hey guys, i'm getting a thermaltake lanbox lite with a e5200 and I want to OC it to 3.5ghz (337x10.5) with ddr2 667 mem. Now I have 100mm of space for the cooler give or take a few mm's. I was looking at a zalman cnps8000 or the coolermaster geminii s. If you have any suggestions and or experiences with these coolers and or case I will love to read all about it.
Oh and the mobo is ASUS P5QL-EM and will get an 8800gts g92
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how tall is the artic cooling freezer 7 pro?
126.5mm...I'd love a tower like heatsink that can blow hot air to the rear...but they are all too tall.
the e5200 is 65w so both should do the job pretty well
i found frostytechs review is difficult to read. they should show resulk in the actualy temp in graphs with few other coolers in the same league/price range.rather then a massive tally full of letters and number. and they should drop their SYNTHETIC THERMAL TEST PLATFORM with a more popular config like core 2 quad and OC it.
back to topic yeah both should do well in cooling the E5200 but i prefer the Shurikine.
What about intel's cooler? is there a big difference between a zalman cnps8000/scythe shuriken vs intel's stock cooler inside a sff case?
If the stock cooler can be used Ill be able to get a ASUS P5QL-EM (G43) with 4 mem slots rather than the ASUS P5KPL-CM (G31) with 2 mem slots without too much of a price difference.
i would get a good cooler so the CPU are able to run cooler = last longer.and you can OC as well.what case you gonna go for?post us some links.
Without the cooler I have a $160 budget. I was looking at a 8800gts g92 seeing as it is cooler than the 8800gt and blows hot air outside of the case and with $130-$140 I can get one off of ebay...my poing being I don't want a very fancy cooler just one that can handle the heat.
Ha!!! check it out, not the coolest heatsink but just what I was looking for. It measures 100-101mm but I can mod it so that it'll fit