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    Quiet time...

    My latest build PC is nowhere near as noisy as my shuttle was, but I think I could do better. So, firstly, cold one of you kind people recommend me a new socket 478 cpu heatsink/fan that does NOT require me to remove the whole mobo. It must fit the socket that is already there. And secondly, how easy is it to fit the nvidia version of the arctic cooler to a 6800gt? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by menthel
    My latest build PC is nowhere near as noisy as my shuttle was, but I think I could do better. So, firstly, cold one of you kind people recommend me a new socket 478 cpu heatsink/fan that does NOT require me to remove the whole mobo. It must fit the socket that is already there. And secondly, how easy is it to fit the nvidia version of the arctic cooler to a 6800gt? Thanks!
    Don't know about the heatsink but I fitted an arctic cooler to my 6800gt with no probs at all. And it is a lot quieter than the stock fan/heatsink.
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    i think that scythe do a totally passive heatsink for 478 processors but i think you might have to remove the motherboard to fit it. it would however be totally silent
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    I don't need totally silent, just something quieter than the cheap akasa lump that is on there. And definately no mobo removing.
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    Check the PSU cause some cheap ones make a lot of noise...
    You can get completely passive PSUs but I've never used one so I don't know if they are any good.

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    Its not the PSU, its a tagan. I know where the noise is coming from!
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    Sorry dude, I was asked my a friend to make his computer quieter and it was his PSU screaming.
    Just thought I'd check.

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    Not a problem, mate. Thanks for trying to help!
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    Should be fairly easy to remove the artic cooler on the 6800gt, just unscrew the bolts on the back if I remember correctly?

    As for the cpu cooler I think the Arctic Freezer 4 is easy to install and pretty quiet:
    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/cpu2.p...9&data=5&disc=

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    Looks good. Will now try and find one in the same shop as an arctic cooler!
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    What sort of P4 is in there? I'm running my 2.26 with a thermalright XP120 (Fits in standard mount) totally fanless. Just got 1 rear case fan at 7V and temps are very reasonable.

    So if you motherboard will take the xp120 i'll recommend it.

    Arctic coolers are pretty easy to fit, zalmans solution for gpus (VF700 i think its called) should be quieter than the arctic though.
    Last edited by BenW; 21-08-2005 at 08:58 PM.

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    Its a 3ghz pressie.
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    So what i'd do is:

    Thermalright XP120
    Nexus 120mm Fan

    Could be a little too expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenW
    What sort of P4 is in there? I'm running my 2.26 with a thermalright XP120 (Fits in standard mount) totally fanless. Just got 1 rear case fan at 7V and temps are very reasonable.

    So if you motherboard will take the xp120 i'll recommend it.

    Arctic coolers are pretty easy to fit, zalmans solution for cpus (VF700 i think its called) should be quieter than the arctic though.
    I read somewhere that to install the zalman p4 cooler you need to remove the motherboard unfortunately.

    Hadn't thought of the xp120, could always buy a good quality fan for it if fanless isn't quite enough especially for a preshot.

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    Sorry, i meant zalman for the gpu instead of the arcitc cooler. Will edit the post now

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