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SI-128 vs Ninja in an Armor case w/25cm (a lot of airflow)

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September 3, 2006 12:45:36 AM

Here is a link to the case, and I have drawn arrows to show the airflow orientation. Blue - air entering, Red - air leaving.

I hoping to still keep the system pretty low noise by using lower rpm fans.

http://www.imageigloo.com/viewer.php?id=7745aromor%20ai...

I will be adding another HDD cage where the top blue arrow is, and It will have a fan in the front.

Now the question is which heat sink would work best?

This is what I think the SI-128 will keep the CPU cooler because it will get cool air from the big fan, and of course i will add a 120mm fan on top of SI-128.

Please give me your opinions and tell me what you think if you have any other heatsink in mind thatwould work better please let me know. perhaps the scythe mine.

BTW, the mobo i going to be a P5W DH w/ e6600.


Links:

SI-128
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

Ninja
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

Mine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...
September 3, 2006 2:04:01 AM

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I was going to recommend the SI-128, but when I saw the price of Scythe Mine ($36) I just thought 'F*ck that's cheap!'.
The performance difference between them will be minimal.

It's either the side fan drawing air in for SI-120 or the back fan creating a windtunnel drawing the air out for Ninja or Mine.



So if money is not a factor at all then which would would have a more solid fit and even a little better performance?

Does the SI need a high flow fan to be effective or any low flow fan would do?

Thanks again for the help.
September 3, 2006 2:24:41 AM

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The Thermalright Ultra-120 would be more suitable for your case.
It's like Scythe Mine, but slighly better when used with a ~2000RPM 120mm fan.


thanks bro.
September 3, 2006 2:35:21 AM

I'd go for the Scythe Ninja. I have the Kandalf case w/ 25cm side fan and along with my BigTyphoon HSF, I got some pretty good results. The Ninja is a very good hsf as well.
September 3, 2006 3:25:49 AM

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what about the lian li what HS would work better

http://www.lian-li.com/Product/Chassis/Server_Full_Towe...

Then you're only left with choosing HSFs that blows air out the back then get sucked out by the rear fan. i.e. no SI-120/SI-128 or TT Big Typhoon, etc.

I think i remember reading in a review that the si-128 performs as well with a fan pulling as with a fan pushing.
September 3, 2006 4:13:29 AM

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Just look the design. Words in review mean nothing.


I am looking at the design but i am not as pro as you are man, so thats why i ask you :D 
September 3, 2006 6:07:29 AM

Actually I think a heatsink like the SI-128 would work better in a case with the big ass fan on the side (don't even get me started about that) than any tower heatsink would. Towers are setup to cool with air being pushed through the fins, not at them. Granted it could be only a couple degrees difference, but who knows. So I would go with the 128 if I was going to get the Armor, but I would never get the Armor in the first place so... :wink:
September 3, 2006 7:00:34 AM

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Actually I think a heatsink like the SI-128 would work better in a case with the big ass fan on the side (don't even get me started about that) than any tower heatsink would. Towers are setup to cool with air being pushed through the fins, not at them. Granted it could be only a couple degrees difference, but who knows. So I would go with the 128 if I was going to get the Armor, but I would never get the Armor in the first place so... :wink:


why wont you get an armor, and what would you get?
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