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Well I just got the fans two days ago and the mobo yyesterdayand I just finished loadtesting my client's build so the rig was tied up... I am gonna sack out and take this on tomorrow evening.
hehe, ya I dont blame you. It's getting late. I need some sleep too!
    
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post #92 of 190
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I'm back--need to clean house anyway so this will work great.

I ran the Silenx 90CFM on high all night Folding 4 cores and got a steady 38C

I want to generate higher temps so I will do some Overclocking and get it up a bit if it will...this P5K runs sooo cool it's hard to get much temp ...

I will be posting all the screenshots in a bit..still need to track down some SW I like to use for resizing..it will likely show up as I clean

And no it is not DDR3. 33 CAS...CPUID is screwed
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Cool, looking forward to see some radiator testing results Your results will heavily influence my next fan choice for radiators.
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Well, though outside the scope of this particular test, I will also test the San Ace 103 CFM fans I just got--these are Vapor's best of the best...and the FN122 is coming up next, after I finish establishing a repeatedable OC that properly generates some heat.

I also have some FM121 which I will test afterthe San Ace as I know these 110CFM fans from Silverstone well, and would be surprised if anything outperforms them.

The San Ace were $57 for two
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Got me 2 92mm for my intake. Expensive but quiet. They look nicer than other fans thats for sure.
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Will it took some doing...I thought the install I used n the P5K would work for the P5K Deluxe--but not so...the SATA controller is different and XP threw a fit...I tried a repair but I could see it was screwed--took about two minutes to load to deskstop each reboot. Considering the number of times I reboot overclocking I had to reinstall...and since I had the new Seagate 7200.10 to bench I set up RAID0 and load Vista...went smoothly and I updated all the drivers and checked baseline temp with the SilenX 90cfm and it was still 38C.

I have the airconditioning in the house set at 75F and I will leave it that way for all the testing so ambient should stay the same.

I will now put on the what is probably the Bad Daddy of all fans jus to see if the PA160 responds to high cfm at all. It's a San Ace Sanyo Denki 103 CFM 120 x 38mm fan that according to Vapor is one of the best fans he has tested.

I have to say the build quality is lovely...heavy as heck and if that is a sign of good then it is VERY good.

I figure 4th of July coming up and all let's get this show on the road with a really good fan. It will be the paragon of CFM to which all other fans will be measured

pictures in a bit...been charging the cam.



That is Load temps at 3.2 with the SilenX90CFM at full tilt. I think the fan is tolerable at full speed--the sound it makes is not annoying..but it is making some noise. 49C Load Silemnx 90 cfm...moving onto the San Ace
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I am seeing an appreciable drop in temps. While changing the fans I left the rig running and the heat did not spike at all...a tribute to the Thermochill PA 160. It got to 52C before I had the San Ac up and running and took quite a while for the temps to get back down...which I found curious.

Temps have slowly dropeed to 44C--a 6C decrease over the SilenX--but I am going to let it cook for awhile to be fair and let it have a good chance to drop all the way down.

The San Ace is not as loud as I feared. It does make a lot more noise than the SilenX but is is not an entirely unpleasant noise--kind of like a shop vac running...

At first I had a fingerguard in place as I was a bit nervous of the very sharp and sturdy blades impacting something and slicing it up--but the grill made a seriously annoying whine...I removed it and the fan was much more tolerable.

From the shots below you can see the set up.















The latest is the CPU temp flutters back and forth between 44-48C...staying at 47C for most of the time.

TBH I would not be able to put up with this amount of noise 24/7\\...the SilenX I could deal with--and even on low when it is inaudible it still keeps the CPU well within spec.

To get another 2-5 C at the expense of a reasonable and quiet compouting environment is too great a cost. No doubt on some other rad (HW LAbs ) the difference would be much greater.

Already it is clear that the application will make the greatest differnce to how one perceives the performance of a fan.

At this point I could go ballistic and run a huge Sig on XS saying "Don't Buy San Ace Fans" because I just blew $57 bucks and they aren't cooling that much more than my SilenX...

But I will let the San Ace blow for a while to see what is going on.

Just now the CPU temp went to 49C for a moment then 48C so it is really not but a degree or too cooler than the SilenX. It seems that 47C is where it stays mostly.

I have to wonder if the PA 160 is going to repond to more air in a manner that will give us any results at all..maybe all the fans will run at 50-49C

Maybe it doesn't matter what fan you use--just make sure it's a PA 160
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Okay I do not see the San Ace going anywhere..it dropped 2 C off the SIlenX temps..that's about it.. time for the next.

I got an FN122 because I read in Vapor's thread that this is a redesigned Sileverstone that should be good for low-to mid cfm apps...ideal fro the PA..let's see how this lil booger does against the not-so dinky Denki.
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BTW I decided to give the San a run on low and temps are now at 48C...I think the PA is gonna make a mess of this test...it just doesn't seem to care how much air is blowing--with no fan it read out to 52C and now with the San on very low (almost inaudible) it's steady at 48C...lol.

Could be a need a stronger pump...but this is what we got--when the San Ace is turned down till it is tolerable to listen to it is no better than the SilenX on Full speed--but is actually much quieter! A good thing!

I bough the San Ace for a mod so I am glad to see they will run on low and put out plenty of air...it is a dynamite fan that I do not regret buying.
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Okay the next fan is another High CFM fan we all know the Silverstone FM 121--this beast claims 110 CFM and it sounds like hell at full speed.

The San Ace is tons quieter than the SilverStone at Full speed--you have to have the fan as low as it will go to be tolerable IMO..

It's the kind of medium high whine that makes me want to kill something after about three minutes.

Although a real favorite on the TT BT this fan is painful to listen to... I already have two of these mounted on HS but wanted to get a brand new one to make sure there was no issue about it being an older revision or whatever.

Once again while changing fans the temps got upt o about 52C and now are winding back down to 47-48C.

I have a feeling we are going to see a lot of the same temps..this particular Rad is not really improved by pounding it with air.

Once again it seems clear that fan choice should be tailored to the application...however it would be ver hard to test all the different apps a fan might be good in...I know I will not be doing that..so don't even ask

I will try and put up with the FM121 for another 15 minutes..it is really getting on my nerves...

Temps are dipping to as low as 44C though...but like the last run they are fluctuating and staying mainy at 47C. So it does out perform the 90 CFM SilenX--but is hella loud doing it...

Next I will test another Silverstone.. the FN 121--I have already listened to this one--and it is very very quiet.



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