I'm thinking about ordering the Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am choosing this product because it is pretty cheap, with free shipping, and also includes some thermal compound. If there is another product that can compete with this price (or slightly over it) including thermal compound and shipping, I'm open to suggestions.
It will replace my stock intel heatsink on my E8400 3ghz. I'm thinking about just doing a quick OC to 3.6ghz and seeing if I'm brave enough to move up from there.
Anyway, I have never done this before. Does this Sunbeam product look good? The newegg page seems to have pretty positive reviews. I saw a few people there with the same motherboard (ASUS p5q pro) so it looks like it will fit okay. I'm pretty sure my case has enough room height wise, but I'm not sure how wide this heatsink is. I can't seem to find any dimensions of it.
Another question that I have is how exactly is this particular heatsink mounted to the motherboard?
The pictures show some screws and a bracket, but I don't understand where on the heatsink these will be connected. I also assume that I will need to take out the motherboard from the case to do this?
Asus p5q pro
Core 2 duo E8400
2 * 2gb G. Skill PI Black
I have the sunbeam ccc. I have it on a e7200 at 3.8Ghz. cpu 20c idle, 49 load. both cores 44c, 61c load. Load was prime95 after 12 hours. Playing cod4 and cod5 for hours, 4x AA mas settings, cores never exceed 57c. Hours of Crysis Wars on good visuals 4x AA never exceeds 47c.
I love teh sb ccc. easy to install. youll need the room. I have an antec 1200 and a gigabyte ga-ex38-ds4. So i had no issues with room or interference.