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post #291 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

I don't think the extra fan will be much if any help on the GPU temp with a blower style cooler as there isn't as big an opening for the air to enter the GPU, but, I feel it could still benefit the temps in the rest of the system having it there, I just don't believe it's necessary for the GPU in that situation. I personally usually try fill every fan opening in a build if possible, to provide positive air pressure and/or direct the airflow as needed.

Yeah, I think the same way, the more air the better. Well, when my CPU arrives I'll see if it was better to get one with ACX cooling based on the temperatures I get.
What do you recommend for the empty fan intake (I'm guessing your SilverStone loyalty will make you recommend another fan like the stock ones tonguesmiley.gif)
post #292 of 7096
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

I'll have to take a look at a ribbed tubbing cooler than to see how well it fits in this case then. Any particular brand that would be recommended that would be easier to use here over another brand with our mobo?
I'm gonna try my Seidon 120 again and see if I can make it work with zipties, otherwise, it would need to be like a Corsair H55, or the updated H50 with the lower profile pump/block, as long as the tubing is the ridged polymer tubing, and obviously, the Asetek made units will be the easiest to zip tie the tubing with. The original H50 will never fit in this thing as the tubes come straight out the top of the pump/block.
Edited by Jimhans1 - 3/3/14 at 12:24pm
post #293 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Mariolillo View Post

Yeah, I think the same way, the more air the better. Well, when my CPU arrives I'll see if it was better to get one with ACX cooling based on the temperatures I get.
What do you recommend for the empty fan intake (I'm guessing your SilverStone loyalty will make you recommend another fan like the stock ones tonguesmiley.gif)

Actually, the slim silverstone fans are not yet available as a separate item retail, so........

But yes, I've had good luck with the majority of silverstone's fans. Most are great value for the performance, and usually pretty quiet, obviously depending on the model and whether set to intake versus exhaust.

I personally use a lot of the AP121's in my systems, my STH10 build I'm doing has over 40 of them in it biggrin.gif They have great static pressure, and when set as intakes on a rad are really quiet.

I've also done 3-4 builds with the different FN121-P models, both the black ones and LED versions, they are very quiet fans, not great on static pressure, but serviceable on rads if you run them in push/pull, and they're really inexpensive compared to GT's or most other "rad" fans. Because this case is so tiny, you don't really need high CFM fans, you need quiet fans with good static pressure to push the air through this densely packed case.
post #294 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

I'm gonna try my Seidon 120 again and see if I can make it work with zipties, otherwise, it would need to be like a Corsair H55, or the updated H50 with the lower profile pump/block, as long as the tubing is the ridged polymer tubing, and obviously, the Asetek made units will be the easiest to zip tie the tubing with. The original H50 will never fit in this thing as the tubes come straight out the top of the pump/block.

It looks like I keep heading back towards that H55 or finding a cooler with corrugated/ribbed tubing, LOL!

Let us know how the Seidon 120 fares for you. Is that the Seidon 120M correct?

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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

Actually, the slim silverstone fans are not yet available as a separate item retail, so........

But yes, I've had good luck with the majority of silverstone's fans. Most are great value for the performance, and usually pretty quiet, obviously depending on the model and whether set to intake versus exhaust.

I personally use a lot of the AP121's in my systems, my STH10 build I'm doing has over 40 of them in it biggrin.gif They have great static pressure, and when set as intakes on a rad are really quiet.

I've also done 3-4 builds with the different FN121-P models, both the black ones and LED versions, they are very quiet fans, not great on static pressure, but serviceable on rads if you run them in push/pull, and they're really inexpensive compared to GT's or most other "rad" fans. Because this case is so tiny, you don't really need high CFM fans, you need quiet fans with good static pressure to push the air through this densely packed case.

Has Silverstone said that they will be selling the slim fans? I just love the looks and feel of the fans, they have such a nice build quality to them.
post #295 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

Actually, the slim silverstone fans are not yet available as a separate item retail, so........

But yes, I've had good luck with the majority of silverstone's fans. Most are great value for the performance, and usually pretty quiet, obviously depending on the model and whether set to intake versus exhaust.

I personally use a lot of the AP121's in my systems, my STH10 build I'm doing has over 40 of them in it biggrin.gif They have great static pressure, and when set as intakes on a rad are really quiet.

I've also done 3-4 builds with the different FN121-P models, both the black ones and LED versions, they are very quiet fans, not great on static pressure, but serviceable on rads if you run them in push/pull, and they're really inexpensive compared to GT's or most other "rad" fans. Because this case is so tiny, you don't really need high CFM fans, you need quiet fans with good static pressure to push the air through this densely packed case.

WOAH! Never saw the STH10 until now, that's awesome!

