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Help me buy a good heatsink/fan combo

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gretzky, 18 Aug 2003.

  1. Gretzky

    Gretzky What's a Dremel?

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    Right now im running on stock heatsink/fan cooling my AMD 2100 Tbred B and I feel like I want to overclock a bit so I know stock cant cut it.

    I want something that will cool decently but not sound like a "747" at lift of. I was thinking about these:

    Alpha PAL8045U w/ Panaflo L1A 80mm fan
    Thermalright SK-7 w/Panaflo L1A 80mm fan
    ThermalTake Smart & Silent Volcano 9

    Well what you guys think? Ofcourse im open to different heatsinks and fans, just want some good input.

    Thanks.

    *Oh and im sorry if I posted in the wrong forum.
     
  2. fivecheebs

    fivecheebs Dont panic!

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    My vote would be the SLK800 or 900 if it fits on your board. I have the SLK800 with an incredibly quiet papst on it and it cools OK (it will go past 50 when the temp up here in this loft is up to 100). Was thinking about one of those thermalright smart fans my self. Anyone have any coments on these?
     
  3. Rav

    Rav What's a Dremel?

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    I can only comment on what I have (Coolermaster Aero7+) so my words may be a little one dimensional, but this is for me a very nice bit of kit. Keeps my Barton XP2500 (@3200 speeds) well below 40C (assuming MBM isn't misreading) unless it gets really hot in here, and the variable speed control is very nice to cut out the noise. It's a big fecker though, but you shouldn't have a problem unless your case is very small or the area around the socket on your mobo is very crowded.
     
  4. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    I'm getting me a Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu as soon as Kustom get them in, I know it's 773g and the size of a CD at the top, but...dude!

    http://www.datafuse.net/7000cu.php

    I am so in love with this thing. Performs very nearly as well as an SLK-800 with meaty fan, and at 25dB...:rock:
     
  5. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    i would say either the SLK900 or a swiftech MCX462 with a papst NGM 80mm fan

    would cost a bit but its is pretty much the best cooling you will get on air, the fan is 26db, they do a 19db and 12db as well but then you lose out on airflow and 36 is still pretty reasonable for 36cfm
     
  6. Fubie

    Fubie What's a Dremel?

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    I have the Thermalright SK-7 with a 80 mm Thermaltake Smart Fan II mounted to it. Great combo for a great low price. The SK-7 performs within 1 or 2 degrees Celcius of the more expensive SLK-800. It only cost me $32 (USD) shipped. The TT SF II can be either temperature controlled or manually adjusted. Both the thermistor and rheostat are included with the fan. Here are the specs on the fan:

    1300 RPM 4800 RPM
    20.55 CFM 75.7 CFM
    20 °C 55 °C
    17 dB 48 dB

    Fubie
     
  7. Carbon

    Carbon Banned

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    i use the coolermaster x-dream for my 2000+ and the temp is never over 40degrees, but it can get very noisy on full speed
     

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