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Decent, quiet 80mm case fan?

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jimmystoba

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Can anyone suggest a decent, quiet(ish) 80mm case fan?

I'm having a little trouble keeping my stock 2000XP under 60C(running seti, case closed, 55C case open)








  • AMD Athlon 2000+XP (Akasa AK-785CU H/S+fan)
    MSI KT4 Ultra SR
    Geeforce2 MX440
    256 PC333
    40G 72000rpm
    Budget ATX case with 400W P/Supply
    Windows XP Pro
 

Ugmore Baggage

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one of the advertisers on the front page had 80mm Panaflos for $4.99+$5 shipping per order. I got three and have had no problems. Amazingly quiet. Not record breaking cfm but enough for non-extreme cooling.

Now that I've been doing it for a while, it amazes me to see how much power can be wasted in air cooling, how quickly efficiency drops when beyond the point of diminishing returns, and how effective a clear-cut plan can be.
 

Yodums

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What is the current dBA on the heatsink so we can pick out a fan around that dBA so there wouldn't be much of a noise difference and pumping the most CFM out of a fan around there as possible.
 

NBK19

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I just bought 2 Panaflo H1A's today. They put out 39CFM @ 32Dba. I can't even hear this fan run !

Now on, Im a Panaflo guy !
 
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jimmystoba

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Thanks for the advice people:)
I've put in a 'coolermaster s82' (80*80*25, 0.15A, 1.80w, 2500rpm, 26dba, ??cfm) and i've knocked off a couple of deg's, but i think i'll try for a bit more power!!
Also i used the stock heatsink pad, would i benefit from using some as3?


AMD Athlon 2000+XP (Akasa AK-785CU H/S+fan 35dba)
MSI KT4 Ultra SR
Geeforce2 MX440
256 PC333
40G 72000rpm
Budget ATX case with 400W P/Supply
Windows XP Pro
 

PhobMX

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the ultimate big deal is here

http://www.case-mod.com/

under fans section, there are some fans rated at 25CFM and 22DBA for $2 EACH!!! (plus shipping)

but if you say that 32dba isnt noisy at all, i say go for it, i just love the fans above aro so friggin cheap and good!!!
 
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Cheers dudes.
any more info on the 'as3' versus stock heatsink pad?

AMD Athlon 2000+XP (Akasa AK-785CU H/S+fan 35dba)
Coolermaster SAF-S82(Exhaust, rear)
MSI KT4 Ultra SR
Geeforce2 MX440
256 PC333
40G 7200rpm
8G 5400rpm
Liteon writer
Budget ATX case with 400W P/Supply
Windows XP Pro
Temp's = Load 58.5C(cpu) 41C(case)
Idle 53 C(cpu) 38C(case)
 

Eclypsyr

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can't necessarily give facts, but I know when I switched from the TIM (Thermal "Interference" Material:D) to AS3, I lost atleast 3*C, maybe more, so its definitely worth it!
-Dae-
 
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jimmystoba

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Daedelus said:
can't necessarily give facts, but I know when I switched from the TIM (Thermal "Interference" Material:D) to AS3, I lost atleast 3*C, maybe more, so its definitely worth it!
-Dae-


I've ordered some and it's in the post.:burn:

To lap or not to lap.....?


AMD Athlon 2000+XP (Akasa AK-785CU H/S+fan 35dba)
Coolermaster SAF-S82(Exhaust, rear)
MSI KT4 Ultra SR
Geeforce2 MX440
256 PC333
40G 7200rpm
8G 5400rpm
Liteon writer
Budget ATX case with 400W P/Supply
Windows XP Pro
Temp's = Load 58.5C(cpu) 41C(case)
Idle 53 C(cpu) 38C(case)
 

Eclypsyr

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for lapping, (couldn't tell if that was a question :eh?: ) it depends on the quality of the heatsink to begin with...like if it has machining marks on the bottom or not.....if you do a good job, you can get like 1-2*C lower, but that's just my experiences, can say for sure in all cases....but yeah.....its only worth it to lap if you are going to spend time and do it right
-Dae-
 

cmcquistion

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I use Panaflo L1A's or PC Power & Cooling Silencers in all the systems I build. Panaflo L1A is rated at 24 CFM @ 21 dBA, PCP&P Silencer is rated at 27 CFM @ 20 dBA.


I like quiet computers. It's my passion. For example, I use L1A's all over my wife's computer, on the heatsinks, intakes, exhausts, and replaced the PSU fan with one. Dual XP1600's @ 1533MHz and 1.55 Vcore. Folding proteins 24/7, never goes over 50C.
 
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jimmystoba

jimmystoba

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I've now got an inlet + exhaust fan, an 80mm cpu fan(60-80 adapter), and my temps still are'nt coming down.:eek:

Ithink its time for a few stella artois and i'll start again on monday.
:beer::beer::beer::beer:

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AMD Athlon 2000+XP (Akasa AK-785CU H/S+fan 35dba)
Coolermaster SAF-S82(Exhaust, rear)
MSI KT4 Ultra SR
Geeforce2 MX440
256 PC333
40G 7200rpm
8G 5400rpm
Liteon writer
Budget ATX case with 400W P/Supply
Windows XP Pro
Temp's = Load 57 C(cpu) 41C(case)
Idle 53 C(cpu) 38C(case)
 

elBogg

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yah, even the panaflo h1a's are quiet enough, and they perform really well. i had one on my ax-7 and my load temps were around 45 (that's in florida in the summertime) - ambient inside around 80-85 degrees fahrenheit.
 

Lithan

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Thats 120 degrees... Florida's getting a might toasty. Arizona more like it. ;)