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Vantec Aeroflow good for me?

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BomberBear

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Ok, I am running the stock HSF and im getting 51C cpu and 36C system. Sound is somewhat of a concern with me so i emailed AMD asking what the stock fan specs are and this is what i got back: The currect heatsink/fan is rated at about 5300rpm, 24.4 CFM and 40dbA. Im looking at the Vantec Aeroflow for my system and I am wanting to overclock. The specs are located here and I am wondering if this will be the best performance i can get at 40dba or somewhere around there. If you think I would be better off with a different heatsink and different fan within reasonable price, let me know.
Thanks
 

kent_b29

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WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!!!! , now to your question. The vantec aeroflow looks pretty good and I've heard a few good things from people. It would be a solid choice, much better than the retail heatsink. You might also want to check out the thermalright sk-7 and a fan of your choice around 40 dba.(sunon, panaflo, delta) These are the replacements of the much renowned ax-7 and even has a little better preformance. they are about $30 without the fan and a fan might cost another $10 or so. So check this out too, but the aeroflow looks nice.

hope this helps,
Kent
 
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BomberBear

BomberBear

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thanks for the response. I am trying to find a good fan but can't seem to... Can you link me to a good site for fans? Thanks
 

kent_b29

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You're looking to stay around 40 dba right? Here are some from the heatsinkfactory.com that are good.

here's a sunon that's 50 cfm, 40 dba
http://heatsinkfactory.com/cgi-bin/HFAstore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=CF-005

Here's a panaflo at 32 dba
http://heatsinkfactory.com/cgi-bin/HFAstore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=CF-005

be advised, that with the panaflo you need a panaflo tail, which is a connector, 3 pin to hook to motherboard, or 4 pin for power supply. becuase they just come with bare wires, instead of connectors.

Also check with www.2cooltek.com , www.siderwindercomputers.com , and www.directron.com for other 80mm fans. If you decide to go either route, either aeroflow or sk-7 make sure to get some artic silver 3 thermal paste to apply to the heatsink. If you need anymore help just ask again or private message me.

good luck,
Kent
 
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BomberBear

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ok, earlier tonight i went ahead and bout the aeroflow and i already have AS3 from when i had to RMA my pos MB to rev. 2...
Thanks for the help kent.