Looking to replace incredibly noisy Cooler Master CPU heatsink/fan
(Cross-posted on SPCR forum)
- ASRock 4CORE1600-D800 dual-core LGA775 motherboard - CD/DVD drive - 3.5" floppy drive - SATAII hard drive (encased in Silentmaxx HDD case, temperature averages 33 degrees Celsius) - Corsair VX450W power supply - 120mm rear exhaust fan - an even larger side case fan - noisy-as-heck Cooler Master blow-down CPU heatsink/fan
Given this setup, would it be practical to replace the Cooler Master with a fanless heatsink CPU cooler?
If so, does it make a difference whether the heatsink fins are perpendicular (like the Scythe Ninja Mini) or parallel (like the Thermalright SI-128 SE) to the airflow coming from the side case fan?
The case is not large enough to support a heatsink taller then five inches.
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I put a Scythe Ninja Mini in my wife's rig. Even though it has an 80mm fan, it is very quiet.
Or simply replace the fan with a quieter one. I like the S-Flex fans.