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    Laird Of The Glen jimborae's Avatar
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    • jimborae's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 2600K@4.5Ghz
      • Memory:
      • Mushkin RipJaws DDR3 16Gig
      • Storage:
      • 1x Samsung 850Evo 500Gb SSD, 1 x WG 640Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • VTX R9 290 watercooled
      • PSU:
      • XFX 850W Black Edition
      • Case:
      • Phantek Enthoo Prime
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 xDell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Vodafone 70Mb
    Quote Originally Posted by Darth_Spud
    This review of the Freezer 64 has a pretty in-depth description of what a sone is. Frankly it’s a lot easier if they rated the thing using DBA


    Thats the same review I posted, great minds think alike.

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    The stock cooler is 2.6 sone according to the first review that came up in google. I'm sure some review will have the dba values if you do some digging. What's your fx5900 like for noise? I wouldn't bother with an expensive cooling system. It sounds like you have some cash so maybe it's better you put the money towards an X800XL (£200ish) or similar graphics upgrade. Check out the HIS IceQ range products should satisfy your low noise requirements and give a very nice performance boost.
    Last edited by ed^chigliak; 12-03-2005 at 10:40 AM.

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    The Freezer 64 doesn't work as well as the Venus 12 which is nowhere near as good as an XP-120. It's just OK.

    The Thermaltake watercooler looks very nice for an inexpensive watercooler. Well worth the cash.

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