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AM3 - Scythe Katana3 vs AC Freezer 7 Pro v2

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October 15, 2009 2:27:07 AM

I want to unlock a X3 720, and do some light OCing. If my stock AMD heatsink/fan are not fit for the task, which low $ setup is best? (or something else!).

Scythe SCKTN-3000 92mm Sleeve "KATANA3" 3Heat Pipes CPU Cooler - Retail $28.69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail $33.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am concerned about the AC fitting on the 770T UD3P board w/ GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1333. Saw some reviews about the unit hitting the ram. Not sure of the size of the Katana3.

Any advice/opinions/etc ???
Thanks in advance! :hello: 



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a b K Overclocking
October 15, 2009 2:45:21 AM

Well, I have the Freezer 64 pro on my wife's phenom 1 9850 and it kinda sucks. idles 38-40C at stock speeds. I must admit I haven't seen any tests on this new version, but I would steer away from it unless I saw compelling evidence otherwise.

I would recommend for just a few dollars more looking at the Xigmatek's, paticularly the S1283.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$10 MIR plus free shipping

Yeah its kinda big but superior cooling to what your looking at.
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a b K Overclocking
October 15, 2009 4:15:19 AM

Here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the embedded search feature to find information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.
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October 16, 2009 10:37:29 PM

Would I be okay trying to put one of these coolers in my Antec 300 mid tower case? what about the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm ? Thats a big fan!

Are there any other options I can look at for the AM3, possibly something a little smaller ? I dont think I am going to OC to the max, I want to make this pc last a while.
Thanks! :hello: 
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a b K Overclocking
October 17, 2009 1:53:23 AM

buzznut said:
Well, I have the Freezer 64 pro on my wife's phenom 1 9850 and it kinda sucks. idles 38-40C at stock speeds. I must admit I haven't seen any tests on this new version, but I would steer away from it unless I saw compelling evidence otherwise.

I would recommend for just a few dollars more looking at the Xigmatek's, paticularly the S1283.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$10 MIR plus free shipping

Yeah its kinda big but superior cooling to what your looking at.


I have a 64 and I think it is great .... You might what to re-check what you did in order for that cooler to under-perform. Unless it is defective, it is human error.

temps at 3.6Ghz (38c) LOAD :





my point is that the cooler just works, and the Rev.2 is even better with a higher CFM since the fan was updated... The Scythe katana is also a great cooler... just my 2 cents... ;) 
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a c 166 K Overclocking
October 17, 2009 2:36:54 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
Here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the embedded search feature to find information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.


I always shudder a bit when I give out that link.....not sure how good their math is when all 4 of their "Top 5 Lists" have 10 heat sinks on them :) 
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a c 86 K Overclocking
October 17, 2009 9:59:47 PM

LOL!!! Hahaha never noticed that. Blame it on the marketer guys, not the testers?
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a c 166 K Overclocking
October 18, 2009 1:55:57 PM

Should call David Letterman and have him do "Top Ten messed up Top 10 Lists"
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October 26, 2009 1:56:25 AM

curious... will the stock fan/heatsink support any OCing at all?

also.... do these 2 heatsinks mentioned come with thermal compound, or do I have to get that too?

Thanks! :hello: 
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a b K Overclocking
October 26, 2009 2:20:27 PM

The stock cooler should be good up to a 500/600Mhz increase (depending on Ambient temp), but you are better off spending 30-40$ for a cooler if you really want to push your CPU to it's limits. Otherwise the stock cooler is fine

Not sure if the S1283 comes with paste or not... The AC coolers do come with pre-applied paste..
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