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Oh my god...
on October 27, 2010
My PC, it's noisy. Frankly, it's too noisy. I mean, by most enthusiasts' standards, it's probably fairly quiet. But to me, any time I hear a whine or turbulence I get irritated. I've lived with this system for three years and was hesitant to do anything simply because my next upgrade would be a whole new CPU, motherboard, etc.
I was contemplating an upgrade and was fixated on Noctua's compatibility page for motherboards given that this thing is so huge. Then it hit me -- this thing fits both newer (AM3) and older (775) motherboards, and my EVGA board was on the compatibility list! Who needs to upgrade everything? I'm happy with my system and its performance.
This thing is huge. It's colossal in every way. And you know what? It's so very quiet! Good heavens!
Running at lowest RPM, with my aged Q6600 overclocked to 3.4Ghz @ 1.5v, my CPU idles at 29-31C. Under load, it goes up maybe 10 degrees. This thing positively sucks the heat away. It's absurd! Who needs water cooling!? Oh, and it's so quiet. It really is bliss.
This is the state of the art in air cooling.
UPDATE DECEMBER 11, 2013:
I still have this thing, three years later. It's now cooling my overclocked i2500k CPU and has been for nearly two years. Running 4.4ghz stable since day one. It's still as quiet as a church mouse!