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    Need Recommendations for Fans

    Right, Ive got an Antec Minuet II case sat under my TV making too much noise for my liking!

    http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15101

    Its running the following:
    Celeron D 2.4Ghz (s478)
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    Pinnacle PCTV

    I obviously have limited space, but I need to ditch the Sunon 80mm fan on the side of the case and the stock Celeron HSF.

    Can I have some recommendations for a small, but quiet s478 hsf for the Celeron and a quiet 80mm fan?

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    Last edited by s_kinton; 27-06-2007 at 12:20 PM.

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    Check out CustomPC's fan lab test, they liked the Skarkoon golf balls fans:

    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/custompc/labs.../products.html

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    I can echo CustomPC in recommending Sharkoon. Do what they say, unlike most fans which claim far more than they deliver.

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    Thanks. Sharkoon Golf Ball from Scan it is.

    What about s478 cooler suggestions?? This is a tough one.

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    I wasn't too impressed with the Sharkoon 2000 80mm I got from Scan, returned it within 7 days.

    I've been quite impressed with the 80mm Coolermaster Blue LED fans though, half the price of the Sharkoon as well. So impressed with the first one that I bought another

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    Right I've found the only decent, small, quiet hsf for s478 I can find.

    The Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 Ultra:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=353438

    Not bad for £5.20! Scan charge £4.99 to deliver it though, so it looks like Im off to eBuyer for their cheapo £2.74 delivery charge

    Anyone used this hsf or got any other suggestions before I buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    Thanks. Sharkoon Golf Ball from Scan it is.

    What about s478 cooler suggestions?? This is a tough one.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=448654

    may not fit

    otherwise there is the zalman 7000 alcu

    thought about nexus 80mm's?

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...tml?NEX-S8CMFA

    i have two in my htpc - nice and quiet, good price too from novatech
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    Quote Originally Posted by frazered View Post
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=448654
    may not fit

    otherwise there is the zalman 7000 alcu
    Not a chance either of those will fit Im afraid . The problem with this motherboard/case combination is that the CPU socket is very close to the PSU, meaning I have a very limited area around the socket for a decent size hsf.

    The Nexus fans look good, I'll bear them in mind.

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    all my 80mm and 92mm fans are Papst. Shift a fair bit of air and are near silent. In total I have 3 120mm, 1 92mm and 2 80mm fans in my case and I can hardly hear it

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    I think Papst are quite expensive. If you're going to consider Nexus, then see if you can get hold of Yate Loon 80mm fans as I'm quite happy with the one I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    Not a chance either of those will fit Im afraid . The problem with this motherboard/case combination is that the CPU socket is very close to the PSU, meaning I have a very limited area around the socket for a decent size hsf.

    The Nexus fans look good, I'll bear them in mind.
    you could trim the fins of the heatsink if it was a close fit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    Right I've found the only decent, small, quiet hsf for s478 I can find.

    The Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 Ultra:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=353438

    Not bad for £5.20! Scan charge £4.99 to deliver it though, so it looks like Im off to eBuyer for their cheapo £2.74 delivery charge

    Anyone used this hsf or got any other suggestions before I buy?
    Scan Free Delivery for Hexus users?

    Edit : Has to be £20 exc vat though
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    My Girl friend's pc has a stock cooler and it's s478
    It was getting extreemly noisy, when I opened the case to have a look I found the reason why.
    A Layer of dust & fluf had formed between the heatsink and fan, basically it coated the top on the heat sink forming a mat which was blocking the airflow.
    I used a cocktail stick to poke between the fanblades and dig out the dust (so I didn't have to take the cooler off the board )
    It's now running quite again.

    After much digging I've found the dimentions for the stock intel L 90mm x W 89mm x H 51mm
    Not sure how much height clearence you have in that small case, but anything with a foot print of 90x90 should fit.

    So that Artic Cooling Super slient 4 ultra should fit

    so should
    Akasa AK-675
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=152520

    Gigabyte GH-PCU21-VG 3 in 1 Heat Pipe Super Cooler
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=98076
    Although it might be a bit tall

    another alternative would be to find a quiter fan to replace the one on the stock hs&f but the retaining bracket might be a problem here.

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    Got a Nexus fan at the same time as the Sharkoon. The Sharkoon is definitely quieter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    My Girl friend's pc has a stock cooler and it's s478
    It was getting extreemly noisy, when I opened the case to have a look I found the reason why.
    A Layer of dust & fluf had formed between the heatsink and fan, basically it coated the top on the heat sink forming a mat which was blocking the airflow.
    I used a cocktail stick to poke between the fanblades and dig out the dust (so I didn't have to take the cooler off the board )
    It's now running quite again.

    After much digging I've found the dimentions for the stock intel L 90mm x W 89mm x H 51mm
    Not sure how much height clearence you have in that small case, but anything with a foot print of 90x90 should fit.
    Admittedly the HSF does need a good clean! I'll have a go and see if it makes a difference, but Im almost definately gonna get the artic cooling one I posted above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Got a Nexus fan at the same time as the Sharkoon. The Sharkoon is definitely quieter.
    Always good to hear from someone whos got both. Im gonna go with the Sharkoon despite its higher price tag

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