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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bootsy, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    Its time once again (I love it) when I will upgrade my pc. Well, I'm actually building a new one so I need some help from people that might actually have this setup. I'm getting an AMD XP2100+ and wonder which heatsink/fan is best (and not noisy), thanx for the comments
     
  2. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    I would only go with H2O with an AMD due to their heat characteristics. Something like a product from Swiftech. If you insist on air-cooled the Volcano 7 is choice.
     
  3. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    yea I was looking at a thermaltake (sp?)
     
  4. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    I was looking into H2O cooling but its too expensive for me right now. I plan to do a SERIOUS upgrade within 2 years but for now I just started it with a new case, check it out:

    http://store3.yimg.com/I/cyberpowerwholesale_1699_145722

    just the case, aluminum, silver, with window kit installed
     
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

  6. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    The thread won't let me in...?
     
  7. Bootsy

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    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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  9. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    yea xsiv, thats the one i was looking at getting =]
    anyone heard anything bout the volcano9?
     
  10. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Nice case and good power supply. I got a SX1040B Antec (not aluminum) and paid more although, the power supply is by Antec.
     
  11. Bootsy

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    is the 7+ loud?
     
  12. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    Snook: yea man, my buddy bought that same case (not aluminum) for like 160 last year. Gotta love the price drops =]
    but then again, it'll probably be costing under $50 in a few months hehehe
     
  13. Friend of Bill

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    I don't know if it's loud. I run 4 Delta's in my case and they are loud (got the case in the other room). Anything, compared to a Delta 80X38 80cfm is quiet to my standards.:D
     
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    High 6000rpm@47 dB(A)
    Medium 4800rpm@35 dB(A)
    Low 3000rpm@24 dB(A)

    It would most likely stay in the medium to low range.
     
  15. Bootsy

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    coooooool I just got my new motherboard last week and installed it. Happy to say that I upgraded back to windoze xp. I used to have a VIA chipset mobo and because of my gf4 and nvidia detonator drivers I was getting the infinite loop error. I gave up trying to fix it after trying EVERYTHING. Now I need a new CPU, fans, heatsink, DDR memory and I'll be set...gotta love credit cards
     
  16. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    volcano 7+
     
  17. Bootsy

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    any suggestions for case fans? how many? what kind? are they loud? hehe I appreciate the help guys. I missed you all during those 2 weeks of windows 2000 =]
     
  18. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    I use ADDA 80mm 50CFM fans, move a lot of air without being to loud.

    I have two 80mm intakes in the front .. two 80mm intakes on the side (with filters) .. one 80mm exhaust on top of the case plus the two in the P/S. Also an ADDA 90mm 60CFM fan on the heatsink.
     
  19. shorty420

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    ALpha PAL8045T

    The ALpha PAL8045T is better than the Volcano 7 IMO. I've got it running on my Athlon XP 1700+ with a Panaflo 80mm fan and my temps are 34c Idle easily. I have had 0 probs with the heatsink other than it not fitting perfectly on my Asus A7V266E. I'm gonna have to do some trimming because right now it's resting against a capacitor and I really don't like it. Other than that I have no complaints and would recommend it to anyone looking for an excellent cooling solution.

    Get the bare heatsink for 39 bucks here
     
  20. [CpK]Bastid

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    ive used noise control sivlerado hsf...good and quiet
    using an akasa silver mountain2 with an 80mm fan...works even better....

    i go for quieter hsf combos so i dont mind my temps bein a lil on the high side.....also its very hot here so not much else cept go water coolin or vapochill:)

    i usually run around 50~55c full load
    57 if its around 90degrees F outside