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Old 4th August, 2003, 09:56 AM
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Recommend a very quiet fan please...

Im looking to upgrade my PC to a Barton 3800+ but will need a CPU cooler upgrade in the process. Im currently using a Termaltake Volcano 7 (http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm), now the reason I brought that was due to reviews saying that it is a quiet fan, but its the loudest fan I have ever heard in a system and thats set at 3000rpms. Anyway can anyone recommend a fan that you know to be quiet?
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Panaflo 80mm H1A 40cfm 38dbl (around that)
There great!
BUTTTT....
If your going for that large of a upgrade you may need a new heatsink too- such as the SLK 800/900
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Old 4th August, 2003, 07:17 PM
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...Barton 3800+...
???
Is that a typo?
The Volcano is the worst case of marketing hype, blue hs, copper insert, 8cm fan = CRAPOLA.
I'm more than a little disgusted. It is the poor design of the HS. Do NOT even run a stock barton with that HS.

You need a better HS... Noise is relative, what is quiet to one person, may be unbearable to another. Get a good adjustable fan, like a Smart Fan 2, and get yourself a good heatsink like slk800 or sk7 if you are on a budget. This way, you can decide the balance of cooling v. noise that works for you.

I have a few smart fan2's sitting on sk7's... They are all set to manual, running 3000 to 4200 rpm, depending on the room the machines are in.
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Old 4th August, 2003, 08:22 PM
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Tnx ill look into them, no its not a typo but yes its a msitake. Its cause im so used to typing 8k3s+
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Old 4th August, 2003, 08:35 PM
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Right ive had a look at my local dealer and they have the SLK800 and 900's but as for the fan im a bit stuck on that one. The 'smart' fans arnt an option it seems. Can you point me one maybe out of this list that are good?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...e_Fans_47.html

Tnx again.
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...t_Fans_61.html
40cfm @30dbl

Also- the SLK 900 takes 92 mm fans ;D
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...h_Fans_60.html
YS TECH 92MM
- Speed - 2400RPM
- Output - 50.0CFM
- Decibels - 31.9dBA
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or better still learn how to do a 7-volt mod.
that will make practicaly any fan quiet, it will also slow it down allot tho.
Thing to do is get the biggest fan you can physically fit/mount (120mm if you think your a dab hand) and get it on 7v, this will give relativly high CFM compared with smaller fans at a much lower pitch quieter noise.

To save you some time, wire the +5v into the -12v of the fan, 12-5=7v but look up some guides.
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