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you've got the power supply arrow going the wrong way, psus intake air,
I see, I did not know that. My PSU is facing down, and always thought it was exhaust. Learn something new everyday. Thanks.

Pic fixed



I still have the same question, only a single fan at the top for exhaust?
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I generally run with the back fan closed off to speed up the airflow through the heatsink. So: Try it with one and with two. And with none.

Well, perhaps not with zero top exhaust. My own case sits under a shelf so I have removed both top grills. Most people are not in a position to do that.
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I generally run with the back fan closed off to speed up the airflow through the heatsink. So: Try it with one and with two. And with none.

Well, perhaps not with zero top exhaust. My own case sits under a shelf so I have removed both top grills. Most people are not in a position to do that.
Well that makes sense, I will try both. I'll probably play around with this on the weekend, and do some thorough testing with my current set up vs this suggestion.

I'll report back results.

btw - I just saw your sig, and I remembered that you did that sick 65 fan review, I wish I had seen that before I got all these Noctua fans.

Do you think it's worth adding a 3rd fan to the NH-D14?

In your opinion what is the best fan that provides the best airflow, quietly? For my next rig, I will do things differently.

Thanks.

+Rep!
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I see, I did not know that. My PSU is facing down, and always thought it was exhaust. Learn something new everyday. Thanks.

Pic fixed



I still have the same question, only a single fan at the top for exhaust?
I run the same case and have the back fan forcing air out and two fans on top. Also have fans on both side panels as well as front and 2 on bottom.
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Alright guys, count me in! I just got the beast in the mail yesterday along with my Crucial C300 128GB SSD



Sorry about the image quality, phone camera and bad lighting don't do so well together.

I'm seeing temps around 28C idle and 34C-35C with prime95, this is with an old Athlon 64 X2, because of course Sandy Bridge isn't available when I get my tax return.
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I didn't know this club existed.



i hope you got those on sale, cause that looks about like about $130 worth of fans (the 140's are $30 a pop normally).........
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i hope you got those on sale, cause that looks about like about $130 worth of fans (the 140's are $30 a pop normally).........
They were $18 - $20 each, came to about $100.

wish I had known about ehume's 65 fan review at the time, I would've done things differently.

In retrospect, I also would've spent more on the case that came with good fans to begin with, but I got it on sale for $85, and by the time I built my rig a month later, I wasn't able to return it, so I made the best of it.

Live and learn.
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Like this:

This is a new one, hows it working out for you?


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i hope you got those on sale, cause that looks about like about $130 worth of fans (the 140's are $30 a pop normally).........
Yeah they are steep, but worth every penny.

I have gotten:

4x NF-P14Flx (I broke one) $128
5x NF-P12 $145
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 2/17/11 at 12:24am
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This is a new one, hows it working out for you?
looking at the quoted image you included... makes me want to give it a try to see if it makes any difference on mines
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This is a new one, hows it working out for you?

Yeah they are steep, but worth every penny.

I have gotten:

4x NF-P14Flx (I broke one) $128
5x NF-P12 $145
I won't know 'till the weekend at the earliest. I will be sure post results of current set up, vs this suggestion.

I agree, they're expensive, but well worth it. I haven't had any issues to report.

I don't run mine on max speed either, and they get the job done. If all fans are running @1200 RPM, they are noticeably audible, but @ 800 RPM, they're great.

At what speeds do you run yours @?

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looking at the quoted image you included... makes me want to give it a try to see if it makes any difference on mines
Test it out! Be sure to report back as well.
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