I just got myself an i5-3470 CPU, and I replaced the stock cooler with a Thermaltake Contac
16 and it works great. In full load (Prime 95) it barely hits 54 deg Celsius.
But the problem is, the cooler fan has a 3 pin connection to the MB, so the fan speed cannot be adjusted dynamically. This means it's pretty loud (at 2400RPM) all the time.
So I was thinking of replacing the 92mm fan (which is detachable) with this one.
A Noiseblocker Blacksilent XE1
Is it ok to replace the Heatsink fan with a case fan?
I read something about the case fan not having enough pressure, but I'm not really sure what to make of it.
What do you guys think ?