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shadyru 19th November 2009 04:04 AM

Stock Fan i7 920
 
Can I use the stock fan with the 920 or is it recommended to get another? I would get a Cogage CPU cooler, but use the regular Thermalright mounting kit. Board is a gigabyte ex58-ud5

Wiseg 19th November 2009 04:14 AM

the stock cooler is cool if not overclocking but if you are going to overclock i would recommend a noctua NH-U12P

Altitude909 19th November 2009 01:09 PM

stock is fine for normal use. Why would they package a cooler if it was not sufficient for the job?

Alndln 19th November 2009 02:19 PM

What's the noise like? I know the AMD stock fans are pretty quiet but am not sure about the current Intel i Series CPU stock fans.

RiF 19th November 2009 10:08 PM

The stock fan is OK but pretty loud for a DAW machine. I went for a $20 replacement cooler (Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 or how it's called) and this one makes NO NOISE when controlled by the board (ASUS P7P55D).

Pete_B 26th November 2009 10:11 AM

I'm running an i7 920 on a Gigabyte EX58-Extreme mobo and I have to say that the stock fan is very noisy compared to most others (Not i7). I plan on replacing mine with a thermalright ultra120 extreme 1366. Not cheap but I use my PC for playing games as well as a DAW. Great for overclocking too.. ..if thats your thing. Good Luck.

Fast_Fingers 26th November 2009 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete_B (Post 4824609)
I'm running an i7 920 on a Gigabyte EX58-Extreme mobo and I have to say that the stock fan is very noisy compared to most others (Not i7). I plan on replacing mine with a thermalright ultra120 extreme 1366. Not cheap but I use my PC for playing games as well as a DAW. Great for overclocking too.. ..if thats your thing. Good Luck.

Nice. TRUE's are really sweet. I personally use a Scythe Mugen II; large and quiet is awesome (if hard to install).

To the OP, since it's very easy to install, go for it. If it's too noisy, come back and look at coolers with 120mm fans or bigger. In my experience, case fans and the power supply especially contribute the most to noise.

Digital-Haven 26th November 2009 05:21 PM

Or get one of those noiseless fans. I use them for the whole PC.

Infamous 26th November 2009 05:32 PM

Got a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 (with the Xigmatek Crossbow KIT) working here nice and smooth... on a CoolerMaster Sileo 500! i7920 right here...

gn87berner 26th November 2009 09:18 PM

I recommend the mugen 2 also. I installed by myself, with a little ingenuity. My case has access through the back. Used a towel/2x4/cinder block, to weight it down with it hanging over the edge of table. Use tape to hold backing plate on underside. Put on a little OCZ freeze and install. Not THAT hard. Cheap, efficient, quiet.