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post #21 of 26
Oh, When you said Gemini, I thought it was a case... haha
On a CPU cooler hmmmm?
Probably not the best choice for a CPU cooler, but nonetheless, if it's INSIDE a case, instead of on the edge (front panel etc) you can probably run them on high without hearing them much.
    
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post #22 of 26
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I wasn't aware the certain fans were better on coolers designed to take case fans...is there a big difference? I'm not that obsessed with getting the best temps or anything, I just want them to be lower. With a single 120mm, I've already dropped about 4 degrees Celsius across the board.
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post #23 of 26
Well on the CPU you really need a fan capable of pushing air directly onto a restrictive surface, ie the fins.
Basically, bigger better motors and things like that.
From what I can tell, the Silverstone FM121 is the most popular budget minded CPU fan choice.
    
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post #24 of 26
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Hmm...maybe I'll wait a bit and see how these fans do before spending any more mullah. I've already bought these fans and an HDD case from CyberDruid for $25, a DVD burner for $30 (see the online deals thread!), the GeminII for $18 after MIR, and a 2.5" enclosure for $4 after MIR all this week...I'll let my budget catch up first. Let's hear it for two summer jobs!
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post #25 of 26
as with all windowed cases, the 900 does not insulate sound at all. if you have a loud fan on your CPU heatsink, you will hear it. as far my CPU HSF, i've had it run everywhere between 800 rpm and 2000 rpm. the noise difference is noticeable, but the temp will only drop 2-3 degrees when the fan is on high. that's why i leave all my fans on low.
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post #26 of 26
They are really good fans, honestly.
A bit loud for some people, but they hold up well and move some good air.
    
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