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Old 12-18-2003, 01:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pointers on a new CPU cooler

I have just built a new computer, its great, fast, runs cool (for an AMD). Just one problem, the 7 case fans are quiet, but the Volcano 11 heatsink/fan is the noisiest thing on earth, damn thing sounds like a Hoover.

I would like suggestions for a new QUIET, but effective CPU cooler. (not water cooled).

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Old 12-18-2003, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Volcano just came out with the tornado 12 and there is one that is supposedly a much quieter solution with better air flow, you might want to check that out.

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Old 12-18-2003, 01:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you could also check into an ultra tmd. Then have the motors on the outside of the fan by the fins. They cool really well and are much quieter
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