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Since I've managed to get myself a d14 instead of a megahalems. Should I do: GT (from the ram end) to the 140mm and a GT on the back, stock fans or GT to GT?
GT = Gentle Typhoon
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Personally I would just run the stock fans. Noctua makes a good fan and you shouldn't have to run an extra on the back side because your main exhaust fan is sitting right behind it I'm guessing.
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ehume has a nice write up on the NH D14 and using different fans etc.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-1-vs-2-a.html
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ehume has a nice write up on the NH D14 and using different fans etc.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-1-vs-2-a.html
thanks, I knew he was planning on one, he mentioned it in the megahalems thread, I just never found it. I see no GTs though
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thanks, I knew he was planning on one, he mentioned it in the megahalems thread, I just never found it. I see no GTs though
Ya I noticed that. Either way gives you some numbers to compare at least.
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Yeah the push,pull,pull with the 12,14 and 12cm result surprised me.
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ehume has a nice write up on the NH D14 and using different fans etc.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-1-vs-2-a.html
That is his old one. He is doing one with the Delta fans, apparently they really make the ND-14 shine.
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Based on more than 400 test runs, I settled on a P14 and two AP-14's - The Fourteens, I call them. (Edit: because my case improves cooling I was able to go with AP-14's instead of AP-15's.)

I wish I could publish the results, but it was all too unreliable. I'm re-running tests now, but I will tell you that the TY-140 (wasn't available when I did those 400 runs) makes less noise and cools better than the P14.

Here's an interesting thing I discovered: you can tell if your push and pull fans are not as strong as the center fan by holding a strip of tissue next to the front and back towers. With the TY-140 and two AP-14's the tissue is pulled into the front tower, pushed away from the back tower. That means the center fan is stronger than the push/pull fans. It will be interesting to see whether TY-140 + AP-15's do the same as the TY-140 + AP-14's (front in, back out) or whether the fans are stronger than the center fan (front out, back in).

And there is a middle ground: the stock fans on my Ripjaws RAM have the push fan a bit higher than the middle fan. The result is that the top of the front tower (behind the center of the 120mm fan) pushes the tissue away, while the lower part of the front tower (in front of the center of the 140mm fan) draws the tissue in. This tells me that Noctua has perfectly balanced their two fans.

In about 15 minutes I'll look at the temperature results of my current run: 4GHz i7 860, D14 and stock fans running with the Low Noise Adapter. Even at this lower speed you get the mixed in/out at the front tower. SPL is 35 dBA.
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post #9 of 15
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So ehume a ap-14 with the 140mm noctua in the center will be a great setup for me?
I've been thinking more fo the 120mm noctua, 140mm noctua then the ap-14, and then putting my second GT in the front of my case to push air through my hdd bays.
post #10 of 15
Yeah that will do you justice, but to make it that much better don't mount a rear case fan and cut out the rear grille. Use your CPU fans as your exhaust fans.

For some reasons the rear case fan hinders performance. I ended up running P12,P12,P12.
on my cooler With 2 NF-P14 FLX's as induction drawing air from the top two vents.
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