Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Madness, Apr 28, 2006.
an AMD 2800+ socket 754?
I'm about damned tired of my computer sounding like a vacuum cleaner.
Thermalright SI-120 + Delta 120mm fan
thermalright is good, but I'd avoid delta... not the most quiet fans. If you go with the thermalright headsink, use an enermax 120mm.
I don't think I'd be able to fit a 120mm fan on my board .. That Zalman sounds like it would do the job, but that might be a tight fit too.
This is the best pic I could find of my rig's innards (old, lots of new stuff in there now):
Right above the CPU is 2 sticks of ram, so I'm not sure if the circular design of the Zalman would raise high enough to clear them. I'm thinking maybe something no bigger than 90mm would fit ok.
u sure the sound isn't from the power supply's fan?
I would also look at the 2 case fans as being the cause of noise as well.
From what I've seen most clear case fans with LEDs are usually louder than the plain ugly black fans. I can easily tell yo have one in the back, but it also looks like you have one up front as well.
Go to newegg.com and you use their filter system to narrow it down.
This Zalman shouldn't get in the way of the RAM, the CNPS9500 (click)
Arctic Cooling it known for their VGA coolers but I've read revies that say theur CPU coolers are also good. And this one (click) is less than $20 shipped, and it's noise level is 0.6SONE..their NV Silencer 5 is 0.9SONE. Don't ask what SONE means, go look on their web site.
100% positive, as a matter of fact I threw out the POS generic PS it came with. The new one has 3 fans and is ultra silent (better than mega)
if you can fit the zalman, you can fit the SI-120. Actually, I think the SI-120 would fit better. WHat board do you have? Check out thermalrights web page for compatibility.
I think OT's new server uses two of these, if I remember the pictures correctly.
EDIT: Other options... http://www.3dcool.com/index.php?cPath=21_24
the zalman is 92mm.... It fits where the thermalright doesn't...