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    Question Best aircooler?

    What is the best recommended Heatsink and fan to go for if I wanted to overclock an XP-M.

    I was gonna go for a SLK-900 but heard that its quite noisy, I would like somethin pretty quiet.

    Any suggestions?

    Also where would I get it from and how much?

    Thanks...

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    It will depend what fan you fit - an SLK-900 is purely a heatsink, the fan is up to you to choose. Obviously fitting a 92mm lets you run it slower & quieter.
    The SP97 is better if it fits your board.

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    If you want quiet, get an slk 900 or sp97 and put a zalman quietcool 80mm fan on. For pure cooling power, a Vantec 92mm tornado with either of those heatsinks is the way to go.

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    i personally like my Zalman Flower, good cooling even with the fan in quiet mode. Its not even that loud on 'full' mode - but it cools even better then

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    I've got a Coolermaster Aero 7, and as long as you don't have it on full (in which case it sounds like a vacuum cleaner) then its not too be noisewise. Still getting good CPU temps even overclocked for 2.1 to the current 2.5 GHz.
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    i've got the big swiftech and use the 92mm tornado on a fanmate,at full speed it is very loud and powerful(4400rpm) and on lowest it is very very quiet(2200rpm).i normally have it on lowest to sleep,about 3000rpm during the day and can whack it right up for gaming

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    What is your air flow through the case like? as if you have crap air flow the system temperature is going to high, and its impossible for the CPU temperature to be lower than the system temperature if your dies are reading correctly.

    There is no point spending a load of money on a HSF, when the rest of the case is hot as hell..
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