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Old 06-20-2006, 08:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Summary of the good points:

1. Tighten all the screws/mounts in u'r case.
2. insulate with accustic dampening mat'l
3. replace intake/exaust w/ quite 120mm fans
4. replace cpu+gpu hs/f w/ liquid cooling

results in near silence.

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Old 06-20-2006, 10:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally posted by synth7
@ WorldIndustries: What size is the fan on a normal stock CPU? I got my X2 4400+ a few weeks back, and it idles at around 40C or a little below, stock HSF. What is a good fan to replace it with?

Also I was looking at replacing a few fans myself. My X-Blade case with blue LEDs has always been a little loud. Thanks for the links guys.
on my CPU (Sempron 2800+ overclocked) I have a Thermaltake Silent Boost, with a 120mm cooler master fan on it.
the thing never gets above 32ΒΊC. most of the time it sits around 23ΒΊC.
plus, it's near silent.
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Normal stock Intel CPU's are usually 60mm, if you're lucky it might be an 80mm. Most stock AMD fans are 80mm, I believe. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

And actually, lately I've heard that SilenX really aren't that good. They have false dB ratings...
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you can get a mobo that shuts off your fans when it's cool enought :|
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Stock AMD is 60mm.


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