Which of these 3 fans should I get?


Which fan and heatsink shall I get? (Quietest)

  1. Zalman CNPS7000C-AlCu

    2 vote(s)
  2. Thermaltake CL-P0391

    0 vote(s)
  3. Thermaltake Silent P0378

    0 vote(s)
By CJ-real
Dec 6, 2008
  1. I have an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor, with a very noisy Intel stock fan. Which of the following should I get instead:

    • Zalman CNPS7000C-AlCu
    • Thermaltake CL-P0391
    • Thermaltake Silent P0378

    I want it to be as quiet as possible, but effective and not very expensive.

    Please let me know which one, or any other suggestions :)

  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    cant speak for the other two, but the zalman is silent, and comes with a fan controller that lets you go from 300 -2600 rpm. if you go with the zalman make sure you check the mobo compadability list cuz its big and meeds to clear your capacitors, memory, etc
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    I'd recommend the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 with either a Yate Loon\Nexus Real Silent D12SL-12 or a Scythe SFF21D\SFF21E. The fan choice will make the real difference here, rather than the actual heatsink itself, since the fan quality mainly determines the noise level.

    Get the HDT-S1283 for $20 with an MIR from here and the fans can be bought from either Jab-Tech or FrozenCPU.
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