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    Whats the top 3 best AMD 939 heat sinks?

    As the title says... It seams I am going to winn an eBay bid for an 3800 newy... But its OEM... Any ideas? The heatsink bust be quite and not too pricey!

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    Thermalright XP-120 if it fits your board
    XP-90 if XP-120 doesn't fit
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    http://www.coolerguys.com/840556031185.html at 50 bucks a pop! I can get six of them or a new CPU... Perhaps ebay....
    Last edited by myth; 13-12-2004 at 05:53 PM.

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    Defo a XP-120 for decent temps and the ability to overclock! someone at o-cuk has one with a 120mm delta and gets ambient temps at 100% CPU load and 1.6v under the belt of his CPU! Seriously good sink!
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    I can get it.. I just dont see how a heat sink with such a small base can cool so well... It must be magic!

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    As BUFF points out, the Thermalright stuff is exceptional as far as performance goes but it may not fit your motherboard.

    "Best" is pretty meaningless though without first stating your criteria. Do you want the best (performance) cooling? The best (lowest price) price? The best (bang for your buck) value? The best (easy to install) installation? The quietest? These are all DIFFERENT HSFs.

    The best performance is the XP-120 with a 120mm fan pushing 170+CFM. This is as good as aircooling gets, but it's expensive, noisey, a pain to install and it may not fit your motherboard at all even with mods.

    The Zalman cools pretty good and it's quiet but it is not much better then stock on performance and it's no bargain. It also doesn't mount very securely and is totally unsuitable for CPUs without heat spreaders. Can damage the core easily. It's easy to mount and very quiet though, but since the fan doesn't move that much air you're better off with the aluminum/copper version rather than the straight copper.

    Overall I am a huge fan of the Thermalright Venus 12. Fits every motherboard, very good performance (probably better than many of the Thermalright XP-90s and XP-120s depending on the fans you use on the XPs), super easy to install, includes 2 potentiometers to adjust the fan from 2000RPM to nearly 6000RPM, includes the fan, mounts super easily and solidly and is less than half the cost of an XP-120 and a good fan. Much less than half usually.

    If you're not into overclocking at all just about any HSF will be sufficient, as the A64 runs super cool when not overclocked.

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    CPUs running at ambient on air is a physical impossibility, even when idle, let alone at full load. He's not measuring his temps accurately.
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    I want the best "Quiet" heatsink... I plan to OC this thing as far as it will go! But it must be very quiet.... I'll look at that venus you posted..

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    I have been to his house and seen it in action. Its bloody noisy but effective! He is disabled and has a motor neurone disease that means he shakes and he had no problem installing the HSF at all.

    i reckon the delta was probably pulling air down through the HSF and on to or near the sensor.

    He had a artic silencer fan on before and couldn't break 2.4Ghz from the chip, stuck a XP120 on and 2.5 was easy!

    I still think the thermalright xp120 with a panaflo fan is a great all round preformer
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    The Venus is very quiet when you turn the RPM below 4000 and it is nearly silent at 2000 RPM. It cools much better though when you crank it up to nearly 80 CFM, but it's pretty loud. There is no such thing as silent air cooling that is high performance. If you want that the best you can do is an XP-120 with a 120mm fan running less than 2300 RPM. This will not cool as well as the Venus on high but it will be pretty good and reasonably quiet. Still very pricey though, and you may have trouble mounting it depending on which motherboard you use.

    The MSI K8N Neo2 has a pretty crappy layout. The Venus is super easy to install and is a much more sensible option to me, but it is not quiet at all. It is the value leader in high performance air cooling I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormPC
    Overall I am a huge fan of the Thermalright Venus 12.
    Think you mean Thermaltake Venus 12, StormPC
    I must agree - I had a couple of Volcano 12s (basically the Venus is the 754/939 version of it) on Athlon XPs & they were very good & excellent value.

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    Assuming the Venus is essentially the same as the Volcano, I can recommend the Thermaltake Venus - my Volcano is relatively quiet at low speeds while still cooling pretty well, and is very good at cooling at moderate noises (before the noises start to get irritating!)
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    I like the Thermalrights, but there is also the Asus Star Ice. But I'm surprised that Myth is going with water cooling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    I like the Thermalrights, but there is also the Asus Star Ice. But I'm surprised that Myth is going with water cooling.
    Not too surprising since quiet seems to be his main objective. A Zalman Res 1 fanless watercooler is just the ticket for him.

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    Um I meant I'm surprised he isn't going with WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    Um I meant I'm surprised he isn't going with WC.
    Oh, me too.

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