Heat sink/ Fan

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  1. Blazer

    Blazer Tweeker

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    I recently purchased a new motherboard and processor, and used my old thermaltake volcano7+ on my new p4 3.0 gig processor, but it is noise as hell, I was wondering if there are other hsf out there that arn't as loud? I need one that is variable speed to go with my vantec fan controler, and gives as good or better performance than my volcano 7+, any sugestions?
     
  2. Dom

    Dom New Member

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    SLK900. Don't come with a fan but you can buy a nice quiet one extra.
     
  3. Blazer

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    where can I buy the slk900 ? and who makes it?
     
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    BWX get out and ride

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    BWX get out and ride

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    I buy most things from NewEgg if I can, they have a very good return policy and are very easy to deal with. You almost never walk away from NewEgg with anything but a smile on your face. Even if they are a few dollars more (they usually have the best price too), it is usually worth it for the customer service you get. Just my experience with them over the past few years.
     
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    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    /me agrees! It's damned hard to go wrong with NewEgg! :D
     
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    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    everyone I know loves newegg..... they get a good rep. I havent ordered from them of course as im in the UK, I generally deal with overclockers.co.uk ebuyer, scan or dabs.
     
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    Roadee Never forgotten

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    Newegg rocks!!:D

    But if you are wanting something easy on the ears....why not go with water cooling? There are so many good ones out on the market right now.....kinda hard to go wrong. Plus they aren't that particular when it comes to the room temps as is the air cooling.

    Just a thought.:hmm:
     
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    WyreTheWolf Wolfish Bastard

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    the Thermaltake Volcano 7+ has a 3 position switch that comes with it ... why not just set it for low? ... it is nearly completely silent on the low, and medium settings.
     
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    i still love the slk 800U ... put you an 80mm fan ... say a chep ball bearig fan like i am useing 45cfm @ only 30db ... the slk 900 doest fit on alot of boards .. and alot of those that do requre bending caps / stuff out of the way ... slk-800U has no such problems.. not to mention the slk800u cost me about $38 and the fan a mere $4
     
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    What's, if there really is any.... the difference between the SLK-800(A) and SLK-800(U)?

    I'd really like to know this.
     
  14. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer [DH] Catalyst Beta Tester

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    The units are the same excpet for the way they are mounted.

    The SLK-800(A) used the 6 prongs found on around the socket, whereas the SLK-800(U) is mounted on your motherboard using the 4 holes around the socket. The SLK-900(U) is mounted the same way as the SLK-800(U) is.

    Another difference with both units is that the (U) series is both compatible with Intel and AMD CPUs, whereas the (A) series is only for AMD chips.
     
  15. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    the 800a mounts very lousy ... can damage cpu if you dont do it right ... also the bottoms of the a models are not as smooth .. the 800u mounts very securly useing the holes around your cpu socket...espeally handy if say going to a lan party youll know you dont have a 500+ gram rock bounceing around inside you pc dameing stuff l...

    some upsides
    the a model just hooks on
    the u model works on amd/intel all need included


    some downsides
    on u model you have to yank the mobo the first time to set the mounts up...
    on the a to travel the a model its best to remove it for safty



    the u model is much better
     
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    demalion ={DH}=demalion

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    I'm liking my Zalman CNPS 7000. I'm using the All Copper (Cu) unit, which is pretty heavy (probably not the best idea for LAN parties, depending on how well you treat your computer during transport), but there is also a AlCu model which is lighter and which is supposed to be a good performer as well.

    Very quiet for me, and the temperatures on my overclocked 2.4C are quite low at max fan RPM...it is designed to be cooled with low RPM operation, and it seems quite effective when that is increased, while still remaining quiet. My curren temperatures are 42 C CPU with 34 C case temp...I think with lowered fan RPMs I got around 48 C.

    Link to Cu version.

    Link to AlCu version.
     

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