I'm using the stock fan, it's the best rad fan of its size. There's actually a fan controller/switch on the window side of the case (to the right of the power switch). With the fan running at 12v (2000rpm) I can't hear it unless I stick my ear within 12" of the case. The noise difference between the 12v and 5v is so little it's ridiculous.
Originally Posted by McMogg
Ah, fair enough, I will only be using an i5-3570 stock, so I wont have the issue of raised voltages..
I assume you used the stock fan for the front radiator, how is that fan? And are you using a fan controller with it?
The stock fan is the AP181 which runs at 1200rpm 12v and 500rpm 5v. The AP182 is the 2000rpm verson that I thought this case came with. I'm perfectly content with the AP181 but the 1200rpm's explains why it's so quiet.
Static pressure at 1200rpm is 2.45mmH2O on both models. Although the AP182 at 2000rpm's is 6.1mmH2O
. The AP182 spins 40% faster and holds 60% more pressure.
The Zalman SF3 120mm fan is 1600rpm's and holds about 2.4mmH20
. Both rads are about 10fpi or less so everything is nearly dead silent.
I turned off the OC and ran prime95 for 20min. The temps leveled out at 49-51c on the cpu. gpu was idle and room temps are 23c
Originally Posted by one80
I'm looking at setting up a TJ08 loop also and considering trying just a 180mm front rad first for the CPU and GPU. Looking forward to seeing your temps.
I was considering the 180mm rad also and it would be fine on a cpu loop only. The main reason i went with the 200mm was the increased surface area, but I also wanted the low FPI which it has as well. A 360 rad is ok to run a cpu and gpu loop on so we'll use that as a reference for surface area.
360 = 43,200
180 = 32,400, 25% smaller
200 = 40,000, 7% smaller
180 + 120 = 46,800, 8% larger
200 + 120 = 54,400, 21% larger
If you don't plan to OC i'm sure you'll be ok on the 180mm at stock speeds. Although your temps won't be all that low more than likely.Edited by Scottypimpin - 6/23/13 at 4:13pm