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I have more of an opinion question here. i have the thermalright ultra 120 extreme and bought an s-flex sff21f fan with it. should i plug this thing straight into my motherboard and let the board decide at what speed the fan needs to be or use the included adapter and plug it straight to the power supply and let it run at 100%? I know it would be better to leave at 100% 24/7 for a good overclock but will it be ok just to leave the speed to the motherboard, since I'll probably leave my C2D at 3-3.2 normally and obviously won't be at full load most of the time?
    
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well if you plug it into the CPU_fan port the mobo should adjust the fan speed depending on the CPU temp...

Not sure what would be better tho
    
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go for the 100% all the time the noise will be a little worse but your CPU will always be at the lowest possible temps, and it will keep the air circulation in your case, overall the cooler a CPU is kept the longer it'll last. and it gives you more overhead for higher OC.
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I don't have my full system yet (damn free shipping!) but I tried the fan on another computer in the house and this thing is whisper quiet, so i guess my worries are set aside, the antec P182 should drown out the little sound it makes.
    
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go for the 100% all the time the noise will be a little worse but your CPU will always be at the lowest possible temps, and it will keep the air circulation in your case, overall the cooler a CPU is kept the longer it'll last. and it gives you more overhead for higher OC.
I second that, that fan under mobo control will only go up if the temp is really high. Go for the 100%, thats what I did on my second rig and my P4 2.4 GHz runs at 35-37 Celsius
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agreed, i wear headphones every time I use my pc, so I do not mind sacrificing noise for fan speed. molex connectors for the win!
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I have more of an opinion question here. i have the thermalright ultra 120 extreme and bought an s-flex sff21f fan with it. should i plug this thing straight into my motherboard and let the board decide at what speed the fan needs to be or use the included adapter and plug it straight to the power supply and let it run at 100%? I know it would be better to leave at 100% 24/7 for a good overclock but will it be ok just to leave the speed to the motherboard, since I'll probably leave my C2D at 3-3.2 normally and obviously won't be at full load most of the time?

is the s-flex enuf? i heard heaps of peepz use a silverstone fm121 but we can't get them in aus without buy from some ebayer ******* who sells it for arnd 70 bucks us inc shipping
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