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Right, it does lower the temp about 2-3C, but I dont see how that rear fan be restricting airflow, it pulling the air through, how is that restricting? it is more airflow if anything.

Fluid mechanics: the air that comes fast from the heatsink should have a free exhaust path instead of the additional fan that is probably causing additional turbulence and isn't gonna improve flow anyways.
Best would be removing that rear fan and cutting the rear grill, so that the air goes directly out.
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I mean, do you even lift bro?

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Do you even lift?

As in lift, are you referring to weights? Is this now a testosterone competition because he pointed out that you have essentially wasted your money on fans?
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I would be very supprised to see 1c improvement from 3rd fan.

I agree the best way to improve cooling is remove the rear grill. Anything you do to get the hot exhaust air out of case and keep any of it from mixing back into case air means lower case temperatures which means lower cpu temperature. I removed rear grill and built a duct from cooler exhaust to back vent. My full case was already only 3-5c above room temp but my full load core temps dropped another 2c as did case temps.. and that was with fans running 500rpm slower too.
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Fluid mechanics: the air that comes fast from the heatsink should have a free exhaust path instead of the additional fan that is probably causing additional turbulence and isn't gonna improve flow anyways.
Best would be removing that rear fan and cutting the rear grill, so that the air goes directly out.
I love intelligent sentences.
Thank you for sharing the knowledge, sure it is not the most cost effective way to increase the performance, however it does help, I did it mostly for epeen.
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As in lift, are you referring to weights? Is this now a testosterone competition because he pointed out that you have essentially wasted your money on fans?
Of course, as long as the male species exist, almost everything is a testosterone competition, we are men, and we are born like that. I mean if you don't like the competition, why do you overclock your system and get a NH-D14 to begin with? you might as well use a stock cooler and get a Xbox while you at it.
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Thank you for sharing the knowledge, sure it is not the most cost effective way to increase the performance, however it does help, I did it mostly for epeen.
Of course, as long as the male species exist, almost everything is a testosterone competition, we are men, and we are born like that. I mean if you don't like the competition, why do you overclock your system and get a NH-D14 to begin with? you might as well use a stock cooler and get a Xbox while you at it.

I overclock my system to get my monies worth, and to encode video faster. The NH-D14 keeps it cool and quiet. I see no reason to compete in such a thing. Then again, I'm not living in an overly competitive society - and the people I hang out with don't label everything 1 - 10. That's a boring way to live.
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Either way, I don't see the relation in regards to weight lifting, just perhaps an insecure OCN user.
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Then again, I'm not living in an overly competitive society - and the people I hang out with don't label everything 1 - 10. That's a boring way to live.

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I overclock my system to get my monies worth, and to encode video faster. The NH-D14 keeps it cool and quiet. I see no reason to compete in such a thing. Then again, I'm not living in an overly competitive society - and the people I hang out with don't label everything 1 - 10. That's a boring way to live.
Indeed.

I have some of the best air coolers made. SA SB-E Extreme, PH-TC14PE, Cogage Arrow, HR-02.. and yeah some of my CPU's are overclocked. An old Athlon II X4 620 @ 3.55GHz and a i7 920 @ 3.55GHz. Can cool that kind of OC on most anything. But I like very cool and very quiet.
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I overclock my system to get my monies worth, and to encode video faster. The NH-D14 keeps it cool and quiet. I see no reason to compete in such a thing. Then again, I'm not living in an overly competitive society - and the people I hang out with don't label everything 1 - 10. That's a boring way to live.
true, there is nothing wrong if you do not want to live a competitive life, it is your life, your choice, glad you like it.

To most of you, I think you are all wondering that why did I spend/waste so much money on noctua fans. Here goes the story:
sometimes in 2011, around October I think, I started to building my rig, the case I was using is CM HAF 912, with 1 side fan, 1 rear fan, and top exhaust fan, CPU cooler is H212+ with 2 fans in push pull. I OC'ed my system to 4.5Ghz, the H212+ was doing great, in july, 2012, I upgraded to Noctua NH D-14, because summer is coming and my room do not have AC, I don' want to risk my system being overheating, and I ordered extra P12 as well.

At the same time I upgraded my graphic card to EVGA 670 ftw, sold it after 3 weeks because reference cooler is very loud (with custom fan profile), and I replaced it with 2x MSI 670 Power Edition OC, set in SLI, the reason I went SLI is because I upgraded my monitor from HP ZR 24W to Dell U3011, SLI is needed for 2560x1600 during gaming. Now the days is getting hotter, and I do not want my GPU to go over 70C due to nvidia 600 series will downclock and down volt, which is not good for overclocked GPU. However I was still able to keep the temps for both GPU at around 67C in BF3, but that is really close to the "70C limit".

In late August I got a CM Storm Trooper for free, I ordered 2 extra Noctua F12 for the D14 cooler, and placed the original P12 on the side panel to cool off the GPU on the storm trooper case, however bigger case did not help, GPU temp went up to 71C, even when all fans are on Max speed (also pointed the cage fans toward to GPU as well). the week after I order 2x Bgears 140mm 1800 RPM fan, to replace the top 200mm fan from the ST case, that actually improved my temp, I went back to 67C again, however the case is once again really loud.

2 weeks later I found a HAF X on Craigslist, with 932 panel ordered the total cost is $150, I ordered 2 more P12 fans, so in the end I have 4xP12 on the side, and 2xF12 and 1 P14 in the middle on the D14, it decreased my GPU temp significantly, during the hot september I was able to keep the temp around 65C on both GPU, plus noctua fans are quite.

recently the A15 came out, I was like why not? and I need a 140mm fan in the rear anyway, Noctua is epic anyway, why not? So the A15 is at middle on D14, and P14 is in rear exhaust, and order another 2 more A14 on the top.

So basically I replaced the fans for D14 with all focus flow fans, and reuse the fans on my case, plus a few more to replace all my case fans besides the front 200mm. In the end I don't see it's money wasted, it's my trail and error, my learning experience, and upgrading progress. In the end I m happy since I get what I really want, the rig is quite and yet performs well.

and one more thing, do you guys lift?
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how did you fit the Corsair SP120? I heard the rubber isolation blocks the way from fitting the fan clips?

you may see page 300 i had some pics there on how i hook up the SP120.
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