JAE, do you think you will need to upgrade? I know Haswell is a tock in the tick tock cpu architecture. But i wonder how much performance it will have over IVY/sandy bridge.
Now for my Hardware shuffle it was just a fan upgrade for my HAF922 case. The 200mm side intake fan had a blade break off when i was sticking a screwdriver in through the side of the case "don't ask
" Plus i had one of my 120mm Enermax push pull radiator fans start making a horrible noise. So a fan upgrade was needed. The wife took me to microcenter to grab 4 new High quality 120mm fans.
2 fans to replace the side panel 200mm fan and 2 fans for the push pull setup on my 120mm radiator.
I ended up grabbing 4 120mm Cougar Vortex 800rpm to1500rpm fans with the Hydrodynamic bearing with a MTBF 300,000 hr lifespan!!!! Something tells me they wont last 30 years:) I mounted the side panel pair with the rubber mounts that you pull through the fan. As for the radiator they are screwed on. All fans are hooked to my 5 fan controller. The 5th fan is one of my original enemax fans i hooked that up on the bottom of the case in front of the PSU as another intake.
They are Silent when running at 40-50% which is the speed they run at when my fan controller is on auto.....at 100% they do make a slight bit of noise but it is just a whoosh wind noise. My temps have fallen a couple degrees...thats a + Plus they look great and perform great they were a little pricey at 17$ each but i would rec these fans all day long ..the build quality is great. If you want to see them here is the link. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... =cf-v12hpb