CPU Fan RPM.

Hi there,

I'm thinking of getting a new CPU cooler as the one I have now is the same one I was using in my Phenom1.

The cooler I am looking at does not come with fans and having started researching fans I am wondering if there are some 120mm fans that if used on a CPU cooler rather than in the case might actually cause stress on the cooler mounting. For e.g. the 5000rpm+ fans, especially 2x in push/pull.

I am not looking for cooler suggestions as there are a ton of posts about that already, I am more interested in what to look out for when choosing your own parts.

Thanks,
JeProject
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  1. There are many 120mm fans suitable for HSF use. Higher speed fans push more air but make a lot of irritating noise. Usually something around 2000 RPM is the max that most folks can tolerate. See the links below for some sources and fan info.

    http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g36/c15/s60/list/p1/Fans-12_Volt_Fans-120mm_x_25mm_Fans-Page1.html?o=rating_desc&id=WPfX5qC6&mv_pc=3358&gclid=COqXiorVk6sCFfQAQAodDyNyag

    http://www.svc.com/

    http://www.frostytech.com/permalink.cfm?NewsID=78062
  2. Thanks for the links. I have been looking at the Scythe Gentle Typhoons a lot so I will probably go with two of the 1850rpm version based on what you said.

    I want to put these one the CNPS10X Flex as I like the fact it has a flat copper plate in contact with the cpu rather than the bare heat pipes which I don't think I can be bothered with when it comes to putting the paste on properly. Hopefully that will give me considerably better performance than my CNPS9300 lol.
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