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I'm thinking about taking a fan off the H80 and controlling it manually, maybe with a better fan. Thoughts? Anyone tried this yet?
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Nothing wrong with that ^^ Haven't done it with a h80, but with other similar equipment.
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That's what I figure. What were your results?
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Doing it myself just made it quieter when on low load. And the better fans dropped the temp slightly. Maybe 2 degrees.
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How is connecting a fan to a fan controller modding exactly? lol

Most people do it.
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Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post

How is connecting a fan to a fan controller modding exactly? lol

Most people do it.


Very informative rolleyes.gif

OP yes it can be done and you can get better results.I suggest going over to the Corsair Hydro Series page here for examples.
http://www.overclock.net/t/612436/official-corsair-hydro-series-club/0_20
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post #7 of 9
Sorry it was a bit vague but lol

Most people do it because the built in fan controller is pretty rubbish. Manually controlling the fans and buying yourself some decent fans such as the AP-15's will yeild much better results as well as reducing noise.
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Alright. I'll do that,then. Thx
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The Hxx have fairly dense fin spacing, and benefit quite a bit from higher static pressure fans. Are you wanting tohhave more performance on tap, but with the ability to slow it down when not needed?

If so, youc an get a very significant improvement for just $25-35, not including the fan controller... It would consist of:
- 2x Koolance FAN-12038HBK 120x38mm 2600rpm dual ball bearing 6.33mmH2O 117cfm fans @ $9/ea
And one of the following
- 1x Phobya 120x20mm Fan Shrouds (for push side) + 3x XSPC 120x4mm Rad Fan Gaskets ($14)
- 2x Phobya 120x7mm Shrouds/Decouplers one per side ($10-12)
- 2x Phobya 120x20mm Shrouds + 4x XSPC Rad Fan Gaskets ($28)
- 1x Phobya 120x20mm Shroud (push) + 2x XSPC Rad Fan Gaskets + 1x Phobya 120x7mm ($22-25)

Personally, I use the last method for my rads and it works extremely well. Not only did. It drop it few degrees (on a custom loop, which was already running a very low delta t), it also decreased noise as the wind buffeting effect of the high velocity airflow having time to straighten out. I saw benefits on everything from my UT60 240 which is only about 11-13fpi, up through my EX420 which is 19 split fins per inch linearly (38fins essentially, in the space that most rads have one row these have two).

My experience with CLC units is limited, but a few friends have them and I have switched a few out from stock fans to the Koolance (there's also the same fan available in 120x25mm, same everything but pressure/airflow which are 5.4mmH2O/106cfm). I have seen as much as an 8C immed drop and thatsthat's without going to a better TIM. When I swapped fans for another friend I also cleaned up the old paste and used some of my PK1, resulting in Tempe going from (in a 22C ambient) 35-38C idle and 79-82C load down to 25-28C idle and 66-71C load. That's with an H60, so temps should in theory be even better with your H80.
   
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