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LGA 775 Socket cooling option?

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March 7, 2008 7:48:21 PM

Uggh, I have a problem.
I want to cool this processor (Not sure yet dual/quad core) but I only have 3 to 3.1 inches /80mm vertical space to work with. I also would prefer it to blow out to the side rather than up vertically. (The mobo is laying flat in the Microatx case.

Can someone help Me find something?
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March 7, 2008 8:51:21 PM

Thanks, Thats a darn good option only 62.5(H) mm tall.
But I am also hoping to have it blow out to the side. Fans right by processor in the case.
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March 9, 2008 5:52:38 PM

Thanks for all the options guys.
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March 9, 2008 6:20:58 PM

What cpu socket does it need to fit? For a side exhaust, the fan will probably need to be less than 80mm.
Here is a unit that might work for lga775: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are also some for amd sockets. Look in newegg using smallish fan sizes as a filter.

Measure your room very carefully. If it will fit the scythe ninja mini is a good cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It needs 115mm from the surface of the cpu chip.
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March 10, 2008 3:34:26 PM

We really need to know what socket the cooler needs to fit. Coolers are not universal fit parts.
The cooler referenced would probably be loud, it has a 6100 rpm fan. Anything small will have a small fan, and that means high rpm's and noise.

They are pricey, but a Zalman reserator would be very quiet, and fit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are other models.
March 10, 2008 3:37:38 PM

>LGA 775 socket
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March 10, 2008 4:42:50 PM

If you have not picked a cpu, look at the E8400 first.
45nm processors run cooler. A dual processor will also run cooler than a quad. If this is for gaming, a E8400 is probably faster than a Q6600 anyway. Don't overclock it. That adds heat, and is probably not necessary. The stock cooler for a E8400 is a bit puny, but will probably be ok. If you can find a stock cooler from a Q6600 or E6850, they are better.

Plan "B" is to create a duct that will channel some of the hot cpu air towards the exit vent.

If this is for gaming, pick a vga card that has a rear exhaust so that the hot air is ejected from the case instead of recirculating and heating up both the cpu and vga cooling air.

What case are you looking at?
March 10, 2008 5:37:20 PM

If I get this:

How is the PWM controlled? Motherboard or a seperate unit?
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March 10, 2008 5:47:39 PM

4-pin PWM fans are controlled by motherboard BIOS. When the CPU heats up, the fan spins faster to compensate. Some motherboard brands can control 3-pin fans too, but PWM is better IMO.
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March 10, 2008 5:50:35 PM

Most motherboards have a 4 pin pwm cpu connector for the cpu fan. The fan speed is controlled by settings in the motherboard bios.

The case link you provided says that there is 100 mm clearance from the surface of the cpu to the psu. That is 4" which may give you more options.

My suggestion is to try the stock cooler first. If you have a cpu heat problem, then look for a more efficient oem cooler.

And.. I like the case.
March 11, 2008 2:26:56 AM

Hmmm they could of made putting a cpu cooler in that thing better if they'd put the opening over the expansion slots.... Then the PSU could draw heat off a single slot or low profile card.

So if you indeed have 100mm of space, here is a heatpipe tower that will fit in it, and since its a Zerotherm its aimable whichever direction you want.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is an Evercool solution, you'd have to wait for it to be in stock though, I've had no complaints with that brand, in fact my Athlon XP cooler was an old all copper Evercool with a 70mm fan.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are a lot of Dynatron coolers that could fit the bill, for the ones that are made for 2u rackmounts, but those use small fans are gonna be Vacuum cleaner loud.
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March 13, 2008 2:22:40 PM

Manipultae these charts q6600 vs. e8400, either will be a good choice. The new 45nm quads will be available soon, so the Q6600 will be old news soon enough. I own both the q6600 and the E8400. The E8400 is the better choice IMO. Consider a 45nm quad otherwise. Forget the e6850, the e8400 beats it in almost everything.

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2007.html?modelx=33&m...
March 13, 2008 3:49:03 PM

Thanks,
My question is actually what is better for the type of applications and computing habits I have.
March 13, 2008 8:18:27 PM

e8400, your running a lan box the air flow isn't going to be great and the q6600's run a fair bit warmer. Using that cooler and an E8400 would be a good choice and you could probably overclock it too. The E8400 also out performs a Q6600 at stock gaming wise - which is what your mainly after.
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