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http://www.thermalright.com/html/products/cpu_cooler/true_spirit_90m_reva.html

Anyone here have experience with this cooler? Specifically, I'm curious how the fan performs acoustically. Reviews are a bit scarce, and the ones I can find are of the older model with a different/louder fan.
post #2 of 12

Smaller heatsink -- 90mm. In general, 92mm fans have to run fast to push air. That makes them loud. I have an Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 I retired because its 92mm fan was too loud.

 

Also, the finstack is small and it has only three heatpipes. The heatpipes limit what heat can be brought to the finstack; the finstack is limited in the amount of heat it can transfer to the air. About the only use I can see for this kind of heatsink is running it at low speed on a non-OC'd rig. But then the fast-running fan kind of defeats the purpose.

 

You'd be better off with a full tower, bigger fan. Or a flush-down type -- again, with a bigger fan.

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Oh, I should clarify. I'm not planning on using this cooler personally. I have an opportunity to get a set of the Thermalright 92mm PWM fans though, and was considering using them as intakes on my Node. smile.gif
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Thermalright has always sold good fans. I would never hesitate on getting any of their fans -- they only contract for the good stuff.

 

But I am intrigued. What do you need an intake for? I would think a NODE is too small to accept a fan. Do you need an intake for a custom sensor?

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Oh, yes: the acoustic performance of the fan. Since it is PWM, it will spin up and down at need. But you're right -- with few reviews, there is no way to really know until you get the fan(s).

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Thermalright has always sold good fans. I would never hesitate on getting any of their fans -- they only contract for the good stuff.

But I am intrigued. What do you need an intake for? I would think a NODE is too small to accept a fan. Do you need an intake for a custom sensor?
The Node 304 has two front intake mounts that support 80 or 92mm fans.
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Seeing as the Thermalrights are intended for heatsinks, I'm hoping they'll make good filtered intakes. thumb.gif
post #7 of 12

I thought you meant this NODE.

 

But you mean that Node. If you have not yet bought this, you may wish to discuss the idea with others. Generally, I think fans less than 120mm are not a good idea. Certainly a 92mm is better than an 80mm, but 120mm or 140mm or 180mm fans are even better. You might want a different kind of case . . . or not.


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I thought you meant this NODE.

But you mean that Node.
LOL! I see, your earlier post makes more sense now. biggrin.gif
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If you have not yet bought this, you may wish to discuss the idea with others. Generally, I think fans less than 120mm are not a good idea. Certainly a 92mm is better than an 80mm, but 120mm or 140mm or 180mm fans are even better. You might want a different kind of case . . . or not.
Oh I've had my Node since last September. Love it, but I need some new intakes since my current fans (Gelid Silent 9 PWM) have leaky bearings (they're several years old though). I might just buy more Gelids since I'm happy with them, but my TY-147s blew me away with how efficient they are, so I figured I'd give these Thermalrights a chance as well.

Thanks for the input though. thumb.gif
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How was the sound on those Gelids? In 120mm they are pretty good. Are you able to get a good deal on the TR's? Honestly, if you were happy with the Gelids, you might as well replace them. OTOH, you could consider the TR foray to be an experiment, if the price is low enough.

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How was the sound on those Gelids? In 120mm they are pretty good. Are you able to get a good deal on the TR's? Honestly, if you were happy with the Gelids, you might as well replace them. OTOH, you could consider the TR foray to be an experiment, if the price is low enough.
The Gelids weren't bad at all. At <1200 RPM they're barely audible even with my case open.

I'm getting the TRs for ~$9 each so I think I'll give them a shot. At worst I can always replace the Gelids. biggrin.gif
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