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    CPU heatsinks, best for cooling?

    Colder CPU is better for gaming, thats the "not OT" bit

    So I want to know which is better for cooling;

    The Zalman
    or The Thermaltake

    I know that the Zalman is quieter so no need to point it out

    #2
    I haven't used either of those, but allow me to quickly chime in and yell "ARCTIC SILVER THERMAL COMPOUND!!!" at the top of my lungs.


    ~S

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      #3
      you should look at Thermalright's heatsinks, while i personally haven't used one i am planning on getting one of them because i've heard great things about their cooling capabilities. That and i am seriously getting sick and tired of this noisy *** Thermaltake Volcano 9, which also doesn't seem to do a great job at cooling anything....

      oh and if you want to ask about hardware, check this place out:

      http://www.hardforum.com/ <----it's the HardOCP forums, lots of hardware enthusiasts go there

      here's a link to the section that has to do with cooling components:

      http://www.hardforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2

      hope that helps

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        #4
        just gota post

        www.vantecusa.com

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          #5
          This is mine:
          http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...118-113&depa=0

          It keeps my proc at about 35 idle, and 45 under load. Considering it's an AMD64, that's not bad at all.

          Also, i use it with ARCTIC SILVER THERMAL COMPOUND because it's leet.

          I swear by it, and so does (don't ban me for name dropping plz) Saito, who recommended it for me.

          :up: to Zalman. I proudly show the Zalman sticker on my case.

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            #6
            Zalman here :up:

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              #7
              Who said Thermaltake? I wish pain on you.

              Thermaltake coolers suck, they're noisy and not even that effective. Zalman are much better.

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                #8
                AMD Stock

                I never understood why anyone needs to spent extra on a heat sink since the stock model does its job just fine. Unless you are going to OC'ing something.

                A avg CPU temp limit is around 160F (71C). I'm getting 122F (50C) which is well within the limit. Even during the summer I never went over 130F (54C).

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Spaz007
                  AMD Stock

                  I never understood why anyone needs to spent extra on a heat sink since the stock model does its job just fine. Unless you are going to OC'ing something.
                  I thought the same thing, however:

                  1) if you get an OEM chip and a separate heatsink/fan, it can actually save you money.

                  2) Other companies make fans that are a LOT quieter.

                  3) Some of them look really sweet and/or glow.

                  That's it for me. I wanted one quieter than my stock fan, that looked cool... so i dug around and found a good one!

                  go me woo!

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                    #10
                    Re: CPU heatsinks, best for cooling?

                    Originally posted by Pyrothekilla
                    Colder CPU is better for gaming, thats the "not OT" bit

                    So I want to know which is better for cooling;

                    The Zalman
                    or The Thermaltake

                    I know that the Zalman is quieter so no need to point it out
                    Niether of those.

                    Thermalright. Read reviews and stuff.

                    http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/r...t_XP-90_1.html
                    http://www.ocforums.com/

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                      #11
                      Cooler Master Aero 7. BEST FAN EVER.

                      http://www.thetechlounge.com/review....VIEWDIR=aero_7

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by DJMattB2421
                        1) if you get an OEM chip and a separate heatsink/fan, it can actually save you money.
                        When I got my AMD XP a year or so back it was only $8 more for the Retail with heatsink then just the OEM. Plus I got a free NewEgg shirt.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by DJMattB2421
                          I thought the same thing, however:

                          1) if you get an OEM chip and a separate heatsink/fan, it can actually save you money.
                          There's a big downside to buying OEM processors - you lose the manufacturer warranty. Unless things have changed since the last time I had to do it you will not be doing an RMA if the thing's defective. Better make sure the seller has a warranty - but even that will usually be a very short warranty.

                          Not worth a few dollars savings for me - I want the full year, two, or whatever..

                          Now if I were saving FIFTY bucks that'd be different...

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                            #14
                            Thermaltake SLK 900

                            Ive got a SLK800-A and its doing a fantastic job, even though the -U is even better but I forgot and bought the more expensive crapper version :cry:

                            Thermaltake = Teh Win with the right fans!

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                              #15
                              Just go to Dans Data.

                              His list is about the biggest online. If you don't mid using a setuo that requires you to have you motherboard in a horizontal position, you could try this:

                              http://www.dansdata.com/coolercomp_p5.htm#ttnph2

                              There is nothing other than exotic cooling that comes close. The downside as I mentioned, is that you have to have your motherboard setup in a horizontal position.

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