uU0ioLpxc-8 then go ahead, I know I wouldn't be able to.
lol, dang, I don't think so...

So would a Silverstone FM121 be a good fan to get to attach to the HSF then?
    
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That's what I plan on getting, the 220cfm just seems like overkill. I would soo love to be able to cool my computer using phase changing!!!!

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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
lol, dang, I don't think so...

So would a Silverstone FM121 be a good fan to get to attach to the HSF then?
That silverstone would be just fine. I don't think you'll need anything more powerful.
    
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Yeah, I think it gets to a point where it doesn't matter how much air a fan can push. I bet after so many CFMs it gets to be like overfilling a funnel. If that makes any sense
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
lol, dang, I don't think so...

So would a Silverstone FM121 be a good fan to get to attach to the HSF then?
I had an FM121 on my NtO6, and it was too loud, let alone the deltas...
    
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I had an FM121 on my NtO6, and it was too loud, let alone the deltas...
At haul-ass speed? Mine is silent at lowest speed, which is what I have it at 85% of the time. I kick it up to about 3/4 speed when I'm gaming and full speed when priming.
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