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blahblahblah

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my current fan on my generic heatsink has started to make an inordinate amount of noise so I decided to replace it with something a bit more special. I like a bit of peace and quiet when im trying to code stuff, so I'd like one which is pretty quiet yet does the job. it's for a FC-PGA 666mhz cpu, anyone can clue me in on anything good? i dont' really know much about hsf combos, all the reviews i read say like "this is the best" and stuff but don't mention anything about the noise levels.

thanks for any advice.
 
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blahblahblah

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Thanks for the advice, but I can't seem to find a supplier. I forgot to mention i live in the UK :(

im ordering a new power supply from www.overclockers.co.uk so if someone could maybe spend a few minutes going through their CPU Coolers section and recommending one I'll order that, i have absolutely no clue which to go for :(

thanks again
 

FishDog3

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The ThermalRight SK6 is really good but loud as hell, they have that

But for your cpu I don't think you need that, stay away from Thermaltake, they suck.

You should just hunt around, read the hs reviews on this site HERE
Also if you want to know the noise level of a hs and its not in the review, note the model of the fan it uses and you will start tl learn which fans are loud (delta) and which are fairly quiet.
 

Fjeld

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Well, who knows? Somebody I guess, but personally I ended up with some home-made water-cooling!
Beein´ annoyed by several solutions from different HSF´s, I had no choice!
Just listen to the silence!

AMD [email protected]
 
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fjield nice rig love the colored water matching the hsf/you need clear tubing!
 

Twofan

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fjeld, where did you get that setup? How well does it perform? It looks really cool (sorry, no pun intended).
 

Froggy1

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blahblahblah (Jul 08, 2001 03:00 p.m.):
my current fan on my generic heatsink has started to make an inordinate amount of noise so I decided to replace it with something a bit more special. I like a bit of peace and quiet when im trying to code stuff, so I'd like one which is pretty quiet yet does the job. it's for a FC-PGA 666mhz cpu, anyone can clue me in on anything good? i dont' really know much about hsf combos, all the reviews i read say like "this is the best" and stuff but don't mention anything about the noise levels.

thanks for any advice.

Ummm... I would suggest you look into the Silverado by Noise Control. A very quiet and effective HSF that I think you can get but us Americans cannot. Go to www.tomshardware.com to find a comparo on it.
 

Plat

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i'd do a WBK38 w/ a 80 mm fan on it way before i'd do the Silverado.

also, my Golden Gate w/ a 27 cfm fan on it performs comparably or better than the WBK w/ a 80 mm fan on it, and it's just as quiet too. definitely one to consider.
 

ken257

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Many of the recomendations above are suitable for a high end TBird. For your purposes such extreme cooling along with the noise that goes with it is not needed.
Intel P3's are not that hard to cool. A good old Alpha pal 6035 with a 20-25cfm fan will do a fine job with very little noise and be enough if you decide to OC.
 
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ken257 (Jul 09, 2001 03:15 p.m.):
Many of the recomendations above are suitable for a high end TBird. For your purposes such extreme cooling along with the noise that goes with it is not needed.
Intel P3's are not that hard to cool. A good old Alpha pal 6035 with a 20-25cfm fan will do a fine job with very little noise and be enough if you decide to OC.

yep a pal or even better a pep66T with the YS Tech 26cfm fan would be a good choice. The thermoengine w/ 26cfm or fop32-1 are two other good choices. If you want to plan for the future the Millenium Glaciator is a good choice.