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yep title reads i got 3 questions!

q1: i have a zalman 9500 right now is it worth it to upgrade to a thermal right 120 extreme?

q2: if so whats the best fan for the heatsink?

q3: will it fit in my case i have an antec plusview II


cheeeers everywon!
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post #2 of 16
Hi.

q1: IMHO an upgrade to a tower cooler would do some good. The 9500 is a good cooler, but lacks the surface area of the tower coolers. I say this as I have both CNPS9500 and a Noctua 120. The Noctua outperforms the Zalman.

q2: Silverstone FM121's are decent fans. They have a great cfm/dba ratio. If you want quiet and have the cash SilenX's are good fans too.

q3: These are the dimension of the HSF: 63.44 x 132.00 x 160.50mm. Account for stand-offs, board height, NB cooler and case clearance....

I hope this helps.
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post #3 of 16
Q1 If you got the extra money laying around, yes.
Q2 Silverstone FM121s as Syrillian said.
Q3 Should fit just about any mid sized case.
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by kanny View Post
It is relative to how much air-movement you want.

The main gripe that people have is that "it's quiet, but it doesn't move much air"....

it moves about 90cfm at < 20dba (rated specs)

If you are looking for a static speed (as in one that you will leave at a certain speed all the time) fan to move air fairly quietly and you don't mind paying 24 bucks for it then I think that you will be pleased.

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i would get a fm121
    
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by amd_hardsoftware View Post
i would get a fm121
Those really are nice fans!
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The Silverstone FM121 is a superb fan and looks nice aswell
    
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post #9 of 16
Lol at us FM121 Fanboys...ROFL!
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post #10 of 16
Hey Kanny, I also own the Antec Plusview II.

I just left water and i'm thinking of moving to the Tt 120 ultra extreme.

With my P5N-E SLI i have calculated that STANDOFFS+BOARD+CPU HEIGHT = 10mm so... 160.5+10=170.5 and with a rough measurement with a ruler, it would appear the case will JUST fit it., leaving only about 10mm over.

Would this affect airflow?

Back to the point - if you have bought one how well does it fit?

When they say 160.5 does that include the heatpipes sticking out the top of the HS?
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