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Old 11-19-2005, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,
I wonder if you guys can help me,
I'm looking for a good silent psu, it needs to power:

P4 2.4 ghz
768 DDR RAM
1 60GB 5000 RPM hard drive + 2 fans
1 80GB 7000 RPM hard drive + 2 fans
2 CD Drives
Geforce4 128 MB
+ about 4 more fans

also it needs to be able to power the new pc i'm planning to build

and also can anyone recommend a silent processor fan for a P4?

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What are you planning on building?
What's your budget?
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Old 11-19-2005, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i'm planning to build:
pentium 4 3.2 ghz dual core
not sure which mother board maybe Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE
raptor 37 GB hard drive
Corsair (VS512MB533D2), 512MB, DDR2, PC4200, 533MHz X 4
XFX GEFORCE 6600 PCI-E 256MB DUAL DVI *Passive Cooling*

Now i don't really have any idea what i'm doing, everything has changed since i last built a computer, it's all way more complicated .

my budget for a psu is probably about £40($68), could stretch to more if it's worth it
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i dont know if this would work, but if u got two fans opperating so that the two sound waves (going in the same direction) were completely out of phase they would cancel eachother out... so you wouldnt even hear them. i think i might try this and if i succeed ill get back to you
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i dont know if this would work, but if u got two fans opperating so that the two sound waves (going in the same direction) were completely out of phase they would cancel eachother out... so you wouldnt even hear them. i think i might try this and if i succeed ill get back to you
LOL good idea but that usually works best with speakers!
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i dont know if this would work, but if u got two fans opperating so that the two sound waves (going in the same direction) were completely out of phase they would cancel eachother out... so you wouldnt even hear them. i think i might try this and if i succeed ill get back to you
Sure fans only move air in one direction, but they produce noise in all directions. So it wouldnt work. Also, having two fans blowing directly at each other might cancel out, or atleast reduce their ability to cool.
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the cheapest fanless psu is 130 dollars
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property

or you can just buy a psu with a fan controller

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
'silent P4 processor
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the cheapest fanless psu is 130 dollars
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property

or you can just buy a psu with a fan controller

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
'silent P4 processor
i thought they made silent PSUs with fans? that psu is a bit out of my price range

the processor fan looks good though, might order one if it fits into my case
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make sure the heatsink fits your mobo go to www.zalmanusa.com and go to AMD coolers and go to mobo compatiblity
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would that processor fan fit in my case, heres a picture

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