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8800GTS G92 + HR-03 + Noctua = WIN?

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I'm purchasing a Noctua NF-P12 fan to replace my stock Tuniq fan through Sidewinder Computers, and I was also think about replacing the stock cooling system on my eVGA 8800GTS 512mb. The stock fan on the GTS is decent, but it is WAY loud at 100%, so I usually keep it at around 70%.

Thermalright HR-03 EDIT: Wordfilter killed mah link lol. Had to use tinyurl instead.
92mm Noctua NF-B9

Would buying the HR-03 and the 92mm Noctua help reduce temps and noise output significantly enough to warrant the ~$70 pricetag?
Edited by Sekigahara - 5/27/08 at 9:42am
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I think you could save quite a bit by going for cheaper fans. Fancy a Vantec Stealth for the HR-03, and maybe a 1600-rpm Scythe for Tuniq?
Edited by Adrienspawn - 5/27/08 at 10:00am
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Ehhh, I want to avoid the Scythes as much as possible. They're not my kind of brand. The Noctua fans have had extremely solid reviews across the board, while the Scythe fans can be really good or not worth it at all.
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The scythes actually have really good reviews, whereas the Noctuas have often been tagges as overpriced. Also, scythe has very reasonable prices, let me see who said they were not worth it.

For like 3dba more, you could save like 20$ and have a performance boost.
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Would I want to go with a Scythe S-FLEX fan, in that case?
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I think the slipstreams are better, but go for the S-flexes if you find them for cheap.
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Whichever one you go for, let me know how it does if you could.

Hoping to do a fan shootout between the NP-12 and the Scythe S-Flex
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Whichever one you go for, let me know how it does if you could.

Hoping to do a fan shootout between the NP-12 and the Scythe S-Flex
Are you saying you are planning on doing a comparison between the two fans? If you're just interested in which one has better performance, I'd have no problem buying both and doing a comparison review and posting the results here.
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I'm definitely doing the comparison - Noctua have offered me review samples and if Scythe don't I'll just buy a couple

However, they'll be 120mm ones and it won't be done for about another month which is probably too long for you
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I'm definitely doing the comparison - Noctua have offered me review samples and if Scythe don't I'll just buy a couple

However, they'll be 120mm ones and it won't be done for about another month which is probably too long for you
You just said you were doing a review for OCN and they tossed you some fans? Damn that company is nice. Took me nearly a week to convince 3M to get a 1-inch piece of thermal adhesive
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