View Full Version : Help choosing HSF

10-25-02, 08:10 PM
I'm planning to purchase a HSF which has the three following qualities
1. Look pretty nice
2. Do pretty job (cool up my Athlon 1800+)
3. at reasonable price

However rushing round some web sites i found so many HSF and I don't know which to choose, anybody who experienced much please give me some suggestions.



In the two sites above or in any other sites

I seem to purchase this one http://www.nexfan.com/29/257.htm?780 is it OK???

I would really highly appreciate your kindest helps

10-25-02, 08:40 PM
Get Thermaltake Volcano 7+, it works on P4's and Athlons. And for under $35 it is the best you can get in that range. It comes with a speed switch and it isn't that loud at all. And it looks great. Solid copper heatsink and 6500 RPM fan(says 6000 RPMs but it is really 6500). Works for up to Athlon XP 2600+ I think and 3 Ghz+ P4. Great HSF!!

DESCRIPTION (http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm)

BUY HERE (http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=583910/search=volcano/ut=042ec34f6ee6ef69)

10-26-02, 04:07 PM
any other ideas??? Please help me, I have only $25 for HSF

10-26-02, 04:33 PM
The first one that you picked is probably your best choice.

Pretty good prices. (http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=583907/prsrt=1/ut=042ec34f6ee6ef69)

10-27-02, 03:16 PM
Globalwin cak4-88T is less noisy and offers greater airflow than volcano 7+.Did I mention it's cheaper too?:D

10-27-02, 08:24 PM
Thank Fotis however where is it, baby??? Need I search the web to find out or just maybe you give me the link???

10-27-02, 08:28 PM

three nice cheap globalwins..not cak4-88t but all have good fan, airflow, and can handle athlon xp1800+

Mark Larson
10-31-02, 08:17 PM
For approx $ 25 i'd recommend an AX-7. Beautiful, big, and can be paired with a slow fan for quiet cooling. I have one on my 2000+ running at 1.84 Ghz with an Enermax adjustable fan.

10-31-02, 10:21 PM
You can also check out the OCZ Goliath 2 SE......some places have them on clearance...

I've used it for a few CPU's now and I LOVE it!!!


11-06-02, 11:16 AM
I ordered a Volcano 7+ from nexfan, not to be confused with the regular Volcano 7. It should be here tomorrow. Dunno about the regular V7, but the V7+ is loud (90 db). You can adjust the fan speed though. I also ordered some sound-insulation for my case from nexfan so hopefully it won't be too bad :)

11-06-02, 05:03 PM
for some reason i dont think its 90db. At 50 db my fans drive me insane, and it sounds like the army of maids has come to steal my soul

11-06-02, 05:45 PM
the 7+ is way better than the 7cu, what i have :). the fan speed instead of around 4800 is more like >7200 or something.

11-06-02, 06:42 PM
It's definately not 90db, you want close to 90db then get a Vantec Tornado fan. I had one in my computer for a while and it was crazy.

11-06-02, 06:53 PM
I read a HSF roundup that said it was 90db... oh well, if its less I will be happier. I don't think HSF volume is bragging material.

11-06-02, 07:01 PM
Yeah, I don't care if its loud anyways, just turn up the speakers. But, it is nowhere near 90db, the 7+ isn't loud at all. I don't even notice it, my case fans are "louder".:D

11-07-02, 09:49 PM
Its a 6000 RPM... damn dude... its LOUD... I have 2x 120mm Sunons and 5x 80mm Sunons in my case and the V7+ drowns out all of them. Its unbearable, even with all the sound insulation I installed in my case... I have it running at medium speed (4500 RPMs)... Its a shame, with the V7+ at high speed I can boot my CPU at 3 ghz... I just can't stand the noise.

11-07-02, 09:58 PM
Wow that sucks, well, blows anyways! heh, but mines isn't that loud and the monitor posts it as 6500 rpms.;)