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    Like I added in my first post, they will be swapped for 2 560TI's. For some reason they're running really hot while gaming. Top one gets to about 88 degrees celcius. Now, I don't know what's acceptable, but that is REALLY hot to me, so I'm looking for something to bring them down a bit. Also, they're really noisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vexation View Post
    Yeah, the fact that it supplies airflow to the memory was definitely a factor to consider. I think I'll probably go with it, just for the mere fact that the design is "weird" in a good way. I like picking the not so standard things. Genesis it is.

    The fans were included in the box? or did you get them in a separate box? I'm quite happy with the noise levels there, I'm not going to OC that much just yet, so silence is a major factor, seeing as the PC is in the living room where my GF watches TV, and I don't want to disturb her too much.

    So much for the CPU cooler then, onto the aftermarket GPU, any ideas?

    Edit: Lol once again at your offtopic discussions XD do you guys have an IRC or something? lol, I'd probably laugh my butt off just listening in there.
    Vex, fans are unfortunately not included. BTW, SMDuff is my boy toy...

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    Hey Vex, where are you located ?

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    Vex is overseas Doctor.

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    The Netherlands unfortunately, else it's be a lot easier, heh.
    But yeah, Should I go with the (Blue) Prolimatech Fans then? assuming they provide good enough airflow while being quite silent. Or are there any other fans which you would recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vexation View Post
    The Netherlands unfortunately, else it's be a lot easier, heh.
    But yeah, Should I go with the (Blue) Prolimatech Fans then? assuming they provide good enough airflow while being quite silent. Or are there any other fans which you would recommend?
    Whatever color looks best in your case Vex. Those Prolimatech fans will be silent at 17DBa's. Your case fans and case will drown the sound. They cooled well for low speed. You could put up to 3 if I remember. If you want you copuld get higher speed fans and control them through your bios or speedfan software.

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    Yeah, speedfan, I don't seem to be able to get that piece of software working, must be me.
    However, I'll take your word for the cooling capabilities of the fans, and they will be ordered a.s.a.p then.

    I'm glad to finally have some proper support on a forum, heh, muchos gracias!

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    Hi Vex, Prolimatech sent us two Red LED 140mm Vortex fans, but if you want to run a push pull configuration, you can add a 3rd fan. Are the blue fans you mentioned 140mm Vortex ?

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    Yeah, they are indeed Vortex fans. I heard about the push/pull config, isn't that where 2 fans are installed and they both blow in the same direction to increase airflow through the heatsink?

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    In a push pull configuration, the fan facing the front of the case towards the Optical bays would be pulling air into the cooler, the other fan would be pushing the hot air out towards the rear of the case.

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    Just like me daddy says Push and pull is eaxactly what it says. The 2 x fans would go on the riser. 1 pushing and 1 pulling. The proper position would be having the unit installed facing the rear exhaust from your case so the push/pull aims to the exhaust. The 3rd fan goes on the vertical part pushing air through the finials aimed at your ram.


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    This photo shows single fan on each segment of the cooler. the riser is where you add second and the installation should be like in the photo.


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    I see, thanks for the info. is it advisable to do a push/pull configuration? As in, is the extra cooling performance worth it vs the added cost/noise?

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    You will notice a drop in temps, but it's hard to say how much of a drop, every system is different. If I had to take a guess I would say at least 2c could be a little more. Do you plan on overclocking, and will you be using the Dragon Rider case for this build ?

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    I am indeed planning on overclocking to like 3.8-4 GHz, once I figure out how, lol. And yeah, that will be the case I will be using

    Edit: If that OC is even possible, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vexation View Post
    I am indeed planning on overclocking to like 3.8-4 GHz, once I figure out how, lol. And yeah, that will be the case I will be using

    Edit: If that OC is even possible, lol
    Vex, I did the review. You should be able to get 4GHz.

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