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Originally Posted by Aregvan View Post

yeah because I have a 19db CM fan on my cooler and it sounds like 26, since the air is hitting the heatsink.
But I have a fan controller, so it's virtually silent, only on max when I game, and still quiet than because of all the hello kitty island adventurer sounds in the game. tongue.gif
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Are the r4s? Those were rated poorly by the manufacturer.
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It is well known that as the vortex from the fan blade hits something (the fins in this case) it generates noise. A shroud helps. Unfortunately there's no space to add a shroud to the center fan, so to make it quieter you can only replace the center fan with a shroud altogether. That may give you enough cooling with just one fan. If not, a stronger intake fan may be necessary. If it's regulated down to 20% by PWM this will be *very* quiet unless you need full cooling. PWM is much better in this regard because you can go down to 20%, which you can't with DC fan regulation. 20% would be 2.4V - a 12V fan won't spin at that voltage.
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It is well known that as the vortex from the fan blade hits something (the fins in this case) it generates noise. A shroud helps. Unfortunately there's no space to add a shroud to the center fan, so to make it quieter you can only replace the center fan with a shroud altogether. That may give you enough cooling with just one fan. If not, a stronger intake fan may be necessary. If it's regulated down to 20% by PWM this will be *very* quiet unless you need full cooling. PWM is much better in this regard because you can go down to 20%, which you can't with DC fan regulation. 20% would be 2.4V - a 12V fan won't spin at that voltage.

When I go down to 50% CPU fan speed during idle, temps go up maybe 1-2C, and sounds goes down A LOT! I hear almost nothing compared to it being all the way off.

I guess I just have to test it when I purchase it.

ALSO, is there going to be a sale soon for CPU HSF?
St. Patrick's day soon, any luck for a sale?

Cheapest is on ebay $83 shipped.
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post #2284 of 3950
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Are the r4s? Those were rated poorly by the manufacturer.

what? what? wackosmiley.gif
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Any good place to buy this cheap?
It seems amazon is the cheapest now, with prime free 2 day.

Directron has had the NH-D14 for $79.99 shipped for a while now.
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Directron has had the NH-D14 for $79.99 shipped for a while now.

Oh sweet free shipping, didn't know that.
Is it a reputable site?
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Oh sweet free shipping, didn't know that.
Is it a reputable site?

Yep. They've been around for a while too. I placed my first order with them back in July of 2001.

They're also an advertiser over at [H].
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Yep. They've been around for a while too. I placed my first order with them back in July of 2001.
They're also an advertiser over at [H].

damn 2001? were there computers back than? rolleyes.gif

Alright then, thanks a lot.
Previous post I asked if there would be a sale soon? St. Patrick's day and all.
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add me to THE CLUB, thumb.gifthumb.gif

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