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Old 03-04-2005, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need some opinions on the good air cooling stuff out there. For the CPU I was thinking Zalman CNPS7700-Cu.
http://www.xoxide.com/zalman-7700-cu-cpu-cooler.html

I need to know what some good case fans are. Not looking for LED's or anything fancy. Just real good fans with high CFm and somewhat lower dba. I need an 80mm and a 120mm fan.


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Well you cant have high CFM and low DBA. Thats like having alot of energy, but no mass. Here are the best 120mm fans on the market. The first one has 125-CFM, witch is insane. I have a few of these. The second has 108-CFM, i also have a few.

120mm's.
http://www.frozencpu.com/fan-22.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/fan-24.html

Here is a low DBA Stealth fan. But its low CFM for a 120mm. Thats because its silent.
http://www.frozencpu.com/fan-38.html

Here is the best 80mm fan on the market.
http://www.frozencpu.com/fan-10.html

Im not going to suggest any low DBA 80mm fans. Because they are pretty much useless.
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Do things like rubber grommets and rubber fan silencer mats really make a difference in the noise level?
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Let me tell you that kinda stuff makes a worlds difference in sound

However, little peices of rubber work wonders too.
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Basically I'd try to go for a 120mm versus an 80mm case fan if possible. They spin slower and actually circulate air better.
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I know, I'm getting a 120. There is a space for a 120 in the back and there is already a pre-configured mount for an 80 in the front. Then there is already a 92 on the side and a 92 on the top.
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Intel Stock CPU Cooler------------------------Zalman 7700-Cu
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ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
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Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
Zalman 5.1 Headphones----------------------Zalman 5.1 Headphones
Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone----------Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone
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Try www.newegg.com They have the cheapest fans around and a very large selection of differant types.
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