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Hi! I'm building a silent semi-passive computer. I'm going to use fanless components (CPU and video card), depending only on my case fans (two intake and one exhaust) and psu fan (exhaust). I have a Lancool k7:
ijCPc4.jpg

I already have a passive video card: The Sapphire 5670 ultimate. Now I need a cpu cooler...
I have an AMD Phenom II x4 955. I will NOT overclock it. I do not want something too heavy, so I got my eyes on the Noctua NH-U12P. It has a fin spacing of 2.63 mm, so I guess the air will not have trouble passing through.
ij7PXE.jpg

What do you guys think?? Will the Noctua NH-U12P work in fanless mode?

Greetings!
Edited by Granny.Niblo - 3/8/11 at 12:04pm
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post #2 of 18
No it won't.

You're better off using the included fan with the ULNA (5v) adapters. They'll be very quiet in that mode.

Alternatively, you could try the Thermalright HR2 which is designed to be Passive.
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post #3 of 18
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what about the Thermalright HR-01 Plus???
Edited by Granny.Niblo - 3/9/11 at 7:56am
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post #4 of 18
Xigmatek Thor's Hammer?
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post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Granny.Niblo;12661005 
what about the Thermalright HR-01 Plus???
The HR02 does better, but the HR01 Plus is good as well.
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post #6 of 18
This will work great in a low profile case. I'm using one for my HTPC build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608019

35-608-019-TS?$S300W$
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by OverTheBelow;12661074 
Xigmatek Thor's Hammer?

The Thor's Hammer was an option, but it uses the amd's stock mounting system, and I think it's too heavy to mount it that way.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12661149 
The HR02 does better, but the HR01 Plus is good as well.

I think I will buy the HR01+. Thanks for the help, Tator!


One last question: Is this what I have to buy to mount it vertically, right?
BTK-AM3_01.JPG
Edited by Granny.Niblo - 3/9/11 at 8:08am
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12657918 
No it won't.

You're better off using the included fan with the ULNA (5v) adapters. They'll be very quiet in that mode.

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post #9 of 18
@Granny, yeah that's the right bracket.
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post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks again, Tator!

Already bought it. I'll post some pics when it arrives biggrin.gif
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