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post #1 of 11
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I already have 2 FM121's in my case with no controller(i.e they are running full blast all the time) so the sound doesn't bother me. I have always had heat problems, so I always go loud and fast. I currently have a PD 940, but have a E6420 being delievered tomorrow.

I really want to keep this thing cool and my Glacialtech Igloo 5700 keeps the 940(at stock speeds) around 45C idle and 55C load with an ambient of 21C. The FM121s are intake and exhaust from my elite 330 case, system temp, according to the NVIDIA software, is around 30-31C.

So my question is this. I was thinking of getting the TT in the hopes my E6420 will run really cool and I can overclock it a good bit, and was wondering if anyone had used some of the FM121's to replace the stock 120mm fan in the TT?
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post #2 of 11
Same exact thing I do.

I keep a Silverstone in my Tuniq.
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Okay, and I assume you see an improvement over the stock fan?
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by SG_Stryker View Post
Okay, and I assume you see an improvement over the stock fan?
To be honest I never compared the two in that sense. It would have been too much work to replace the fans to compare them.

The Silverstone (I always assumed) will push more air than the stock fan that comes with the Tuniq. So more moving air = better cooling. I can only assume it keeps everything cooler. By how much? Probably not that much.
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post #5 of 11
Probably a 2-5C difference between stock fan @ full blast and FM121 @ full blast.
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post #6 of 11
With 2 FM's get the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, it'll work a lot better than TT120
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post #7 of 11
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Yeah I was going back and forth between the extreme and the tt120. The tt120 has free shipping from newegg(the extreme is $6.13), plus comes with at least one 120mm fan. So I can put one of my FM121's on there and then use the stock fan on my case. So Tuniq comes out to be about $20 cheaper.
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post #8 of 11
yeah, im thinking of replacing my tuniq fan with my antec tricool
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by SG_Stryker View Post
Yeah I was going back and forth between the extreme and the tt120. The tt120 has free shipping from newegg(the extreme is $6.13), plus comes with at least one 120mm fan. So I can put one of my FM121's on there and then use the stock fan on my case. So Tuniq comes out to be about $20 cheaper.
Yeah price wise the TT > the Thermalright.. But the performance of that possible setup is amazing.
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post #10 of 11
checkout xpcgear.com, i just ordered a Tuniq Tower from them, was $56 with tax and shipping.
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