Hi guys, i'm in thailand and as i was looking for heatsinks and fans i found the Thermalright xp120 for 43$.
Is this a good price? i found many Thermaltake 120mm fans but i'm not sure if they're good cause many say their dB rating is false. They didn't have the Silverstone fm121 that I really wanted to pair with the heatsink, but only the fm82. They might have it tomorrow though.
They also had that Zalman fatal1ty heatsink that looks exactly like a 7700, only red.
I just finished installing this huge heatsink and so far i get 33 idle at stock speeds and 38 idle at 2.5ghz.
load temperature at 2.5ghz is 47c.
I'm using the included thermal paste.
Are these good temps for this heatsink?
I paired it with a Thermaltake thunderblade with blue leds, haven't solved the rpm monitoring yet.
The dBA is definatley false!! i'm sure it pushes 78cfm as advertised but not at 21dBA. It's not that loud but you can hear it.
liquidpaper007 means if the air is blowing in the right direction.
I got myself a FM121 last week, and man does this thing blow air, pretty impressive. I mounted the fan controller inside my case, because I like a smooth case, and not with big buttons sticking out of it And I dont need to change the speed everytime, so i've put it in the case. Im getting myself another one pretty soon, together with a SI-120
I'm not worried like a lot of the enthusiasts about every little bit. Keep the temps in the safe range and you'll do fine. For the extra 50mhz*? For the 'below 50c' - get the below 50c at 50mhz* slower and you won't know the difference.
But lots of people do it - I guess I'm just cheap.