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Hi,

I'm interested in making a gaming rig that is rather silent, I don't want any fans spinning upwards of 1500 RPM.
I'm looking at NewEgg and I just see so many different things for cooling and I've not a clue what any of them are, or what's good.

The system I'm thinking of building is a Phenom II X6 Thuban @ 3.2GHz, AMD 6970 2GB, 16GB 1600MHz RAM, 500GB HD, 120GB SSD and I'm sticking it in a Coirsair 800D.

I'm thinking of these four Scythe S-FLEX SFF21D 120mm fans which have only 8.7 dBA (800 RPM) and have 33.5 CFM.
And these three Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Maru2 140 series 140mm fans to replace the pre-installed 140mm fans in the Coirsair

Two Scythe SCIT-1000 Slim Hard Disk Cooler's for my 500GB 7200 RPM drive and my SSD.

This heat-sink & fan for my RAM (although I think the fan is way too loud at 25 dBA)

And then this CPU heat-sink & fan (CPU heat-sink & fan).

Any of this I don't need? =O Would appreciate any help! Thanks =)
Edited by steelbom - 2/2/11 at 10:31pm
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post #2 of 12
HDD coolers are useless, especially for an SSD, as are most memory coolers. Instead of that cooler master , get the Hyper 212+.
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HDD coolers are useless, especially for an SSD, as are most memory coolers. Instead of that cooler master , get the Hyper 212+.
All right, I've made those changes... thanks!

Anyone think my fans will be enough to cool my system?
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Those fans will be plenty. Are you planning on overclocking?
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post #5 of 12
Maybe consider higher CFM fans, with a nice fan controller.
Loud when you need it, silent when you don't.
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post #6 of 12
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Those fans will be plenty. Are you planning on overclocking?
Yeah, probably... I'll fiddle. The CPU + GPU. RAM will stick at 1600.
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Maybe consider higher CFM fans, with a nice fan controller.
Loud when you need it, silent when you don't.
Mmm, what decides when I need it? I can control it from Windows... or, it monitors the heat of the system?
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post #7 of 12
The manual control knobs on the front.
Here is one for example.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20rheobus%206
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Precision_PC View Post
The manual control knobs on the front.
Here is one for example.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20rheobus%206
Ah, I see. Thanks! That type of thing does look good
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post #9 of 12
i would also take a look at the noctua offerings. the NH-D14, NH-C14 and NH-U12P SE2 are all good coolers and are quiet by design
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No problem, here is the one I just ordered.
Its out of stock now, auto notify works. They notified me on mine.
Great controller from what I have heard. Search around for a review if your interested.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811995075
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