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So basically i bought some new fans and wanted to replace the outside stock noctua fan with a aero shark 140mm i ended up messing up the whole housing that holds the fan on to the heatsink how much performance loss is this going to be for me and is it safe? i've been running my rig and its idling around 28c (i7 3770k STOCK @ 3.5ghz) i've been wanting to OC the CPU but im not sure if i should attempt that now with the missing fan. if you feel i can still oc what would you push it to and how much volts would you say.



Case: Cooler Master haf x
Air cooler: Noctua D-14
CPU i7 3770k Stock @ 3.5ghz
Video card: EVGA 660ti stock
idle cpu temps: 28c
post #2 of 8
You are ok no worries! The middle fan is the most important. I have seen reviews with only the middle fan running and getting the same results or 2 degrees worse then with both fans. Really theres not a large difference between 1 fan and 2 fans. The big difference is with 3 fans or if you have bad ambient temps then 2 fans will improve a bit more. But 1 fan will still overclock well no worries! thumb.gif

Also just FYI you should be able to run your computer with NO fans on idle/low loads at stock speeds no problem (i wouldnt stress test it but it would probably still be in safe temps stock). The heatsink is big enough that it can passively cool fairly well. All in all the middle fan is the one doing most the work though and you can still get a great overclock with just the single fan
Edited by dmfree88 - 9/5/13 at 2:11am
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As said, no problem running with one fan... as long as it's a good H2O/CFM cooler fan it will only be 2c, maybe 3c less than with 2 fans.
Edited by doyll - 9/5/13 at 10:34am
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Way back ehume tested NH-D14. Here's his results with stock fans.

Results – One Central 140mm Fan
NF-P14: 56.5c, 28.5/27.5 dBA. “Soft soughing with just a trace of hum.”

Results – One Push 120mm and One Central 140mm Fan
NF-P12 > NF-P14: 53.5c, 28/27.5 dBA. No comment made.

Results – One Push 120mm, No Central 140mm Fan and One pull 120mm Fan
NF-P12 > NF-P12: 55c, 25/24 dBA. “Soft sighing.”

Results – One Push 120mm, One Central 140mm Fan and One pull 120mm Fan
P12 > P14 > P12: 54c, 29/27.5 dBA. “Soft soughing with just a trace of machine noise.”

http://www.overclock.net/t/729807/noctua-d14-fans-1-vs-2-vs-3/0_20
Edited by doyll - 9/5/13 at 10:36am
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sweet thanks for the input guys biggrin.gif makes me feel better about breaking the little housing system now biggrin.gif
post #8 of 8
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heres an update been running p95 for like an hour now or so and here are the temps.

how far do you think i could OC this CPU? and if you had to guess what volts would i need to use for an OC like that.
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