I am having a really really tough desicion between the 2 mentioned coolers. Tbh i likw the megahalems because the top looks like the transformers logo and the VenX looks like a normal cooler however i have heard the ven X is a better one. The ven X is £39 while the megaH is £42 both without fans.Any help on the best fans for these two?. I would like the noise levels to be similar to the stock intel fans
They are so similar, take your pick and yes the fans can be controlled through the mobo and speedstep unless you are overclocking. You could also get a fan speed controller or use Speedfan, personally I use a manual speed controller.
I am going to use one fan atm to keep costs down however i will get 2 in a push pull in the start of jan. Atm im just looking for something to last me thease 2-3 weeks so something not more than 10 quid. aslo how do i know the fans are the ones that spin faster as the cpu heats up?. Also can you reccoment and good Blue or green led fans? . Not looking to buy from scan this time round due to all the snow ahah so im buying from this aviva place. thanks again
The Enermax Appolish do all sorts of colours but are a bit more expensive.
I have the Enermax Everest that are blue and the Enermax Clusters are white.
Both of these will work with a single unit but will obviously improve when you can add another, I'm assuming you want them as you have a side window or something and that you will get 2 the same.
Only thing with the Everest and Appolish is they have a built in temp sensor that supposidly measures the temps where you put it and auto adjusts but I didn't find that it worked very well so I cut the end off and twisted the wires together to get it to run at full speed or whatever speed I decide through my fan speed controller.
Anyway you will need to control your fan speeds through the bios, each fan slot will have its own setting, each board is different but somewhere in the settings you will find the different fan adjustments but you need fans with pwm connections, looks like the only ones with pwm are the Clusters - http://www.enermax.co.uk/products/fans/cluster
Im probs going for the enermax silence however i realise it is a 3 pin connector however it comes with a 4 pin converter. I have a 4 pin socket on my mobo. Will this mean that the enermax will work like my normal intel fan?
No the adapter changes a 3 pin fan into a 4 pin molex, not a 4 pin pwm.
The TB's only push ou 42CFM the recommended for the Mega is 57CFM.
The Clusters are 53CFM and have pwm.
2x TB's would be good but you will need to either run them full speed constantly which isn't a problem because they are so quiet ir get yourself a fan speed controller. I think your choices are -
2x TB Silence, try them full speed if too loud get a fan speed controller later. £16 approx
1 or 2 Clusters running off pwm setup in the bios. £21
If you read the reviews they use some pretty powerfull fans on the Mega to get those results, I still think the Magma's are gonna give you best results but you'll need a controller unless you take the very expensive TB Vegas with pwm.
If you aren't overclocking the TB's will be fine, if overclocking you'll want 2x Clusters or the Magma's
Magma's are gonna be £19 + £20 controller = £39
Best and easiest setup is the Clusters with pwm, get 1, check you temps and go from there, unless by getting 2 and saving on postage is gonna work out saving you money.
Looks like you only get 1 set of fan clips and need to buy these for the 2nd fan http://www.scan.co.uk/products/prolimatech-megahalem-12...(120mm-x-38mm)-fan-wire-clips?source=froogle&utm_campaign=googlebase&utm_medium=googlebase&utm_source=googlebase&utm_term=Prolimatech+Megahalem+12038+(120mm+x+38mm)+fan+Wire+Clips
I have just thought of an idea. I have a antec 1200 case which has 2 120 mm fans at the back connected with a default speed controller which has the speeds low, medium and high. Could i disconnect one f the fans and connect it to the heatsink?
first the difficulty of selecting the heatsink and now the difficulty of the fan = P
I will probabaly do this then, yes they are the tri cool however will taking the fann off hinder the cases tempreture. Also another question that was bugging me in my sleep, if you have a fan controller the the cpu fan and say you began to render a video and the cpu temps went high, how would you know?
Yeah but if you end up with the right gear its all worth it.
Yes it will effect the extraction from the case, obviously 2 fans expell more than 1.
What speed do you have your rear fans set at at the minute?
As for temps there are quite a few progs you can use, HWMonitor, Coretemp, Realtemp and Speedfan.
That is the advantage of using pwm fans as once set in the bios they speed up and slow down with the cpu temps.
Your still going to get best performace with a couple of Clusters, they are pwm and it will free up your rear fans.
Also the Enermax will be a lot quieter than the Antecs.
I cannot get the clusters atm because of scan saying that their are delays and aswell no local retailers sell this fan. I will use the antec one for the time being however as this fan is a chassis fan and is directly connected to the Molex plug of the PSU how will i go from there?. Im worried that the cpu will heat up and i leave the fans setting too low causing it to overheat. Still very confused
I am considering getting fans from these 2 stores so could you have a lok and reccomend a good one (PWM) for the timebeing?