Originally Posted by jagsta21
if i buy a Noctua NF-F12-3000 PWM 120mm 3000 RPM will that be better than the stock h7 fan? would it also help if i added one or two as an intake or exhaust(the stock phantom fans aren't very good from what i hear) noise doesn't really bother me.
Yes it will. But it will be many times as loud, need case airflow fans to flow much more air to supply it (making them much louder too) and maybe gain you a couple of 2-5 degrees better CPU temps.
Can I ask if you have any idea how warm the air going into your cooler is compared to your room temp? In systems just assembled with even top tier cases whre no time taken to setup the case airflow it is very common to see at least 10c higher cooler intake air temps than room air temp. It is not at all uncommon to see the cooler intake being 20c and sometimes 30c higher than room, especially if a big hi-powered GPU is being used.
I suggest you click on the "Ways to Better Cooling" link in my sig. 1st post is index, click on topics to see them. I suggest starting with 5th topic.