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Old May 7, 2009, 06:00 AM
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What you should really be looking for is a high static pressure fan, not CFM or RPM. The static pressure is what will help drive the air through the crosshatch. Unfortunately, that spec is rarely listed for fans. The Scythe S-Flex are high static pressure, and I think the Zalman ZM-F3. There are certainly others...

I am sure that delta listed at "Max Air Pressure 12.43 mmH²0" must be pretty high (I've nothing to compare it too), considering it's 150CFM at 4000RPM! The pci slot fan controller will help keep the noise down when you don't need full cooling power.

Let us know how it goes with removing the shroud!

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