Decided that I will be replacing my B75 and i3 2130 soon. Can get a decent price for it from a friend, and it'll allow me to do what I should've done in the first place. Get a 3570k, z77 and decent aftermarket cooler. At the moment, I'm looking at the hyper evo 212.
Installing it won't be an issue, but I've been reading quite conflicting messages when it comes to the fan(s) on the hyper evo. Would love for someone experienced with it to shed some light on it. The only thread easy to find on the subject here (without reading actual post contents for single replies containing info) is this one. Basically, the advice from Toffie's test is: don't bother changing it.
But... the fan that comes with it seems quite loud compared to different fans. (Comparison with the Nexus RS 120: Clicky - And versus the intel stock cooler Clicky2 - that guy cares a lot more about sound, seeing as this is his setup)
On to the burning question at hand: Is it worthwhile replacing the stock fan on the hyper evo with a moderate clock (4ghz - 4.5ghz), also taking sound levels into account? If so, is it worthwhile going for a push/pull config (2fans)?
I'm aware that if replacing the fans is recommended, it's also recommended to use two of the same fans for optimal use.
I don't feel like going for a corsair h100 or similar option, seeing as the most logical place for the radiator is currently occupied by fancy colorshift fans. (I know right, choosing lights over performance. Zomg.)
PS. The guy that made the video above has posted results of his idle/load temps being 2-5 degrees higher using nexus fans, but they're so silent that he feels it's worth it.