Originally Posted by Sandvich
Hmm i cant seem to find those fans on performance-Pcs and they dont sell them in my country either. Ive looked at the scythe slip stream fans are they any good?
If you can't find the Blade Masters; but you're also interested in Scythe, then look for the Gentle Typhoon's; as the folks over on the Water Cooling section here just about worship the GT's. Look for the AP-15 model, chances are it will be sold out at Performance-PC's, it usually is, but they also keep restocking on a regular basis.
You can also look at FrozenCPU.com.
Personally, I am using the Red LED Cooler Master R4's on my H50, a pair of them in Push/Pull, and I added a pair of shrouds that I made out of two old Thermaltake Fans that stopped working...
On idle, my Phenom II x4 955, runs under 27c; and on extreme load with a Prime95 torture test, it hardly ever reaches 35c. Bear in mind those temps are based on my average room temp which again is effected by my outdoor temp. Its been getting pretty cold here lately, we have had a lot of ice over the past week. I sometimes open my room window and let some air in... and my CPU idle temps drop down to under 20c!
If I close the window, and turn on the inside Heater, then my CPU idle goes up 27c - 30c.. as the vent is on my ceiling and no matter where I put my PC, the warm air is getting blown down towards the PC... so the H50 is going to suck that warm air in regardless of whether its running as an intake or an exhaust, its still sucking room temp air.
But as long as my idle is kept under 30, then I'm happy!
I had considered switching my R4's for a pair of GT AP-15's, but most posters in the H50/H70 Fan Club thread (see my Sig) have told me that such a switch would only give me a 1 - 2 degree difference...Edited by cjc75 - 1/18/11 at 12:37pm