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post #1 of 19
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Hello everyone,
I was looking into some air cooling and thought of this combo, what do you think?

Thermaltake CL-P0114 Big Typhoon
replacing stock fan with:
Delta 120mm fan (120x120x30mm)

Total cost: $56.55 USD

It might be a little loud, but putting that on an AMD Athlon 64 4000+ and OC'ing it to something, how's it lookin'? If I use the big typhoon and OC, any ideas on what's the max stable GHz I could achieve (not looking for exact, just approx)?

Thanks,
Jim
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post #2 of 19
Im sure you will get good temps with that setup, but man is it going to be loud.
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post #3 of 19
The Big Typhoon is one of the best air coolers you can get your hands on. Especially if you replace the stock fan with something more powerful.
Just make sure it fits on your mobo and in your case before you buy it.

**Edit: Pjlietz is probably right. You should check if you can add a fan controller to reduce the fan speed whenever you don't need the extra cooling.
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Loudness is not a problem here I tend to block out any computer noises (fan related, not like exploding power supplies ) whenever I'm on my machine, It's pretty loud down here (yeah my room's in the basement, kreepy? ), but I'm used to it.

And no, I wasn't bad and forced down here, it's just like any normal room just underground
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post #5 of 19
I would just stick with the stock fan on that Big Typhoon, it cools plenty well and all you will do by adding another fan is atleast double the noise and drop temps by 2-3c.

EDIT/// nevermind, sound is no issue for you, lol.
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Haha I think I like what I'm hearing, cooling is my number 1 focus once I get my stuff. As for case fans, what do you suggest? Where to place and what type? My vid card will be a 7800GT, and later on I will get another of the card for SLI, so it's going to get hot in some way or another
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post #7 of 19
For case fans you want to make sure you have equal intake and exhaust on you system. Don't forget the psu fan(s) for the exhaust figures. I usually like to have a side intake as well.
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post #8 of 19
If you are adding two cards in SLI mode then an intake fan on the side panel at the lower level (facing the video cards) should bring in some cool air to help lower temps.
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I've had a bad experience with a power supply in the past, I was gaming it up and while I was doing so, the power supply basically blew up on me, right there in the case. Thankfully, the power supply was only bent on some areas rather than complete annihilation. I came to the conlusion that it blew because after examination, there was massive ammounts of dust accumulation, oh no Either way, I have a much better power supply now and check on it every now and again. It has two fans, one on the top and one in the rear, which is good. Hopefully that will not be a problem.

As for the actual fans, any recommendations?
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post #10 of 19
Concerning the fans, you need to check your case. Does it accomodate 80mm, 92mm or 120mm fans ?
Bigger fans are usually more effective as they can move the same amount of air smaller fans move but with a lower rpm... so less noise.
If you can install 120mm fans then go for it. They are less noisy on lower rpms.
You should have at least a front lower intake fan and a rear upper exhaust fan to create suitable airflow within the case.
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