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    Thermaltake Silent Boost K7 AMD XP Cooler

    I am looking at getting a Thermaltake Silent Boost K7 AMD XP Cooler anyone know anything about them. It looks pretty sweet.

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    I've got a Tt Volcano 12 which is the same heatsink but different fan.
    You might want to consider the 12 as it comes with speed controls to vary fan speed, 2000rpm=nice & quiet all the way upto rather loud (but cool) at 5500rpm.

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    I have (well a mate) found two decent reviews of it at overclockercafe & tweaktown

    This is looking to be a decent silent cooler
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    I put the exact cooler on the rig i am building for my brother. It was a toss up between the Volcano 12 or this one. To be honest, I wish i'd gone for the Volcano 12 because the case fans in the rig make it as loud as anything anyway (3 x 80mm) so the rated 21db of the a1889-a is irrelevant on the rig i made. Also, if i wanted to overclock the 3200+ a bit then i'm a bit scuppered because the temps under load reach mid 50's. Just idling they are around 42-46 which is not great. Of course, maybe the Antec Silver Thermal paste I used isn't that good? Well anyway, seeing as the volcano 12 has a nifty PCI port OR front bay adjuster for the fan speed I would suggest that is the better fan in case you want to overclock - and if not , well you can turn the fan right down tro get a good balance of performance mixed with noise.

    They are also much cheaper from E-buyer! Check them out below....

    Volcano 12 Extreme:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=55550

    Silent Boost:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=55554



    Quote Originally Posted by ERU
    I have (well a mate) found two decent reviews of it at overclockercafe & tweaktown

    This is looking to be a decent silent cooler
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    2700+@175fsb/2257mhz, Soltek 75FRN-L, 2x512mb TwinMOS on TwinMOS 3200 RAM (Dual Channel) @175 (synced with fsb) 8-3-3-2.5 timings, 120gb 8mb Cache ATA 133 Maxtor Diamondmax +, 80gb Maxtor ATA133, 256mb Sapphir radeon 9800XT @ stock, 19" Hansol 920P.

    Currently Building for brother:
    3200+@200fsb, MSI K7N2-L Delta, 2x 512mb Crucial 3200 RAM@200 (single channel) 8-3-3-3, 200gb 8mb cache ATA 133 Maxtor Diamondmax+, 256mb Leadtek a350 GeForceFX 5900 ultra @485/922, 19" Iiyama MST

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    Been speaking to a few people who have them - they have done nothing but sing its praises. I guess it all depends if you are a pabst perosn or not

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    a 'pabst' person? sorry can't decipher that!

    Anyway, yeah its a good fan as I aid above - its just on ebuyer the silent boost is (Ex.vat) around £14.99, and the volcano 12 is (Ex.vat) £17.99. Now thats not much difference for a much better product! I mean, the volcano 12 is one of the best performing heatsinks out there at 0.44 thermal malarky
    and it has controllers for the fan so you can turn it down to 2500 RPM (silent boost operates at 2500 RPM too) and also Up to 5500 RPM which is when it gets a bit noisy but performs great! SO you have the versatility to be quiet or loud, whereas with the silent boost you just have a quiet and decent heatsink..
    You pays your money and takes your choice!!

    Daz


    Quote Originally Posted by ERU
    Been speaking to a few people who have them - they have done nothing but sing its praises. I guess it all depends if you are a pabst perosn or not
    Current Rig:
    2700+@175fsb/2257mhz, Soltek 75FRN-L, 2x512mb TwinMOS on TwinMOS 3200 RAM (Dual Channel) @175 (synced with fsb) 8-3-3-2.5 timings, 120gb 8mb Cache ATA 133 Maxtor Diamondmax +, 80gb Maxtor ATA133, 256mb Sapphir radeon 9800XT @ stock, 19" Hansol 920P.

    Currently Building for brother:
    3200+@200fsb, MSI K7N2-L Delta, 2x 512mb Crucial 3200 RAM@200 (single channel) 8-3-3-3, 200gb 8mb cache ATA 133 Maxtor Diamondmax+, 256mb Leadtek a350 GeForceFX 5900 ultra @485/922, 19" Iiyama MST

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    The thing with that cooler ERU mate is that yeah it woulod be great to have a nice silent cooler so your rig can sit there happily without making too much of a racket, but be careful on how low the CFM level drops with a more silent cooler

    I shifted over to a 92mm Vantec fan for my SLK-900. It's great because it is next to silent (19dba) but the CFM level is quite low and idle temps sit at the mid-high 40's

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz_uk
    a 'pabst' person? sorry can't decipher that!

    Anyway, yeah its a good fan as I aid above - its just on ebuyer the silent boost is (Ex.vat) around £14.99, and the volcano 12 is (Ex.vat) £17.99. Now thats not much difference for a much better product! I mean, the volcano 12 is one of the best performing heatsinks out there at 0.44 thermal malarky
    and it has controllers for the fan so you can turn it down to 2500 RPM (silent boost operates at 2500 RPM too) and also Up to 5500 RPM which is when it gets a bit noisy but performs great! SO you have the versatility to be quiet or loud, whereas with the silent boost you just have a quiet and decent heatsink..
    You pays your money and takes your choice!!

    Daz
    I understood that the Silent Boosts fan is a Panasonic?

    Those eBuyer prices are the incl. VAT prices.

    The rpm range of the 12 is 2000-5600 rpm.

    & I ordered another 1 last night

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    I've just fitted the thermatake silent boost to my xp2000 and am impressed with it after 3hrs, it is quieter than my old heatsink/fan but the case fans make up for it. Knocked 9oC off my CPU temp.

    Scott

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    Hi,
    I've just seen this item & the specs look great.
    I fancy one for my amd 2400+ (socket A),,, where do we get 'em here in the u.k please ?

    thanks

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    yes mate - just realised !!!!!

    I've put a new post up ! (must learn to read,,,,)

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