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post #1 of 8
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Hello,

I am rocking a Core i7 950 Bloomfield on an X58A-UD3R with a Cooler Master Geminii S for cooling.
My Case is a NZXT Gamma with two 120 MM fans in the top one in the rear on in the front and two 80MM fans on the side for intake.

The Geminii S currently has the stock 120MM fan.

I would like to upgrade the fan to a faster one or get two 80MM fans for it.

What I would like to know is what direction is the fan moving the air by default on the Geminii S?

Is it a good idea to get two high powered 80MM fans or one 120mm fan?
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post #2 of 8
I had 2 92mm's on it, I believe you can fit up to that size. The default direction for the fan blows downward into the heatsink, although you can have it either way, the effectiveness really depends on the airflow in your case. I noticed a definite lowering in temps when I put 2 92's on it over the one 120mm. My advice is to get the 92mm fans with the best noise/performance ratio. In my opinion they are these gentle typhoons.
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post #3 of 8
I have that same cooler. I made 2 rails and mounted 2 adjustable 120's to it and mounted that to the standard 120 screw holes. Its a simple mod and 120's cover the northbridge and the RAM, and they look better
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post #4 of 8
I too have that cooler on my new i5 2500k build. My temps on Prime95 after an hour were 68-70C, so I am thinking of going the 2-fan option. I like the idea of 2 120's - what material did you use to make brackets for that?
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Gentle Typhoon 2150 x 2. Without a doubt .
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I used two thin pieces of aluminum about 1/2 inch thick and a dremel tool and a file. If my friend comes over today I will have him bring his camera, I really should have pics!
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post #7 of 8
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Thanks for the responses, I don't really care about noise to be honest, I just want low temps and high CFM.

What about two of these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-011-_-Product

that would nearly double the CFM on the heatsink. Should I have them blow down or up based on my fan configuration in my NZXT case?
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED 22" 1080p Apple Extended Keyboard II moded to USB Antec Earthwatts 750 Watt Modular NZXT Phantom (White/Modded) 
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