What is the downfall for these adapters? I thought this might be a good alternative instead of replacing a heatsink/fan and all the 60mm fans seems to be noisy. But I'd like to hear some other suggestions.
My current heatsink/fan is a Cooler Master DP5-6I31A.
As far as I know, any HSF combo is going to produce vibrations that far outweigh its potential low noise output. This is true for any fan out there except for the Papst 8412, which only runs at 1500 RPM. Still, even with a low RPM, I've found that fans that are implanted firmly in the center of the motherboard (which a CPU fan essentially is) always cause some major seismic activity around the other components. That's why I think the quietest and still very effective fan is the Zalman 6000-cu if you have an Athlon, and 6500-cu if you have a pentium 4. People never believe me when I say that it's quiet, but it is.
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