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CPU Heatsink Zalman CNPS9500 or AC freezer 7 or Scythe Ninja

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August 4, 2006 9:41:08 PM

Whihc one shall i get for conroe E6300. i will be overclocking it.
im looking for cool and as quiet as possible.

ive narrowed it down to:

Zalman CNPS9500-AT Aero Flower
Zalman

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Arctic cooling

Scythe Ninja Plus
Scythe

Silence is a premium. plus as i said cooling for an over clocked E6300

any other suggestions appreciated!
August 4, 2006 9:57:19 PM

I suggest the sycthe ninja, its almost as good as some decent watercooling kits, and you have the option to turn off the (very quite anyway) fan.
August 4, 2006 10:37:52 PM

I went with the Scythe Ninja myself, though I'm not looking forward to installing it based on some user reviews.

Still, while everyone seems to get hot and bothered over the Tuniq Tower (probably because they are just trying to duplicate other OC results without having to think too hard), it looks like the Ninja ismore flexible in terms of making the tradeoff between noise and cooling.
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August 5, 2006 8:18:10 AM

I would suggest Scythe Ninja Plus. I have orderd one for my self.
I have seen some japanese web site that overcloaced to 4Ghz with Ninja Plus with Three 120mm fans.
August 5, 2006 10:08:54 AM

two words...

water cooling....
August 6, 2006 6:09:18 AM

I don't know if they have this for intel boards(doubt it) but i think this version of the zalman looks better then that one you picked, and cools the same, if not better.

Black Zalman, with green led's
its an am2 cooler which i'm getting with my 5000+.
August 6, 2006 6:40:27 AM

I have used Thermaltake Big Typhoon and it's great cooling for my 840. But for your selection the Ninja is great but hassle installation. I would choose the Zalman for eventhough it maybe not as good as the Ninja, still the E6300 does not generate that much heat anyways. The Zalman would be good enough for it and looks cool too with it's led fan. :wink:
August 6, 2006 6:48:46 AM

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I don't know if they have this for intel boards(doubt it) but i think this version of the zalman looks better then that one you picked, and cools the same, if not better.

Black Zalman, with green led's
its an am2 cooler which i'm getting with my 5000+.


You mean the AM2? It says it does not support LGA775. Don't know why, it's basically the same as the original CNPS9500. :?
August 6, 2006 8:01:23 AM

Erm... The AM2 may be designed to operate with different AMD technologies, plus there are different wattages. Zalman is over rated. you not interested in wating for the Zalman 9700??

It is basically a 9500 with a 120mm fan :) 
August 6, 2006 3:35:12 PM

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Erm... The AM2 may be designed to operate with different AMD technologies, plus there are different wattages. Zalman is over rated. you not interested in wating for the Zalman 9700??

It is basically a 9500 with a 120mm fan :) 


And when does that come out? If its more than like 2 weeks for me then i will just get the 9700 8)
August 7, 2006 5:51:26 AM

Can't go wrong with the ninja. I have it on my e6600. On stock volts and frequency, it never goes above 32 degrees celsius, even when I run dual prime for 3+ hrs.
August 9, 2006 2:30:13 AM

i was thinking about geting the ninja myself and does anyone know if it requires mobo removel
August 9, 2006 3:17:02 AM

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You will have to remove the mobo. Same goes for all the other HSFs.
Needed to mount the new backplate.


wuh-WHAA? 8O :(  :evil:  You mean i'll have to take apart the system i'm paying to have put together to install that zalman 9500?
August 9, 2006 7:29:22 AM

even for AM2? that sucks... i've never taken a computer fully apart before except like a 70's one that didn't matter. Thats why i was having it put together. hmmm maybe i'll still have it put together so i know what its suppose to look like lol :wink:
August 10, 2006 10:55:21 PM

MY mobo didnt need the new backplate (asus a8n) but i guess theres no way for you to know that until you take it out?
August 10, 2006 11:06:06 PM

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MY mobo didnt need the new backplate (asus a8n) but i guess theres no way for you to know that until you take it out?


I'm getting an asus m2n32-sli deluxe, so will i still need it do you think? I figure if i do need to install it i'll tell NCIX to install that and leave the cooler of since they can't ship it attached supposedly
August 13, 2006 6:13:38 AM

I have a 9500LED and I love it. I haven't tried any other HSF except the Intel Stock cooler (which sucks) but looking at those test results and some from this site it looks like there is only a small difference (3-4 Celcius).

BTW: Those charts are wrong.... if you read the review for the Tuniq Tower it states that its very loud at full speed, however the chart says its only 35db.... and at 50% speed its 34db... anyone care to explain this? I cannot trust this chart until that is clarified.
August 13, 2006 7:13:34 AM

I have a CNPS9500 on my AM2 4000+. No mobo removal. It just clips on, much like 939's did. You have to kinda look at it for awhile to see how to put it together but it was really pretty easy. With it I'm able to overclock my CPU to 2.4Ghz @ 1.55v with only a few degrees temp increase at max. It also comes with nice little fan controller and a sticky pad so you can put it anywhere :p 
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