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    what cpu fan?

    Hi, im trying to get a 'quiet' pc, so i can watch films without the annoying bg noise!
    but, im getting an opteron 146/148 skt9, which i'd like to overclock, not necessarily to the max, but a fair amount to make it a bit speedier. I'd like to know what kind of fans would be best for my system to be able to have it very quiet, but also cool enough to run and oc'd opteron?
    the case i have is an antec p150, and if you want to recommend case fan's/gpu fans as well it would be very welcome!
    Thanks folks

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    Alien Symbiote Sumanji's Avatar
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    • Sumanji's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero
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      • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB G.Skill TridentZ C14 3200MHz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 970 Evo 500GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire RX Vega 64
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      • Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Meshify C TG
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    I have a 92mm Zalman flower (CNPS7000AlCu) and it keeps my Opty 146 @ 2.8GHz 1.45V at about 35 idle, 50 load. I run it at pretty much the lowest setting and it is inaudible over the rest of my system. And my case cooling is pretty poo (120mm low noise fan at 5V and 80mm low noise exhaust in PSU).

    Bear in mind though, for a truly silent PC you also need a quiet PSU, quiet exhaust fans (5V mod is your friend!), quiet graphics card (Zalman/Arctic Cooler) and most importantly imo, hard drive vibration dampening! (Especially if you have an ally case).

    Good luck add me to MSN if you have any more Q's.


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    Well I have a Zalman CNPS9500LED, it keeps my OCed 3700+ San Diego (upped to 2.8GHz) at 30C idle 37ish load when I turn it down so its inaudible from about 6 inches away.
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