Originally Posted by michael-ocn
If you play around with different fan configurations and take temp measurements, i'd be interested in knowing the results. When i get around to upgrading my pc, I think i'd like to get a gpu with axial fans like you have and probably a closed loop cooler too, so i'm interested in what you end up doing with your cooling setup.
Picked up a AF140 and 2 SP120...both in the "quiet edition"... pleased with the results as it's pretty quiet! Of course maybe i can do better with the temps?
Some thoughts about the AF140: it's quieter than the stock fan from NZXT at 12v, however I still undervolted it... it's a bit LOUDER than the undervolted stock fan, but seems to move a lot more air. I'll take it.
Regarding the SP120s for my H105. The fans do indeed look exactly the same except the color trim and the rubber bumpers. That being said, i ran the stock fans with PWM and now these and i'm seeing similar temps but a good deal less noise. I don't have way to measure but i'm happy with the results.
Sitting here stock i'm OC'd to 4.2 @ 1.225 my temps are sitting at a min of 30c jumping up to a max of 70c under 100% load. I have my PWM set to spin up to 100% at 60c, and at 100% the new SP120s are so much quieter than stock. So basically it looks like I kept my temps about the same and decreased my noise a good amount. I should say that I am particularly neurotic about noise so if i'm happy with this setup... you'll most likely be as well
My setup is now the 3 stock NZXT fans (undervolted) intaking at the front, 2x SP120s in push w/ the H105 out of the top, and the one AF140 (undervolted) exhausting warm air out the back.
I'd be open to suggestions from everyone on my temps or opinions... do they suck?
Still waiting for some LEDs but here's my build as of now -