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Fanless cooler-CPU combo on a budget?

post #1 of 11
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Is their a good fanless cooler-CPU combo that's budget oriented.
I was thinking BE 2300 and Thermalright 120 extreme but don't know if that would work.
Any ideas?
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post #2 of 11
Well, no fan over makes no sense since even a low end fan on a Ultra 120 Extreme won't be any louder than your PS or other system fans!
Perhaps a speed controlled 120mm fan for the least speed/volume to meet the system needs.
    
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post #3 of 11
Yeah fanless is dumb. Get a decent cooler, slap a fan on it, and control the fans speed.
post #4 of 11
At stock settings AND in a case that has great airflow, going totally passive is possible.

Overclocked, though? (As in your 3.0GHz sig rig.) Probably impossible.

As The Duke says, go with quiet fans and/or a hardware fan controller. If fan noise bothers you that much, I'd also recommend sound dampening material used inside your case.

Truthfully, though, you probably cannot cool with air with both silence and performance. You get one at the expense of the other.

Hope this helps!
    
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post #5 of 11
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This is for someone else and won't be OC'ed.Just wondered if their was a fanless setup.
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post #6 of 11
This (for S775) or this (for K8) is designed to run fanless, in case you're interested.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
This is for someone else and won't be OC'ed.Just wondered if their was a fanless setup.
helps if we know what they are running
post #8 of 11
I am not overclocking my Quad, and, I idle at 40C (with uncured AS5 and bad cable management). I have my Zalman on Low, and I can't hear my case. And, my speakers aren't even on.

Get a: Big Typhoon, Zalman 9700LED, Tuniq Tower, or Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme.
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I am not overclocking my Quad, and, I idle at 40C (with uncured AS5 and bad cable management). I have my Zalman on Low, and I can't hear my case. And, my speakers aren't even on.

Get a: Big Typhoon, Zalman 9700LED, Tuniq Tower, or Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme.
Probably the BT then... a Zalman is pretty noisy
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post #10 of 11
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Probably the BT then... a Zalman is pretty noisy
Just for giggles, I'll have to try running my BT sans fan someday (but not today; it'll get to maybe 95 degs Fahrenheit in this sauna of a bedroom I have)...
    
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