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Cpu fan...how do i know whats good

i need a good cpu fan to cool down my cpu... i was looking at these 2..i just want one thats cheap..under 40$ canadian and will do a good job..cause im running my *** at like 45C-60C at the moment which i dont think is good...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
or
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

current specs:
Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit(6.1,Build 7600)
Pentium dual-core E5300 @ 2.6ghz
4096mb ram ddr2
GTX 460 768mb
P5QPL-AM motherboard
Bs-450w BFG power supply
hp w1707 17inch 1440x900 resolution
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  1. Both links are the same, please update the link for the HSF other than the AC freezer 7 Pro rev 2. I am using a rev 1 in my Q9550 system, and it does a good job for a mid sized tower cooler. I am run at a 3.6 Ghz overclock 24/7 and my idle temps are 37c and load temps of 56c. I have been wanting to get a full tower (160 mm tall) HSF like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus, because my temps are my limiting factor. The AC Freezer 7 Pro is a good mid range cooler.

    With idle temps like yours I would almost think that you should reapply your thermal paste, and make sure that all the socket 775 push pins are seated correctly. I have the stock Q9550 HSF just sitting in the parts bin, I wish I could just hand it to you as I think that it would solve your problem.

    Here's a shot of my system, don't let the Cooler Master badge fool you, that is the AC Freezer 7 Pro, I just stuck the CM badge on for fun.

    http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu70/henrystrawn/DSCN0497.jpg

    EDIT

    I see you are using the NZXT M59. I was just curious if you had an issue with the DVD drive door? I used this case for my brother in laws build, and I had to grind the top of the door to get it to close properly. The rounded corners specifically.
  2. nice set up man thats a dope system you got.... ill look into the ac freezer pro thanks man......and about my case naw i just put the cd drive on the 3rd row down cause it didnt work on the top one...kinda lame but otherwise i like the case
  3. You might also look at the Cooler Master TX3, it is only 139mm tall and uses a 92 mm fan also. Here's a link.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064.

    It has a "direct contact" heat pipe cooling block like the Hyper 212 Plus. The price is about "sixes" with the shipping, but the AC Freezer 7 Pro looks to be easier to install, you don't have to bolt on the 4 socket 775 clips.

    Like I said in my previous post you might want to try reinstalling your stock heatsink with some good thermal paste and make sure it is seated properly. That would be the cheapest solution.

    I really liked the looks of the NXZT M59. The blue light stripe at the top of the case and the included 2.5" HDD adapter were nice, I was just a little disappointed with the "fit and finish". I was curious if I had just got a bad one.

    Good luck with your system.

    Here's a link to a YT video of my Q9550 system, that has the specs listed if you want to take a look.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8EusoPORfQ
  4. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064&Tpk=Cooler%20Master%20TX3 is this what your talking about? the link you sent me didnt work ...try openin in a new window for the link i just sent...and yo thats a dope rig man mine looks similar with the blue lighting...
  5. Yep, that's the one. If it were me, that would be the one I would get. I know that the AC Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 has free shipping, but I have an AMD 955 @ 4.0 Ghz system in a CM Storm Scout case, that I am using the CM Hyper 212 plus on that has "heatpipe direct contact" also, and I have been very impressed with that cooler. It is HUGE though, I had to "lose" a side window fan for clearance, and I just moved it to the HSF for "push/pull". Here's a link if you wanna take a look.
    http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu70/henrystrawn/DSCN0483.jpg

    .

    I have read good things about the CM TX3, and it would be my choice for a Mid range tower cooler, and the CM Hyper 212 plus if I was going to use a full height tower cooler.

    As soon as I find an extra 50 bucks, I'm going to get another CM Hyper 212 plus for the Q9550 system. It is stable at 3.8 Ghz, but it runs right at the upper limit of 65c under load on stability test. I want to have better cooling. I will grab a couple blue Antec tricool fans for "push/pull" and it should run just fine @ 3.8 Ghz.

    I would say get the Cooler Master TX3 for stock speeds or moderate overclock.
  6. Don't buy an AC Freezer it does not cool any better then the stock unit.
    It has a quieter fan.
    The TX3 is an improvement over the stock unit both cooling and noise wise.
    Don't plan on too much oc'ing with it though.
    The CM Hyper 212+ would be ideal but is not push-pin like the TX3 so installation takes longer.
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=025125
    TX3
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=024384
    Newegg.ca is out of whack their prices are either too high to begin with or the price is good but the shipping is retarded..
  7. thanks for the other links, newegg is pricey. The best I have found is shopbilt.com, but they are out of stock until 9/08/2010. For $24.08 and free shipping, plus their price is better on the Antec 120 mm tri cools, I can wait a few weeks.

    http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi?action=enter&thispage=01100300U033_BBV3952P.shtml&order_id=!ORDERID!

    I know that the OP is out of Canada, an you gave him local sources, fantastic.

    EDIT

    I don't know what the hell Arctic Cooling did to the Freezer 7 Pro in rev 2, but the rev 1 lowered my temps 10c over the stock cooler. The bottom cooling fin is bent to cool the mosfets, and that was changed too. I wasted $30 on the rev 2 for the AMD system, and replaced it with the Hyper 212+. I installed the rev 2 on my brother inlaw's stock Q6600, and it dropped his temps by 6c, but I blew a whole herd of dust bunnies out of his stock cooler. Like they say, "if it ain't broke.......
  8. i have two cpu coolers in mind. AC freezer 7 pro rev 2 or Ac Xtreme rev 2? I want to know which one is better BETWEEN THOSE TWO, not any other fans please
  9. AC Xtreme rev 2 is better than AC freezer 7 pro..............
  10. Here's a link to some reviews

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