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I've been looking at some fans and It looks like the Scythe gentle typhoons seem to be the most popular. I can only find the 1450 RPM model available. I've got a Evo 212 cooler. I also have 2 more slots available for fans (500R Corsair case).

My main questions are..

1. Is the 1450 RPM model worth it? Over the 1850.. I can only find them in limited stock and they are $40+
2. Can I stick a 120mm fan over the heat sink? Or would keeping the stock one better.
post #2 of 16
I really do not see a point in spending that much money on a fan for the 212 evo. I have a Phanteks fan on my 212 evo and it does an amazing job, despite looking a bit wonky due to the fan being a bit larger than the cooler, but that probably makes it work a bit better.. To answer your second question, any fan with 120mm spaced mounting holes will fit on the 212 evo. Just unscrew the stock fan from the brackets and screw them onto the new fan.

Here is fan I have. It pushes ALOT of air and is VERY quiet even at full speed. It also comes in a few colors.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709025

And my system with that fan.. click to make the pic bigger.


Edited by DiaSin - 4/5/14 at 5:58am
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post #3 of 16
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That does look good. I was looking at the cheaper 1450 rpm. Which is the same price as you linked.

Also I have been looking around and is there a optimal air flow set up for the 500R?
post #4 of 16
From looking at the 500r on newegg I would say that its default fan layout is pretty good. I don't see a need to change anything there. Unless you mean cooler orientation? As far as that I would say to put it in the way mine is, with the fan blowing through the cooler towards the back exhaust.
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by Sigmund9 View Post

I've been looking at some fans and It looks like the Scythe gentle typhoons seem to be the most popular. I can only find the 1450 RPM model available. I've got a Evo 212 cooler. I also have 2 more slots available for fans (500R Corsair case).

My main questions are..

1. Is the 1450 RPM model worth it? Over the 1850.. I can only find them in limited stock and they are $40+
2. Can I stick a 120mm fan over the heat sink? Or would keeping the stock one better.

What are the temperatures on your CPU? If it is around or below 80°C i would not be too worried. Are you bothered by noise or something?
post #6 of 16
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What are the temperatures on your CPU? If it is around or below 80°C i would not be too worried. Are you bothered by noise or something?

80c assuming he is on an Intel chip. If hes on AMD wouldn't 80 be dangerously high?. He may be having the same issue I had, which was a clicky fan.
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post #7 of 16
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I've been looking at some fans and It looks like the Scythe gentle typhoons seem to be the most popular. I can only find the 1450 RPM model available. I've got a Evo 212 cooler. I also have 2 more slots available for fans (500R Corsair case).

My main questions are..

1. Is the 1450 RPM model worth it? Over the 1850.. I can only find them in limited stock and they are $40+
2. Can I stick a 120mm fan over the heat sink? Or would keeping the stock one better.
For that kind of money you can buy a new cooler with fans.

What is the CPU clearance? Or what is the motherboard clearance?
post #8 of 16
Looks like the inside of a Corsair 500R is about 160mm limit , if you opt for a 200mm side fan.
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post #9 of 16
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My temps are fine right now. They aren't anything to worry about.
I`m just trying to set up my rig for optimal air flow and cooling.

I worded my question wrong I believe. \What I meant to say is if getting the 1450RPMs for $20 would be worth it rather than spending $40+ each for the 1850RPMs.

Also I took a picture today and this is my current set up.

With the 500R there is also a In take fan on the side. Two fans on top. I believe I have negative air pressure right now. I am wondering if this is the optimal setup for my rig.

HZ1qEzJ.jpg?2


Also rig specs - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3jdyZ
Edited by Sigmund9 - 4/6/14 at 4:05am
post #10 of 16
Front fan on top is stealing the cool air from top fan in front. biggrin.gif
Remove unused PCI slot covers for better exhaust airflow.
You might find second link in my sig helpful.
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