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Heatsink for Amd Phenom II 955?

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November 19, 2010 4:19:02 AM

Which brand/model would you recommend. May do some overclocking on this.

Budget; x>$75
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November 19, 2010 5:05:15 AM

depend on budget ?
Hyper 212 very Cheap under $50
top performance : Noctua, Tunig, Silver arrow etc above $60
extreme OC use Water cooling H70/H50
World record : use Liquid Nitrogen
how ?
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November 19, 2010 9:07:03 AM

hyper 212 would be ideal at under $30... for top performance you can go for megahalems with two fans at around $75...
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November 19, 2010 3:10:54 PM

You don't say what case you are using. Make sure that the Heatsink that you will get will fit in your case, and don't forget about clearing side case fans, motherboard heatsinks, memory and video cards.
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November 19, 2010 4:02:49 PM

^+1

What case do you have?

Budget: Hyper 212+
Performance: Titan Fenrir, Megahalems, Venomous X, Thermaltake Frio
The best: NH-D14, Silver arrow.

H50/H70 aren't for extreme OC, more when the H70 only performs 3ºC-4ºC better that a Venomous X with dual fan.
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November 19, 2010 8:57:18 PM

Sorry, I have an antec 900. How is the Zalman 9700?
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November 19, 2010 11:40:42 PM

Zalman 9700 no rating in top 5 best heatsink! this cooler good for intel (*) at mobo 775
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November 19, 2010 11:42:45 PM

H50/H70 aren't for extreme OC, more when the H70 only performs 3ºC-4ºC better that a Venomous X with dual fan.[/quotemsg]


thank's for your info ! :D 
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November 20, 2010 1:32:52 AM

Your case (Antec 900) can fit any CPU below 19cm, so, any of the above CPU cooler can fit in your case.
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November 20, 2010 2:18:36 AM

Grab yourself an NH-D14. Not only is it very good at keeping chips cool, it also is very quiet and is freaking huge.
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November 20, 2010 4:07:33 AM

So more looking for something under $50. The hyper 212 and xigmatek s1283 will do a good job even with an overclocked amd 965?

and you guys don't like zalmans?
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November 20, 2010 10:18:26 PM

Xanthous said:
So more looking for something under $50. The hyper 212 and xigmatek s1283 will do a good job even with an overclocked amd 965?

and you guys don't like zalmans?


I used a Zalman 9500 on a 955 and a 555 and its awesome.

It dropped the OC'd loaded heat from 70+C with stock cooling to 55C ish, cooler than an SI-128.

Its very quiet when not running full speed, looks cool and comes with its own speed controller which is handy.

The 9500 is very cheap now, I would imagine the 9700 is as good if not better due to the larger fan.

They are really easy to fit. Only downside is the fins can slice your fingers as they are so thin. :na: 

I like em anyway. :kaola: 
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November 21, 2010 1:38:47 AM

oneblackened said:
Grab yourself an NH-D14. Not only is it very good at keeping chips cool, it also is very quiet and is freaking huge.


I agree, if the budget isn't a problem go with the NH-D14 or Silver arrow. If you want something with mid price and excellent performance go with a Coolermaster V6GT.
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November 21, 2010 4:02:40 AM

^another option is a Corsair A70. It gets ridiculously good temps for its price... ie within about 3-5C of the NH-D14. And it's cheap too, around $35 after rebate on Newegg atm.
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November 21, 2010 9:49:06 AM

I know the Noctua's are excellent coolers, they should be for the price, but can anyone honestly say they like the look of them? I mean this NH-D14 just looks like a car radiator wrapped in a leather belt. :lol: 

Has anyone ever fitted one, I was thinking of getting one because it does such a good job of cooling the surrounding components but due to the size I was thinking it can't be an easy installation, and this put me off..-

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November 21, 2010 10:07:44 AM

I think the pic is playing trick to the eye... the cooler looks in acceptable proportions on some installations like below




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November 21, 2010 10:24:46 AM

I still think its plain ol ugly. :o 

I don't want to hijack this thread but it is relevant to it and you guys seem to know your coolers.

Can anyone suggest a cooler that cools the surrounding components like the Noctua, I've been looking for ages.

Thanks.
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November 21, 2010 11:34:32 AM

you may want to look at noctua's other cooler - NH C12P SE14... i nstalled it recently on my friends gig (HTPC case)... it looks awesome with a 140mm fan and its silent to a whisper and best of all its a top down cooler which cools the northbridge and ram heatsinks as well... and it handled the i5 760's 3.6Ghz OC like it didnt matter...
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November 21, 2010 12:10:48 PM

I looked and I liked a lot, nice one. [:bohleyk:1]
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November 26, 2010 1:04:47 AM

ive got a 955 oc'd to 4ghz on my xiggy darknight, use the XIGMATEK Crossbow Ack Ati775 Mounting Kit for AMD AM2 / AM3 / K8 and Intel socket 775 to put it in a west east config like i have and some artic silver 5(put small linear strip on each heatpipe then get the thumb screws as tight as you can) bake it for about 3 days on prime with stock clocks and you'll see a 6c drop in temps then oc. also if you want put the case on side to get water in heatpipes to condense faster and get to the cpu(this is what i do, the temps never get higher than 61c on prime95 64bit, 52c on games max settings on bc2) my case is cm storm sniper
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December 1, 2010 11:03:55 PM

i like scythe
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