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Will a Tuiq Tower fit on my EVGA 680i turned either way?
What is a good replacement fan for the Tuniq Tower?

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813188010
Edited by Zaxbys - 6/17/08 at 7:25pm
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post #2 of 8
Yes
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post #3 of 8
You want to face it with the fan pointing towards the back of your case unless you have some weird airflow, so there is really only one orientation you need to worry about. It fits my ASUS P5N32-E so I don't see how it couldn't fit your EVGA 680i with it having smaller chipset heat sinks.

The replacement fan I use is the Silverstone FM121, and I would recommend it if you don't mind a bit of noise when it's on high. On low I can't hear it over any case fans.
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See the link in the first post. That Northbridge is huge so I am skeptical on the fit. So it will fit turned both vertical and horizontal?
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post #5 of 8
It should fit your 680i without any issues.

For a replacement fan, if you're looking for a quiet alternative to the Silverstone FM121 (that thing sounds like a jet engine), then I'd look at a Yate Loon D12SL or D12SM. Both are exceptionally quiet, and you'd get pretty much the same temps as the Silverstone FM121 with maybe a 1-2c difference under load. However, the sound trade-off is definitely worth it.

EDIT: The Tuniq sits really high up on the thermal pipes, so it will clear the NB fan without issue. It has no problems with the 750i or 780i with clearance, and both have NB fans about the same size if not larger than the 680i.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaxbys View Post
See the link in the first post. That Northbridge is huge so I am skeptical on the fit. So it will fit turned both vertical and horizontal?
When properly oriented the heat pipes of the Tuniq Tower 120 face the other direction so they won't interfere.
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Originally Posted by Sekigahara View Post
It should fit your 680i without any issues.

For a replacement fan, if you're looking for a quiet alternative to the Silverstone FM121 (that thing sounds like a jet engine), then I'd look at a Yate Loon D12SL or D12SM. Both are exceptionally quiet, and you'd get pretty much the same temps as the Silverstone FM121 with maybe a 1-2c difference under load. However, the sound trade-off is definitely worth it.
Unless those fans get 120cfm I don't see how those temperatures can be that close. There are definitely quieter options than the FM121, but I don't ever have it on high unless I'm doing something loud like playing a game or music anyway so you couldn't hear it even if you tried.

It is 5.5cm from the top of the base to the bottom face of the bottom fin according to the Tuniq website, so measure how high your EVGA 680i northbridge heat sink is. If it's under 5.5cm or 2.17in you are fine.
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post #8 of 8
you can fit it any direction. I have mine facing out the back of the case as you can see on here
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...ml#post4040680
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