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help choosing a socket 478 heatsink

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July 1, 2006 2:32:00 AM

I need help choosing a socket 478 heatsink. What do you all recommend? I am planning to upgrade in a year or so, so I don't want to spend too much.

I saw this

what do you all think?
July 1, 2006 7:54:24 AM

I would say go for the Zalman CNPS9500. It might be overkill, but it works on LGA775, so if you ever want to upgrade to a newer Intel based system, you could still use this heatsink.
July 1, 2006 8:43:19 AM

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I need help choosing a socket 478 heatsink. What do you all recommend? I am planning to upgrade in a year or so, so I don't want to spend too much.

I saw this

what do you all think?


The best air cooler I have used is the Thermalright SI-120.
The way it is built it not just cools better than any I have used but also aids cooling your ram,voltage regulators,ect.

http://www.svc.com/si-120.html

Spend the money and use it on your next upgrade as well.

Z
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July 1, 2006 2:51:28 PM

So the SI-120 will work for my p4 and a future upgrade like the c2d?
July 2, 2006 6:22:21 AM

It might help to understand what your system specs are (CPU Speed), and why you want a better cooler (OC'ing?).

Also you should take into consideration what 3rd party HSF will properly fit on certain system MB.
July 2, 2006 5:50:38 PM

My dell 8300 mobo just died and I have already upgraded pretty much everything in the case. So now I just bought a retail motherboard and also had to dump the dell case. Essentially, all that is "of dell" is the cpu and the heatsink

I want to get a new heatsink that will work with my new motherboard
I have a p4 2.8 socket 478 and I just got this mobo
http://hypermicro.com/product.asp?pf_id=MBIN527LPT&dept...
July 2, 2006 11:40:43 PM

Zalman CNPS7700-Cu

Zalman CNPS9500

THERMALRIGHT SI-120

THERMALRIGHT XP-120

Any of these will be more than sufficient I have the CNPS7700-Cu and it is a beast of a heatsink.
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