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    Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    I finally located the fan that is give off some irritating noise, its the micro 40mm one on the chipset - I thought it was my proccesors one at the start. Anyway I was wondering if you could recommend me a good/decent fan that does about the same or similar RPM (6500 Peak) and is a lot quieter.

    BTW, I have my new PSU the FSP 700W. So far running a treat got my HD2900XT all plugged in and slightly overclocked . Thanks for that recommendation. .

    PS: A heatsink would look cool I think. If it's a case of getting them seperatley stick with recommending the fan please as I'll just get a Thermalright one or something.
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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    I removed mine and replaced it with a Zalman chipset heatsink. There is enough airflow in the case and I'm sure it is better than the annoying pathetic fan unit that it had before which had hardly any contact between it and the chipset itself.

    What motherboard do you have?

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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    Ahh right. I have a DFI Infinity NF4-SLI. It has the stock DFI fan on it I'm sure and the bearings are probably done with now

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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    One of thesehttp://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Zalma...t-Heatsink-Kit would be fine. Unless you want to spend loads on something that looks prettier?

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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    Personally I would just strip the whole unit off and replace it with a Thermalright HR05 either standard, SLI or an IFX version (looks cooler I think it might also take an 80mm rather than 70mm fan, though it can run passive happily enough).

    If you want a fan instead then you can try one of these http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/40mm-...set-cooler-fan

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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    If you want a fan instead then you can try one of these http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/40mm-...set-cooler-fan
    thoes fans are good I've got one tied onto my northbridge cooler (I needed to add a little to an order for the free postage and I had a spare fan header ) Also got 2 of the 10mm x 40mm akasa on my memory
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Akasa...-with-BLUE-LED

    the 20mm x 40mm webbey linked to is better, more air flow same amount of noise (very little)

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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    Brings me to the questions, Is passive as good as some fans and does the chipset need mad cooling?

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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    Quote Originally Posted by radar View Post
    Brings me to the questions, Is passive as good as some fans and does the chipset need mad cooling?
    Everyone will have a different opinion on this and to an extent this depends on individual cases but, In my situation, The Zalman cooler has been great on the Nforce chipset and the machine is on for at least 16 hours a day.

    For me the Zalman is cheap, does the job and most importantly does not make any noise.

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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    Passive chipsets are fine as long as the is airflow to keep them cool be this from the general case air being moved around or from the CPU fan.

    I used to run my G33 with a Thermalright HR-05 IFX passive in my TJ08 and it was fine and dandy no problems see the pic for what it all looked like, that board is cramped when you add in lots of big coolers


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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    Umm webbey, it might be the camera angle, but almost nothing in that case looks straight.
    The graphics card seems to be bent down at the back, the hard drives don't look straight in the cage and that cpu cooler seems to be wonky as well.

    (ps TRUE or ultima90?)

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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    Yeah I know its a really strange photo think its a combination of the angle and maybe the camera is playing up (not entirely sure how though...)

    Anyway its an Ultima with a 120mm Akasa Amber.

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    Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II


    complete dogs undercarriage,quiet but with enough peace of mind that you're not running too hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunter View Post


    Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II


    complete dogs undercarriage,quiet but with enough peace of mind that you're not running too hot.
    Looks like something my grandma used to keep on her mantle piece.

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    Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II


    complete dogs undercarriage,quiet but with enough peace of mind that you're not running too hot.
    Looks like it does the job and only around £10 - £15 too!

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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    What is with this Northbridge and Southbridge business? I only have one fan next to my PCI slots :S.

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    Re: Chipset Fan - LOUDD

    http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/HPIM0412.jpg
    http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/HPIM0409.jpg
    http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z.../Chunt/one.jpg


    couple of shots when i had it on my last motherboard,if you look closely it got very tight next to the zalman gou cooler but worked wonderfully,all of my builds(space allowing) now get one.


    i'll see if i have any juice in my camera tonight and take a shot of it running on my gigabyte board.

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