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Old 08-05-2006, 12:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i just got a new custum built computer and its great except for the cpu fan is a loud butt.

i was wondering if anyone had any recommendations. ive seen some but im not really sure whats good or not. im looking for a very quiet fan, but one that will keep it cool. also id really like some nice leds on there -- blue preferrably, but i think anything would look great.

anybody have anything they have personally and really like?


o and my mobo is the asus-m2n sli deluxe and my cpu is an am2 3800+ if you have to know that.

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Old 08-05-2006, 02:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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feh...ppl get carried away with too many lights...tacky! Yes 98% of you!

That said...look for the decibal rating, rotations per minute and airflow...many times with that pattern in that order. Airflow will be cfm, cubic feet per minute.

If you'll join the overclocking union, focus on rpm.
If you're like me, and don't ever plan to overclock look for db level. I picked a perfect case with 1 fan, ordered 2 and will order 1 more. 1 front, 1 back and 2 from the side. The side ones I will most likely have one suck out and one push in...but I'll see on that .

If you want to have more fun and are an over clocker, get high rpm, mid-high range db ratings and purchase dampening kits to dampen your case.

Helpful Tip: buying large fans can allow you to look for lower rotation speeds that move adequate air and have lower db.

Then for eye candy, you can look for lights, uv reactive materials, both in the fan construct as well as cabling.

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with all that answer your question... Try out the Zalman 9500 with the green LED... quiet, reliable, but green...

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Originally posted by Nukem
with all that answer your question... Try out the Zalman 9500 with the green LED... quiet, reliable, but green...
That's what I would have said. I was also going to say there is a model of the 9500 with a blue LED but doesn't look like it's for AM2.
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