Heatsink/Fan Recommendation

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  1. Perky

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    Morning All

    I was wondering if anyone can recommend a quiet Heatsink/Fan combination that will fit into an Antec Fusion case with a socket 939 (Asus A8NVM-CSM) Mobo?.

    Looking to smarten up my system with a nice new case, so want to make it as quiet as possible!

    Cheers

    Ceri
     
  2. Mac Sami

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  3. mushii

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    I have an Antec Fusion case, with an Asus A8N-VM CSM in and run a Zalman CNPS8000 Ultra Quiet Low Profile CPU Cooler
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-022-ZA

    Running cool'n'quiet it is almost silent. Bad news it does foul the first dimm socket, which is no problem for me, as I run a pair of 512 Geil's in the second set of sockets. I can post photos if you wish
     
  4. Perky

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    Photos would be great!

    How quiet are the PSU & case fans in normal operation - can you hear them at all?
     
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    OK in response - the scythe is a lot louder than the Zalman 23dB compared to 18dB (every 3dB is a doubling in percieved loudness). I cannot hear the Zalman except at boot, when it spins upto max after that the case fans are slightly (about 21db) louder (they are on lowest setting). At 6ft I cannot hear my Media Center at all - infact the HD's make more noise than the fans - I made the mistake of using a pair of WD's - never again. My Seagates in my gaming rig are faster and quieter. Knowing what I know now, I'd try that thermalright - but and it is a big but - my BlackGold Dual DVB-T tuner gets very very hot and significantly adds to case heat. I am not sure how well a passively cooled CPU would cope. With my zalman, even under load my AMD64 3700 never gets hotter than about 32 - 33oc. It does make for a very stable rig. Another thing is I got rid of that useless bit of plastic (air guide) inside the case altogether, I feel I get air circulation within the case without it.

    I will try and post some pictures later.

    Evo6, nice link to that article.
     
  6. mushii

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    As promissed here are a few pictures of my 2 Antec Fusion Builds, using a Zalman 8000 on an Asus A8N-VM CSM motherboard.
     

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    Great pictures - Many Thanks!

    I have ordered the case today, just need to order the Zalman cooler now.

    Many Thanks
     
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    The Thermaltake SI-128 also fits the fusion case and I run it native with no fan, just the 2 case fans. Its massive but fits fine and will take a 120mm fan on top if reqd
    No problems with heat even when watching BBC HD which hammers the cpu
    A bit hard to get though, Got mine from AWD-IT.com
     

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