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Best QUIET Heatsink/fan combo????

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Orion5289

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May 13, 2001
I've read all the reviews, and I know the best performing heatsinks, but all of them use the damn Delta fan that sounds like a jet engine. I want to be able to sleep with my computer on at night. So, does anyone know of a really good heatsink/fan combo that you can overclock with, that is a little quieter then an airplane?
 

Door Knob

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Feb 9, 2001
Delta Pep66 with a YS tech fan. Or you can just get like an alpha or flop and mod a 80mm fan to it. Also Mr. B is doing an experiment to quiet the noise produced by the delta by using silicon between it and the heatsink, reducing vibration. He should have results in pretty soon.
 

OpenFriday

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Ok Jim, What your going to need is

1-Heatshrink tubing (radioshack for like 3$)
2-I use a 2 way PS splitter (like 3$)
3-3 to 4 pin adaptor for 3 pin fans (like 2$)

All you have to do is on the 2 way power splitter switch the red with yellow, make sure to use heatshrink to cover up those wires and your golden. Really makes that delta purr rather than growl.
 

Mr B

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Door Knob (May 13, 2001 02:36 p.m.):
Delta Pep66 with a YS tech fan. Or you can just get like an alpha or flop and mod a 80mm fan to it. Also Mr. B is doing an experiment to quiet the noise produced by the delta by using silicon between it and the heatsink, reducing vibration. He should have results in pretty soon.

The PEP66T with the 27cfm YS Tech fan, is a very quiet, excellent cooler. I ran this fan with very good results, until I got the Delta 38 cfm fan. (which was even cooler, but, yes louder.

I am doing an experiment (see; "Noisy Delta 38 Cure", on the front page here), and will be testing this Monday night. The silicone is setting now..... I'm hoping this will bring the Delta 38 noise level down close to the YS Tech 27 cfm level. I personally didn't have any problems with the noise....I just happened to have all of the materials required to do this at hand. I have posted a thread in the "General Discussion" topics (I know, Shadow...shoulda put it in "Cooling"), follow along tomorrow (Monday night, May 14th) and see how the results are.

Mr B
 

Mr B

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OpenFriday (May 13, 2001 06:40 p.m.):
Ok Jim, What your going to need is

1-Heatshrink tubing (radioshack for like 3$)
2-I use a 2 way PS splitter (like 3$)
3-3 to 4 pin adaptor for 3 pin fans (like 2$)

All you have to do is on the 2 way power splitter switch the red with yellow, make sure to use heatshrink to cover up those wires and your golden. Really makes that delta purr rather than growl.

Hmmmm... I thought the red wire had +5v running thru it. Thats +7v thru the red??

After I try the above silicone mount test, I might try this too, with the silicone. That should REALLY quiet the beastie down!!

Mr B
 
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Orion5289

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I was thinking about getting one of those 80mm to 60mm fan adapters and then using a quieter 80mm fan, but as you can read from this review...
it really doesn't help much. I guess in order to get the best cooling possible, I'm going to have to put up with that damn Delta fan. There has to be better way!!! Some web site should do a complete "Socket A Cooler Roundup", but also include various fans that have different CFM and decibel levels for all the most popular heat sinks. Then at the end, they should come up with some kind of equation that uses the temperature AS WELL as how loud the set up is in order to rank them (like take points away for increasing dba's). Because most people dont want to put up with the annoying sound of that infamous Delta. Maybe call the article "The best cooling for people who want to sleep at night", just a suggestion.
 

sifu quoc

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Dec 17, 2000
i ran a panaflo 80mm 47cfm on my pep for a while... it was a little quieter than the delta at 12v, but the delta at 7volts does better than 80mm at 12 volts....

i made my adapter, so i didnt waste too much money....

currently running delta at 7volts