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Mid-level HSF for Conroe: Scythe Mine or Artic Freezer 7 PRO

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Which mid-level heatsink fan combo do you prefer?

Total: 9 votes

  • ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro
  • 23 %
  • Scythe Mine
  • 78 %
October 8, 2006 7:27:11 PM

Hi I am looking into overclocking my Conroe 6300. I am looking for a mid-level hsf that can accomodate my build.

Intel Core 2 DUO E6300
Gigabyte 965p-DS3
Geil Ultra PC 5300 DDR 667 (3-4-4-8) (512MBx2)
Geforce 7600 GT

So far I have narrowed my selection down to these two hsfs. Which would you prefer?
October 9, 2006 12:04:44 AM

I have the Arctic Freezer 7. It works pretty good.
Don't know about the scythe mine. The Ninja Is supposed to be great. AF7 is quiet. Depends on your ambient temps as well.
In the morning I idle at 36-38 degrees. I don't think you'd be dissappointed, but I'm sure there are better options.
October 9, 2006 7:41:02 PM

Both stack up very well but overall the Mine takes the lead, depending on what prices you can find them for. The Mine has a slightly larger and quieter 100mm fan. However, throw in a 120mm fan and it performs very well compared to the AC Freezer 7 Pro but, at $35.00 (Newegg U.S.) plus the cost of a decent 120mm fan you'd be in the price range of the higher performing 120mm products by Thermalright and Scythe.

If you can find a AC Freezer 7 Pro for under $25.00 (difficult to do), then that will give you the most bang for your buck. Otherwise the $35.00 for the Mine wins. Best price I could find on an in-stock AC Freezer 7 Pro is $30.00 at Newegg. Everyone else seems to be out of stock.
October 9, 2006 9:04:57 PM

i would take the Scythe Mine every time when compared to the Artic Freezer 7 PRO.

but here in the UK theres the Titan tower

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Titan.html for only 11.74GBP(22USD)

i however would have a clue where to look in the states for this cooler,but looks a bargain
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