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Arctic freezer pro and equivilant coolers

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October 3, 2009 8:16:45 PM

Does anyone know of a heatsink and fan for a cpu cooler the same size or realtively the same size as a Arctic Freezer Pro 64 for and AM2+ motherboard? But with a thinner, not smaller fan. Such as using a normal 25mm depth fan rather than the custom fan used on the arctic freezer pro, at the moment, i have fitted the artic freezer pro with an ordinary 25mm fan and tied it on with those wire tie thingies. But have done a neat job of it. Twisted the ties round the third copper tube closest to the fan and bent the ties round the fan to hold it in place.
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October 3, 2009 9:43:44 PM

You asked for a thinner but not smaller fan. You said nothing about needing a shorter over all heatsink. If you go with the 'flower type' wider coolers you need to make sure you have room for them.
The flower type coolers won't work quite as good as the towers but should do good in you're not working with a heavily overclocked CPU.
Of the two you listed the Zalman CNPS8700 does the best cooling.

October 3, 2009 10:17:37 PM

have a look at the ecute case. If the cooler is short but wide that will do. If the cooler is tall it has to be thin because of the two metal bars sticking in the way for the dvd drive bays. I'm thinking about this one,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Zalman-CNPS9500-AM2-AMD-Aero-Flow...

, it's ok with it's height because it is curved and so my psu will fit on the side of it, like it does with my arctic cooler. However it's all about when they get to a height they have to decrease in thickness.

Here look check out the case

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.mod...
October 3, 2009 10:26:40 PM

the height of the zalman cooler is fine, the latest link cpu i have showed. Also since you can switch the position of the cooler on the cpu which is also good.
October 3, 2009 10:29:01 PM

because one of it's measurements which is not the height, is smaller than the measurement of the artic freezer pro i'm guessing that i could be able to use it in my case. I think i have just enough space just to cover the black cpu base on the bottom, if it exceeds that space, the metal bars will restrict it.
October 3, 2009 10:32:03 PM

Why don't you just stick with the Arctic cooling freezer pro? It works great. I have one and it keeps my core 2 duo cold. 28idle/42full load.
October 3, 2009 11:03:04 PM

hmm, i'll think about it. Mine isn't actually an arctic cooler, since i've taken the fan off and put a smaller one, because the fan and heatsink was orignally too wide for my case to take.
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