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3k RPM is going to be quite loud. And who cares about PW, a fan controller is $10-25, which you should get if you are using multiple fans anyways. software fan control sucks.

Not if you set it up right. Using speedfan I have in the past dialed down both my pump and fan speeds to ultra slow settings when doing normal desktop tasks. 700-800rpm is pure bliss and really all that is needed when doing those types of tasks. Surfing the net, etc...all mean my power supply is the only thing making noise. Then when I game or render a video, the temps rapidy climb but speedfan sets in and automatically ramps up just enough to keep temps in check.

Doing that manually is old school and a waste of time. It's a computer, IMO it should be able to regulate speeds on it's own.

I agree that 3,000 is loud but the GTs at 3,000 is still quieter than the H100i and a performance boost too. Just an option if you want max performance at a much improved noise level.

I wish all fans and pumps were PWM capable..smile.gif
    
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yea if you got control on it, way to go. I wasn't sure the guy had controls.

I hate pwm fans, I much prefer voltage 3 pins and just use a fan controller. Can't go into speedfan in the middle of a game or when your computer is locked up with an extremely intensive benchmark, GPGPU program, or rendering work (all of which I regularly do). But I can press a button on my LCD touchscreen on my computer anytime. Much easier when I'm running out the door for work and notice temps are high, I just hit the button, instead of having to navigate to a program that takes 10 minutes because the computer is all locked up.

That said, there are times when software voltage control beats hardware, it all depends on what you do. But for what I do, hardware voltage is much better. I prefer software voltage control for my GPU (my certain GPU heavy computational work is set to run the fan at 100% when it's run, otherwise in gaming it has a programmed slope). Otherwise the less CPU load I need, the better.
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speedfan needs set-up 1 time. it starts with windows and runs. it monitors voltages and temperatures. it controls pwm fans and pumps.
voltage control also produces heat and is inefficient. but pwm vs voltage control is debatable forever.
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26 dollars a piece for fans? lachen.gif

You cant get them down there but i run 3.99 Rosewill white led fans on my rad and they perform admirably.
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speedfan needs set-up 1 time. it starts with windows and runs. it monitors voltages and temperatures. it controls pwm fans and pumps.
voltage control also produces heat and is inefficient. but pwm vs voltage control is debatable forever.

I dont believe you can set a custom fan profile through speedfan.
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26 dollars a piece for fans?

You cant get them down there but i run 3.99 Rosewill white led fans on my rad and they perform admirably.

yea really. Yate Loon highs from petras just blow everything out the water for cost, and head to head I don't think any fan can win as consistently as yates (ie noctuas win only on a certain slow RPM in open air, but always lose on heatsink or every other RPM, etc, though noctuas are terrible fans anyways).
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Thanks for all the feedback guys, gives me plenty to think about. I do have a fan controller, not sure if its any good or not, got it off a mate a while back.... Might add a new one to the list of items I need for my new rig.

And yes, will be installing speedfan as well. Had it on my last rig, never rally knew what to do with it though rolleyes.gif Will have to read up on it to see what it can actually do...
post #17 of 19
speedfan is straightforward, just adjust the percentages.
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post #18 of 19
Speedfan actually allows really precise speed vs temp tuning.

swiftech-h220-pwm03.png

It takes a little tinkering but you can really dial in any PWM fan, even step it in increments is certain speeds hVe harmonics.

I haven't done so myself, but you can even set it up to ramp up via CPU and GPU on the same loop. I believe you just have to make two custom curves.

Only downside to speedfan is really your motherboard channel limits. Many only come with one channel so you can't regulate pump and fan independantly as you might want.

Don't discount the power of speedfan, it's fairly advanced and has much more control than most motherboard software does.

I hear you on the AP-29 cost though, they don't give them away but I have seen them on evay for under $20. No more that many supposedly high end fans that perform no better than a yate. These actually do come with some performance value.
    
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Thanks again man thumb.gif I will refer back to this when I finally get my rig built.

Off topic, I noticed you have a 3930K. I know you won't always get the same result with different CPU's, but (ball park) what sort of OC should I realistically be able to get with this cooler, 4 high end fans on a 3930k?
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