Exos 2.5 upgrades

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Exos 2.5 upgrades

Postby Joneail » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:42 pm

Hey everyone. I have an Exos 2.5, that I have been using just to cool my intel 9450 proccessor. I was wondering if there is any way to upgrade the red and fans. I was thinking of putting a black ice red in it and changing out the fans that will move a little more air.


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Re: Exos 2.5 upgrades

Postby Izerous » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:16 pm

Take measurements make sure the nozzles are int he same location to avoid issues. I'm surprised though that with a 2.5 and only cooling a CPU that would would need to do anything to it at all. In it's stock form it is more than enough for a single CPU unless you have done something strange with it.
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Re: Exos 2.5 upgrades

Postby Ace0751 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:52 am

Ya the exos is more than enough juice. It would be ok to change the fans just make sure they are the right size. But changing anything else you will most likely run into issues.
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Re: Exos 2.5 upgrades

Postby [Koolance] James » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:38 am

Hello Joneail,

The radiator in the Exos is pretty unique. I don't think you'll have much luck trying to find another one that fits in the enclosure. The radiators you linked have the nozzle IN/OUT on the same side, whereas the Exos has them on opposite sides. I think you would have to re-route all of the tubing in the Exos.

The fans could probably be replaced, but note that max amperage for the entire board is 3A, and each header is limited to 2A. Our control board has only been tested with Koolance fans too, so I can't promise others will work correctly.

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Re: Exos 2.5 upgrades

Postby DDuckMan » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:14 pm

I just bought 3x Noctua NF-P12s. Has anyone tried running non-PWM fans?

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Re: Exos 2.5 upgrades

Postby Ace0751 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:54 pm

I would like to know to. I plan on getting the same fans and a few 140mm from them to.
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Re: Exos 2.5 upgrades

Postby DDuckMan » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:50 pm

After wasting a few hours looking for suitable PWM fans, I decided to just throw the Noctua fans in. Everything works fine. The fans will run at the F1 setting but I'm not sure why you would do that. At the F10 fan setting they are no louder than the Koolance fans at F5. The Noctua fans are almost inaudable at F7 and below. Even at F10 where I have them now they are much quieter than my pump running at P5. Overall a worthy upgrade.

Interestingly the contol board has 3 pin fan headers so the Noctua non-PWM fan are plug and play. I thought PWM headers were supposed to be 4 pin?

I was able to dig up the specs on the Koolance fans:

PLA12025B12M:
1500 rpm max
52.2 CFM
1.35 mmH2O static pressure
28.2 dBA
50,000 hrs MTF

vs. the Noctua

Noctua NF-P12:
1300rpm max
54.3 CFM
1.68 mmH2O static pressure
19.8 dBA
150,000 hrs MTF

I think there are better fans out there but these seem decent and work.

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Re: Exos 2.5 upgrades

Postby Ace0751 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:06 am

I heard noctua are the best, but thanks for the info I will wait till winter comes around. I will have to buy a lot of those fans cause I am replacing all of my case and koolance fans with those. The wallet will take another dent.
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Re: Exos 2.5 upgrades

Postby DDuckMan » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:58 am

Best? That depends on what you want out of the fan. If you want to decrease noise without sacrificing flow, they are very good. If you want more airflow then you will be disappointed.

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Re: Exos 2.5 upgrades

Postby Izerous » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:18 pm

I bought 2 noctua fans and you can have them at full speed all day long. My problem with them is when you start messing around they have nothing left to give.

I have now have in my possession 3xTK123 fans geeze they are loud, but once I have a way to throttle them down I can keep them at nice audible levels but have a lot of lee when messing around.

Of the original 6 Skythe fans I had hooked up until just recently 2 already died so their life expectancy are not what I would like.
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