View Full Version : Looking for a silent solution for my cpu

08-30-04, 06:36 AM
I've decided that I no longer need to overclock anything and would rather have a silent system. I'm considering water cooling my cpu, however, I don't have the funds for a do-it-yourself system.

I currenty have an SP-94 w/ 90mm fan. I can't take the noise anymore. Here are the basic system specs:

Intel 3.0C HT not oc'd
Asus P4C800e dlx
1 gb Geil

I do have six case fans and one floor fan aimed at the motherboard. My temps from Asus utility reads 30c for cpu and 25c for motherboard. Please help if you can.

Thank you


08-30-04, 06:41 AM
Either that or Water cooling?

08-30-04, 07:01 AM

What about a Thermaltake 90mm model A2017 for $11.99 @ newegg? The fan speed can be adjusted manually. I'll look into wc later on. I just need a quiet fan.



08-30-04, 07:19 AM
I must read the post in it's entirity....I didn't read that u didn't want WC as it's costly :D

Fans...I dunno dude, I think Coolermasters have a very silent running fan which is LED illuminated as well. I forget the name etc. The one u mention seems to be getting good feedback. I cannot recall a review for such a fan though.

08-31-04, 10:04 AM
I am using Thermaltake Polo 735 on mine, but I removed the fan and replaced it with a 25dBA Coolermaster purple LED fan...

Very quiet, you really cannot hear it with the case closed, and the idel temp is 27c, and 39C under load...

That's with a 2.8Ghz P4 HT running 3.2Ghz...

08-31-04, 12:08 PM
I'm using a Zalman 7000 aluminum and copper cooler and have been pleasently surprised...the all copper one was only 5 bucks more but i was concerned about the weight limit. I know this cooler works with at least 3 socket types.... but it's size makes it somewhat of an annoyance in some motherboards and cases...

08-31-04, 12:44 PM
The zalman all copper (flower design) is about the best near silent cpu fan you can buy these days :)

08-31-04, 01:16 PM
You could also go with a thermalright slk948 and put a panaflo on there or a vantec stealth.

08-31-04, 08:16 PM
I just ordered the thermaltake 90mm listed above over at newegg. This will only be temporary. Eventually, I will purchase a wc setup. I just paid off my suv and need to save some greenbacks.

By the way, I've had my eVGA Geforce 6800 GT for about a month now and it's great! I had to rma my 9800p. Ati received it on the 24th of this month. So, I'm thinking that it won't be until the 10th of Sept that I might hear from them. My server has my old Geforce TI 200 in it right now.



09-03-04, 07:10 PM
I been looking into this for a while:


I never used one myself so I am not recommanding anything but just to let you know this as an option. I might try one later lol.

Oh yeah Zelman 7000 aluminum and copper cooler are pretty nice. I am using one in my old system and it's nice and quiet.

09-03-04, 09:28 PM

I just installed my new 90x90x25 blue led case fan on my SP 94. It maxes out around 2900 rpms. I had to turn the fan so that it blew onto the heatsink. CPU temps are around 31C and case temp is around 26C. Before, with the Vantec Tornado, I was getting 30C and 25C respectively. No more 5000 rpm fans.

This fan is quiet. It has an adjustable speed controller and heat sensor for the heatsink. On the back of the box, it states that the fan can run between 1300 - 4000 rpms. I can only set it's max speed for 2900 rpms???



09-03-04, 11:46 PM
self note: must read them all before post.

09-05-04, 11:24 AM
You should check this out it is amazing! It lowered my CPU temps while gaming from 68C to 44C. The heat pipe design kicks Butt! Love It!! :nanahump:

09-05-04, 10:42 PM
You can take out a few of those case fans, clean up the airflow in your case, and do away with that floor fan.. That should cut back most of the noise..

The computer may end up run hotter(or maybe not!), but as long as its in spec, does it really matter then?

09-06-04, 11:10 AM
Today my temps are 30c cpu / 26c mb. The only noise being made is the floor fan. My case fans are turned off. With the floor fan turned off, the temps are 32c cpu /27c mb.

By the way, I did put the cpu back to it's max overclocking speed. The cpu temps are reported by asus probe and motherboard momitor. Both states that the cpu temps are around 32C. Not bad for Thermaltake smart fan. Fan speed can be set in my bios as well. I set it for 11/16. I can still adjust the speed of the fan via the external controller. If I set the speed in the bios at 15/16, I can't control the fan speed externally....strange....