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I have a CM 212 EVO with just the stock CM XtraFlow 120mm fan configured as push...and my i7 2600k running at 3.8 (stepped down to 1.6 at idle) is at ambient temps at a silent 900 RPM at idle in my Arc Mini. Load temps are also very reasonable. I was going to drop on a pull fan, but results in this thread indicate that if you do so, you would need to remove the rear exhaust fan to really get any real benefit:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1199135/hyper-212-testing-push-vs-pull-vs-push-pull-also-horizontal-vs-vertical-positioning


I know this cooler gets slammed a lot (vs things like the D14, HR-02 macho), but unless you are pushing the limits of OC, it works fantastic, is inexpensive, is very quiet at medium RPMs, and doesn't threaten to short out your GPU. smile.gif
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Seems like you should replace that Noctua as it can't push as much air as the other fans on the D14. Or will that be accomplished with the fans you mentioned are in the mail? rolleyes.gif

Not needed right now - the air inside the case doesn't go above ambient+7C. The issue is getting the heat away from the heatpipes and fins.
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Originally Posted by rrohbeck View Post

Not needed right now - the air inside the case doesn't go above ambient+7C. The issue is getting the heat away from the heatpipes and fins.

Hence the need for a fan that can pull more air out of the case, yea? biggrin.gif
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Motherboard cooling with a cannibalized Kingston Hyper-X RAM cooler (fans reversed.)
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post #1405 of 16056
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Hence the need for a fan that can pull more air out of the case, yea? biggrin.gif

Right now I'm not even using the case fans to the maximum of their ability. I have set the most aggressive fan control in the BIOS but they don't go up to full speed. Maybe in the summer during an extended prime testing session...
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post #1406 of 16056
ekg84, I just love that avatar of yours lol...

u got good taste !

Anyways, how do you think I can light up my system?

define_r3_rig_2012.jpg
Edited by adi518 - 2/8/12 at 12:12am
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* double post, sorry
post #1408 of 16056
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ekg84, I just love that avatar of yours lol...
u got good taste !
Anyways, how do you think I can light up my system?
define_r3_rig_2012.jpg

Thanx man biggrin.gif

I'd get couple of white led strips and mount one up top and the second one lets say on the hdd cage facing the mobo/back of the case, you'd need to play with it to see what looks you prefer, but you'll need at least 2 light sources.

kinda like these:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12825/lit-244/BitFenix_Alchemy_Connect_6_LED_Light_Strip_-_120mm_-_White_BFA-ACL-12WK6-RP.html?tl=c77s126b193

btw its a beautiful system u got there thumb.gif
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post #1409 of 16056
Anyone have an extra stock 120mm fan they don't need here in the US?
I'm sure I could contact Fractal for one (since apparently they sell them nowhere in the states), but i'd just as soon get one from a fellow OCNer.
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I have heard of people arranging a purchase through FD themselves about getting more fans, but I know people who get them off ebay through international sellers. mario.gif
    
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