Originally Posted by xNutella
C70. but I didn't change the case fans nor my H100i fans. with the 540 I ordered some fans for my case and for the radiator as well. and mann either the ones that corsair sells are great or the ones that comes with their cases sucks!. maybe both correct lol. I literally hear nothing, well maybe i'm exaggerating xD, but its way less noisy and super quiet.
I went like this:
2xCorsair SP120mm Performance Edition for the H100i radiator.
Corsair AF140mm Quiet Edition as an exhaust.
3x Corsair AF120mm Quiet Edition as an intake.
the only thing I don't like about this case is the material seems kinda cheap. other than that i'm lovin it. (no regrets).
Hmm that's actually a better idea, I bought ALL SP120 Extreme Performance Fans, with hopes I could just use a controller to maintain them, vs taking 3 of the front ones back and exchanging for quiet, would I be able to use the controller to lower them down to a quiet mode similar to the quiet ones only? Or are the quiet editions engineered slightly diff? I'm new to fan controllers so unsure if I"m able to control each independently or as a whole/group
Originally Posted by Interstate
I love corsair dominators. Maybe I got lucky but my 1600 cl8 overclocked to 2400mhz c11 with 1.65 volts no problem. Only running 2x4gb sticks though.
As far as fans go I'm in the same boat as other posters. I've been looking at some GT ap15 but I am having a hard time justifying the price to myself. I'm currently using some xspc 1650 rpm fans on my rad. They work very well, but they are a bit loud for my taste
Yeah I was wonderking that, mine are Patriot VIPERS rated @ 1.5v PC 2133mhz though I look @ the Dominators Platinum @ the same speed and they're rated @ 1.65v, wouldn't 1.5v be better and less heat/better performance or am I missing the gap here?
As far as the apt15 and noctuas go, I'd study up on fluid dynamics for the ball bearings , I think the biggest selling point is the smaller decrease in power consumption from what I"m reading and that + a longer life span though the life span part I kind of disregard because most good fans SHOULD at least last up to 2-3 years minimum, in which far better fans will be out by then so I'd end up upgrading anyways since technology would be more advanced at better airflow/engineering.