the stock heatsink fan with my amd opteron 175 dual core is extremely noisy so i decided to replace the entire heatsink.
these are a few heatsinks i have decided - i need help choosing the best one.it should be quiet--main criteria--i will not overclock.
coolermaster tx-3--24US $ (converted from Indian Rupees.)
glacialtech igloo 5750---36US$
coolermaster hyper 212---36US$
gelid silent spirit quad heatpipe.----35US$
sunbeamtech core contact freezer 92mm---37US$
i need to buy one of these tomorrow.
Since i am running low on cash , a better solution for me would be to mount a 92 mm fan instead of the stock amd fan because the amd stock cooler is really good and has a copper base as well as copper cooling pipes.is it possible to mount a bigger fan on my heatsink--the one supplied is 80mm--if so--i could go with a scythe s-flex.and if it is possible to install a larger fan -how to do it?
Any of those coolers would be fine if you don't plan on over clocking, ans since you are worried about noise look at the noise specs, and if you want (and budget allows) get a new fan that would fit on one of them that is quite (maybe even a PWM).
As for installing an 92mm fan in a 80mm spot, well it either has to be a special fan (that has the screws in off spots, i think thermal take used to make a 140mm fan that screwed into a 120mm spot). Or just make an adapter out of zip ties and stuff.
You could just get a nicer 80mm fan, (though the nice ones cost money)