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    what heatsink fan

    this is the cpu heatsink in my Dell desktop.

    however its not the standard intel one.

    http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7113/img2359mo5.jpg

    1- what is the heatsink, is it worth upgrading?

    this not my exact setup,
    I have gtx295 with small gap between it and bottom of case as dell design put 16x at the one before the last!

    also I upgrade the PSU to enermax liberty 620w with 120mm fan.

    and there is a pull fan at the back behind cpu heatsink.

    2- how can silent the computer? the motherboard does not allow me to overclock, so I am only intrested in lower the noise down.

    I am thinking that the best course of action is to replace the whole case, am I correct?

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    Re: what heatsink fan

    I don't think you should jump to replacing the entire case.

    Ascertain which fans are making the noise and try and change them - to larger fans if case/heatsink will allow it.

    Do you know the size and models of existing fans?

    PSU fans can also be noisy so its important to get a PSU with low noise fan
    Have a look here for recommendations:

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_PSUs

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    Re: what heatsink fan

    Some Dell motherboards are not ATX format so be cautious if you buy a new case. There is a remote possibility that it might not fit.
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    Re: what heatsink fan

    thanks for the info.

    it seems that my gtx295 is the loudest thing in the case.

    as for atx format, I seen the same on other dell mobos, but it seems this one can be fit normally.

    the picture above is the exact dell system i have. however I have no idea what is the CPU heatsink

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