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PaiN
08-12-07, 08:44 PM
This is so easy its laughable, Tr's site (http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_support_installation_hr03-plus.htm) never mentions a 120mm fan istallation, so I figured it would take some work. I finally got sick of the noise of the 92mm I had on and decided to attempt the 120mm. I had out zip ties, wires, braces, snips tape and ...(well forget that ;) ) I prepared to dig in, then suddenly "clip, clip" it was on...
look:
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/Mikepain_pics/001.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/Mikepain_pics/002.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/Mikepain_pics/003.jpg

remember, I'm a trained professional, don't try this alone....and always get Mom & Dad's permission before starting any project.

SOAD
08-12-07, 08:58 PM
very impressive :D


Has it lowered the temps or was it just to lower the noise.

I am going to buy one now.

Just need to find some good fans for this and the case.

any you would recommend?

PaiN
08-12-07, 09:02 PM
Antec "Tricool" they move 40cfm(120mm) on low and are virtually silent. they are all I use.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209011

breathemetal
08-12-07, 09:58 PM
Sweet :cool:

PaiN
08-13-07, 07:39 AM
I've finally got to do some testing this morning.... the room is cool (I don't have an exact temp but ~66-68F) with low humidity. NV monitor is showing a load temp of 60C! Unbelievable, that's with the Tricool on "low" running silent and ~6-7C lower than with the 92mm Silverstone on full

SOAD
09-01-07, 06:39 PM
Antec "Tricool" they move 40cfm(120mm) on low and are virtually silent. they are all I use.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209011



are these the tricool you are talking about??

cheers


http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/82251

john19055
09-04-07, 02:11 AM
A 120mm fan is always going to be better then a 80mm or a 92mm fan because of the size and it does'nt have to run as fast to get the same CFM and they are nearly always quieter since they don't have to spin as fast to get the same amount of air.I thought the SilverStone 120mm with a CFM of 110 was going to be loud at full speed but I can bearly even hear it in my Antec P180 case.

Mussels
09-04-07, 09:02 AM
A 120mm fan is always going to be better then a 80mm or a 92mm fan because of the size and it does'nt have to run as fast to get the same CFM and they are nearly always quieter since they don't have to spin as fast to get the same amount of air.I thought the SilverStone 120mm with a CFM of 110 was going to be loud at full speed but I can bearly even hear it in my Antec P180 case.

CFM measurements are subjective too, some brands 'exxagerate' a little.

Pressure matters too, some fans perform poorly when up close to a heatsink, but perform great as a case fan with no obstructions.

I'll vote for the tri-cools as well, perfectly average fan in every way. low speed is low air, but silent. Medium - slightly audible, but more air. High - 'noisy' by my standards, but certainly moves some air.

My favourites for case fans are nexus 120mm at the moment, at 10v or 7v, they are completely silent, and will be my choice when i get me a HR-03 plus for my birthday :)

SOAD
09-25-07, 04:42 AM
well im going to be trying this :D

Decided to go for the 120mm version :)

Ive got an Akasa Amber 120mm

should be quiet enough in a p182 se

Mussels
09-25-07, 11:41 AM
i did this, although i used zip ties on the top half, as it didnt feel too secure.

great performance, because the top of the fan cools the heatpipes before they even reach the heatsink.