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Old 01-23-2008, 10:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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How about silence...?

Stock air coolers are loud, inefficient, and comparably performing heatsinks are huge and take up several slots.
i can't hear it over my case fans. no reason to spend $120 on a EK block, when my GPU does just fine. not to mention the need for a bigger rad, which can have issues fitting in most cases.
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How about silence...?

Stock air coolers are loud, inefficient, and comparably performing heatsinks are huge and take up several slots.
my stock cooler runs pretty silent as well, since max overclock only needs to be at 75% fan power.
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I don't know about you guys buy my 8800gt's stock heatsink was loud on 60% power, my x1900xt's was loud on 50% power and I run a $50 block on the gt now and it runs perfect...
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I can only just start hearing the ultra after 70% and thats low noise. at 100% it runs kinda loud, but still half of intel's stock fan noise when I had that in at the start.
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the eVGA 8800 GTS 512 can get loud at about 80% fan, and when I get my new mobo and e8400, I will actually OC it. I hope to get some water cooling in the next 6 months or so. I cant wait.
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hmm ill do watercooling later. But for now ill just go with a good $50 heatsink

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Haha, the water cooling I had on my old PC was louder than any air cooling I have ever heard. The pump alone sounded like I had the back of a fish tank on my desk.
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all depends on your parts and how much you want to pay. my pump is inaudible ^_^
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I just bought some secondhand parts form a member on another forum i frequent.

Got a tdx, a mag pump, and a bip2 for 40 shipped.

Hahahaha!

Just gotta pick up some small accessories, tubing, clamps, and a new top for the pump to convert it to 775.
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I plan on water cooling in the future...but for now i dont need it so i wont get it
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