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Have the x6800 - didn't come with fan - help!

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August 4, 2006 12:57:41 PM

I have a new X6800 from Tiger. Great - no stock CPU fan! I need advice on a cooling fan. I'm not much of an overclocker so I don't need water, I just need a good air cooler to keep me running.

Core2 X6800
Intel 975XBXLKR
2GB Corsair PC6400 Pro 4-4-4-12 (x2)
ATI X1900XTX
WD Raptor 10k 75GB
SoundBlaster Audigy ZS
Gibabyte 3D Aurora case
Ultra 600w Power
Win XP Pro

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August 4, 2006 1:19:27 PM

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I have a new X6800 from Tiger. Great - no stock CPU fan! I need advice on a cooling fan. I'm not much of an overclocker so I don't need water, I just need a good air cooler to keep me running.

Core2 X6800
Intel 975XBXLKR
2GB Corsair PC6400 Pro 4-4-4-12 (x2)
ATI X1900XTX
WD Raptor 10k 75GB
SoundBlaster Audigy ZS
Gibabyte 3D Aurora case
Ultra 600w Power
Win XP Pro

get the ThermalRight SI 128,
it looks to be easy to install, and decent performance.
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August 4, 2006 1:26:52 PM

looks like you needed to order the heatsink/fan separate from the cpu. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
maybe you have a local compusa(call the store first) you can go down and buy a thermaltake big typhoon http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/4in1heatpipe/cl-p011...
or just order one from an online store same day/next day shipping. you better get some arctic silver thermal paste as well. read up on how its applied, guides show a razor blade to apply a small rice size bead amount and spread.
August 4, 2006 1:47:03 PM

Hey Red,
Take a look at the Zalmans. They are pretty solid air coolers. Alot of the gamers use em and from the reports I've read, they WILL accomodate all GPU's and even keep em a lil cooler than the stock heatsinks.
There are obviously many other good GPU coolers out there, but from peeps I have talked to and reports I've read, they are a good choice for the money.

RIG specs
Antec P180 PerformanceSeries Mid-Tower Case
SeaSonic S12 600 watt power supply
Asus A8N32 SLI mobo AMD N-Force 4 SLIX16 (bios 1103 V02.58)
RealTek 97 onboard digital 5.1 Surround
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo Core, 2 X 1mb L2 cache (AMD driver 1.3.1.0 w/MS hotfix)
2 gigs of Corsair TwinX3500LL Pro @ 437Mhz 2-3-2-6-1T
2- BFG Tech 7900 GT OC 256mb in SLI (nvidia driver 91.31)
Western Digital RAPTOR 74.3 gig 10-K rpm HDD for XP & Apps
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for gaming, movies, MP3's
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for document backup (unplugged)
Sony CD rom 52X
Plextor 708-A DVD/CD rom
Logitech Z-5500 digital 5.1 THX Surround 500watts
August 4, 2006 2:01:53 PM

I agree, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is the best HSF for your money. But even better is the Scythe Ninja. The Tuniq Tower is probably the best HSF right now, but you can't find it, so don't bother. Scythe is coming out with a new Scythe Infinity, but you can't get that yet...

Either the Freezer 7 pro or Ninja, if you can get a Tuniq Tower, more power to you, but make sure you know how heavy it is and that it won't mess up your mobo...
August 4, 2006 2:27:02 PM

Strange, I paid 18.99 for my AC Freezer 7 Pro
August 4, 2006 3:24:07 PM

Well.. lucky you. :D 
August 4, 2006 3:28:39 PM

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Well.. lucky you. :D 
Thank you but will it cool better than my thermaltake?
August 4, 2006 3:38:06 PM

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Well.. lucky you. :D 
Thank you but will it cool better than my thermaltake?

Can't remember exactly, but I think the typhoon will out perform it by so much.

Price ratio, the freezer pro would be best.

But then your not exactly cooling a prescott. :lol: 
August 4, 2006 3:47:34 PM

edit: lol he deleted his post?
August 4, 2006 3:49:16 PM

Comp USA has a decent amount of HSF, if i were you and wanted to get that setup up and running quickly then I would go there and buy one.
August 4, 2006 3:52:21 PM

I do look at Compusa parts. Though I find more attractive prices on sites like NewEgg or such.
August 4, 2006 4:51:19 PM

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Strange, I paid 18.99 for my AC Freezer 7 Pro

Was that before or after Conroe was released :wink:
August 4, 2006 5:13:20 PM

The places where I normally go to buy my computer equipment sells it for $28... not too bad if you ask me...

But I'm thinking of getting the Scythe Infinity once they start selling it... thats around $60, but it should be better than the Scythe Ninja... and anything better than the Ninja definitly has my attention!
August 4, 2006 5:17:20 PM

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Comp USA has a decent amount of HSF, if i were you and wanted to get that setup up and running quickly then I would go there and buy one.


WTF? j/k I was at compusa yesterday, and they actually had some zalmans. Imagine that. :tongue:
August 4, 2006 5:20:43 PM

Well.. from the time I remember getting my 7700, Compusa only had the 7000 for 49.99.

Even though I prolly didn't get the best price, I thought I did pretty good when I got my 7700 from NewEgg for 48.00 even (free shipping).

So, I saved on gas, and state tax :D 
August 4, 2006 5:36:38 PM

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I have a new X6800 from Tiger. Great - no stock CPU fan! I need advice on a cooling fan.


OK, you got lucky and Tiger came through for you. I recommend you switch gears to Newegg before this all turns ugly. Check out the lower down posts in this thread. Basically, I agree with the others that are pointing you at the Arctic FP7 and would expect it to handle a decent OC on the 6800 if you ever change your mind.
August 4, 2006 6:15:18 PM

Thanks for all the advice. I found a store a few miles away with the big typhoon. Can't find the AC freezer pro anywhere local and I simply can't wait for the Egg or Tiger.

By the way - to the guy who said buy from the Egg rather than Tiger, the CPU was $200 more at New Egg. That's not happening... Tiger did a great job getting my MOBO and Chip from IL to GA in two days at ground frieght. No complaints here.

Anyway, off to the store for the fan. I will time the XP Pro install and post. Anything else you would like to see? I make no claims to being an expert in benchmarking so anything I do is stricktly real world including any screw-ups... Heck, you'd think I would have known the CPU didn't come with a fan!
August 4, 2006 6:48:29 PM

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Thanks for all the advice. I found a store a few miles away with the big typhoon. Can't find the AC freezer pro anywhere local and I simply can't wait for the Egg or Tiger.

By the way - to the guy who said buy from the Egg rather than Tiger, the CPU was $200 more at New Egg. That's not happening... Tiger did a great job getting my MOBO and Chip from IL to GA in two days at ground frieght. No complaints here.

Anyway, off to the store for the fan. I will time the XP Pro install and post. Anything else you would like to see? I make no claims to being an expert in benchmarking so anything I do is stricktly real world including any screw-ups... Heck, you'd think I would have known the CPU didn't come with a fan!
Hey man sorry about jackiing your thread :cry: 
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