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Old August 31, 2010, 10:10 AM
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You really can't trust noise ratings most of the time. With that said, the Scythe Gentle Typhoon fans have pretty much the best noise to airflow ratio there is. Coolermaster R4s push a lot of air but aren't particularly quiet. I've heard good things about the Silverstone Air Penetrator fans as well.
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Old August 31, 2010, 11:04 AM
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^Thanks for the reply Zero'. I was looking at the Silverstone AP121 which some people have used on the H50. I may just buy a bunch and try them out. Any fan I don't use on the H70 can always be used elsewhere.
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Old August 31, 2010, 11:21 AM
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For a radiator I would go with Gentle Typhoons to be honest. They have very good static pressure, which is what you want for pushing air through radiators and tight fin arrays.
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^I've got a couple of those on my list, too. Cheers!
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Update:

I was able to get a couple of Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm fans locally since all e-tailers I tried were sold out. Just got them installed today and boy what a difference do they make! They are indeed super quiet at max speed (around 1730 rpm via fan controller) and cooling is averaging 2C lower than before @ idle. I will run a Prime test later.

I did try mounting the top fan on the exterior of the case but the i/o sliding cover would not fit back on top. So both fans are inside the case but at least that annoying whining sound is gone now.

Corsair should opt for a quieter stock fan, imo.
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Hello all. I purchased one of these units from NCIX last week and the item arrived on Tuesday. I have a HAF 922 and I had a Hyper 212+ installed in it. It took me just over an hour to remove the old cooler and install the new one.

Installation was straight forward, just like the review shows. I did install it with the air intake into the case instead of exhausting and I can't say I have seen elevated temps in the case. I took the case's 120mm exhaust fan and installed it on the side as an intake blowing onto the video card. I have a GTX 480 and it idles in the case at 40C with the fan set to 50%.

My CPU is an i7 920 D0 and when I installed the cooler I was OC at 3.4 (180x19) and my idle temps were virtually identical to my 212+, around 35C on the cores. I did see a nice improvement on the load temps though, as my load temps after 15 min of Prime95 Small FFTs was 62C. If I recall my Hyper 212+ was closer to 68C.

I bumped my OC up to 3.6 (190x19) and my idle temps are still around 35C. And, after 15 min of Prime95 Small FFTs I was around 63C. I ran a half hour of OCCT and I hovered at the 63-65C point as it warbled up and down a touch, spending more time at the 63C point than 65C point.

I am running the stock fans at the highest speed and I am not bothered by the sound. I have never had a whisper quiet machine, ever, so it isn't irritating to me.

A couple of things I would change though. Some kind of indication that the pump is working would be nice... I can't hear it make a sound, I just hear the fans whirring, so how do I tell if the pump ever fails, other than the temps going up! Also, some kind of liquid temp would be nice to have too, so, Corsair, monitoring methods would be nice!

All in all I am a very satisfied owner of a psuedo-water cooling system! (Yes, I read the debate, and even though water is flowing and it is a pump and rad setup I won't claim full water cooling until I build my own loop - one day!)
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... Some kind of indication that the pump is working would be nice... I can't hear it make a sound, I just hear the fans whirring, so how do I tell if the pump ever fails, other than the temps going up! ...
Agreed. But @ boot up I can hear the H70 pump gurgling as it primes itself for about 10 seconds then it's pretty much silent.
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Hello, I have purchased a H70 from NCIX, it arrived yesterday. Took me about 30 minutes to install (removable mobo tray ftw.) I installed the rad and fans as intake as per recommended. The case i am using is the Coolermaster ATCS 840, so my airflow is supreme and my internal case temps are not really effected by the intake rad setup. I am using the H70 to cool an AMD 1055t @ 3.5ghz (4.1ghz turbo). CoreTemp shows idle temps around 12/13 degrees, and after an 2 hours of gaming my temps are in the mid 20's. Over all I am very impressed with this cooler.

I am coming from the stock AMD cooler, and now my load temps are lower then my old idle temps. :D
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12/13 degrees idle ? Is your computer outside ?
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12/13 degrees idle ? Is your computer outside ?
Or in a basement.
I remember at my old house it was 10 degrees in the basement, and it gave me some awesome temps.

That being said they are very low, so it is possible that whatever he is using to read it might be incorrect.

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