Very nice, and thank you for all the details, i also modded my graphic card, i cant go below 30% but its ok.
You should be carefull with your 580, use CPUID to be sure of the fan speed and temperature.
The gpu cooler is simply the best, you can buy it for 70dollars and install it on a graphic card.
I am planning to change both stock fan of my Fractal R3 with 2 SleepStream (SY1225SL12LM-P , same as my Mugen2, runs at 90RPM at idle) but there is the GentleTyphoon : 500,800,1150,1450, and 1850 models, what can you advice me?
Even @ 15% it never goes above 65c load under synthetic benchmark. At idle I do leave it at 7% for now because the 1 fan above the memory keeps running (@ around 800rpm) and the other 2 shut off. This keeps some airflow above the memory.
In the future I might leave it at fully passive and put some on some memory heatsinks. I'm pretty sure the memory would still be fine without a fan running over it @ idle but *shrug*.
put a noctua @500rpm on the top of the HR-02
System Layers, why exactly did you mount the Noctua fan to the HR-02 with plastic ties? Was there something deficient with the standard HR-02 fan mounts?
Yeah I couldn't fit the memory in the first slot with the fan clips. Just barely fits the fan with plastic tie along with the memory in first slot. I can live with it.