I just bought a Vantec Aeroflow and this cooler is awesome. Im running an 1800+ overclocked to a 2000+ on an a7n8x. I was using a cheap compusa heatsink/fan *i know, laugh at me. Anyways, this thing is really quiet and dropped my temps by 15C idle and 20C under load. It's amazing. Just wanted to post my positive review about this =)
Its not really that loud, I'd put it on par with a stock hsf as far as loudness, but the fan is spinng 5400 RPM!. It was relatively easy to put on, came pre-assembled, took a total of 5 minutes to put on. I really like it so far.
im jus using whatever came with the heatsink. I think the artic silver stuff is overrated, but that's just my personal opinion. I have a feeling the radio shack stuff, the stuff that came with this, and the artic silver, if ya applied to 3 identical machines and didnt know which was which, you couldn't tell the differance.
Actually I asked that question because I've been testing the different compounds for myself, and properly applied I've seen Artic Silver III repeatedly give at least a 4c drop in temps over the standard compounds, by using the same cooling fan on different heatsinks to be fair. Thats why I will remove the compound shipped on the Aero and use Artic Silver III.
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