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Advice on replacing noisy stock cpu heatsink and fan

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October 1, 2006 5:41:09 AM

Advice on replacing noisy stock cpu heatsink and fan.

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October 1, 2006 5:53:57 AM

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Advice on replacing noisy stock cpu heatsink and fan.
What's the question? :? My answer....yes, do it.
October 1, 2006 5:55:49 AM

What would be the best brand to buy?
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October 1, 2006 6:04:10 AM

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What would be the best brand to buy?
What motherboard/CPU is it for?
October 1, 2006 6:11:18 AM

I have E6700 on a P5W DH Deluxe
October 1, 2006 6:34:36 AM

You sir, are very welcome.
October 1, 2006 6:55:19 AM

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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=N82E1683...

Thermalright Ultra-120: $59.99 (fan not included).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

Scythe Infinity: $57.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED: $63.99 (expensive, but most owners love it).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

Thermaltake Big Typhoon: $39.99 ($48.99 after this weekend).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

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 :) 
October 1, 2006 8:07:54 AM

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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. :) 
October 1, 2006 8:28:17 AM

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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=185...
http://www.behardware.com/articles/568-1/test-25-cpu-co...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/5-cool...

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
October 1, 2006 4:13:19 PM

Thanks for all the useful comments.
October 1, 2006 4:49:00 PM

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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