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Whats best fan to get for a 1.1 Ghz Thunderbird I want to overclock

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Aman99

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Hi, I'm planning to get either a 1.1 or 1.2 ghz Thunderbird CPU and overclock it. Now I want a fan that will do the job, but it can't be very loud at all. What are your suggestions?

Here are some of the things i'm considering:
Alpha PEP66T with Sanyo Denki 19.3 CFM fan
Thermaltake Thermoengine with stock 16.3 CFM
Coolermaster EP5-6l11
Thermaltake Volcano II

Which of those do you think would work best? Or if you know another good fan thats quite let me know. I also have an Agilent Arcticooler lieing around somewhere I could use as well, but I think I can find something that cools better than that.
 
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Aman99

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I could be mistaken but doesn't the vantec have a delta fan on it? Cause if it does, that would make it loud, hence its a no-go. :) I don't need super-good fan, just one that will let me overclock a good amount.

Aaron
 

WyrmMaster

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For that fast of a CPU plus overclocking you have 2 choices, water cooling or a moderate to large amounts of noise. A good cooler if it cant be to loud is the FOP 32. Louder than those 19cfm, but those won't do the job for you. You could get a fop and hack it with an 80mm, that would be pretty quite aswell.
 
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Aman99

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ThermoEngine would do better than an FOP-32 I think (i have used an FOP-32). The 80 mm fan is not a bad idea, although I don't know if that would work that well, because airflow might not be directed right to efficiently cool the heatsink (correct me if i'm wrong on this, i haven't tried it).

Anyone know where I can maybe get the everflow fan thats on the ThermalTake Volcano II CPU? Maybe the best thing to do would be get either a swiftech or thermoengine heatsink, and then use the fan from a Volcano II, what do you think about that idea?

Aaron
 

Yomama

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Aman99 (Apr 07, 2001 11:17 p.m.):
Hi, I'm planning to get either a 1.1 or 1.2 ghz Thunderbird CPU and overclock it. Now I want a fan that will do the job, but it can't be very loud at all. What are your suggestions?

Here are some of the things i'm considering:
Alpha PEP66T with Sanyo Denki 19.3 CFM fan
Thermaltake Thermoengine with stock 16.3 CFM
Coolermaster EP5-6l11
Thermaltake Volcano II

Which of those do you think would work best? Or if you know another good fan thats quite let me know. I also have an Agilent Arcticooler lieing around somewhere I could use as well, but I think I can find something that cools better than that.

I see that ou are considering fans with less than 20CFM. Whle they are silent, they do not carry a lot of heat away. I second the idea of usinf an 80mm Fan instead. They can produce between 33 and 50CFM, yet their noise is more like a 25CFM 60mm fan. Now com bine that with a variable resistor soldered into the 12V feed, and you can regulate noise and temp to your heart's desire.

In order to use an 80mm fan, you need a heatsink that can be modified. While the FOP 32 is a decent choice, I personally do believe that the newer WBK 38 is actually a better design (wider, and not quite as deep). With a 42CFM 80mm fan I got temps with it that were only about 5C off from watercooling.

Good luck

Yo