Originally Posted by sockpirate
can any of you recommend the best aftermarket fans for the H70? Currently running in my HAFX as a rear intake with push pull configuration. Ditched the stock fans and tossed on the fans that came with my FRIO (i like the fan control nobs) With my current set up im getting around 26c-30c idle depending on my ambient, when gaming with a 4.1 OC nothing above 45c and depending on the OC in prime 95 currently nothing goes over 65c.
Also wanna try a new thermal paste other than arctic silver 5 , what do you guys consider to be the best thermal paste out there. I don't really have a budget.
I like the Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP series. I got the AP-15's, which I run at ~1400rpm (using Corsair voltage restrictors). They are almost silent at this RPM, and even at their max, they are still very very quiet.
Our temps are very similar. My ambients are ~65-68F, and I never go over 30-31C on idle. With my 4.0 OC, gaming never takes me above 42-45C. My full loads on prime95 after about 3+ hours take me upwards to 70-72C, however that's with the low RPM on the GT AP-15 fans, and different CPUs.
Either way, I would recommend the Gentle Typhoons. If you like to keep your rig quiet and cool, try these out. Lots of info on them in the Gentle Typhoon Club link in my sig!
I use Shin Etsu X23 TIM. I have used AS5 also, and never really noticed much difference in temps to be honest.