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Ever since I upgraded to an Thunderbird Athlon 1400, I've been stuck with this Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ Heatsink.
Not to say that its a bad heatsink, but that black label Delta 7000 rpm fan is screamingly loud.
Maybe its too little too late, but for the hell of it I took off the 60mm delta and replaced it with a 120mm fan I had laying around.
I don't like how fan's are directly over the core, leaving a big dead spot in the middle (where the damn hot part is!!)
Well, I thought a 120mm would turn slower, be quieter, push more air and have the side effect of cooling the area over the northbridge and the ram.
Its simple, and here it is:
Only one screw will fit right, so I'll need a way to secure the 120 to the Heatsink good, or it will rattle.
Zipties to the Rescue!!
I drilled two holes in the 120mm fan like such:
and mounted it to the shroud with zipties as shown:
I haven't put this in my system yet (I watercool now), but I will sometime soon and will report the temp differences.
Any Questions?, Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org