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Best P4 Heatsink/Fan Combo using less than 45db???

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mcortz_2000

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Hi All,

I have ordered the following and the only left to order is Heatsink/Fan combo...

Abit IC7
2.6C 800
2 x 256MB OCZ PC-3700 Gold kit

I am looking for the absolute best Heatsink/Fan combo without breaking 45db (if possible)

I have heard great things about the SLK900 U and the mcx4000.
Putting price aside which of these 2, or maybe other option...

and....

Which fan, preferably adjustable.....
80mm?? 92mm?? should I use....

I have heard good things about Sunon, Panflow, Tornados etc...

It also has to be able to fit on the IC7.....

Thanks for any help in advance........:) :)
 

PhobMX

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slk900u all the way.... and a 92mm fan...

at sidewindercomputers.com theres a sanyo denki, i think it meets your specs... i myself will get a 92mm tornado and control speed with my nexus multipanel... you could get a reostat...

why the tornado over the sanyo denki??? mainly because its wider 92x38 opposed to 92x32... i wouldnt use it at full speed anyway

just for reference, the very most i can stand to sleep aside a comp in my room is 35db... that means i have to use my 80mm tornado down to 2850 rpm
 

BaldHeadedDork

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Phob and I agree on the 92mm fan, at least. ;)

I'd vote for a Swiftech MCX4000 with a Panaflo H1A. This fan is rated at 57CFM and 35db.



BHD
 

stan03

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yea you can get a panflo fan linkie and the slk 900U. thats 10 db quieter and should offer pretty good cooling
 
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mcortz_2000

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Is the Panflo good enough for serious overclocking....

say running the P42.6C @3500........(or close to it)

If not then what is.......
 

larva

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Yes, it will. Intel OC's typically don't live and die by the strength of the fan :) The SLK900 and the MCX4000 are both extremely good, either one would serve you well.
 
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mcortz_2000

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larva said:
Yes, it will. Intel OC's typically don't live and die by the strength of the fan :) The SLK900 and the MCX4000 are both extremely good, either one would serve you well.

Ok so I have sorted out the heatsinks but I have yet to completely decide on the fan....

The Panflo seems really good...

Is there a speed controlled version of this or is there a fan with similar specs that has fan speed control....?

Again I would like to thank all those with reply's.....:)
 

PhobMX

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take this as a grain of salt... i wouldnt get the panaflo since the sanyo denki has good ratio still, rpm monitoring and its wider, nothing any reobus cant fix
 

(HR)Titan

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BaldHeadedDork said:
Phob and I agree on the 92mm fan, at least. ;)

I'd vote for a Swiftech MCX4000 with a Panaflo H1A. This fan is rated at 57CFM and 35db.



BHD

thats my opinion too
 
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mcortz_2000

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mcortz_2000 said:


Will that fit on my IC7.....

How close in performance to the MCX4000 and SLK900U is it?

No worries, I just read the weight on that sucker....

Over 700 grams is way to heavy....
I move my pc around so this choice is out of the question for me.
 

jennyandgreg

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Yep it fits. The Zalman site has a list of boards that don't work with it.


mcortz_2000 said:


Will that fit on my IC7.....

How close in performance to the MCX4000 and SLK900U is it?
 

obliv

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if ur worried about weight and u move ur PC a lot, id say get a mcx4000B or alpha pal 8942.. i dont trust that slk900u even though i should. :p
 

Bobby

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Zalman CNPS7000 ALCu? Weighs less than the Cu version by almost half.

-Bobby