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Hey everyone. Just a few days ago, my exaust fan went out on my Kandalf Tower, so it was time to get a new one. I ended up getting a SilverStone FM-123. My only complaint about it was that it was white, and i wanted a black one....but that's not really bad, because i ended up taking my Tuniq Tower 120 stock fan out, replacing it with the FM-123, and using the Tuniq Fan as an exhaust.

I wasn't really thinking about too much of a temperature drop, because i thought the Tuniq stock fan was pretty powerful, but boy, was I wrong.

I also must mention that I lapped my Tuniq Tower and processor earlier this month, and it dropped the load temps by about 4-5C. I was loading at about 54-55C with everything un-lapped and with the stock fan.

I took some before and after screen shots of my load temps with the stock and FM-123 fan inside the Tuniq Tower 120....

The first two pictures are with the stock tuniq fan inside the tuniq tower. After one minute of cpu load, temps were 46C and after about 6 or 7 minutes or so, 50C was the load temp.

The 3rd and 4th picture are with the FM-123 fan inside the tuniq tower and the tuniq fan as my case exaust fan. The 3rd picture is after 30 seconds or so of load, 43C, and the 4th is after about 10 minutes, 44C.

You can see that my load temperature dropped about 6C with this new fan! But, with the stock Tuniq Fan inside the tower, i did not have an exhaust fan pulling air out of the case, so i can tell you this is kind of biased....BUT, even with a case fan pulling air out of the case, I was still getting about 49-50C load temps, so this new fan IS MUCH better than the stock tuniq fan. Hope everyone enjoyed



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Those temps look pretty good!

Funny thing is that I just got my Tuniq today and was heavily contemplating replacing the stock 120mm fan with something else. I'll definitely consider the FM-123 as a replacement now.

This is kind of a silly question, but in your setup, how loud would you say the FM-123 fan is?
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This is kind of a silly question, but in your setup, how loud would you say the FM-123 fan is?
Not silly at all

I was thinking about this when i bought this fan. Most of my other fans in the case are the stock Thermaltake ones, except the intake and 120mm exhaust. Anyway, to make a long story short, at Full Blast, the FM123 isn't really Louder than my other fans, but it is a bit higher pitched, so you can hear it above the other stuff. But, right now, I have it at like 4/5 speed and it blends in perfectly. I can't hear a high pitch or anything...might be that i needed to install those rubber washers in between the fan and the thing that holds it on to the Tuniq. It comes with 4 rubber washer things to keep the rattling at a minimum, and this might be the sound i am hearing.

But, yes, very nice fan...kind of expensive, but worth in IMO.

I would say it is probably a good fan to use on a Radiator also, because the air flow isn't really down too far even though it's going through those huge fins on the Tuniq.
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Hmm, no exhaust fan on those tests when you replaced the stock fan...Makes me skeptical.
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Hmm, no exhaust fan on those tests when you replaced the stock fan...Makes me skeptical.
My FN121 wasn't running when I first put all the parts in the case... I forgot to plug it in. I was still running around 29-32C at stock voltage. When I found it not running and plugged it in, I only noticed a 1-2C drop.
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My FN121 wasn't running when I first put all the parts in the case... I forgot to plug it in. I was still running around 29-32C at stock voltage. When I found it not running and plugged it in, I only noticed a 1-2C drop.
Hmm what? Are you also funkycasey? *confused*


How long did you wait to check the temps. It could take a while for the exhaust fan to start moving that stagnant hot air out of the case.
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It was running for two days before I noticed the fan wasn't connected.
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I meant after you connected the fan again. How long did you wait to check the new temps?
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Well I check every day... and they haven't changed.
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Hmm, well then, I might just have to try some new fans then! I always thought of the TT stock fan to be really good.
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