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Hey guys,
i'm looking for a small cooler for my friend. He's got an intel chip and LGA 775 socket.(Heat does not matter as all he does is office work)

The main issue here is that there is not much space at all. His mohterboard looks something like this, there are pipes all around the socket like this:



His current cooler produces a lot of noise i want to get something really silent but also that it would fit into this motheroard.

Anyone got any ideas or suggestions???

Thank you smile.gif
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post #2 of 33
Hi,

Howsabout something like a Corsair H80 or H100. That doesn't require much space around the CPU but does require either a 120mm or 240mm exhaust?

If not, then I think you need something tall, rather than small?

Cheers,

DB
Edited by Del Boy - 10/25/12 at 8:52am
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post #4 of 33
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Hey guys, really great suggestions but your giving them for a quad core overlocks and gaming. My friend just has a dual core and does no gaming at all!

I was thinking more in terms of this:


And clearance is really low picture here:
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post #6 of 33
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edsai thanks for the suggestions i'll if any of them would fit smile.gif

I'm also wondering it's not the power supply. Tbh i couldn't really take a close look, i had the side panel open but a printer was in my way.

Once the PC starts so does the noise, and it's stays constant through all the time the PC on, i can't stop but think that it might also be the PSU.
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post #7 of 33
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edsai thanks for the suggestions i'll if any of them would fit smile.gif
I'm also wondering it's not the power supply. Tbh i couldn't really take a close look, i had the side panel open but a printer was in my way.
Once the PC starts so does the noise, and it's stays constant through all the time the PC on, i can't stop but think that it might also be the PSU.

We had a noisy computer, and i was 99% sure it was the PSU. Was a loud whine and would get louder and louder as it got hotter and ran longer. Turns it was the PSU. Now it's just a whisper in the computer room. Put your ear against all the components and really listen hard to see what EXACTLY is making the noise. Try turning the computer on without the CPU fan plugged in for a few seconds and then turn it off. Use those few seconds to determine if it is the CPU fan or the PSU or whatever.
    
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post #8 of 33
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We had a noisy computer, and i was 99% sure it was the PSU. Was a loud whine and would get louder and louder as it got hotter and ran longer. Turns it was the PSU. Now it's just a whisper in the computer room. Put your ear against all the components and really listen hard to see what EXACTLY is making the noise. Try turning the computer on without the CPU fan plugged in for a few seconds and then turn it off. Use those few seconds to determine if it is the CPU fan or the PSU or whatever.

I'll try! Now if the PSU what would you suggest for a cheap but SILIENT psu???
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post #9 of 33
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I'll try! Now if the PSU what would you suggest for a cheap but SILIENT psu???

Beware the unknown or low quality psu.

A system with a worse psu runs in risk to damage the gpu and the hard disk.
Low quality psu is also related to overheat problems.

Before purchasing a new psu is nice to check any review about it.
There's some psu that I've heard nice recommendations.

Corsair AX
Corsair TX v2
Corsair HX
XFX PRO

I don't known about the psu noise issues.
Maybe low quality psu has issues about the noise and not the good quality psu.
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post #10 of 33
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also i found this:
Scythe Shuriken Rev.B


Seems to clear it well

Edited by Mariusmsj - 10/25/12 at 11:16am
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