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 Post subject: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:05 pm 
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Hey everyone,

I'm looking to upgrade my fans on my H50 cooler. As of now it gets the job done but I'd like to do some overclocking and would like somthing better but not too noisy. Does anyone have any suggestions??

I'll be using (2) 120mm fans in a push pull configuration.

I already added (1) 200mm to the side panel and that did knock of 1-2c off the temps as those fans can push some air :cool:

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:16 pm 
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I would recommend Scythe Slipstreams.

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:22 pm 
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fastrhoads wrote:
I would recommend Scythe Slipstreams.


What he says :cool:

deando2008 wrote:
I'll be using (2) 120mm fans in a push pull configuration.


hey deando2008, after you select your fans and get that H50 operating the way you want it, please share the core temps when you stress testing. I'm considering buying the H50... :roll: for a new build I was suppose to start last year :rofl:

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:48 pm 
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Thanks guys. And I'll post some cooling specs as soon as I can :)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product


One seems a little louder but kicks out more air too, which one would you guys pick :think:

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:06 pm 
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I have used the first model and it works very well. Noise is not an issue unless your ears are extremely sensitive. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
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thanks, I give it a go ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:38 pm 
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Hey guys,

I installed these fans last night and did some tests:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product


With the H50 and the stock cooler and I'm getting up to 61c when doing 5 runs with IntelBurn test.

With the new fans in push/pull I max out at 57c, so about a 4-5c difference. These fans do blow alot of air but sound like a hair dryer is in my case so I need to get a fan controller to quite these down a bit as the stock H50 fan is wisper quite ;)


What do you think? Decent temps or not? I did apply AS5 by the way. Is MX-3 any better??

P.S. The room temp is about 68F....

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:45 pm 
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deando2008 wrote:
Hey guys,

I installed these fans last night and did some tests:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product


With the H50 and the stock cooler and I'm getting up to 61c when doing 5 runs with IntelBurn test.

With the new fans in push/pull I max out at 57c, so about a 4-5c difference. These fans do blow alot of air but sound like a hair dryer is in my case so I need to get a fan controller to quite these down a bit as the stock H50 fan is wisper quite ;)


What do you think? Decent temps or not? I did apply AS5 by the way. Is MX-3 any better??

P.S. The room temp is about 68F....

Dean


A good fan controller is the NZXT Sentry 2 and will controll 5 fans. Your temps seem to be pretty good under load.

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:03 pm 
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Good to know about the temps :cool: Now as far as fan controllers....Scythe makes this model....gets decent review too

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product


Is this the model you are thinkin about?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product


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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:43 am 
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deando2008 wrote:
Good to know about the temps :cool: Now as far as fan controllers....Scythe makes this model....gets decent review too

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product


Is this the model you are thinkin about?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product


Dean


Dean,

The NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller is a really good unit, its easy to setup and fits into a 5.25" drive bay. I use this one in my rig controlling 5 fans and have not have one problem so far. The Scythe unit is a different model than I have, I have the Kaze Master 5.25" (this is a replacement, the 1st one burned up) in the 630 I gave to my children. It seems to work good. I personally like the Sentry 2 better.

If you look around you can find the Sentry 2 on sale for less than $20.00.

Hooking them up is fairly simple, no need for the Temp monitors. Let me know if I can help.

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:12 pm 
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Big thanks fastrhoads :cool:

Order sent :D I'll get it hooked up and let you know how it goes. I may even do some testing to see how big of differenct it makes with the H50 pulling air in vs out. I know the directions state it works best pulling cool air into the pc but some ppls have had better luck pushing it out...and since this case has very good air flow it just might work ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:54 am 
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I just installed this to control the fans:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product


Works pretty good so far, really helped on the noise. I also did some tests with the push/pull on the H50 and this is what I found...

Option #1.

I have the fans pulling cool air into the case through the radiator and ran Intel Burn for 5 runs on both tests.

High 58 55 58 50

Low 37 35 38 33 (CPU at idle)


Option #2

I have the fans pulling air from inside the case out the back and these are my temps. (please note that corsair recommends option #1)

High 58 56 58 52

Low 39 37 39 34 (CPU at idle)


So for the most part option #1 is about 1-2c better in performance but here's the kicker...noise! Option #1 when pulling air though the grates in the back make alot more noise than when pushing out :wtf: I've heard of this before but hearing it 1st hand is a different story....and it is a night and day difference :)

So I'll be using option #2 as I like a quiet pc even though I may be 1-2c higher on the temps but so far I'm happy with the cooling settup.

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:11 am 
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deando2008 wrote:
I just installed this to control the fans:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product


Works pretty good so far, really helped on the noise. I also did some tests with the push/pull on the H50 and this is what I found...

Option #1.

I have the fans pulling cool air into the case through the radiator and ran Intel Burn for 5 runs on both tests.

