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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by darnold, Apr 9, 2005.

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  1. darnold

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    I have a Soyo SY-K7V Dragon Plus! Motherboard with a Athlon XP 1.2GB processor running at 1.9GB. Im looking for a processor fan that will keep it cool, the one I have now is a bit loud for me... Im also looking for a case fan too, the one I have now is a bit loud for me too...

    I was also thinking about upgrading the motherboard and processor to something faster and newer but not EXPENSIVE... Any suggestions on parts for the whole thing?
     
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    I use these for AMD socket A builds falconrock they work well and are do not make much noise.
     
  3. darnold

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    For a case and processor fan??
    I have a Athlon Xp1900
     
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    That link is for the cpu hsf. For a case fan I just use a standard 80mm or if possible a 120mm fan.
     
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    The larger the fan diameter the slower it can turn and still move adequate airflow. As an example you can have a 60mm fan turning @ 7500 rpm and moving 40 cfm of air. You can have an 80mm fan turning @ 3000 rpm and moving the same amount of air. The 80mm fan will make less noise due to its slower speed.
     
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    what model case fan u have...
     
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    I like to use Antec fans, however any ball berring type of fan should work fine. Stay away from sleeve berring type fans. They do not last very long and or get noisy.
     
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    I just bought an Antec 80mm casefan (Pro Series)... The color is clear...
    30dBA (at Avg RPM), 34 CFM, 2600 RPM (Avg)... Is that good? Loud?

    I also just bought an Antec Solution Plus CPU Cooler (Copper-Embedded aluminum base). 34dBA, 17.9 CFM, 4500 RPM, 60x60x10mm double ball-bearing... Is this good? Loud?
     
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    I looked at the CPU Cooler that you showed me and I found that the noise level is 25dBA... Will this work for a Athon XP 1900+?? I saw all these other Athon XP precessor speeds, just wanted to make sure it was good for mine too plus if I upgrade the processor...
     
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    Yes the Falconrock will work with an XP1900+; it'll work with any Socket A AMD CPU.

    As for noise, its quieter then the case fan you picked up and much quiter then the Antec CPU cooler. The higher decibel(dBA) number, the louder the fan. The lower the CFM number, the less air it moves.
     
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    Is the case fan I just bought a good and quit one or is there others out there that are better? I have a computer now and it is LOUD, I cant hear my wife in the other room cuz of the noise... I need it quiter...
     
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    Thanks... What fans do you have running in your machine....
    Right now I have the following:

    Thermaltake VOLCANO 7 Variable Fan Speed Control

    Max Air Flow
    46 CFM at 2900rpm
    53 CFM at 5000rpm

    Noise
    27 dB at 2900 rpm
    39 dB at 5000 rpm

    Thermaltake SMART FAN Variable Fan Speed Control

    Max Air Flow
    46 CFM at 2900rpm
    53 CFM at 5000rpm

    Noise
    27 dB at 2900 rpm
    39 dB at 5000 rpm

    Ends up being way to loud for me...
     
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