I have 1xScythe [email protected]
on my Noctua NH-U12 for my i5-2500K. 1xScythe GT [email protected]
on my Arctic S1 for my HD6950. 1x180 AP @ 300rpm.
First off the 180mm isnt very effective because it has bad noise signature even on 300-400rpm. Problem with the AP is that at higher RPM the bad noise signature will be because of 3 stuff. 1 is the bad motor, it is ticking for some people (me included). 2 is the airflow sound at higher rpm, this is obviously eliminated when rpm i lowered to about 400-600rpm. 3 is what i believe to be the pushing of air throu the AP grill which can only be resolved by lowering rpm further to 300-500rpm. So 2/3 issues can be resolved by lowering the rpm but the grill on the AP that directs the airflow is unncessery and i even believe it to be harmful too cooling capacity in such a small case. I believe the AP grill is probably a good idea for cases like the FT02 but not the TJ08-E.
My system is running very toasty because the 180mm isnt pushing enough air into the case at 300rpm, i believe at 700rpm it would have been enough for the components.
Currently my i5 is at 40-50c idle and 60-65c gaming Fifa 12.
And my HD6950 with S1 and [email protected]
is at 46c idle and 65c gamin Fifa 12.
Not crazy hot but its not an effective cooling at the noiselevels. I will report back once i get my Phobya 180mm fan too see if i can improve my temps with less noise.