High 58 55 58 50

Low 37 35 38 33 (CPU at idle)


Option #2

I have the fans pulling air from inside the case out the back and these are my temps. (please note that corsair recommends option #1)

High 58 56 58 52

Low 39 37 39 34 (CPU at idle)


So for the most part option #1 is about 1-2c better in performance but here's the kicker...noise! Option #1 when pulling air though the grates in the back make alot more noise than when pushing out :wtf: I've heard of this before but hearing it 1st hand is a different story....and it is a night and day difference :)

So I'll be using option #2 as I like a quiet pc even though I may be 1-2c higher on the temps but so far I'm happy with the cooling settup.

Dean


Can you take a pic of the setup? I would like to see how you have the radiator mounted. Try using either masking, painters, or electrical tape and tape around where the fans butt against the radiator. See if this helps with a little better air flow.

Your temps look good, are you oc'ing any or running stock?

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:26 pm 
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Still running at stock cpu speeds. I'll take some picts and post later today and maybe try the tape idea.

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:19 pm 
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Here are some picts :)
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Pictures may not be the greatest but I'm no expert :)...any my cable management skills...not so much :lol:

fastrhoads,

I tried the tape idea but that didn't seem to make a difference...the fans already seem very tight to the radiator.

I also ran few more test also with different fan speeds. These test were done with 5 passes of Intel Burn Test.

With both fans at 40% hottest core got to 61c (these fans kick alot of are even at 40%)
Now with the fans @ 100% the hottest core was at 59c, not a huge differce, but I'm wondering it the higer fan speed will come into play with a high voltage/overclock...I think it should.

These test were done with 5 passes of Intel Burn Test.

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:37 pm 
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Things look pretty good in there, nice and clean. :cool: Your BIOS settings for your CPU will in part determine your temps. Have you made any adjustments thus far to your BIOS?

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
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fastrhoads wrote:
Things look pretty good in there, nice and clean. :cool: Your BIOS settings for your CPU will in part determine your temps. Have you made any adjustments thus far to your BIOS?



Thanks :D

I'll through together a bios teplate and post that when I get a chance. I'm pretty sure its mostly stock except the ram timings but maybe someone will spot something ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:42 pm 
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Hey guys,

Finally got around to getting my bois template created:


Mother Board ( EVGA X58 E757
Case ( CoolerMaster 922 HAF)

Bios ( IX58773 )
CPU ( 930D0 )
CPU Cooler (H50 (2)SCYTH KAZE PUSH/PULL )
Memory ( G-Skill F3-12800) 9,9,9,24,88, 1T
PSU (Corsiar 850 )
GPU ( GTX275 )
Drivers ( 197.45 )
Operating System ( Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit)


Frequency Control
CPU Clock Ratio ( 21X )
CPU Host Frequency ( 133 )
MCH Strap ( Auto )
CPU Uncore Frequency (Mhz) ( Auto )
Spread Spectrum ( Disabled )
PCIE Frequency (Mhz) ( 100 )


Memory Feature
Memory Control Setting (Enabled )
Memory Frequency ( 2:12 )
Channel Interleave Setting ( 6 Way )
Rank Interleave Setting ( 4 Way )
Memory Low Gap ( Auto )
tCL Setting ( 9 )
tRCD Setting (9 )
tRP Setting ( 9 )
tRAS Setting ( 24 )
tRFC Setting ( 88 )
Command Rate ( 1T )


Voltage Control
EVGA VDroop Control ( With VDroop )
CPU VCore ( Auto )(1.13)
CPU VTT Voltage ( +100 )
CPU PLL VCore (Auto )(+100mV)
DIMM Voltage ( 1.5 )
DIMM DQ Vref ( +0 )
QPI PLL VCore ( Auto )
IOH VCore ( Auto)(1.100)
IOH/ICH I/O Voltage ( Auto)(1.500)
ICH VCore ( 1.10 )
PWM Frequency ( ?? )


CPU Feature
Intel SpeedStep ( Disabled )
Turbo Mode Function ( Disabled )
CxE Function ( Disabled )
Execute Disable Bit ( Enabled )
Virtualization Technology ( Enabled )
Intel HT Technology ( Enabled )
Active Processor Cores ( All )
QPI Control Settings ( Enabled )
QPI Link Fast Mode ( Enabled )
QPI Frequency Selection ( Auto )

See anything unusual?? Also, been starting to think about overclocking this beast and am looking for a little help, anyone want to give some advice??

P.S. I can start a new thread on the overclock part....

Dean

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 Post subject: Re: 120mm Fans
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:55 am 
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I dont know my CPU temps (I dont have any of the internals installed yet)
but I am considering:

Xigmatek Crystal Series 120mm Purple LED Fan (1500 RPM/68.33 CFM) x2 Intake/x1 Exhaust

I'll be using 2 for intake and 1 for exhaust (with the 120mm - 92mm adapter)


Any input on these sexy fans?

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