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Advice: Which CPU Cooler?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Yannic, 22 Jan 2006.

  1. Yannic

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    Hi

    I've currently got a Winchester 3000+ s939 in my system and am looking to replace it sooner or later with a 4400+ Toledo. I'm running on an Asus A8N-SLI Board so there is quite a bit of room.

    Does anyone have any good reccomendations for a Cooler to buy?

    What is the most effecient/quietest out at the moment?
     
  2. Robbo123

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    Freezer 64 Pro
     
  3. Raikiri

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    almost the best, certainly best value for money
     
  4. Big.Wayne

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    Hi,

    I just used this on my new build:

    ThermalRight SI-120

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    Akasa AK-183-L2B Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan - 3 pin

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    Best cooler I ever used, easy to fit, and silent when used with the Akasa fan!

    Never seen a CPU idle @ 22°C before :eek:

    Full load still to go above 38°C (still @ stock though)

    I think this may be able to run passive, will see soon. . .

    AIR COOLING BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. DanMc07

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    Scythe Ninja + 120mm Aska Amber
     
  6. Raikiri

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    My arctic freezer can run passively :)
     
  7. littlekates

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    i used to have xp-120 installed but wasn't happy with the temp so bought arctic freezer pro. temp drop 5-7c from stock cooling so im happy with that + it's very quiet and dirt cheap.
     
  8. Big.Wayne

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    Hi,

    sounds like *maybe* you didn't fit the XP-120 correctly ;)

    But as long as your happy, I'm happy :)
     
  9. littlekates

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    how can i put this, i have reseated them about 20 times!!. managed to finised the whole tube of AS5 in the process. what more can i do :mad: :D once i fitted the freezer64 pro temp drop 5c more than the xp-120 ;) i guess its all depends on your casr airflow also.
     
  10. ACPCUP

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    Case airflow has a lot to do with it too. I have no case fans and my temps are superb! The XP-120 is a superb Heatsink with the right fan on it!
     
    Last edited: 23 Jan 2006
  11. bitter_suites

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    I'm in the market for a new hsf to replace the stock on my a64 3000.

    I take it the one's mentioned above are noisey? My computer already makes so much noise you can hear it from downstairs :\ Which one would you suggest for someone who doesn't want to be deafened? :D
     
  12. alexakasloth

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    Nope, the ones above are the quieter ones.
     
  13. gunner

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    I second the AC Freezer, really quiet and a superb cooler. My Venice 3000 @ 2.7 idles at 30C to 42C Load. Not to bad at all for air cooling!
     
  14. ACPCUP

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    The quietest is the XP-120 or SI-120 with a good 120mm fan on it i.e, Nexus.
     
  15. farooqm

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    I've got an Asus A8n SLI with a ThermalTake Big Typhoon.... superb cooler does the job well and is very quiet.