Hardware Experts: Approve my v8 Replacement

Ok, I'm going to replace the fan that my v8 heatsink currently has. I'm looking to hit 4.2GHz on my 920 with maximum cooling. Do you guys think this is a good choice:

Delta QFR1212GHE-PWM 120mm Case Fan - Retail (6000RPM, 210.38 CFM, 64 dBA)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835706022

I guess my only concern is noise, I'm not exactly sure how loud 64 dBA is.... But I do know that the stock V8 fan only pushes out 69.69 CFM at 2000RPM.... So this definately looks like a good buy..... Should I go for it?
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  1. 64dBA is pretty loud. I think its about the same noise level as a sewing machine or a hairdryer turned on low. Then I guess with maximum cooling you would expect a fair bit of noise.
  2. moody89 said:
    64dBA is pretty loud. I think its about the same noise level as a sewing machine or a hairdryer turned on low. Then I guess with maximum cooling you would expect a fair bit of noise.



    Yeah, i figured it would be somewhat loud.. but man, at that air flow, im wondering if i could push a 920 up to 4.8
  3. 4.8? Stable? Good luck. You'll need a lot more than air to do that with. The V8 isn't exactly the best cooler as it is. A Core Contact Freezer would have been a better choice. Plus, it's pretty cheap right now, so if you've got the clearance in your case, I'd go for one of those, and if you've got a full tower and about twice as much money to spend, I'd go for a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme.
  4. jacknaylor got to 4.4 using a megashdow
  5. If you want to go above 4.2GHz then drop the V8 altogether - the heatsink itself isn't fantastic, so biggers fans will only do so much.

    You're looking at a Megahalems/Mega Shadow or Ultra 120 Extreme Rev C/TRUE Black Rev C with a good pair of high-pressure 120mm fans in push/pull to get that high.

    Also it will depend on the quality of your CPU - if JackNaylor hit 4.4 with his 920 then he had a very good one.
  6. Doesn't the V8 have a 120x25mm fan in the center? Will there be enough room for a 38mm to fit?

    I also see its a pwm fan I hope you don't plan on powering it off your MB. I see it draws 2.7 amps and I would guess the MB header isn't rated for more than 1amp.

    I also would agree that you would be better off getting a better HS like as was suggested TRUE, Mega, VX or a Noctua NH-D14
  7. Ah yes, the HUGE NH-D14.

    If that sucker don't get you to 4.2GHz I don't know what will!
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