I can't stand my old heat sink fan anymore because it's way too loud. I want a good cooling solution that isn't too loud but still can cool a fast processor. I have an Athlon XP 2000 right now. I've been looking at those really cool Zalman heat sinks as a possible option. I'm not sure if it will fit though because I've got a pretty small case. Also I don't know if it will fit on my mother board which is an Asus a7n8x deluxe. Does anyone know if those huge Zalmans fit on that board? Any suggestions are appreciated
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I just assembled a machine with an XP2000 and a Coolermaster DP5-7JD1B CPU fan.
Specifications are 22.2CFM and 24.2dB. Supports up to 2200 Palomino and 2600 Thoroughbread.
The thing is so quiet that I kept taking a look to it afraid that it was not spinning. At $15 at Newegg it comes as a real bargain.
I have a Volcano 6Cu+ and an Antec on other machines and they are considerably louder.