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martward

Hi all,

 

I have a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 and lately I haven't been particularly satisfied with my temperatures. I bought a RTX 2060 (Gigabyte Windforce OC) which is considerably hotter than my previous GTX 1060 (Gigabyte G1 Gaming) so I'm looking for a way to maybe lose a couple of degrees. I was thinking maybe some new fans would help, since the fans I use now are the ones that came with the case, which are 140mm 1000RPM fans (though the case comes with a fan controller and I usually have it set to 7 volts, no idea how many RPM it's running at).

I am thinking of replacing it with a smaller case (Corsair Carbide Air 240) in a couple of months when I'm replacing the CPU. 

I was wondering if it makes sense to purchase a set of new fans and if you have any suggestions as to which would be good.

Looks are less important than performance, though if they happen to be black and white/grey that would be preferred.

 

Thanks

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That new case looks like it comes with some pretty solid fanage, so I don't think buying new ones would really be necessary if you end up picking that up. If not, though, then some new ones would definitely be a good idea. People often forget how important they airflow in their case is to their temps.

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9 minutes ago, Netivity said:

It might be worth purchasing an Arctic GPU cooler to replace the stock one.

 

https://www.arctic.ac/worldwide_en/products/cooling/vga.html

 

I haven't used one in years, but when I changed out my old 750Ti (I think) at the time it reduced the temps dramatically.

AFAIK they don't support the 2060 yet, might do it in the future though, if the temperatures are still high.

 

7 minutes ago, 2SidedPolygon said:

That new case looks like it comes with some pretty solid fanage, so I don't think buying new ones would really be necessary if you end up picking that up. If not, though, then some new ones would definitely be a good idea. People often forget how important they airflow in their case is to their temps.

Yes I looked at them, there are $4 fans at 1300rpm though, they don't sound very impressive but I don't know much about it.

 

6 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

i mean, noctua is really good, but you either love or hate them

So would I need to look at that NF-F12? Any thoughts on the Corsair ml120 or the be quiet! Pure wings 2?

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Just now, martward said:

AFAIK they don't support the 2060 yet, might do it in the future though, if the temperatures are still high.

  

Yes I looked at them, there are $4 fans at 1300rpm though, they don't sound very impressive but I don't know much about it.

 

So would I need to look at that NF-F12? Any thoughts on the Corsair ml120 or the be quiet! Pure wings 2?

pure wings 2 is good for its cheap price.

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Just now, martward said:

So would I need to look at that NF-F12? Any thoughts on the Corsair ml120 or the be quiet! Pure wings 2?

afaik good fans, much better than you currently have

 

nff12 is great, but once again, you either like or hate them

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I bought a 5 pack of the Arctic P12's put all 5 in use on my ryzen rig, very good price to performance ratio (have them on radiators and as intake and exhaust) (5 fans $28 shipped)

 

I just purchased the 5 pack of the Arctic F8's based on the performance (and cost) of the P12's for my mini tower loop Im getting ready for. (5 fans 17 shipped)

 

Highly recommended since you are going to switch cases soon and may not use the fans you buy.  These are affordable and work as advertised.

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