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Is it ok to go with no fan heatsink

By Hunger_force
Aug 18, 2005
  1. I was wondering if i could replce my heatsink fan combo with a really solid copper heatsink no fan. I ask this because my pc is pretty loud and im looking for alternatives to fans.
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    There are some nice and quiet heatsink/fans on the market these days, check out http://www.zalman.co.kr/

    But I would never use the heatsink without the fan. Danger!

    If you have the cash, you could also look into liquid cooling options. Info on the link I gave you above.

    Other big noismakers are case fans and PSU fans. I just finished building my computer, and that was my priority was a little peace and quiet. My previous one almost drove me insane it was so loud.
     
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    i agree. zalman's coolers are so quiet in operation that you wouldn't tell the difference if the fan was there or not.
     
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Also, don't forget that if you use anything other than stock cooling on your CPU, you are giving up your warranty.
     
  5. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 510

    Don't tell.
     
  6. hondablaster

    hondablaster TS Rookie Posts: 31

    I got the zalman copper. Great fan. Max RPM is 2500 compared the amd 5000 RPM. They compensate by making the copper heatsink HUGE with a LARGE fan to go with it. Pretty creative.
     
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