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I have a Noctua NH-U12P. I'm currently running it with the one Noctua fan that it came with, along with a cheap Rosewill fan, and finally the stock rear fan that came on the Antec Three Hundred. I'm looking to improve my temps a bit, and also make my computer a bit quieter (I can hear a humming noise currently) but don't really know what to do. The two options I'm considering are:

1.) Replacing the Rosewill fan with another Noctua fan and being done with it (Noctua fans are expensive)

2.) Replacing all three fans (the two on the heatsink + the rear case fan) with something like Yate Loons.

What do you guys think I should do?
Edited by Redmist - 1/6/11 at 9:48pm
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post #2 of 4
Here is an excellent fan round up/review done on these forums by martin. According to it, I would recommend 3 gentle typhoons. I have them and they are silent and push ALOT of air.
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post #3 of 4
get another noctua p12, it was designed to work good with U12P
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Buy two Gentle Typhoons - AP-15's for performance, AP-14's for quiet performance. The cut out your rear grill. Test your temps with and without a case exhaust fan. If the temps are the same, omit the exhaust fan: fewer fans = less noise.
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