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March 19, 2010 5:18:27 AM

I want to know what you guys recommend for a good air cooler.

I been looking at this cooler. http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My specs:

Phenom ii x4 920.
ATI sapphire 5870 1gb
TA790GX biostar motherboard
4gb of DDR2 ram
500 watt antec PSU
CM storm sniper case

I'm running the stock cooler on the 920, overclocked it from 2.8ghz to 3.2ghz fine. I just want to overclock it more.

Thanks guys.

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March 19, 2010 6:21:04 AM

Here is a link to a recent Tom's Hardware article with useful information about 10 popular cpu heatsinks:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...

I know the article states Intel LGA 1156 heatsinks but alot of them are also compatible with AMD

Here is a link to a very good web site with more useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision:

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

Scroll down the page for the AMD lists. You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.
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March 19, 2010 6:55:00 AM

Johnny you much have that saved on your computer some place :non:  ......you have given the same answer to multiple people (not that it's a bad thing) :lol: 
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March 19, 2010 2:49:47 PM

If I type the same thing 4 times in one visit to the THG forums, I save it to a text file.....us ole folks have to deal with arthritis, fading eyesight, back pains from bending over keyboard and all :) 

Maybe we can get THG to make the Search Window bigger :) 
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March 20, 2010 2:15:00 AM

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March 20, 2010 3:24:26 AM

Rakivic said:
Johnny you much have that saved on your computer some place :non:  ......you have given the same answer to multiple people (not that it's a bad thing) :lol: 

No... its not a bad thing at all. In fact it's a good idea... :) 
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March 20, 2010 3:45:35 AM

haxs101 said:
I want to know what you guys recommend for a good air cooler.
I been looking at this cooler. http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My specs:
Phenom ii x4 920.
ATI sapphire 5870 1gb
TA790GX biostar motherboard
4gb of DDR2 ram
500 watt antec PSU
CM storm sniper case

I'm running the stock cooler on the 920, overclocked it from 2.8ghz to 3.2ghz fine. I just want to overclock it more.
Thanks guys.


If you already assembled your rig and too lazy to take it apart again to install the cooler, just get the Xigmatek Dark Knight:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is in the same price range at the Zalman but will perform 10 degrees cooler at the same noise level. You can see in this review how far down the ladder is Zalman 9500 in terms of performance.
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=233...
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April 8, 2010 3:43:00 AM

Best answer selected by r_manic.
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