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rmco2003

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I'm planning on building a PC soon, it's not going to be particularly powerful but I want some quiet cooling options, preferably quiet enough to sleep though. :whistling:

Has anyone got some suggestions about different fans I can try for a quiet system? By the way water cooling's out of the option, I don't fancy cashing out for something like that on a low spec system, or fitting it all together.
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Heres som fans i would look at.

http://www.directron.com/sf8025l.html

http://www.directron.com/uc8fab.html

http://svcompucycle..../cl-p00257.html

http://www.nexfan.co...afan80bab2.html

You must remember that in order to be quieter than normal fans they usually run slower. I look for the lowest decibel's for the CFM rating. 21 thru 27 decibels is pretty quiet. The fan i seem to be running the most lately is the enermax adjustible speed fan. With it if i need extra cooling i can always turn up the fan speed. I placed the speed control in holes i drilled in the second floppy drive case cover for easy access. They are silicon glued in place.

Another thing i have been doing lately is runing 120 MM fans with 120 to 80 adapters. The cooling is not much different but the 120 MM fans run slower for the same amount of CFM so they are quieter. Using rubber gaskets also seems to help with the noise.

http://www.directron.com/fanacc.html

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zalman + antec = quiet cooling

I am running antec tri cool fans with 3 speed settings and zalman 9500 cooler for the cpu and vf900 for the the gfx card both with fan mate 2 for rpm and noise control. When the i put everything to low... i can't even hear anything with the case open and my ear next to it. This cooling set up costs around 120 if you shop carefully.
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Yes, go for Zalman. Look through my profile at my windows machine. I have a Zalman CPU cooler running in there. I love that thing. I bought the cooler because the original one sounded like an engine just before the cilinders seize.
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watercooling :whistling:
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By the way water cooling's out of the option, I don't fancy cashing out for something like that on a low spec system, or fitting it all together.


umm...
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zalman fans are good, I have one for the cpu.
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