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    quiet low profile cooling

    Want to get a new cooler for my mediaPC.
    Tis an AMD Athlon X2 5000+ (borrowed) in an Antec Fusion Black (or whatever it's called now).
    Still has the stock PSU and fans in the case.
    I removed the fan from the stock heat sink and replaced it with a sharkoon golfball fan. Doesn't actually fit, so it currently just rests on the heat sink cooling away, not ideal, especially as my daughter banged the case and I found the fan had fallen off and was no longer spinning (bit of a problem really). Doesn't seem to have damaged anything but could do with a better solution.
    Budget is tight, want to spend as little as possible but can go to approx £30 if needed (no more though).
    Options I see are get a new cooler (ie the mini ninja or scyth shuriken, or one of the northq ufo/ zalman flower coolers).
    or find a way of securing the golfball fan to the stock heatsink and spending the budget on something else to quiet it down (ie a fan controller / replacment case fans).
    What ideas do you guys have for me please?
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    Re: quiet low profile cooling

    You said Scythe Mini Ninja. Roll with that idea it's the best cooler for that case, can often be run passive.

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    Re: quiet low profile cooling

    yeh I second that... kept my 5050e at around 25 idle when i was using it passive

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    Re: quiet low profile cooling

    Yep, well that was my 1st thought. Wanting to check if I it's spending the dosh wisely and if it'll make a noticeable difference.
    Will still keep pondering and welcome additional input.
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    Re: quiet low profile cooling

    I'm not sure what the height restriction is for the HSF on the Antec Fusion, but I have myself been looking for a low profile HSF to be used in a mini-ITX build, and this is being released soon from Scythe.

    It's actually 6mm shorter than the original Shuriken and has a 120mm fan instead of 100mm. If it performs better than the original, then I'm definitely considering it. Although I'll probably replace the 12mm thick fan with a better 25mm thick fan.

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    Re: quiet low profile cooling

    Nice find simon The antec can fit the mini ninja so in this case I still that that is the better way to go but thats brilliant news for those requiring shorts hsf's

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