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Does anyone know if the fan that comes with the OCZ Vendetta 2 is particularly good or bad? I just installed it a few days ago, and am wondering if the fan is good enough, or if I should look into replacing it with a better one?
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post #2 of 27
Works good enough for me.
E8400 @ 3.6
35c idle 50c load max

There are better fans but they will have more noise.
You need mounting brackets for any other fan if you do change.
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I have the OCZ Vendetta 2 and my temps are great as well. The fan is plenty fast and plenty inaudible to move the amount of air that it does. Just point it out the back of the case and have a fast, strong pulling exhaust and it will be a great combo!

Heatpipe-Direct-Touch FTW!
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With the stock fan I got 47 load on my q6600 @ 3.6ghz
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Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
Works good enough for me.
E8400 @ 3.6
35c idle 50c load max

There are better fans but they will have more noise.
You need mounting brackets for any other fan if you do change.
I agree, the fan that comes with does work pretty good, but you can do better. Check out the Scythe Ultra Kaze 2000 or 3000 versions. They push more air thru the tight fins and can be run quiter than the OEM fan via BIOS settings (depending on mobo) or a fan controller. Basically, I found that you can run this fan at lower revs and get same or better temps = lower noise too. It is a 120mmx38mm fan (which also helps with the noise...it's lower in tone for me at least) but you should be able to mount without too much difficulty:



...this one is being used on a Vendetta, not Vendetta2 so your mounting would be even easier....should you choose to go that route!
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post #6 of 27
I agree
I have mine mounted vertically (fan facing front of your case), sucks through the Vendetta and out the back with my 120mm exhaust case fan directly behind.
post #7 of 27
Here's a review:
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2279

see page 3 there's a link for an MP3 file so you can actually hear the stock fan:
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2279&page=3
post #8 of 27
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Wow, quick responses! Thanks guys. I gotta say, I was pretty shocked when I saw how really damn big that heatsink was. I can't even get my (admittedly crap) case closed, and have to cut some holes in it where the tips of the heatpipes come out the top of the hs... or, time to get a new case .

I picked up some additional case fans when I bought the Vendetta, and they are Scythe, but I'm not sure which model (bought one 120 mm, and one 80 or 90 mm (can't remember). Crappy thing is I couldn't install them because my case is too small. Yep, definitely gonna be getting a new case asap.

On a somewhat related note, I also bought the Corsair PC8500 RAM + fan combo, and I'm using an 680i LT board, so basically the RAM slots are too close the the CPU area, and with the RAM fan installed, it pretty much blocks about 1/3 of the CPU fan. I'm thinking it might be best just to remove the RAM fans, wouldn't it? Or do you guys think it's ok to leave it?
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The fan does a good job, however I am planning on replacing it with one of these. Actually every fan in my case including the heatsink fan (7 total) is going to be the same.
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post #10 of 27
Quote:
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The fan does a good job, however I am planning on replacing it with one of these. Actually every fan in my case including the heatsink fan (7 total) is going to be the same.
You may want to consider a different fan just for the heatsink since the Slipstreams are not the best pushing air throught tight fins. Maybe an S-Flex G (just came out) or Ultra Kaze 2000 or 3000 by Scythe.

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Originally Posted by RShannonCA View Post
Wow, quick responses! Thanks guys. I gotta say, I was pretty shocked when I saw how really damn big that heatsink was. I can't even get my (admittedly crap) case closed, and have to cut some holes in it where the tips of the heatpipes come out the top of the hs... or, time to get a new case .

I picked up some additional case fans when I bought the Vendetta, and they are Scythe, but I'm not sure which model (bought one 120 mm, and one 80 or 90 mm (can't remember). Crappy thing is I couldn't install them because my case is too small. Yep, definitely gonna be getting a new case asap.

On a somewhat related note, I also bought the Corsair PC8500 RAM + fan combo, and I'm using an 680i LT board, so basically the RAM slots are too close the the CPU area, and with the RAM fan installed, it pretty much blocks about 1/3 of the CPU fan. I'm thinking it might be best just to remove the RAM fans, wouldn't it? Or do you guys think it's ok to leave it?
Hahaha! The same thing happend to my with my case so I ended up just getting the Vendetta and upgrading the fan. Load temps never get over 47C so I be happy. On your LT, did you run into any probs with mount direction with the NB being so tall?

Move your ram to the other 2 DIMMS away from your cpu heatsink, that may alleviate the problem. If not, just mod 2 80mm fans to blow down on your ram...just as good and may give you more room too.

You and I have very similar rig specs other than the cpu/ram so I am curious to see where you end up at...especially when you get around to OCing the cpu/gpu...I got notes O plenty should you need any advice!

Keep us posted!
Edited by Qbert - 6/17/08 at 12:17pm
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