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    noisy system - recommendations

    my socket 462 system is getting quite noisy. Just replaced failing psu and it still is noisy. I was wondering where should I pick up some fans for cheap. Ie 120 mm case fan 80 mm fan or cpu cooler fan. I don't really need to replace the heatsink just some of the fans. Not sure which is the loudest but I'd like a source for inexpensive fans (quiet).

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    the bigger fans tend to be quieter, since they can spin at a lower rpm for the same amount of airflow.

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    You want inexpensive, or quiet?
    Thank God we're not getting all of the government we're paying for!

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    yes

    yes.
    Both would be nice. but I don't want Cheap. ie junk

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    Antec Tricool fans do the trick for me. Under $15 for the 120's if i remember right.

    Might even want to think about moding [modifying] the case for better air flow too.

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    You could just get a fan controller to tune the rpms or try Speedfan.

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    For Socket A (462) HSF's, I still use Masscool's 80mm HSF's , they run quite , cool and are inexpensive.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150010
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150023

    A better option to the Masscool is a Zalman
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118112

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    One of the fans has a definite problem so it needs to be replaced. I just need to focus on where the sound is coming from. Its intermittant so its annoying to troubleshoot.

    thanks for all the suggestions so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slam View Post
    One of the fans has a definite problem so it needs to be replaced. I just need to focus on where the sound is coming from. Its intermittant so its annoying to troubleshoot.

    thanks for all the suggestions so far.
    These fans, while a tad more costly, are extremely quiet.

    http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/...Case_Fans.html

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