Well my dad is ordering an external hard drive to put his pictures on so I figured it would be a good time to order some case fans.
Right now I just have the cool master 120mm fans that came with my case, the centurion 534, they don't seem to push much air. I also bought a zaleman 80mm fan to go on the vent on the side panel, blowing directly onto the heatsink. That dropped my cpu temp by 2 degrees idle, and I can't even hear it with the resister plugged in.
I was looking at these fans Newegg.ca - Scythe SY1225SL12M 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan - Case Fans
Not too expensive, since I need three so thats about $40 after shipping + tax. They're supposed to be relatively quiet and move a good amount of air. But isn't every fan supposed to be that
The fan on the core contact; is it worth replacing? Would there be a noticeable difference in cooling going with one of those scythe's instead of the one it came with? Noise isn't too big of an issue, although it is probably the loudest fan in my case when the gpu's is turned down to idle.
One last quiet question, are PCI slot coolers any good? Newegg.ca - VANTEC SP-FC70-BL 70mm PCI Slot Case Cooler - Case Fans
That one is not overly expensive (except shipping is half the price of the fan..) Do they go into PCI express? or Just the plain PCI slot? It Looks like you could just cut away some of the plastic mounting fin things and it'd be good for either. Just curious as to where it would fit on my motherboard.