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AMD 64 HSF question

dreamliner77

The Analog Kid
#1
I'm building a 64 rig for a friend of mine. This will my first 64 build and am looking for suggestions on a HSF that is pretty quiet as the machine will reside in her bedroom.

I'm going to be using either a 3000 or 3200 Venice core, most likely on a nforce 3 board.

I've been looking at one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835108037

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106047

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106056


Also, has anyone had any experience with this mobo? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138249

Thanks.
 
#3
With Cool & Quiet the HSF noise shouldn't be an issue when the machine is not being agressively used. And if it is in serious use the clicky claky of keys will be just as loud and more likely to wake someone up.

Make sure you get one of the quiet mode power supplies too and thermostatically controlled case fans. Over 50% of the noise out of my machine is case fans now, even with them throttled down.

$50 bucks for a HSF, argh!

And line the sides of the case with cork. It really helps kill the video card and CPU HSF noise.
 
#6

kcnychief

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Political User
#8
If I were to build an AMD64 myself, either the 3200 or the 3400 with Venice, and I don't OC it, would the Stock HSF be sufficient?
 

dreamliner77

The Analog Kid
#10
LeeJend said:
With Cool & Quiet the HSF noise shouldn't be an issue when the machine is not being agressively used. And if it is in serious use the clicky claky of keys will be just as loud and more likely to wake someone up.

Make sure you get one of the quiet mode power supplies too and thermostatically controlled case fans. Over 50% of the noise out of my machine is case fans now, even with them throttled down.

$50 bucks for a HSF, argh!

And line the sides of the case with cork. It really helps kill the video card and CPU HSF noise.
I will be using an Antec Sonata case, Panaflo 120's, and an Antec Surepower 420.
 

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