The Vantec Fan card is loud but works pretty good. Pushes a lot of air and keeps my vid card working. Most of the other fans are at a low hum.
I live in Florida and now facing serious heat problems with my CPU. Love the weather here but not real good for computers.
I just bought Themalright's XP-90C with a Panaflo 92mm fan. I will let you know how that works. I am really thinking on getting an external blower at this point.
I don't know what computer you want to build but you are doing the right thing by asking around first.
I did a little research on liquid cooling and see that air cooling still is better. If I had the money I would have a mini air conditioning unit hooked to my computer. Ha
On a side note, I don't overclock my computer as of yet. I push theshold at regular speeds...the game graphics are awesome though. Half-life-2, Doom 3, FryCry and etc. Frycry spanked my vid card before I installed the Vantec Fan Card.
Now I get high definition graphics at any game and high speed in anything I do. After all patience is a virtue...still working on that one.
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