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sjbryce
21-08-2003, 12:08 PM
Can someone reacommend good cheap case fans and a cpu fan fora 1600+ thats gona be real quite, i am soo sick of the noise

PoWa
21-08-2003, 12:34 PM
Your power supply fan/s might be contributing to a fair bit of the noise. You could start there and look for a reasonably quiet PSU like Enermax.

Rod ger
21-08-2003, 12:37 PM
Quiet and cheap don't go together I'm afraid. Put "quiet computer" in Google, it will come up with a wealth of info. For instance:

<http://www.quietpcusa.com/articles/how_to_silence_a_computer.html>

Which I found on the very first site.

Billy T
21-08-2003, 12:39 PM
Cheap and good rarely go together SJ, and nor do cheap and quiet.

I'd seek out good quality quiet fans and not use cost as a criteria as fans are not that expensive anyway.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

SKT174
21-08-2003, 01:34 PM
By choosing the AMD path I would have thought the noise factor would have been considered... ;) Anyway, try Thermaltake .. they have a silent series which is very very quiet ...

Cheers

Mike
21-08-2003, 01:41 PM
> By choosing the AMD path I would have thought the
> noise factor would have been considered... ;)

We're not all geek here, SKT - not everyone knows the difference between AMD and Intel, and which are quieter etc. Some people just go and buy a computer cause they want one (or if like my wife, cause it has a cool green case :D)

Mike.

Murray P
21-08-2003, 03:36 PM
QuietPC NZ (http://www.quietpc.com/nz/) and Silent PC Review (http://www.silentpcreview.com/) are helpfull sites. If you are confortable with tinkering inside your PSU and your not conserned by warranty, you could replace the standard fan with a quieter one like a 80mm Panaflo FBA08A12L or an NMB B19.

For you CPU fan/HSF, look for any thing that runs below 24dBA (less is better) and has sufficient airflow to cool your CPU, normally expressed in cfm.

HTH Murray P