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    Best Case Fan

    Hi all,

    I currenlty have a Thermaltake Soprano case with original case fans. Currently my cpu (with stock cooler) is running at 40c idle and the MB 37c according to PC PROBE.

    Now im looking into replacing the case fans. What are the current best 120mm case fans in the market atm?

    Im not to bothered about noise - though as long as they are similar to the current setup as this is acceptable level.

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    Why ru replacing them?

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by matlamont View Post
    Why ru replacing them?
    To improve the airflow inside the case...dont really wanna change the cooler on the cpu

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    I don't honestly think you will see a vast improvement without changing the CPU cooler itself.

    Try these
    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    As quiet as you could really want when not demanding silence and push a lot of air

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I don't honestly think you will see a vast improvement without changing the CPU cooler itself.
    Thanks for your reply

    What cpu cooler is recommened. Its a Q6600 on a asus p5n-e mb

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    If you want to keep it cheap then I'd get the Arctic cooling freezer 7 Pro for about £15

    I personally like the scythe ninja. I've used it on a Q6600 to great effect. Around the same price would also get you a thermalright ultima 90 + the fan I linked before.

    The best is the thermalright ultra 120 Extreme with something like the fan I linked to but it's going to set you back a fair bit more.

    All avaliable from Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK in the coolers section (freezer is in the intel coolers, the others are in multi cpu )

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    40'C idle with a quad core is quite cool.. so you're already doing quite well.. but any of the bigger heatsinks is good..

    Scythe Orochi

    you could go for that and get about -904'C at full load..

    but of course, you'd have to make sure your your mobo is strong enough!!

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    If you want to keep it cheap then I'd get the Arctic cooling freezer 7 Pro for about £15

    I personally like the scythe ninja. I've used it on a Q6600 to great effect. Around the same price would also get you a thermalright ultima 90 + the fan I linked before.

    The best is the thermalright ultra 120 Extreme with something like the fan I linked to but it's going to set you back a fair bit more.
    Thanks again for your reply. Il have a look at em and see whats within my budget

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    40'C idle with a quad core is quite cool.. so you're already doing quite well.. but any of the bigger heatsinks is good..

    you could go for that and get about -904'C at full load..

    but of course, you'd have to make sure your your mobo is strong enough!!
    OMG

    I dont think that will fit in my case let alone the mobo trying to hold it.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    you could go for that and get about -904'C at full load.
    -904C ?? I think someone missed something in their education Only joking lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    -904C ?? I think someone missed something in their education Only joking lol
    hahaha!
    yeah, not possible to get temperatures that low, yet..
    maybe in the future, but i'm sure that heatsink and fan would keep things VERY cool.

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by SSK View Post
    OMG

    I dont think that will fit in my case let alone the mobo trying to hold it.

    Thanks for your reply.
    yeah, i doubt it'd fit in most cases.. and you'd turn your PC on 1 day to find it won't turn on 'cause it's snapped your motherboard and then snapped through your Graphics card aswell..

    wouldn't be nice!

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    hahaha!
    yeah, not possible to get temperatures that low, yet..
    maybe in the future, but i'm sure that heatsink and fan would keep things VERY cool.

    Um not possible to get that temperature ever! Absolute Zero is -273.15ºC so that is as cold as anything can be!

    Back on topic Thermalright Ultima 90 with a 120mm fan is a great cooler and is a good size as in not to big, see photo below the case is a Silverstone TJ-08 pretty much as small as a case gets and still taking full size components.



    Oh the northbridge cooler below the Ultima 90 is a HR-05 IFX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    Um not possible to get that temperature ever! Absolute Zero is -273.15ºC so that is as cold as anything can be!
    maybe in the future we will find a way to get colder?
    how did they find the absolute coldest point?

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    Re: Best Case Fan

    No that is it you just can't get any colder. The is no movement of the molecules of what you are measuring, no movement = no energy = no heat.

    See here for more info Absolute zero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I love these,
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    Cheap, quiet and efficient

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