So, which are good numbers for Static Pressure? I was seeing the Noctua NF-P12 fan (it is recommended almost anywhere) but I don't know about good numbers in this matter.
post #296 of 7096
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

It looks like I keep heading back towards that H55 or finding a cooler with corrugated/ribbed tubing, LOL!

Let us know how the Seidon 120 fares for you. Is that the Seidon 120M correct?
Has Silverstone said that they will be selling the slim fans? I just love the looks and feel of the fans, they have such a nice build quality to them.

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Originally Posted by Mariolillo View Post

WOAH! Never saw the STH10 until now, that's awesome!

So, which are good numbers for Static Pressure? I was seeing the Noctua NF-P12 fan (it is recommended almost anywhere) but I don't know about good numbers in this matter.

In order asked:

Yes, Seidon 120M

Yes, the slim 120 will be a retail item at some point, as to when, I am not sure yet, but with the "slim" 120mm fan market so bare of products, they see it as a good place to include some competition.

Yes, the STH10 is a beast, I really like the quality of fit and finish, and the modularity of them.

As to static pressure numbers, I personally want a to have at least 1.5mm/H2O rating or better if I'm using them on a radiator in single fan setup (ie: push OR pull, but if running fans in Push/Pull, I don't bother as much with the 1.5mm rating personally) or if they are pulling their air through a fan filter, most folks don't realize that fan filters cut airflow ratings by almost 50% in most situations, which is the reason I won't use filters over my fans, it's not hard to open the case every 30-60 days and blow it out. Usually takes me about 5 minutes.

I've heard great things about the Noctua fans, but they are just downright BUTT ugly IMHO, and they really are not any better than the Gentle Typhoons or the Air Penetrators in real world testing for me to justify the insane cost and horrible looks.

I have a couple of spare GT AP-14's that I might try on the RVZ01 to see if it makes a big diff on temps, but I've got a lot of real work to do before I get to do "play" work wink.gif

In this RVZ01, I think any fan with a static pressure over 0.75mm/H2O should do the trick to keep the pressure inside nice and comfy.
post #297 of 7096
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

Did you end up ordering an air cooler yet? Just wondering what you ended up going with.
I haven't decided, but it still looks like the NH-L12 is my best bet since it gets good performance with lowest noise. And with the combined top fan (15mm) should work well. The only thing is will it actually fit my board (Z87E-ITX) and this case.

Do you guys think this would hit the edge of the case? It looks reallllly close so I'm not sure.

post #298 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post


I've heard great things about the Noctua fans, but they are just downright BUTT ugly IMHO, and they really are not any better than the Gentle Typhoons or the Air Penetrators in real world testing for me to justify the insane cost and horrible looks.

I have a couple of spare GT AP-14's that I might try on the RVZ01 to see if it makes a big diff on temps, but I've got a lot of real work to do before I get to do "play" work wink.gif

In this RVZ01, I think any fan with a static pressure over 0.75mm/H2O should do the trick to keep the pressure inside nice and comfy.

Hahahaha the looks are indeed horrible, they could've just made them black. If it was for the looks I would've never considered them.
I'll be standing by until you have time to test, when I build mine (seems like the CPU doesn't want to arrive frown.gif ) I will do my tests as well and post results.

Thank you Jim, your responses are really appreciated thumb.gif
post #299 of 7096
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Originally Posted by OCPG View Post

I haven't decided, but it still looks like the NH-L12 is my best bet since it gets good performance with lowest noise. And with the combined top fan (15mm) should work well. The only thing is will it actually fit my board (Z87E-ITX) and this case.

Do you guys think this would hit the edge of the case? It looks reallllly close so I'm not sure.


Wow, that looks like it's gonna be really close my friend. Also, with the 15mm fan sitting so close to the fan on top of that cooler, it might not be that quiet with the fan blades spinning so close to each other. Just a thought, I've not used the Noctua coolers because they DO come with them ugly noctua fans lol.
post #300 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

Wow, that looks like it's gonna be really close my friend. Also, with the 15mm fan sitting so close to the fan on top of that cooler, it might not be that quiet with the fan blades spinning so close to each other. Just a thought, I've not used the Noctua coolers because they DO come with them ugly noctua fans lol.
lol, I agree man. Thankfully I won't be seeing much of the fan since it's underneath the heatsink. Nothing will fit on top because of the side panel fan. Wish SilverStone sold those nice 15mm fans separately. If I use both of em in the GPU area, I'll need to buy one for the CPU area side panel. Thanks for all the help! thumb.gif

EDIT: Looks like I'll probably go with the Thermalright AXP-100 (hopefully it fits). Seems to be quiet enough and give better than stock intel cooler results. I know it probably won't be like the NT06 or NH-L12 but since I'm not OC'ing, it shouldn't matter too much. Now which 15mm side panel fan to order...
Edited by OCPG - 3/3/14 at 4:52pm
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