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AX-7 or Aplha 8045 comparison

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Unoriginal Macho Moderator
Oct 12, 2001
Los Angeles
I guess that would depend on what fan. I would bet they are pretty equal. The big diff to me is the ax-7 mounts on the socket where the 8045 needs to be bolted to the mobo, more work there. The 8045 is supposed to have the fan sucking, the ax-7 blowing. For a low speed say 40cfm fan I think the 8045 would have the edge, with a high speed delta I would give the edge to the ax-7. I guess it all depends how much noise you can tolerate.


Jan 4, 2001
Thanks. That's what I'm getting at. I have the Delta, 4000rpm, 46.1cfm that came with the Alpha 8045U. (Newegg) Now, leave the fan on the Alpha or mount it on the AX-7?