Coolermaster HHC-01, anyone tried it with a quieter fan?

aphex

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Im in the market for a new HSF. I currently have a Globalwin WBK-38 that originally came with a delta screamer. I replaced it with a Panaflo 92mm. The cooling was never to incredibly great, but lately its gotten pretty bad (idleing at 54c right now). Ive been looking into the HHC-01, but i really dont want another vaccum cleaner.

Has anyone changed out the fan on this HS? or seen any review places that have?
 

aphex

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Thanks, im gonna look into getting that 31cfm thermaltake fan for it possibly... :)
 

Daovonnaex

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I exchanged the fan for a Sunon. It doesn't cool as well, but still has adequate performance.
 

aphex

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Hmmm... well i dont wanna get it if i'll have the same performance as i do now... maybe i should get an aluminum case or something for cooling then...
 

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I bought the HHC-01 for my XP-1900+ and I am extremely impressed with it's cooling abilities. The stock fan is loud and annoying, so I replaced it with a 60 mm, 4500 RPM GlobalWin fan. My results using Arctic Silver 3:

Stock 6800 RPM Fan

Idle: 30 C
Load: 36 C

GlobalWin 4500 RPM Fan

Idle: 33 C
Load: 40 C

The GlobalWin fan is really quiet and performs almost as well as the loud stock fan.
 

aphex

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Hmmm, i might consider that too... My 1.2ghz runs at 54-60C right now
 

Jhhnn

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If your temps are rising over time, your heatsink is probably getting clogged with dust, lint, hair, etc. All of the thin fin/ tightly spaced fin coolers are particularly susceptible.

You didn't say what processor or kind of overclock you're using, but you might check out the GC68 from SVCompucycle if it's nothing extreme. Several people have reported good results with the relatively quiet stock 80mm fan, and it's cheap, also fits most boards. I'd try one myself, except that the machine I'm building now has an Alpha 8045.