cooling fans, lighting .. asking for advice - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-16-2004, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 26
Send a message via AIM to AznRurouni007
Default cooling fans, lighting .. asking for advice

right now i'm running a basic midtower .. one 80mm case fan on the side opening for comonents, stock intel cooler/hs and psu fan. i'm wondering about which cooling options i could use to get the most out of my computer (its unfortunately pretty noisy as well). i was considering blue led case fans for case mod but would like to know if anyone has suggestions for these fans based on CFM ratings, dba noise, look, price and controllability (speed). the ide cables have all been changed to round cables, so that helps a bit with the airflow.

i've also been looking at some of the thermaltake heatpipe technology fanless heatsinks/coolers and i didn't know if anyone had tried them or has anything to say on them or could recommend any really good coolers, i would go with water cooling, but that doesn't look to be in my budget ATM =(.

thanks for any help posted, i think i have a couple other questions, but i forgot what they were, so i'll post a edit or a reply later on =)

`joe
__________________

AznRurouni007 is offline  
Old 06-17-2004, 12:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,878
Send a message via ICQ to Demalii Send a message via AIM to Demalii Send a message via Yahoo to Demalii
Default

Well personally I've been using the sunbeam fans for over a year now and I love them, when there's enough of them it can get noisy, but the run an avg of 3000rpm +-200rpm, and they're quiet unless.. like I said, a bunch are together. They're cheap little fans, so you can get yourself as many as you need without hurtin the wallet.

As for the heatpipe coolers, I dunno anything about those, but I have a volcano 12+ for my cpu and it works great, it gets noisy after about 4000rpms but you don't have to keep it all the way up.
__________________

Demalii is offline  
Old 06-17-2004, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 172
Default

I mostly use eather Vantec or Antec fans. I have a 120mm for exhaust on two of my towers and a 92mm on the other. Vantec puts out a 80mm highoutput fan that puts out like 90CFM but it's loud. Like a hairdryer on full blast loud. The Vantec tornado I think it's called. Antec puts out a 80mm blue led fan that produces 34 CFM
http://www.antec-inc.com/us/pro_deta...p?ProdID=77042

or
http://www.antec-inc.com/us/pro_deta...p?ProdID=77072
heavywx is offline  
Old 06-17-2004, 01:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 26
Send a message via AIM to AznRurouni007
Default

the volcano 12+ i'm wondering, how high do you have to turn it to keep your cpu at a decent temperature, i have a p4 2.8E prescott with AS5 thermal grease and stock intel cooler, runs at about .. according to the mobo temp. reader somewhere around 50 degs. celcius.

also for the 80mm's most come around 22-30 dba's with very small differences, how many of these "24dba ultraquiets" do yo need to make a significant noise increase? thx
AznRurouni007 is offline  
Old 06-17-2004, 07:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 172
Default

50c at idle is a bit warm. I don't know about the Volcano, but I run my cpu coolers and case fans at max rpm just because. I have the stock heatsink and fan on my 2.8 and a 120mm Vantec. My 2.8 idles at 95 to 97f. So your running hot for some reason.
heavywx is offline  
Old 06-17-2004, 11:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 26
Send a message via AIM to AznRurouni007
Default

yeah, mines going 122 right now, mid level activity, just browsing the internet =\ really wierd
AznRurouni007 is offline  
Old 06-18-2004, 10:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 172
Default

Whats your ambiant room temp. Because if it's a little warm in the room then your cpu is gonna run a little higher.
heavywx is offline  
Old 06-18-2004, 05:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 256
Default

get the sp-94/sp-97 heatsink (intel/amd). they are the best heatsinks on the market. get a ys tech fan to go with it, and a few for your case. theyre about as good as you can get for the noise level.
__________________
<font size=1 color=red>
<b>Main System</b>
-Mach Speed X-Caliber PT800DBP Mobo (POS!!)
-Pentium 4 3.0C at stock w/ SP-94 & YS Tech Fan
-Thermaltake 420 Watt Power Supply
-Kingston 512 MB Dual Channel PC3200
-512 MB Kingmax Hardcore PC4000
-GeForceFX 5200 128MB AGP Card | Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
-WD Caviar SE 160GB HD 7200 RPM/8 MB/ATA-100
-Nec DVD Burner, 32x16x40 CD-RW, 8x4x12x DVD±RW</font>
<font size=1 color=black>
<b>Dell XPS T700r</b>
-PIII 700Mhz | 20GB Maxtor | 384 MB SDRAM | NEC DVD-ROM | 32MB NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model64
</font>
knuckle50 is offline  
Old 06-20-2004, 03:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 26
Send a message via AIM to AznRurouni007
Default

ys fan .. found on pricewatch.com only >.< they're a little expensive, but the airflow does look to be pretty good, how high do you leave them at idle? cuz it can go from 18dba to around 40

sp94/sp-97 heatsink, what company makes them?
AznRurouni007 is offline  
Old 06-20-2004, 02:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 256
Default

thermalright sp-94. i've found it as cheap as 39 bucks though thats VERY rare. average price is like 56 bucks. WELL worth it. the y s tech fan isnt that expensive, i got mine on newegg for ~$6.50 each. i tend to just ran my fans on high all of the time, because replacing a 6 dollar fan isnt really a big deal if i get a year more of life from my processor.
__________________

__________________
<font size=1 color=red>
<b>Main System</b>
-Mach Speed X-Caliber PT800DBP Mobo (POS!!)
-Pentium 4 3.0C at stock w/ SP-94 & YS Tech Fan
-Thermaltake 420 Watt Power Supply
-Kingston 512 MB Dual Channel PC3200
-512 MB Kingmax Hardcore PC4000
-GeForceFX 5200 128MB AGP Card | Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
-WD Caviar SE 160GB HD 7200 RPM/8 MB/ATA-100
-Nec DVD Burner, 32x16x40 CD-RW, 8x4x12x DVD±RW</font>
<font size=1 color=black>
<b>Dell XPS T700r</b>
-PIII 700Mhz | 20GB Maxtor | 384 MB SDRAM | NEC DVD-ROM | 32MB NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model64
</font>
knuckle50 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.