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    CPU cooler

    Hi there,

    I have a S775 cpu (its an E2160, but I am planning on upgrading to a Q9550), and would like a recommendation for a cpu coolers around the £30 mark.

    I usually aim for a modest overclock (eg my 1.8ghz up to 2.4ghz on the E2160) and I'll be aiming for a 2.83 -> 3.4ghz on the Quad.

    I would to know if anyone has a cooler that they absolutely love, even better if Scan sell it! I may be willing to push the budget a bit, but won't be looking for £50 coolers.

    Cheers!

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    Re: CPU cooler

    I think this one is pretty good:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...tel-AMD-Cooler

    The 1283 is cheaper but has 1 less heat pipe.

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    Re: CPU cooler

    Arctic Cooling are pretty good and quiet

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    Re: CPU cooler

    i have heard good things about the scythe ninja, but all the reviews seem to be from 2007. Have they been overtaken now ?

    How does this compare to the Freezer 7 Pro ?
    Last edited by aeronic; 31-01-2010 at 06:47 PM.

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    Re: CPU cooler

    I have a TRUE120, works great on my Q9550@3.6

    I haven't cleaned the case for over 4 months (uptime of 4 months) and it is really dusty now, and at full load it is ~62'C
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    Re: CPU cooler

    The ACf7p is ok as a sub £20 cooler, however these days it's far out stripped by a still fairly low cost 120mm fan based cooler.

    The Xigmatec coolers are great for there cost, as is the CM Hyper 212+
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coole...lus-CPU-Cooler

    The Scythe Ninja B is very good however it's far harder to find these days

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    Re: CPU cooler

    ooh, the 212+ looks nice, does it have bolt-thru mounting?

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    Re: CPU cooler



    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: CPU cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by aeronic View Post
    ooh, the 212+ looks nice, does it have bolt-thru mounting?
    Yes it does

    PS you can get it from play.com for £18 http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/117187...k/Product.html

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    Re: CPU cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I must say that it does!

    What a dilemma - there's just so much choice these days. And 'best for the noise' is a tricky one to evaluate.
    I think that the £18 is hyper 212 is pretty tempting tho.

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    Re: CPU cooler

    Review of the 212 plus:
    http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2419
    seems to do very well at cooling, although at 50db at full tilt is a bit loud IMHO
    but for £18 and the performance you get you may well be able to live with this

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    Re: CPU cooler

    You can also swap the fan out for a slower RPM one later, however that would put the cost at the same price as the Titan one if you buy an expensive fan.

    What I tend to look at is passive performance as it shows how good the heatsink truly is then I just pair it up with a fan I like

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    Re: CPU cooler

    Check out the link to frostytech that CircuitMonki linked it has a good comparison of pretty much all the heatsinks listed.

    imo for price performance @£18 the 212 is the winner and must be a better buy than the HDT-1283 (£20) at number two. Its as quiet and cooling is pretty much equal.

    I hope your case is wide enough as these are about least 16cm tall.

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    Re: CPU cooler

    I found that link yesterday! that's why I ended up so confused. I'll probably get the 212 and do a 7v mod to the fan.
    I have a lian-li pc60 case, which I hope is big enough.

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    Re: CPU cooler

    Personally I'd leave the fan on PWM and let the motherboard control it.
    I very much doubt you'll hit top speed with an E2160

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    Re: CPU cooler

    ok thanks,

    the upgrade to q9550 is imminent also!

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