Heatsink and Fan, what to get?

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  1. Bcr821

    Bcr821 New Member

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    Reccomend me a better Heatsink and Fan for an Athlon64 X2 3800+

    (running stock cooling as of now)
     
  2. AeroSquid

    AeroSquid New Member

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    ThermalRight FTW!

    XP-90
    XP-90c
    XP-120
    SI-120

    I just bought the SI-120. it's light and very, very good. Add a Panaflo fan of the appropriate size and you can't lose.

     
  3. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Thermaltake Big Typhoon
    Scythe Ninja

    are good too.
     
  4. Bcr821

    Bcr821 New Member

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    i think i'm going to get the thermalrihgt xp-120
     
  5. Wolf68k

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    Zalman CNPS7000-Cu whisper quiet, on high speed but completely quiet on low, and great cooling
     
  6. dota

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    Koolance Exos Water Cooling :bowdown:
     
  7. PeacefulAnarchy

    PeacefulAnarchy You get one for the money, two for the show, three

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    Go for it, that thing kicks ass. I wish a Thermalright passive cooler would fit my Aspire X-QPack case :wtc:. Guess that's one of the prices I pay for mobility...
     
  8. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    :ugh: hell no.
     
  9. jbuffethed

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    I just got the Zalman CNPS9500. Its a hell of a lot bigger than I expected, I'd say about the size of a softball in diameter. Fairly quiet with speed control and keeps my FX-53 in the mid 30s idle
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    http://www.3dcool.com/product_info.php?products_id=622

    Best (reasonably-sized) heatsink ever. It fits entirely within AMD-specified measurements and it conducts heat so well that you can go ten minutes with a dead fan before you start having a heat problem.

    EDIT: Or so my experience says.
     
  11. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    That HSF is old-school. 3 years ago it was king, but it can't compare to the heatsinks around today.
     
  12. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I beg to differ. I have one right now and it's awesome.
     
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    zalman +1
     
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    ThermalRight > Zalman

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