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Think I dun goofed on my choice of fans

post #1 of 5
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Hey fellas!

I believe I made a premature purchase in regards to the new fans I purchased for my system which is making me wonder whether I should facepalm or not.

The fans in question are the Enermax TB Silence UCTB12 which I scooped up on Newegg for $4.99/each so I got five since all but one of my old Scythe Kamikaze are working and figured it's time to rework the cooling since I am getting a new video card and some higher-density RAM.

The problem only became apparent after my purchase went through the initial phase where I had the chance to cancel my order. I decided to look in to the specs and compare it with other products and soon felt the sting of looking before you leap and question whether or not they will actually be decent at cooling anything more than an HTPC, even with overvolting.

So, I ask you, will these fans alone be enough to prevent a meltdown with my overclocked B50 and the 7850/RAM I'll be picking up next week, would I be able to soften this self-inflected blow by throwing two/three higher airflow fans in to the mix (UCTB12s on push/pull, the rest on intake and back), or scrap them all and buy five better fans?

I should also mention that I have one of those ultra-slim Scythe bay fan in the front which adds a little more airflow which could offset the Enermax units a little, maybe?
Edited by Rustweaver - 11/29/13 at 1:51pm
post #2 of 5

i honestly dont think you have anything to worry about

 

-heatsink has more effect on the cpu

-with 5x of those fans in the htpc- more than enough

-what type of cooler is on the 7850?

-ram doesnt even get hot like that


Edited by DF is BUSY - 11/29/13 at 1:54pm
post #3 of 5

They are nice, quiet fans. You will probably come to appreciate the quietude. And $4.99 is a great price.

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I had my own struggles with fans, and it's much better to look at reviews rather than the manufacturer's specs.
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Sorry, forgot to mention that the processor sits comfortably under a Noctua NH-U12P which will be using push/pull and the 7850 will be using the stock MSI cooler which doesn't have (from what I can tell) the blow-out-of-the-case grill in the back.

Just to clarify, this isn't an HTPC. Just a 'modest' overclocked gaming PC. thumb.gif
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