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Poll Results: How many fans do you have in your case?

Poll expired: Dec 23, 2010  
  • 6% (19)
    1-2 (lol)
  • 15% (44)
    2-4 (sissy)
  • 32% (91)
    5-6 (ok)
  • 29% (83)
    7-8 (yay)
  • 6% (17)
    9-10 ( :D )
  • 9% (27)
    11+ (**** haxorz!)
281 Total Votes  
post #121 of 160
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lol the amount of members on this board and you closed the poll after 27...

Never even saw it till now...haha
Think I can get an admin to reset it? I had it for like the 3 first days...and then 5K+ views in the next month hehe. Can probably get at least 200 votes nowadays..

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great thread, im actually thinking about going to water cooling. I have a Artic Freezer 7, would you say its a good cooler? My idle temps at stock clock and voltage are 37c and 55c peak at load after 10 hours of orthos.
The AC7 is a great budget cooler and works fine with duals, so you should see no need for water. If you go to quads, however, you will need a TRUE, Tuniq, Xigmatek or Vendetta 2. The good thing is these will give temps 3-5C withing the average WC loop.
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well i have a slight problem with cooling, if you search my case i have 4 case fans (2 intake 2 exhaust) 680i board comes with a NB fan plus my AC7 for cpu cooling. When i built the system my goal was to get my e6700 to 3.5ghz with safe operating temp. With the amount of voltage needed to push it to 3.5ghz after 30min of orthos i see peak temp of 70c so im really looking for a way to cut that temp by at least 10c if not more. Do you think that can be done with a air cooler?
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well i have a slight problem with cooling, if you search my case i have 4 case fans (2 intake 2 exhaust) 680i board comes with a NB fan plus my AC7 for cpu cooling. When i built the system my goal was to get my e6700 to 3.5ghz with safe operating temp. With the amount of voltage needed to push it to 3.5ghz after 30min of orthos i see peak temp of 70c so im really looking for a way to cut that temp by at least 10c if not more. Do you think that can be done with a air cooler?
With an air cooler, unquestionably. The thing is, are you ready to break a sweat or make your wallet cry? You can either get to work improving airflow, maybe spending a few dollars on better fans, or you can just get a better cooler. For a dual, the best bang for your buck would an OCZ Vendetta 2, Xigmatek HDT-S1283 or even a Tuniq Tower if you can find it for cheap.

Try opening the side panel of your case and then check your load temps. If they are significantly lower, you should try improving airflow rather than buying a new cooler.
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How would you rate, in terms of performance, the Noctua U12P (in push/pull) with the Vendetta 2 and Xigmatek (assuming they're using P-12 fans also)?
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With an air cooler, unquestionably. The thing is, are you ready to break a sweat or make your wallet cry? You can either get to work improving airflow, maybe spending a few dollars on better fans, or you can just get a better cooler. For a dual, the best bang for your buck would an OCZ Vendetta 2, Xigmatek HDT-S1283 or even a Tuniq Tower if you can find it for cheap.

Try opening the side panel of your case and then check your load temps. If they are significantly lower, you should try improving airflow rather than buying a new cooler.
Took a look at the coolers you mention, i notice they all have a different style of mounting then just clipping to the motherboard, so i took the side panel off and it improved idle temps from 36-37c to 32-33c idle and load temps from 52-55c to 45c so im going to need to find a way to improve my air flow with the panel on.. would you suggest just upgrading the fans? and is there a way to adjust the fan speed of case fans, maybe they are not at highest possible speed.
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How would you rate, in terms of performance, the Noctua U12P (in push/pull) with the Vendetta 2 and Xigmatek (assuming they're using P-12 fans also)?
I don't know too much about the Noctua, but I would expect as much as a 3-5C drop. However, I think the money would be better spent on upgrading another component (no offense meant!).

They are close enough in performance that adding a stronger fan to yours would yield equal performance as a Xigmatek or Vendetta 2 with the Noctua fan.
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Took a look at the coolers you mention, i notice they all have a different style of mounting then just clipping to the motherboard, so i took the side panel off and it improved idle temps from 36-37c to 32-33c idle and load temps from 52-55c to 45c so im going to need to find a way to improve my air flow with the panel on.. would you suggest just upgrading the fans? and is there a way to adjust the fan speed of case fans, maybe they are not at highest possible speed.
Upgrading fans is a necessity with any cooler, so it's a good investment to get the fans/overall cooling maxed out before choosing to spend money on a cooler. Once you have it all down, you will see the decrease in temps would be about that as buying a new cooler, and then you can decide to buy one if you wish to shave even more degrees off.

What fans are you currently using, where are they, and is there any room for minor mods? Pics would help.

For the fan speed, check in your BIOS. You should see 'Fan control'' or something similar, and make sure it is not on Auto. Set it to Manual then all the fans to 100%.
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post #128 of 160
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I don't know too much about the Noctua, but I would expect as much as a 3-5C drop. However, I think the money would be better spent on upgrading another component (no offense meant!).

They are close enough in performance that adding a stronger fan to yours would yield equal performance as a Xigmatek or Vendetta 2 with the Noctua fan.
No offence taken . The reason why I'm asking is because I can get the U12P for about ~$40, which is about the same as the other two once you factor in the cost of a bolt-thru kit (I was also planning to replace the stock fan with a P12 anyways). Decisions, decisions .
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No offence taken . The reason why I'm asking is because I can get the U12P for about ~$40, which is about the same as the other two once you factor in the cost of a bolt-thru kit (I was also planning to replace the stock fan with a P12 anyways). Decisions, decisions .
Oh, I thought you had the Noctua already and were thinking about upgrading to a better cooler!

In that case, I would go with the Xigmatek, but if you really want the P12 fan, it's like 20$ on it's own so the Noctua cooler would come to 20$ as well, which would be better value if you ask me.
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Hey Adrienspawn,

What happened to your Happy True avatar? I miss that smiley guy already...
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