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Thermaltake Volcano 7+ for P4 (+cooling advice)

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d_tan

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I've read alecelas post about possible solutions for mounting the P4 heatink, but does it actually work? Does removing them have any effect?

I've got the 4SDA+, and before wasting money, i kinda need to decide between that and the new Alpha 8542. I want a quiet HSF, and the Volcano at low speed seems pretty good, although the Alpha with a quiet fan might not be too bad.

Suggestions anyone?
 

rlemieux

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Go with the Alpha, or you can go with the Swiftech and do what I am concidering. I dont want a 53DB fan in my system. Plycon.com sales a 80 to 120mm adapter, and I am thinking about getting a 90CFM 120mm fan that puts out 35DB's. Thats a whole lot better than 53DB's. You might want to check into it. But dont get the Volcano 7+ as of yet. I am in comunications with Thermaltake right now about a solution.

Also it uses a 70mm fan, and its loud. If something happens to it you have to find another 70mm fan, and thats hard to do. Go with the Alpha or the Swiftech though.
 
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d_tan

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well im looking for ultra efficient cooling - no other part on my rig is going to be over 24dBa, and i dont want this to be either.... will 26cfm be enough, or should i get a 120-80mm adaptor and stick a paspt 53cfm on top?
 

rlemieux

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The Alpha performs very well at lower CFM's havnt seen it really low but if you want quiet its the way to go..
 
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d_tan

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quite a tough choice. the alpha isnt cheap, and neither is an adaptor+papst to go on top..