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    New cooler for 939 but with 775 in mind...

    My trusy old Gigabyte cooler is really starting to give up the ghost (and has always been noisy...), so I'm looking for a new one. I'm still on S939 (Opteron 146) but I do intend to go down the C2D route towards the end of the year. Bearing that in mind, the new cooler needs to support both 939 and 775, as I'd obviously like to use it on my new system when that happens.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? Anything good here at Scan?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...Thumbnails=yes

    I'm seriously not bothered about how it looks, if it has LEDs etc. etc., I'd just like a good performing, quiet cooler. What's the quitest cooler you can get without going water?!

    Any help appreciated

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    Skythe ninja or Infinity are very good coolers and very quiet on that list.

    Personally I'd have this though.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=57&subcat=821

    widely regarded as one of the best coolers..second only to its bigger brother the EXTREME which won't work for 939.

    You choose the fan for it yourself so it can be as quiet as you like.

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    Wow, looks like a best that one! Any recommendations for good quality 120mm fans to pair up with that?

    At OC I was also looking at this one:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=57&subcat=821

    Looks to be quite tasty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimNastics View Post
    Wow, looks like a best that one! Any recommendations for good quality 120mm fans to pair up with that?
    I've got a Sharkoon 1000 Golfy on my Scythe Infinity, and it keeps temps down while being inaudible from a few feet away.

    The Scythe Flex series (800rpm, 1200rpm and 1600rpm) are highly thought of too. The Noctua fans, while being excellent performers, apparently have some quality issues. I can't vouch for that myself, but I've read a few reports of them failing.

    Big heatsink + slow fan = best compromise for me. If you want sheer performance without noise being much of a consideration, then I'm not the guy to ask.

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    If I remember correctly the noctua doesn't provide very good cooling performance compared to most but is very quiet.

    Theres a group test on custom pc's website somewhere.

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    What about the big typhoon? it seems to be quite widely overlooked but i bought it and its extremely effective. Keeps my opty 175 at around 28-30 idle on a good day and 45 max under load. States 15dB i think and i would have to say thats pretty accurate, it rteally is pretty much inaudible Compatable with both chipsets, only problem i have had is the fitting was a little fiddly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    I've got a Sharkoon 1000 Golfy on my Scythe Infinity, and it keeps temps down while being inaudible from a few feet away.

    The Scythe Flex series (800rpm, 1200rpm and 1600rpm) are highly thought of too. The Noctua fans, while being excellent performers, apparently have some quality issues. I can't vouch for that myself, but I've read a few reports of them failing.

    Big heatsink + slow fan = best compromise for me. If you want sheer performance without noise being much of a consideration, then I'm not the guy to ask.
    You must have a very very very quiet computer/room if you have to be a few feet away to drown out the noise form the Sharkoon.

    I'll second the recommendation for the Sharkoon 1000/Scythe 1200.

    Same here, I'm in to quiet computing so can't advise on noisy components

    I'd recommend the Ninja + quiet fan.

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    If I remember correctly the noctua doesn't provide very good cooling performance compared to most but is very quiet.

    Theres a group test on custom pc's website somewhere.
    I would give the Noctua a miss as well. Not too many good things said about the fans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    What about the big typhoon? it seems to be quite widely overlooked but i bought it and its extremely effective. Keeps my opty 175 at around 28-30 idle on a good day and 45 max under load. States 15dB i think and i would have to say thats pretty accurate, it rteally is pretty much inaudible Compatable with both chipsets, only problem i have had is the fitting was a little fiddly.
    I think the 'in' thing is tall coolers but I believe the Big Typhoon is a very good cooler. Should be cheap as well now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    You must have a very very very quiet computer/room if you have to be a few feet away to drown out the noise form the Sharkoon.
    Not particularly quiet - I was more compensating for the PSU fan (which is the loudest, even though it's a Seasonic, renowned for their lack of noise!) and VF900 on the graphics. Best err on the side of caution.

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    My case fans are Sharkoon 1000s. They are really very quiet Unfortunately, they don't push very much air But its JUST about good enough for me anyway. If you are talking about fitting them to a heatsink, I would be concerned unless the temperatures are ok to begin with. If the heatsink does such a good job that the temperatures are good, then a low speed fan like the Sharkoon 1000 should be just fine. But if it gets quite hot, I can't imagine a Sharkoon 1000 making that much difference because of its low speed. But it might be ok.

    As for the Noctua fans, I was not impressed. I got a pair of them to replace my Sharkoon 1000s as case fans. I only got them because it said they had lower decibels than the Sharkoons, and yet higher airflow. Unfortunately, they lied Their airflow was better, but they where quite a lot louder than the Sharkoon fans. I decided to send them back because the increased air flow didn't really do much to my case temps. Maybe a couple of degrees. But that didn't justify the significant increase in noise

    I've just ordered a new heatsink and I've bought a 120mm Yate Loon 1350RPM fan to go with it. If you still haven't bought your stuff by the time I fit this (monday probably), I can let you know how this fan performs.

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    The bigger heatsinks would be fine with 120mm 1000s on them - many can be run passively with good case cooling (I really can't recommend that though). The 80mm 1000s are OK, but I find the 2000s are a little better, and still next-to-inaudible. They really haven't made that much difference to the 1000s I had in before though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    I think the 'in' thing is tall coolers but I believe the Big Typhoon is a very good cooler. Should be cheap as well now?
    http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/prod...-CLP0114&af=50

    not amazingly cheap but for the performance it has i think its worth it. Does blow air on the rest of the componants quite effectively aswell

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    Thanks for all your help chaps, I'm liking the look of the DIY type cooler, buying the the heatsink and fans separately. Just a shame I can't seem to find the Thermalright at a google checkout or free delivery store so may go for the Scythe Ninja at Scan and replace the fan. I take it the included fan isn't much cop?

    I notice a lot of fans you are suggesting have set speeds, but surely if I went for say a Sharkoon Golf 2000, I can hook it up to a fan controller? Seems daft to get a 1000 when you could get a 2000 + fan controller and have the luxury of both speeds / sound levels... or am I the one being daft?!

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    The fan on the Ninja is meant to be very decent.

    The fan controller is fine for most fans yeah - obviously it would add to the expense, which is why we're not generally recommending them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    The fan on the Ninja is meant to be very decent.

    The fan controller is fine for most fans yeah - obviously it would add to the expense, which is why we're not generally recommending them.
    I agree

    Last review I read on silentpcreview.com said the fan with the Rev B Ninja is a good fan.

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    I'm surprised for fans nobody has mentioned nexus. You can pick them up from novatech, unfortunately scan dont stock them at the moment. In my opinion the market leaders.

    http://www.nexustek.nl/120mm_real_silent_case_fan.htm

    Also I have a scythe infinity and would not get one again. I wasn't as impressed with the general build quality (the edges of the metal were slightly sharp, hard to describe) and attatching it the motherboard was very difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
    I'm surprised for fans nobody has mentioned nexus. You can pick them up from novatech, unfortunately scan dont stock them at the moment. In my opinion the market leaders.

    http://www.nexustek.nl/120mm_real_silent_case_fan.htm
    The Sharkoon 1000 is quieter at the expense of a bit of airflow.

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