Originally posted by Kangaroo
II heard somewhere that if you remove the silver grill from the top of the fan it actually decreases the speed, is this true?
YES!!! I got myself one of these heat sinks.
I removed that Xaser Edition fan grill and replaced it with a standard 80mm Fan Finger Guard (aka Fan Grill).
I know that the picture is a 120mm Fan Grill. I have just posted the picture just for representation.
And the reduced the noice quite noticably.
I would no Fan Finger Guard on the fan if it was not for the fact that I have a lot of lose cables inside my PC.
If you really want to quieten your box, then I suggest that you get theThermaltake Silent Boost Series
. A customer of mine swears by them. However, they are huge!!!