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post #971 of 6068
I'd appreciate more feedback from those who use PP config with the 620. How did you connect the fans ?? Is it possible to use a Y splitter cable and connect two fans to the 3 pin pump socket? It might save me the search for 4 pin PWM fan as I will be able to use any 3 pin fan.

I also wonder if two 1700RPM fans will do the same if not better than one 2000rpm fan?

I mean, what max RPM for two fans do I need to equalize the performance of the single 2000rpm stock antec fan?

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I have a hunch that the idea of plugging two fans to the pump socket won't work or won't work as expected so I was thinking (like I mentioned before) of using a cpu header (4 pin) Y splitter cable and then plug two 4 pin PWM fans which will be controlled by the BIOS according to temp, and connecting the pump to a 3 pin header so it gets full speed (good thing it runs @ fixed speed).

I was thinking of this getting this 4 pin pwm fan. This one also comes with a Y splitter cable so it's a nice bonus (means it was designed with PP in mind).


Edited by adi518 - 10/12/11 at 5:41am
post #972 of 6068
I just plug the second fan to a mobo cpu header and let it run..
    
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I just plug the second fan to a mobo cpu header and let it run..
That's what I initially did but I think it's not a good solution. You need 2 fans that change speed simultaneously, i.e., both run @ 1400RPM and both rise up to 2000RPM if needed. What I said earlier is that you can probably achieve same temps with 2 fans running slower than the stock fan spec.
post #974 of 6068
^yeah I'm sure it would be better to have 2 fans that are at the same RPM but no matter. I'm on 4.4Ghz OC at 1.32 and an hour of Prime gives me a max of 60C. I'm happy there.
    
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post #975 of 6068
You should be able to run a y splitter to two fans without a problem however you need a 4-pin PWM fans otherwise your 3-pin fans will run at full speed.

The other thing you need to remember is that CFM is not directly related to RPM. In other words a higher RPM fan may not have the same CFM as a lower RPM fan due to design. This is why the Gentle Typhoons (AP-15) fan are so popular. They offer great CFM per RPM.

Lastly, high CFM doesn't mean that it will work best on watercooling. A good watercooling fan will provide a good amount of CFM along with high static pressure. This combination makes for a great watercooling fan or I should say radiator fan to be more specific.
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In my quest to stuff a 620 on a pair of GTX 480's I had to gently bend the nozzle on one side.



Apparently I was so gentle that i knocked the the head of the screw off.





Does anyone know what it is for and should i be concerned?
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Alrighty guys, you have convinced me to get a couple new fans for my P/P configuration lolz. I got 2x Gelid pwm fans + the PWM Y-cable. I'm mostly hoping for a quieter system.
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In my quest to stuff a 620 on a pair of GTX 480's I had to gently bend the nozzle on one side.
Apparently I was so gentle that i knocked the the head of the screw off.
Does anyone know what it is for and should i be concerned?
did you know the PNY XLR8 GTX580 comes with the latest Asetek pumps connected to the GPU and another one for your CPU, followed by a radiator? caught this on their website.
not trying to promote anything, but, if you can get ahold of just the XLR8 cooling kit, not so much the whole card, can't be too much different than a GTX480. I mean yeah, they have different processors on them, but the overall bolt pattern of the GPU's hasn't changed much since the 9800GTX. just a thought. Also, heres a pic of the design
    
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did you know the PNY XLR8 GTX580 comes with the latest Asetek pumps connected to the GPU and another one for your CPU, followed by a radiator? caught this on their website.
not trying to promote anything, but, if you can get ahold of just the XLR8 cooling kit, not so much the whole card, can't be too much different than a GTX480. I mean yeah, they have different processors on them, but the overall bolt pattern of the GPU's hasn't changed much since the 9800GTX. just a thought. Also, heres a pic of the design
Yeah I saw that. Not sure if they are selling the kits tho. Supposedly ZOTAC is selling the omni coolit kit but have yet to see them in the wild.


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I like that setup alot better! looks like it would work a little better for your board, since your using a board with the PCI-E slots extremely close together. That, and it adds more surface space to the cooler and extends out to the VRAM chips, whereas the PNY model simply seems to incorperate a standard heatsink and fan to the VRAM. Would most definately be more quiet.
My only thought is like you said, good luck finding them seperate from the card. Also, the use of flexhose is a little disturbing, with the know issues of the Corsair H50's having the pipes break. If I had the money, I'd definately buy just the cooler for my GTX460, and MAKE it work. These 55C days on my GPU are getting old! Definately not liking the very little air the Gigabyte Windforce setup actually moves. Might have to take the shroud off and see if I could change the fans to something with a little more Umm pha, say gentle typhoons
    
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