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Originally Posted by Jaggar View Post
i have yet to see a zalman anything outperform the tuniq tower much less the big typhoon or the scythe infinity
i'll bet my mod'd 9500 will be equal to or better than a stock tuniq, that is, only at high fan speeds (i'm concerned mostly with benching).

it uses the silverstone FM121 and it dropped my load temps about 8 degrees celsius over the stock zalman 9500.

i'm sure, at low fan speeds, the tuniq would smoke me, but at high RPM's ... i really couldn't say as the mod'd zalman works so damn good. (i think the stock zalman's are fairly lame for serious overclocks, however)

official PSA: if someone will mail me a tuniq tower (including *you*, sunbeam), i'll do an official test using my modd'd zalman and subsequently post the results:

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i just bought a scythe infinity to test against the above zalman for high speed benchmarking; i haven't mounted the infinity yet as the stock push-pin mounting hardware sucks arse; it's just sitting on my shelf looking cute at this point; i'm currently waiting for some mounting-mod hardware to be shipped.

will post test results once i get the scythe appropriately mounted.

so far, though ... the mod'd zalman is letting me bench quite succesfully at 4ghz+ speeds: check out all the E6600's i'm smoking in the science mark 2.0 bench contest over at TechPowerUp (i'm #2 at this point):

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpo...postcount=1883

BTW ... you guys should get in on the benching action over there. we've only got about 80 participants so far and we could use some more competition!

    
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Originally Posted by leojharris View Post
i'll bet my mod'd 9500 will be equal to or better than a stock tuniq, that is, only at high fan speeds (i'm concerned mostly with benching).

it uses the silverstone FM121 and it dropped my load temps about 8 degrees celsius over the stock zalman 9500.

i'm sure, at low fan speeds, the tuniq would smoke me, but at high RPM's ... i really couldn't say as the mod'd zalman works so damn good. (i think the stock zalman's are fairly lame for serious overclocks, however)

official PSA: if someone will mail me a tuniq tower (including *you*, sunbeam), i'll do an official test using my modd'd zalman and subsequently post the results:

...



...

i just bought a scythe infinity to test against the above zalman for high speed benchmarking; i haven't mounted the infinity yet as the stock push-pin mounting hardware sucks arse; it's just sitting on my shelf looking cute at this point; i'm currently waiting for some mounting-mod hardware to be shipped.

will post test results once i get the scythe appropriately mounted.

so far, though ... the mod'd zalman is letting me bench quite succesfully at 4ghz+ speeds: check out all the E6600's i'm smoking in the science mark 2.0 bench contest over at TechPowerUp (i'm #2 at this point):

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpo...postcount=1883

BTW ... you guys should get in on the benching action over there. we've only got about 80 participants so far and we could use some more competition!

How do i mod my 9700?
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post #23 of 28
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How do i mod my 9700?
you'd use the same steps that i followed ...

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article284-page1.html

my goal however, was not silent cooling, but rather max overclock cooling ... and so i had to utilize a bit of creative thinking to make the above steps work for a high output 120mm fan; mostly just bending and finessing the zalman fan mounting arm to align the fan straight and flush with the heat-sink fins.

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with the 9700, however, the main consideration is how much space you have to hang a big fan off the end of your cooler ...

you'll notice in the photo's of my mod, that the fan actually hangs *outside* the fins of the 9500 ... whereas the stock fan sits *within* the fin assembly of the standard 9500; in my case, a socket 775 setup, the silverstone fan just *barely* clears my ram ... and so, it works.

whether the same mod will work with a 9700 simply depends on how much clearance you have to hang a bigger fan on your cooler.

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Well from my highly scientific put my hand next to the fan and feel the air test, the TT fan does not push out as much air as the silverstone you mentioned. I would say go with the silverstone.
Well, I'm 5 days late but.......

I did that same crap and "thought" that the FM121 was going to be more efficient but in the end? I hated the FM121, why? it sounds like a pizzed off bee when the fan is at full speed compared to the TT120 stock fan, and the temperature only drop about 3c at the most at full load.

When the FM121 is at the same RPM as the stock TT120's, the temperatures remain the same, 33c, 2000rpm that is. Anyhow, the FM121 at 2K-rpm is not loud at all and it compares to the stock fan in the TT120 in temps.

I keep my FM121 at 2000rpm and when I try the 2400? It's unbearable. Not worth the noise for the 3c drop at full load.

BTW, the stock fan in the TT120 pushes 74CFM. I requested some info when I first got my TT120 back in April and that was the spec.
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How do I know if my stock tuniq fan is running at full speed?
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post #26 of 28
If my memory serves me right, I believe it comes with a fan controller?
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Yeah, but do I need to plug it into a fan spot other than the cpu fan spot in order to get it at full speed?
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post #28 of 28
You can plug the fan in the CPU's fan connector in the motherboard. The TT120 comes with a fan controller, actually a control knob and that goes in the back of the case in one of the 7 bays, so you can adjust the speed but even at the full speed of 2000rpm, the fan is not that loud.

Originally I never installed the fan controller for the TT120's fan, because I wanted the optimum speed and the best cooling solution possible and it worked just great for me. I can honestly say that I regret spending that $20 on the FM121 because it's so much louder than the TT120's fan.
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