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    120mm CPU Fan. Worth it ?

    Hi guys.

    I've been thinking in getting an adapter to 120mm FAN and getting a 120mm FAN. I've seen they run at slower speeds but trow in more air.

    Is it worth it ?, will my CPU be cooler ? or maybe the same ?, Even if it's the same it might be worth it cos it will be less noisy.

    Any one you recommend me ?

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    sure they perform better,but ull have to take in consideration de added weight and torque effect of such a fan on an extension..
    i think svc has these clear ones for like 8 bucks or so..
    id rather bracket a couple 120's to,no worries :0

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    fyi, 80mm to 92mm increased temps on slk900a.

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    Yeah, it will work quite well, Lots more air and lots quieter. Make sure you use a spacer or duct, as they usually have a larger deadspot as well.

    As far as recommendatoins....sorry cant spell today, to lazy

    For quiet...http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/fan-18.html

    For c00lness...http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/fan-22.html

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    Originally posted by bushmeal on 04-15-2004 at 10:38 AM
    fyi, 80mm to 92mm increased temps on slk900a.
    Which fans were used?
    But an 80mm fan @ the same CFM as a 92 is going to be a LOT louder.


    EDIT:
    But...it depends on the fans...lol realized what I said didnt make much sense.
    Last edited by MegaDan; 04-15-2004 at 01:27 PM.

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    Another thing to check, if the cpu socket is real close to the edge of the board, the 120mm fan might interfere with your power supply............i have 92 mm fans and it is very close.
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    the slk is without an adapter so its not an equal comparison. I have a 120mm to 80mm adapter on a tt 11+ and it seems to work well. Using the SVC adapter ($4) and an SVC 98CFM fan ($10). Definately a much quieter option for that much air flow. Make sure you have clearance before you try it.

    edit: golfer beat me to the clearance issue.
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    I think, on a DFI Infinity, you have no chance of placing a 120mm on cpu... look how close cpu socket is to the edge of the board... even 92mm fans have a little trouble to be sticked in there, because already a 25mm thick back exhaust fan is right next there.

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    The good thing about the big fans is they really get all the air moving in your case not just for the cpu.
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    Nah, every review I've read have clearly shown much higher temps with fan adapters, even though the bigger fans supposedly push more CFM. Not worth it IMO.
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    Hey thanks guys. I'll check if there is enough space in my dfi infinity. Also I'll check some reviews as there seem to be some mixed feelings.

    Still, For 15 I might give it a try (If it fits) and will get back to you with the results
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    Well. As someone suggested there isn't much space left on my DFI Infinity so even If I wanted to do it I couldn't

    But I might stick a 120mm into my system though to cool it down. I have to slots on the side panel for 80mm fans. I might put 1 120mm instead. (less noisy and might move more air
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