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The Big Air Cooling Sticky!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Lardman, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Recharge

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    as long as air intake is close to air venting, all should be good, which can be difficult with different sized fans.
    but I can't see how more fans where ever you can shove them wouldn't help in your situation, more air flow, more heat vented.

    if you have some spare fans from another case handy, it's sure worth testing.

    quite understandable. in the end it's what you like that matters.

    are all the fans connected to the mobo to control? might want to check your BIOS fan curves to see what tempt they start ramping at when idle.
     
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  2. Carcin0Genic

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    No vented side or front or top panel :Paranoid::Paranoid:
    I played around with a hair dryer (ambient setting) this morning, with the case on its side, blasting air through the bottom of the case and it made suprisingly little difference, so I doubt fans on the bottom will help as it will just be case fan directly onto GPU fan.
    I'm going to try undervolting and overclocking the card tonight, see what I can get from it :lol:
    All the case fans, CPU fan and GPU fans are on the same curve. 40% min, 40% at 40c, smooth ramp to 100% at 75c
     
  3. phi

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    The new fan from Phanteks looks good. The triple mode is a cool feature as well as it's performance!
    Fan has a switch to change to three settings: Advanced=3000rpm, Performance= 2000rpm, Hybrid= 1200rpm

    Model: Phanteks T30 120mm PWM Triple-Mode Premium Fan [PH-F120T30_BG]
    https://www.phanteksusa.com/products/phanteks-t30-120-fans

    $45 at pccasegear ETA 29-10-2021: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/55214/phanteks-t30-120mm-pwm-triple-mode-premium-fan

    Reviews: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/phanteks-t30-120-fan/3.html

    Youtube review:


    The triple mode switch:

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Recharge

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    $45 is a lot for a fan eek.
     
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  5. Carcin0Genic

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    Ended up fixing my GPU temps massively.
    I was using the "stable" version of afterburner, which was locking the card at a min of 1770mhz and .95v and not allowing the card to idle.
    Uninstalled afterburner, and installed the newest beta and BAM, card now idles properly, at a much lower voltage. Even runs at a lower voltage in game, so it barely goes over 65c now lol, and it's boosting higher now too.
    Didn't even know I had that issue :lol::lol:
     
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  6. Recharge

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    lol gotta love a win like that!
     
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    Hey all,
    Just wondering if there was a web site that listed all CPU fans that can be sorted by height?

    I've been keenly looking out for the best performing 138mm cpu fan I can find (for a Silverstone GD08 case and Ryzen 5600x cpu)
     
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  10. raincloudx

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    Looks like its finally happening guys!

    Not far away now:



    A12 Chromax
    U12A Chromax
     
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  11. Deus_Ex_Machina

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    Just finished a couple of hardware changes and wowsers what happened to the old days of "AMD is good but runs a bit hot"

    This is sitting idle which of course is not test but to have a decently powerful PC sitting next to you silent and icy cool on air cooling when your not pushing it. Ahhhh the beauty of modern tech, I'm impressed.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. boozle

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    Don't know this belongs here but I was finally able to complete my Zalman CPNS9000 radial cooler collection. Retro designs from when Zalman was considered good in the cooler market.

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    Left to right: 9700NT, 9800MAX, 9900NT, 9900MAX and 9900DF.
     
  13. ShadowBurger

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    that's awesome! oh man, the nostalgia
     
  14. boozle

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    I got the 9700NT and 9900NT fairly early this year through some builds on OCAU. I didn't think much about them since it was a bit of a novelty to have them but I wasn't planning on using them. Then I got a de8auer video where he uses the 9700 on a 9900K.

    Turn's out it's still a competent cooler today. So I start looking for mounting hardware and the next thing I know I'm buying newer models off of Amazon. The 9900DF was a pain in the ass to find since they stop making them and when it was released in 2012, Zalman was already becoming obscure and the D14 had already been out for 2 years.

    I found new stock in a few places in Europe and Asia and Taobao ended up being the best option.
     
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    nice Monday morning gift from DHL
     
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  18. nCrypt

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    absolutely love my noctua NF-A12x25 PWMs. have 4 of them on my 2x240mm rads in my 5800X/3080 Build.

    Now i want to swap them out for the black ones,,, but not really worth it, given these current 4 cost me $300 lol (75 a fan, not cheap :D)

    Look awesome but!
     
  19. boozle

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    Noctua Store on Newegg is your friend. Though they still cost ~$50 each for the chromax version.
     
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  20. micsway123

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    not air cooling rather the exact opposite!



    ZERO fans with a 10900k + 3080 which is kinda incredible IMO
     
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