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Everyone who owns this definitely knows how loud this thing can be. The buzzing is really annoying, especially once you realize it's actually buzzing... Then, you can't take your mind off of it. I was wondering is anyone's found a replacement for it.

Right now, I have a Zalman 9500 as the heatsink for my Q6600. It's pretty big and in the way of the NB fan's line of fire (hot air). I don't know how it'll be with a TRUE 120 heatsink, but whatever works with either of those heatsinks.
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Antec Spot Fan

http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=75018
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Here's my replacement (I am posting this pic a ton, wowzas)

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How did you guys put the fans on the NB heatsink?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xmisk36 View Post
How did you guys put the fans on the NB heatsink?
Zip ties
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I ziptied an Antec Spot cool fan lol...

I will be doing what Marin did due to the fact that it just works better...


BTW Marin, what size is that? I ordered a 70mm 50CFm fan lol
    
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I ziptied an Antec Spot cool fan lol...

I will be doing what Marin did due to the fact that it just works better...


BTW Marin, what size is that? I ordered a 70mm 50CFm fan lol
60mm

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21576
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lol 20 CFM... That will be futile with how hot it is in my house
    
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post #9 of 23
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Marin (or anyone else for that matter), did you have the fan on the heatsink shoot away or towards it?
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post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by xmisk36 View Post
Marin (or anyone else for that matter), did you have the fan on the heatsink shoot away or towards it?
Towards it. It's pushing air in.
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