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post #1251 of 3950
I found that using MX2 gave me better results as it spreads easier than the ultra thick stock paste.

Anyway Im looking at using the cooler master R4-120mm LED fans ( just after the bling ) and Im wondering if those fans can cool as good as the stock fans, will be using 2 120mm's
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post #1252 of 3950
CFM wise it's "better" than the stock Noctua 120mm. I have an R4 & 2 TY-140's arriving Tuesday.

I can start with just the 2 stock fans, then replace the 120mm with the R4 and test that. Then add the TY-140's with the R4 and see where that get's me aswell.

If the R4 is just as good, well, you payed 10 bucks for bling. Worth it!
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post #1253 of 3950
If R4 = Sickleflow, i have a couple of those on my HAF912 as case fans... seem to push a decent amount of air through... Not that i have much experience and knowledge of fans...
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post #1254 of 3950
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Originally Posted by jagz View Post
CFM wise it's "better" than the stock Noctua 120mm. I have an R4 & 2 TY-140's arriving Tuesday.

I can start with just the 2 stock fans, then replace the 120mm with the R4 and test that. Then add the TY-140's with the R4 and see where that get's me aswell.

If the R4 is just as good, well, you payed 10 bucks for bling. Worth it!
Please post there results when done, I hope the R4 can perform as good or even better than the stock Noctua fans at the same noise profile, I plan to swap out the 140mm fan with another the 140MM R4 fan mounting would be an issue though, maybe ill just go with 2x 120 R4 fans.
Edited by EarlZ - 5/13/11 at 9:35pm
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post #1255 of 3950
I feel really puny with my stock Noctua fans after catching up on this thread...
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post #1256 of 3950
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Please post there results when done, I hope the R4 can perform as good or even better than the stock Noctua fans at the same noise profile, I plan to swap out the 140mm fan with another the 140MM R4 fan mounting would be an issue though, maybe ill just go with 2x 120 R4 fans.
R4 is quite noisy. Definitely seemed much louder than my noctua fans when only used as a case fan. I switched all my case fans as well as the 120mm Noctua for Scythe Gentle Typhoons (AP-14 for case fans and a single AP-15 for the push fan on the NH-D14) and the noise factor fell substantially.
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post #1257 of 3950
So after many many many thermal paste re-applies, I can't seem to get my temps below 40C idle (i7 950, OC to 3.3GHz at 1.08V), and that's with the power saving features on. My case has good airflow, so my only thought is.....maybe I should lap my CPU?
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So after many many many thermal paste re-applies, I can't seem to get my temps below 40C idle (i7 950, OC to 3.3GHz at 1.08V), and that's with the power saving features on. My case has good airflow, so my only thought is.....maybe I should lap my CPU?
Your idle temp is completely irrelevant to anything. It's the load temps that are important.
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Your idle temp is completely irrelevant to anything. It's the load temps that are important.
around 60C
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around 60C
Not overclocked, are you? Anyway, that's a fine load temp. Your cpu will be efficient at that temp.
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