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    Question Cooling Recommendations

    Im currently looking to purchase several cooling items & need some advice.

    Im after 1-3 socket 478 cpu coolers, obviously more air the better, but im now more after a quieter setup.

    Im also after 80mm, 92mm & 120mm fans, again along the same lines.

    ATM my pc sounds like a jumbo jet under my desk & if i want to have 3 pc's on, its got to be near silent!!

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    I think the Zalman CNPS9500LED is 478 compatable. Thats really good and very quiet.

    As for Fans, I've heard good things about SilenX, Akasa Amber and Antec Stealth.
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    I'm running akasa amber fans and they're pretty good

    Be warned though, to get a really low noice fan you either need to control the speed somehow. Most newer motherboards are able to control a couple of fan speeds. A simple way of limiting the speed of case fans is to make the supply voltage to them 7v instead of 12v
    Of course, bigger fans are quieter, etc.

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    Yep Akasa Amber are very good, quiet, shift good air and are well priced

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    • madman045's system
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      • CPU:
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      • 32GB
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      • Not enough!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD7970
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      • 850w Corsair
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      • Corsair Carbide 300R
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      • Win 7 Ultimate X64
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      • Dell U2713HM & 2007WFP
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    Thanks chaps, i'll have a look into them.

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