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Quick question... I'm loading at about 73-75c with my Xigmatek S1283 with the stock fan on my i7 2600K (sandy bridge) @ 4.8ghz & 1.395v. I gather the fan it comes with is pretty bad for cooling (very quiet but something like 52cfm rated). Would getting a Scythe S-Flex SFF21G 120mm fan for it like this:

improve the temperatures significantly?

From various reviews of a similar sink (CoolerMaster Hyper 212) the better fan makes an ~8c change... would this be reasonable to expect in my situation? Chasis is a CoolerMaster RC690. I want more clocks but the thermals are getting too rough if I push the voltage up... as in 81-83c at 5ghz/1.425v (not stable I think partially due to thermals & I can't push it even at that due to the heat....).

Also, how loud is the fan I linked? Anyone who owns it able to tell me if it's a high-pitched or just a nice whoosh of air? If the latter, how loud compared to X or Y part in your build for comparison? Thanks!

EDIT: Also looking at http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...l?tl=g36c15s60 as another option?
Edited by GoldenTiger - 1/15/11 at 5:30pm
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The Sig Rig
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i7 2600K @ 4.xghz MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) MSI GTX 970 Gaming SLI @ 1504mhz core/8020mhz m... 16GB DDR3 2x 8gb @ 1866mhz C8 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
240GB Sandisk Extreme A few 2tb hdd's. DVDRW Corsair H75 CLC on the CPU 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ACER B326hk 4k 60hz 3840x2160 IPS sst display Coolermaster Cherry MX Brown switch mechanical ... Corsair TX 950w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl Logitech MX518 EverGlide Titan "Medium" Soundblaster Z PCIE 
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