Advice on replacing noisy stock cpu heatsink and fan

Advice on replacing noisy stock cpu heatsink and fan.
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    Advice on replacing noisy stock cpu heatsink and fan.
    What's the question? :? My answer....yes, do it.
  2. What would be the best brand to buy?
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    What would be the best brand to buy?
    What motherboard/CPU is it for?
  4. I have E6700 on a P5W DH Deluxe
  5. And how quiet do you want? thermalright has a unit that can even be run fanless.
  6. You sir, are very welcome.
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    What would be the best brand to buy?
    There are several great HS/F's on the market, that all offer superb cooling.

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro: $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835186134

    Thermalright Ultra-120: $59.99 (fan not included).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835109125

    Scythe Infinity: $57.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835185027

    ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED: $63.99 (expensive, but most owners love it).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118223

    Thermaltake Big Typhoon: $39.99 ($48.99 after this weekend).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106061

    Most of these coolers are quite large, therefore make sure you have a wide enough case so they don't hit the side panel. GL :)
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    Newegg has the Zalman 9500 on sale for 15 bucks off....

    One advantage to the Zalman and Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro are the weights ---

    The F7 weighs in at 520 g without fan
    9500 weighs in at 530 g with fan

    The thermaltake big typhoon comes in at a whopping 825 and the Scythe at 960 grams.

    For tower/mid tower cases, lighter fans are helpful/useful.
    Yeah, i'm definitely a Thermalright fan.(pardon the pun). :wink: But i don't like the fact that the tower-style HS/F's usually don't cool the mobo components. That's one thing i like about my XP-120. :)
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    Advice on replacing noisy stock cpu heatsink and fan.


    There are several HSF reviews around the web

    http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=419
    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1851&page=4
    http://www.behardware.com/articles/568-1/test-25-cpu-coolers.html
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/5-cool.html

    The Scythe Ninja gets alot of good reviews from most everywhere. I put in the Zalman CPNS9500 and am overall pleased. I would only recommend it in a few circumstances though.

    However, the Scythe Ninja is huge--it wouldnt fit in my old case (a full tower at that) and other people have had the same problem
  10. Thanks for all the useful comments.
  11. I am running the Big typhoon for two years now and I found it very silent and efficient. It keeps my CPU (AMD, not Intel unfortunately for you) below 33°C most of the time while it was around 40-45°C with the stock fan. But be very sure for the space around your CPU, it's very big!!!
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