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Which Fan/Heatsink to get???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Medic6666, 15 Apr 2002.

  1. Medic6666

    Medic6666 What's a Dremel?

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    I want to get a better cooler for my processor (AMD)

    I have looked around and everyone seems to think that they are all better than each other.

    Not including water coolers (i'm not that brave yet :) ) what is the best Heatsink/Fan to get if money is not a problem.

    It does not even have to be quiet as I spend most of my time with headphones on (the only way to listen loud in my flat).

    cheers

    Medic6666
     
  2. GunDam

    GunDam Minimodder

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    Well the general opinion of this forum on air cooling is either the Swiftech MCX-462-B
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    Or Alpha PAL8045
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    for those who are not on a budget.

    Then stick a 80CFM Delta on it, and i guess you've got the best air cooled sys money can buy (dont 4get the air within ya case). If people in ya flat moan about ya loud music .... I'm sure they'll moan about that 80CFM Delta :hehe:
     
  3. Medic6666

    Medic6666 What's a Dremel?

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    how loud are we talking for a 80CFM Delta ??

    how loud are we talking for a 80CFM Delta ??
     
  4. IsaacSibson

    IsaacSibson Banned

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    Way too loud. ~52dB (As in 4 times louder than the 60mm, 38CFM delta).

    If your mobo is compatible, get the alpha with a quieter fan. The fan of choice around here is the Mechatronics 53CFM 80mm.
     
  5. corvette

    corvette What's a Dremel?

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    i found if u put the computer under the desk so it isnt in full direct veiw of ur head deltas dont sound as loud

    but thats me not u guys
     
  6. felix the cat

    felix the cat Spaceman Spiff

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    if you get the alpha with a nice quiet 80mm fan, you will get some quite amazing results, probably one of the closest you can get with non water cooling, as many people here no doubt will confim....:baby:
     
  7. Medic6666

    Medic6666 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for your replies, but - Heat Pipe or Not???

    Thanks for your replies, but in my search I have seen that the heat pipe is supposed to be the best....

    If I got a Heat Pipe would this take all Fans upto 80mm or am I restricted?


    Cheers

    Medic6666
     
  8. IsaacSibson

    IsaacSibson Banned

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    The technology in the coolermaster heatpipe is impressive. Shame they screwed up in other ways. I would definately not buy this heatsink, because it weighs as much as the Alpha PAL8045, but it uses a single lug to clip to the CPU socket. That is bad news.
     
  9. GunDam

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    Like IsaacSibson says the HHC-001 is an impressive heatsink, however its damned heavy and fitting a 80mm fan (to increase airflow and reduce noice) with an aid of an 60->80mm adapter would apply more pressure on the lugs.

    Medic6666 seems like noice is a problem for u (or the ppl who live wiv u), i think the best way is to get a good and light copper/alu hsf and slap a 60->80mm adapter on it, or get a dedicated 80mm hsf.

    BTW wot CPU u running?
     
  10. jamiesurfs

    jamiesurfs Boom Boom, Cha Cha Cha!

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    Yeah, get the Alpha m8! It's far better, safer, and a lot cooler to say you own! seriously though you won't be disapointed with it if you do and is definitely the heatsink of choice around here, especially when paired with a Mechatronics!
     
  11. Uberclocker

    Uberclocker What's a Dremel?

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    I have the coolermaster heatpipe and it R0xors!!!!
    Yes, it is quite heavy, but the clip design is out of this world. It is the best i've ever seen. It performs VERY well. I am currently running an amd XP 1700+ @ 1.617Ghz (The equivilant to an XP 1900+)
     
  12. Trash Man

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    An Alpha 8045 with a Mechatronics 80mm is the way to go m8
     
  13. IsaacSibson

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    It doesn't matter how good or bad the clip design is. The simple fact remains that you're trying to hang over half a kilogram off two tiny little pieces of plastic. If it breaks when you're transporting the machine, you're likely to loose the following components if you switch on without realising what's happened: CPU will burn up, taking the motherboard with it, and the heatsink will drop with some force onto the graphics card, with a good chance of damaging it. Ironically, the heatsink will survive. I've not made this up, but rather this is experiences people have had with heavy, single-lug heatsinks in the past.
     
  14. felix the cat

    felix the cat Spaceman Spiff

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    if you really do want that heatsink you could get it and attach it to the case using cable ties but that doesnt mean that its a perfect solution....pal 8045 with 4 screws= much better tighter fit....
     
  15. GJUK

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    Re: how loud are we talking for a 80CFM Delta ??

    LOUD AT 12V....

    or JUST NICE AND BREASIE at 7V ;)

    ...oh look i have one for sale ;)

    /end pimp :D

    Jonny
     
  16. Trash Man

    Trash Man What's a Dremel?

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    I to have a 80mm 68.5 cfm delta spare due to the noise, how do I make it 7v, i might give it another go then

    any ideas what cfm its pushing out a 7v?
     

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