Now i've got a better pc, i want to make it silent. The back and front 120mm case fans are fine, the PSU and VGA fans don't make an noise at all, but the stock AM2 CPU fan is...noisy. I am looking for a silent or very very quiet fan to replace the stock one, i'm assuming it's possible to take the other fan off and install another.
The place i'm getting it from doesn't have many options - so i've narrowed it down to Zalman or Thermaltake. I've seen pictures of these fans, and i'm not sure if i can even put them in my case, because on my motherboard the ram slots are directly next to the CPU. Will it fit???
Also, approx. how much will they charge for installation?
maybe you've got a friend who can do it for you, and you can look how he does it?
at least that's how i started with computer building.
like; hey, i can do that myself, let's try it.
watch out with the orbs, they can occupy the first 2 ram slots on some mobo's they go very wide
maybe this one is good for you:
k I've got it down to: Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX or Zalman 9500LED.
Can you turn the LED lights off? So the fan still runs but doesn't flash colours everywhere? I'm guessing not though. Because if i download something overnight i don't want light coming out the window of my case.
The other CPU fans aren't as good, or they're designed very wide, and the RAM slots on my MoBo are directly next to the CPU.
Thanks for all the replies, all of them have been helpful.