Last edited by Wries; 2012-05-03 at 09:13 AM.
Plus the enamel badge they package with their heatsinks actually looks like it is worth sticking to the case, instead of a bit of glossy sticky-back plastic.Argh dey ugleh xD Even inside the case with no window I feel the disturbance! But you got to appreciate the warranties, accessories and probably a genuine give-a-damn they have about their products.
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I've also built up a pretty big pile of fans... I've got two Zalman ZM-F3 fans, two SilenX Effizio fans, a NZXT case fan, the two fans that come with the XSPC kit I bought, a 200mm fan I bought for my old case, and one other I can't remember. :/
I'll never use them, but I can't bring myself to throw them away; "What if a friend needs them?!" if my excuse.
Sometimes I literally have one core that is 12 degrees cooler than the hottest core (Celsius)... how's that for balanced heat? :P
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1x 200mm Xigmatek Crystal or w.e fan
1x 120mm Hyper 212+ fan
1x 140mm Cooler Master HAF X fan
1x 200mm Cooler Master HAF X fan
oh I'm so young and new. :P
The rattling/grinding noise of my H80 drives me nuts. Seriously considering installing the stock cooler just to get rid of it.
Anyway, since we are measuring e-peen in terms of non-used fans:
- 2x Fractal Design 120mm case fans
- 2x Scythe GT 1850RPM 120mm
- 2x Corsair 120mm fans
- 1x Antec "BigBoy" 200mm
- 2x "Unknown" 80mm (extremely old and loud)
- 1x "Unknown" 120mm (also extremely loud)
I also have an Arctic Freezer 7, like three intel stock coolers and an older Zalman CPU cooler.
If it's anything like the H100 I had to send back for the same reason, turning it sideways/upsidedown doesn't affect it all that much, and unless the H80's pump gets its power from a 3 pin fan connection (the H100 uses a molex) a fan controller isn't really an option either. I've read about people putting a diode inline with the 12V wire from the connection to the pump sometimes fixes it, or you can just RMA it.
Also, <impatient>WTB my watercooling stuff getting here already!</impatient>
So Corsair just came out with their own series of fans and if they perform as well as they look, I'm definitely gonna buy a few:
I've never understood why H80's are shown as exhausting air out. Blowing the hot air inside the case across the radiator = derp. It would make a hell of a lot more sense to have it intake cool air from the rear, which is then exhausted out by the top fans. I had a good ~5-6c drop in temps when I reversed my H100 fans as intakes (in pull) instead of exhausts (in push).
you wouldn't want 60-80 degree air cooling your ram and motherboard
also, those corsair fans look awesome, but they look like another 'looks good, performs bad" fan, even with 3.1 mm/H2O pressure, 67 CFM is only okay for watercooling
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Hey guys I just have a quick question that I've been wondering about for quite a while.
Why in the world does EU pay more in EUROS than the US pays in DOLLARS for CPUs? I mean, we pay a whopping €204/$270 for an i5-3570k while it's for sale in the US for $189.99! I understand taxes and all that shit but this is just crazy.
And Sandy Bridge isn't much cheaper here either... €188/$250 for an i5-2500k is normal.
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It's not always just import taxes, quite often some price-gouging happens along the way. Before it reaches your country it exchanges hands quite a few times, a bit more getting added to the price each time that happens (they've gotta make their bit of profit). You pay the final sum of it all.
Supply/demand in your region can further bork the prices e.g. since GTX680's are out of stock in US itself, imagine how long other countries have to wait for their stock to arrive. Retailers can take advantage of this by increasing the prices even further since people will do anything to get one.
Basically, live in USA or get fucked.