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Old 25-06-12, 01:40 PM
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CPU coolers for a small rig !suggestions!

hey everyone, i am wanting to lower the temps of my rig and i was thinking of getting a new cooler for my CPU and some 120mm case fans but i would like to hear what others think of my plans.

The case is a cooler master elite 430 so it's not the biggest so i don't really want to have a cooler that's really big and takes up half of the case just something that will lower temps a good bit.

The coolers that i was thinking of was a noctua NH C14, noctua NH L12 or some sort of an all in one water cooling solution like a corsair H60.

For the case fans i have no idea which ones are good or not good i was looking for 4 or 5 that are good price to performance ratio.

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i3 2120 3.30ghz
XFX HD 6870 stock
4GB corsair vengeance
MSI Z77A-G45
corsair CXV2-600
western digital 500 gb blue
coolermaster elite 430

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Old 25-06-12, 01:47 PM
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From what i've read, the lesser corsair all in one loops are not really worth the money so i would suggest a decent air cooler instead. Since your case is smaller i can definitely suggest the Bequiet Dark rock advanced. I use it in my PC with a 4.3ghz overclock and my temps don't exceed 69-70. Should've really gotten a bigger cooler considering my case is pretty big but if it aint broke why fix it

As for case fans i hear nothing but praise for noctua fans so they seem like a safe et, or perhaps bitfenix spectre pros.
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ok cheers for the help ^^
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Old 25-06-12, 02:58 PM
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Just a note. Make sure you get the newest version as i believe they have changed the mounting system slightly to make it easier. I have the original one and although it's a great cooler and absolutely silent, it was a 2 man job installing it
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Old 25-06-12, 03:13 PM
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what do you guys think of these fans? They have high CFM and say to be the best performance to sound ratio. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...tid=57&subcat=
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Old 25-06-12, 03:16 PM
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what do you guys think of these fans? They have high CFM and say to be the best performance to sound ratio. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...tid=57&subcat=

Don't always believe the jargon on websites. Go for tried and tested over stats. The noctuas you mentioned and the bitfenix spectre pros are both highly regarded on the forums
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Old 25-06-12, 03:38 PM
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for your computer are the fans screwed in because i tried to mount a fan with the screws that it came with but the heads of the screws got chewed up by the screwdriver so for fans that come with screws do i need to tap the fans before using the screws? also do you know of a website that i can get fans from?
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Old 25-06-12, 03:45 PM
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I think you just need better quality screws mate.
All fans come with unthreaded holes which need to be threaded by the screw itself.
As for fans, Amazon are fairly good when it comes to stuff like that. I'd also check out Corsair's new range of fans, as they seem to be quite good.
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thanks for the help!
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Old 25-06-12, 05:59 PM
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other sites to compare are Aria.co.uk overclockers.co.uk scan.co.uk <- all good retailers
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