The opinionated ramblings and muses of a weary web victim.
Published on February 18, 2013 By Jafo In Personal Computing

Well...I guess it takes/took 10 days or so of over 30c weather... but after x years of almost permanent running my V8 Coolermaster fan decided to bugger off and go troppo.

It's not like it was ever an issue.....until a shutdown/reboot ...cos I never shutdown.....

But then silly old me did.

So the fan said time for a holiday and shut up shop.

I got it kick-started one time with some compressed air and a poking or three....

...but today it said 'no way, Jose,  find some other poor sucker..'  [or in this case....blower].

Fortunatement I'd had a wee chat with yrag and he'd suggested a spiffy thing made by Noctua....yes, wait for it.....

...a FAN.

So I had just received a pair of 'em just this same day....fortuitous or what?

Now....my system was still failing to boot....BIOS having a hissy-fit that the CPU fan was having 'issues' namely it was AWOL.

So....not to be outdone I unplugged the fan from the V8 and plugged in the new trendy NF-F12 and figured...hey, no sweat...I'll just plonk it on top of the V8....it can do its blowing from there.....

And the system is a happy chappy....as I type this....fan hanging half out of the case....temps on average DOWN 6c.

Who needs to fit the thing actually INTO-THE-COOLER?

System won't know itself when I put both of them in.....PROPERLY....


Comments (Page 1)
on Feb 18, 2013

A NF-F12 ....

on Feb 18, 2013

Weren't you just referring to expansion cards that took up a city block! Who came up with the color scheme I wonder?

on Feb 18, 2013

Colour's meaningless...it's not exactly visible inside the V8 and inside the case.  Prime concern was/is that it works....and since it's just plonked on top of the cooler with the old-dead fan still festering inside....but doing a better job of it....all's well...

on Feb 18, 2013

noctua fans are butt ugly but are some of the very best performing fans you can buy. if they were black, i'd be using them but i now have 5 corsair fans (4 x 140mm, 1 x 120mm) in my case, that coolermaster v8 still looks like a beast though, doesn't it? i still have mine in a box around here somewhere.

on Feb 18, 2013

An excellent brand... should last a while. That heat you're having is a killer, though.

Just to cheer you up...

on Feb 18, 2013

System won't know itself when I put both of them in.....PROPERLY.

Yeah, I've got two fans on my Thermaltake FrioOCK cooler... keeps things beautifully cool, and is quiet.

It's similar to the V8 cooler in various ways but a tad cheaper... and being I have several Thermaltake components in/on this build it made sense to go with that flow.

 

on Feb 18, 2013

I had to order a new rear case fan this week, it has been howling when cold since last winter. I guess it's to be expected as I seldom shut my rig off so it's seen continuous duty since 2009. When/if the CPU fan goes, I plan on upgrading the cooler from the stock AMD unit.

on Feb 18, 2013

That's a pretty big fan dude. Is it organically powered?

 

running away really fast

on Feb 18, 2013

MadDeez
i now have 5 corsair fans (4 x 140mm, 1 x 120mm)

I have now got 6 fans in my case [not counting the CPU/GPU/PSU fans]....  3 x 140mm [2 top and 1 side] 3 x 120mm [1 front. 1 bottom and 1 rear].   Now I know that you don't like Thermaltake products, John, but these Thermaltake fans are quiet and have been reliable.  I've not had an issue with any of them, so will likely add a couple more to Shaunna's case before next Summer.  As her rig is making some noise I'm planning to replace her current fans, while adding one to the front and another on top

I also have a Corsair Dominator 3 fan cooler for my RAM....

And no, my Rig isn't noisy.  I can hear Shaunna's from across the room over mine, which is right beside me. I do hear the RAM cooler at boot, but only while it is spinning up.  After that my case s relatively quiet.  Oh, and I now have an AMD FX8350 x8 @ 4.0ghz in my Windows 8 rig, and like WOW, it sure has flown since.  I did have an AMD FX8170 in it, but this beasty leaves that in its wake.

on Feb 18, 2013

Don't these coolers work best when the CPU is properly sealed to the cooling unit?  I'd consider finishing the job right.  Though I would have to take it to the shop for a job like replacing the heatsink and cooler.

But you say it's cooling the CPU well?

If so you got lucky.

on Feb 18, 2013

starkers, i have one of those corsair cooling systems for my ram, too. i got it when i bought my dominator ram way back when. i never used that cooler, tho. i still have that ram and fan in a box somewhere, i'm sure. it was an 8 gb kit, i think. blue heatsinks for the ram were ordered from corsair to replace the black heatsinks that came on the sticks. i have been using corsair vengeance ram for around 18 months or so. and you're right, i do not care for thermaltake stuff. they work, i know, but i prefer to go other routes with my rig. as much as you are a fan of thermaltake, i am of corsair and asus. some folks rant about corsair and asus but i've always had great luck with them. to each their own, i guess

on Feb 18, 2013

My V8 is cool (pun intended). My seriously overclocked i7-920 rarely gets above 54°.

on Feb 18, 2013

That's a pretty big fan dude. Is it organically powered?

Yeah, if you count the organic material [coal] dug out of the ground to power up the turbines that produce the electricity used to power it.

on Feb 18, 2013

MadDeez
and you're right, i do not care for thermaltake stuff. they work, i know, but i prefer to go other routes with my rig. as much as you are a fan of thermaltake, i am of corsair and asus.

Yeah, I like AMD, Thermaltake and Gigabyte products, but I have stuff from Corsair and Asus and have been quite happy with it as well.

on Feb 18, 2013

I don't get why people bother with desktop computers anymore. Find yourself a laptop with balls!

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