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Updated: Replaced the IFX-14 with the Cogage Arrow in the CPU Cooler section.
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Updated: Section 6 Pressure...Added a "Don't Go Overboard" paragraph.
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You should update and remove the Dark Knight. It's being phased out for the Balder. It's an S1283 DK with Dual Fan support.
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You should update and remove the Dark Knight. It's being phased out for the Balder. It's an S1283 DK with Dual Fan support.
Same price, same fan...no dark color...same performance (stock) from what I have seen. Gonna keep the DK up just for its well "Branded" name for now. I will keep it in mind when suggesting coolers. When the Balder becomes more popular I will certainly add it.

Now, when you say phased out are you saying Xiggy isn't making the DK anymore?
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post #405 of 1086
Correct.

Dark Knight is going out of production. They've already sold almost all Red Scorpions (Dark Knight with a Red fan instead.)

And you should still replace it with a note saying "Updated version of the Dark Knight, now supporting two fans & and 1156/1366 bolt through kits."

Also, it's fan is updated some. It's now 28dB instead of 30dB.
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post #406 of 1086
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Correct.

Dark Knight is going out of production. They've already sold almost all Red Scorpions (Dark Knight with a Red fan instead.)

And you should still replace it with a note saying "Updated version of the Dark Knight, now supporting two fans & and 1156/1366 bolt through kits."

Also, it's fan is updated some. It's now 28dB instead of 30dB.
Updated as stated. +rep
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I finally swapped my thermaltake case with my Coolmaster and notice temp drops. I need a after heat sync now and oc it
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Hello,

I've been buying a new rig for some time, and I've finally ended up with a core i5 750 processor, Xigmatek Balder processor cooler, HD 5870 gpu, f3 spinpoint hard drive, Asus e-pro mobo, 650W modular corsair power supply and a Fractal Design Define R2 case.

Link to the cases review: http://metku.net/index.html?path=rev...e-r2/index_eng and http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...-case-review/1

I'm going to overclock my core i5 up to 3.6-3.8 ghz, and I was thinking of the bad cooling systems of the fractal case. I've heard that if I set up some good fans to it I can overclock with it as well as as some cases more suitable for overclocking.

So, what case fans should I buy to it and how should I set them up? Should I change the fan on balder? Thanks beforehand.
Edited by Swulle - 3/24/10 at 7:36am
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Hello,

I've been buying a new rig for some time, and I've finally ended up with a core i5 750 processor, Xigmatek Balder processor cooler, HD 5870 gpu, f3 spinpoint hard drive, Asus e-pro mobo, 650W modular corsair power supply and a Fractal Design Define R2 case.

Link to the cases review: http://metku.net/index.html?path=rev...e-r2/index_eng and http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...-case-review/1

I'm going to overclock my core i5 up to 3.6-3.8 ghz, and I was thinking of the bad cooling systems of the fractal case. I've heard that if I set up some good fans to it I can overclock with it as well as as some cases more suitable for overclocking.

So, what case fans should I buy to it and how should I set them up? Should I change the fan on balder? Thanks beforehand.
Looks like you have 7 slots for fans. Use them all, and I would suggest getting a fan controller even if you only mount it on the interior of the case (for reasons already stated in the guide).

What is your budget? You could get some nice yate loons for case fans which are pretty inexpensive. Same with ZM-F3s...really you can't go wrong with any of the fans I suggested it all boils down to price and/or looks...the more you pay the more quality you get generally speaking.

The higher priced fans are usually hydro or ball bearing which tend to last longer (sleeve last long enough though). Top dog will still be the Gentle Typhoon but something that quality isn't necessary for regular case fans.

To answer your question about the Balder. The fan supplied does a great job. You could add another fan or replace and do a push/pull with Gentle Typhoons but with the stock fan you should be perfectly fine for the overclock you want.

Good luck with your build. You have some quality components there
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Looks like you have 7 slots for fans. Use them all, and I would suggest getting a fan controller even if you only mount it on the interior of the case (for reasons already stated in the guide).

What is your budget? You could get some nice yate loons for case fans which are pretty inexpensive. Same with ZM-F3s...really you can't go wrong with any of the fans I suggested it all boils down to price and/or looks...the more you pay the more quality you get generally speaking.

The higher priced fans are usually hydro or ball bearing which tend to last longer (sleeve last long enough though). Top dog will still be the Gentle Typhoon but something that quality isn't necessary for regular case fans.

To answer your question about the Balder. The fan supplied does a great job. You could add another fan or replace and do a push/pull with Gentle Typhoons but with the stock fan you should be perfectly fine for the overclock you want.

Good luck with your build. You have some quality components there
Thank you. So, the Define R2's moduvent system of blocking some of the fan holes with bitumen plates to optimize airflow, for example front to back style, doesn't make sense?

I'm having a hard time choosing between Zalman F3, Xigmatek XLF-F1253 and SilverStone FM121 for roughly the same price. Which one do you consider to be the best option and why?
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