CPU Cooling (AMD 955)

Specs:

AMD 955
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT
G Skill ram (small heatsinks)
antec 1200

I'm looking for an after market cooler cause the stock one idles way too hot (53c) at about 3500 rpm, and it's really loud at full speeds, which it kicks into while maxing out call of duty or something

Was looking at some Arctic Cooling ones, I can get the 64 LP locally which would be easier than Newegg'ing it.

I'm more concerned about 1) noise > cooling 2) losing my ram slots, cause I'm using all four right now and don't want to compensate

any suggestions?
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  1. I would Newegg it in my opinion, Ummm Cooler Master as well as Scythe makes some really good CPU coolers as well.. I know for a fact that CM runs fans that are 19dba on there CPU coolers like.....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103046
    lawl or wait and get this....
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103040

    You could also look at, i think its called the Scythe Mugen 2, its a great CPU cooler i heard, and if you think the fan is too loud, just buy a quieter one, like the cooler master fans that move 69cfm and at 19dba.
  2. I want one with a vertical fan.. By which I mean doesn't point towards the motherboard, and the second isn't available right now :P

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

    thoughts? I noticed it only has 3 wires, I'd prefer PWM capability, as I use speedfan religiously
  3. You could go with that too, I hear alot of good things from Zalman's CPU coolers, so..... Thats a good choice too.
  4. snapcase said:
    I want one with a vertical fan.. By which I mean doesn't point towards the motherboard, and the second isn't available right now :P

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

    thoughts? I noticed it only has 3 wires, I'd prefer PWM capability, as I use speedfan religiously


    I think that it's kinda weak for a Phenom II X4 955 BE the Zalman CNPS 9700NT would handle the temps better especially on high 125 watt TDP CPU's.It's quite big though.This one has a 4 wire connector.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118020
  5. That's starting to get expensive tho, and not to mention I don't really want a very lit up computer, I sleep beside it

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003
    I could fit this, and it's quiet and simple

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
    or this
  6. Yeah in fact I did use that XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler on a Phenom II X4 955 BE system on an ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard.Let me tell you about it.It works quite well and is pretty easy to install.However you have to install your 2 sticks of RAM in the closest slots first before installing that heatsink/fan.If your RAM has very tall heatsinks it won't work though.
  7. another option to look for is the 120mm Core Contact Freezer from Sunbeam. Another one of the best 'sinks IMO.
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