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I'm looking into upgrading my fan from the panaflo medium to something with more cfm and i saw this I was wondering what you gurus of the air think? Also I am thinking of getting a BT but I want to wait and see what temp I can get off the xp-120 with this thing. If you have any recommendations feel free to post them, especially if you think this is a bad choice. I have no problem with noise just am strapped for cash for a GOOD h20 setup atm so give me some feedback please. If this is a good fan how much do you think temps will drop, currently I have 55C at full load for over 6 hrs @ 4.05 with ambients temps anywhere from 23-28C the cpu temps are always the same +/- 1C.

also I currently use this for thermal compound and plan to buy some AS5.
    
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post #2 of 15
That will sound like a hoover constantly running lol. But if you don't mind the noise it will probably give you the best temps possible.
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I know its pretty lound If you have and quieter suggestions to lower my temps I'm all ears!

also would a fan shroud help? If so any ideas on making one to fit a XP-120?
    
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post #4 of 15
This is what I have on my BT, Silverstone FM121 120MM.

The best part is the fan controller that fits in an empty floppy bay.
Plus it isn't all that loud when compared to fans that move around the same CFM (110.03CFM MAX).
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thanks ckp I'll think about that but I think I may be looking into a little higher CFM thanks though
    
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Dude, that fan will drive you nuts! 65db is way too loud,youl barely hear games and music over it! Look for a good fan thats got about 100cfm-130cfm. Any thing over that will become very loud and just excesive. That fan may drop temps about 5-6c, which IMO isnt worth going extreme with a high powered fan.

A fan shroud will help temps a little too, to make one yoll have to think up some way to mount the fan an inch or 2 above the heatsink, and have a tube, or box shaped shroud. Maybe some old cardboard from a shoe bosx and duct tape will work.

Or possibly instead of going for a super high flow fan and putting it on an xp-120. just invest the money in a BT or cnps9500.
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post #7 of 15
a good idea to lower fan noise is to get a thick all steel case like me the problem is it weighs 50lbs
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Bob
a good idea to lower fan noise is to get a thick all steel case like me the problem is it weighs 50lbs
Even still a 65db noice from inside the case will case the metal sheeting of the case to resonate the sound, so it will have to be HEAVILY insulated... not worth it IMO.
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post #9 of 15
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Thanks pbasil, as I said noise isn't a big deal to me lol but I would rather just by a fan instead of upgrading the HS right now, IF you have any fan suggestions please share them with me, I implore you to do so.
    
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Check this bad boy out! http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...a_Fans_58.html

Delta 120mm Focussed Flow Fan (EHE) (FG-003-DE)
Delta offer more performance than anyone thought possible with the new 120mm Focussed Flow Fan. Pushing an incredible 190CFM the Delta 120mm Focussed Flow Fan offers the highest cooling performance currently available. Please note - this fan is not quiet! MODEL: FFB1212EHE

- Speed - 4000RPM
- Output - 190 CFM
- Decibels - 59dBA
- Dimensions - 120x120x38


Tis the best we can get over here in England, not sure about over in the US of A...


Ignore this comment...its the same fan... my bad
    
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