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adslgeek
29-01-2010, 12:01 AM
I have just built up my Linux server but the fan is hellova noisy - what cheap quiet cooling methods do you guys recommend?

Cheers in advance!

qazwsxokmijn
29-01-2010, 12:13 AM
http://www.techworld.co.nz/cooling-fans-c-1_43_46.html

Look at the Noctuas, or Scythe SlipStreams.

gary67
29-01-2010, 06:37 AM
Water

somebody
29-01-2010, 07:52 AM
What size fan are you after? Is it a case fan, CPU fan, power supply fan?

The general rule is to get the biggest fan you can, so that it can run at a lower speed while still shifting the same amount of air.

adslgeek
29-01-2010, 08:05 AM
Any particular brands for water cooling? I wasn't keen on spending much more than about $50 ish

qazwsxokmijn
29-01-2010, 10:57 AM
Any particular brands for water cooling? I wasn't keen on spending much more than about $50 ish
Hahaha....$50 will only get you the tubing. Even a CPU waterblock is around $100, usually more. The pump itself $150 or over. Radiator $120 or over.

SolMiester
29-01-2010, 11:15 AM
I LOL when people say water cooling for quiet operation....how do they cool the water in the radiator?....fan perhaps?

qazwsxokmijn
29-01-2010, 11:28 AM
I LOL when people say water cooling for quiet operation....how do they cool the water in the radiator?....fan perhaps?
Well I remember I could passively cool my Q9450 when I was watercooling it. Yeah, it gets hotter during Linpack, but other than that it was passive, no fan running for the radiator at all.

Had an Apogee GTZ, Swiftech 3x120mm radiator.

SolMiester
29-01-2010, 11:40 AM
Well I remember I could passively cool my Q9450 when I was watercooling it. Yeah, it gets hotter during Linpack, but other than that it was passive, no fan running for the radiator at all.

Had an Apogee GTZ, Swiftech 3x120mm radiator.


I would rather use a quite fan period. The only reason for w/c is for extreme clocking IMO

qazwsxokmijn
29-01-2010, 12:09 PM
The only reason for w/c is for extreme clocking IMO
Or if you're a PC hardware addict like me. :p

adslgeek
29-01-2010, 06:27 PM
Yeah I thought that water was out of budget.. This is a cheap and nasty Linux box for Media Centre, so didn't want to spend too much..

whellington
29-01-2010, 07:57 PM
Fan controller?

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=8791

trinsic
30-01-2010, 09:39 AM
Corsair H50 is a little closed watercooling unit for $169 from ComputerLounge. Could check that out. Its about as good as top air cooling but less noisy.

PPp
31-01-2010, 09:32 PM
Would one of these help?
http://www.dpt.co.nz/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=8&zenid=9725b241c77bfd971ce866ee0b04f8b1
Seems to have stock in your price range.

pkm
31-01-2010, 09:38 PM
I found a 12v 120mm fan and soldered a resistor in series to decrease the current/noise. 5pack of resistors 35cents. But then im a cheap-ass.