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|29th August 2003, 01:08||#1|
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Join Date: May 2002
Thermal heat dissapation
if you use your rig primarly for surfing / working, overall speed is less important than noise. One can find dozens of reviews of motherboard roundups, superpi & 3dmark contests, but not one giving you a clear idea about the noise you can expect.
~< 25W: easy to cool passivly. eg. zalman hp50, large cpu
< 50W: hard, but possible to cool passivly. eg zalman 80-hp, cheap heatsink with 13dBa papst NGL (unhearable)
< 70W: possible to cool with very silent aircooling. Decent heatsink + papst NGML (20dBa)
> 70W: nearly impossible to cool with silent aircooling
Max heat dissapation:
More will be added tomorow. Grafic card heat disspation is hard to find. Feel free to add something if you got technical papers to back it up.
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|2nd September 2003, 10:08||#4|
NGML is NOT 20dba
These suckers are LOUD. Granted they move quite some air, but you'll have to put them @ 7V for them to be concidered quiet.
|2nd September 2003, 10:32||#5|
Join Date: May 2002
Wrong thread + NGML is not loud (rated @ 19 dba)
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