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Old 02-28-2015, 04:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CPU heatsinks and swapping fans it came W/

So it looks like I am going with an aftermarket CPU heatsink and fan set-up and not a liquid cooling set-up.

I'm looking @ all the options of fans out there. LED. NON - LED etc...

Heres my question?
If I were to purchase a aftermarket CPU cooling unit like ( just for example ) some type of cooler master, and Deep cool etc.... Is it possible to replace the fans they came with, with other fans from another company as long as they are the same size?

For example I buy the CM 212-EVO but want LED fans. Can I just swap the fans for LED fans?

I look @ the db reading on all the aftermarket CPU heatsink fans and they are all over the board. If I were to replace the fan it came with, with a separate fan that has a lower db reading what that work? And would that decrease the db then?

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Db rating isn't always accurate and usually subjective. I doubt you'd actually hear the fan on the 212 EVO.
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