Cooling advice needed.

  sKKwid 20:27 12 Dec 08

Hey, new to the forums, rig is as follows:

Intel duo E8500 @ 3.16ghz
2x Kingston 2GB DDR2-800
320GB S-ATA 7200RPM
nVidia 9800GT 512MB

Now, i'm by no means techinacally savvy when it comes to PCs, but can work my way around them. Since I got the above setup it's been running well, as you would expect.

The troule is, the cooling system I have is a bit on the puny side (1x Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro fan) and needs to be running at 100% to keep the system at a good temperature, and makes quite a bit of noise at that speed.

My question is, is water cooling the way to go to reduce noise, or are there other, quieter fans out there?

Any help is much appreciated, Jay.

  I am Spartacus 20:41 12 Dec 08

What idle and load temperature are you seeing at the moment?

Is your system overclocked?

If you have an Asus motherboard don't rely on the unreliable (I'm being generous) temperatures that Asus Probe lies to you about.

  citadel 20:53 12 Dec 08

the case is important for airflow, antec twelve hundred, coolermaster cm690 are good.

  sKKwid 21:01 12 Dec 08

Just got an Ezcool H550 case at the moment.

The fan is positioned above the processor.

Idle temps are:

GPU: 41
System: 33
CPU: 32
AUX: 46
CORE0: 48
Core1: 46

  sKKwid 21:01 12 Dec 08

Also it's and Asrock mobo, and not overclocked at the moment.

  MAT ALAN 21:16 12 Dec 08

click here

Sharkoon silent eagle 2000s COOL and SILENT

I have TWO in my tower and when they say silent in the ads, thats exactly what ya get SILENCE!!!

  I am Spartacus 21:33 12 Dec 08

What temperatures under load and idle do Real Temp show? click here

Whilst not doubting you in the slightest MAT ALAN I have yet to find 2000rpm fans that run under 30dBA (or even close). After saying that the airflow quoted of 22cfm is negligible which may explain it.

  MAT ALAN 21:45 12 Dec 08

I am Spartacus

These fans are faultless and i can understand the scepticism, i did till i bought them, they are mindblowingly quiet...

  I am Spartacus 21:57 12 Dec 08

I will order one to see what they're like, although I normally only use 120mm fans.

I have bought quite a few supposedly quiet fans and read reviews where they say the fans are quiet and have been very disappointed, magazine reviewers have little idea of quiet.

Quiet to me is my Q6600 system where I can't hear a thing from 2 feet away (I did change the PSU fan though and slow it down to 600rpm)

I would say though that 22cfm is negligible airflow but if it works for you then fine.

My 110cfm, 1900rpm, 120mm fan is around 35dBA and sound like a hoover, very effective though.

  MAT ALAN 22:03 12 Dec 08

I can only go by my personnal experience my tower was to say the least noisy i changed the PSU to a HIPER 580 and the case fans to the sharkoons and the diference was incredible.
with all the normal background noise within my house, Kids, wife,telly my PC is virtually silent

  sKKwid 01:00 13 Dec 08

37 and 34 idle.

40 and 37 under load.

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