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I got a new case, antec nsk2480
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129034

Can no longer use the hyper 212 and the fan on the stock cooler of my e3300 is a little louder then I want. Not bad but silent would be great.

So anyone know a cooler that will fit and has a silent fan. I know lots of people use the big shruken and the gemini.

But I'm not sure of the sound on these. Don't really want to spend more then 30 bucks. I would not be against whatever cooler that will fit and a recommendation for a silent 120mm fan that I could put on it.

Thanks folks.
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post #2 of 13
The 2 you listed are the top two coolers for htpc's. My shruken rev b is silent
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why dont you use the stock cooler on the 3200. thats what im doing? i got it oc at 3.6ghz.
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why dont you use the stock cooler on the 3200. thats what im doing? i got it oc at 3.6ghz.
He obviously wants it quieter and why would you ever want to OC a htpc.
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I have a Zalman CNPS8000 low profile cpu cooler I am not using if you want to buy it. Dont know how much noise it makes because I only had it plugged in for 3 minutes to test it and the system it came with. PM if your interested
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I set the cooler to silent in the bios. We'll see tonight if its quieter.
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He obviously wants it quieter and why would you ever want to OC a htpc.
i never knew stock fans where noisy? mine is quiet i don't have it set on 100% all the time. i oc it because its faster and its still can use a stock cooler without getting hot. so why not oc it?
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using the shuriken low profile. keeps it cool & quiet
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i never knew stock fans where noisy? mine is quiet i don't have it set on 100% all the time. i oc it because its faster and its still can use a stock cooler without getting hot. so why not oc it?
It is quiet but I would like to not hear it at all. But I've decided that it is quiet enough.

I also have mine oc'd from 2.5ghz to 3.0ghz. I agree why not. I don't need a huge oc but 3ghz is a good even number. I have the power saving stuff on so it only bumps up when need be.
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post #10 of 13
Get the BIG Shuriken not the Rev.B model.

The normal one has a bigger fan.

I use it on my HTPC it runs at max 1300RPM.
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