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July 7, 2009 7:21:53 PM

Ok, so after many attempts to convince the wife I need to upgrade. It took selling almost my entire comic book collection to do it. :cry: 

Here is what I have now:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum MB
GeForce 7900 GT 512MB
250GB HD
500W Power Supply
Whitebox Computer Case

Here is what I am building:

AMD Phenom II X4 940
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3
Geforce 260 GT OC 1 GB
600W Power Supply
Antec 900 Case

My question is what fan/heatsink should I get that is not only cost affordable but does the job? I do not plan on overclocking.

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July 7, 2009 8:53:06 PM

Use the stock amd heatsink with the retail box cpu.
July 7, 2009 9:10:14 PM

yep, if you're not overclocking, use the stock one
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July 7, 2009 9:50:56 PM

That's my problem. I bought one on Ebay that doesn't have it included. so I would rather get a nicer fan for future upgrades.
July 8, 2009 1:28:39 AM

Newf said:
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64: $30+0 7/7/09

Arctic Alpine 64: $13+0 7/7/09

Either of this should work for you. The Alpine is at its design limits for your cpu. I prefer the $30 model, but both will handle a non-overclocked system. The Freezer will make less noise. Go for it.

+1 for the arctic cooling HSF. The same one kept my friends phenom 9600 at 25C idle / 45C load at stock frequencies. Overclocked to 2.7GHz (from 2.3GHz) never saw it break 55C, still idled at 30C