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    Question Best Skt939 CPU cooler?

    Which coolers do you recommend?

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    Thermaltake XP-120. Dropped my temps 10c. and it's quite!!

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    What is your objective?

    If best equals cheap, then stock probably.

    If best equals best performance then XP-120 is hard to beat.

    If you just want high performance without spending much something like a TT Venus 12 or BigTypoon work really well, although the Venus 12 is a bit loud at highest settings.

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    Vapochill micro I`m waiting impatiently for the new Asetek.
    Should be nice if it`s half as good as they say.
    And price is forecast to be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHISH
    Vapochill micro I`m waiting impatiently for the new Asetek.
    Should be nice if it`s half as good as they say.
    And price is forecast to be good.
    Looks interesting. I don't believe it will work very well but I really want to test it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormPC
    What is your objective?

    If best equals cheap, then stock probably.

    If best equals best performance then XP-120 is hard to beat.

    If you just want high performance without spending much something like a TT Venus 12 or BigTypoon work really well, although the Venus 12 is a bit loud at highest settings.
    I'm looking to spend under £25-30, I was thinking about the Akasa Evo33, is this any good?

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    by all accounts yes the evo33 is good

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    Hi all , i run a socket 939 set up and i have used both the xp-120 coolers and the xp 90 c copper based cooler, to be honest i found that the xp 90 c actually performed better than its xp 120 counter part, currently i,m running an athlon 64 3500 venice core over clocked to 2600 mhz with desktop temperatures hovering comfortabley around 36-37 c desk top and no higher than 45-47 c under full load.
    The one problem i found with the xp120 was that as i run an abit uguru board the heat pipes from the cooler stuck out over dimms 1 and 2 which prevented me from running the ram in dual channel, so if you where leaning towards the xp120 i,d advice checking the compatibility of it with your board, i hope this has helped

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    There hasn't been much bad critisism of the akasa pro 33 and it usually keeps up with the much heavier and larger hyper 6 from coolermaster. Only under the heavy loads with a highly clocked processor does it loose out by about 3°C. Not bad i don't think for a budget cooler.

    Although the thermaltake XP series are good after you have bought it you need to buy a fan as well as it doesn't have one with it. This isn't great for people on a budget, however they are pritty good at cooling.
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    I would keep away from the coolermaster range at the moment,

    I have the hyper 6, very loud, not the best and since my system fell over the retention bracket broke and Coolermaster don't seem to have technical support!
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    Im stuck between getting a XP-120 with a nice big 38mm thick high pressure panaflo fan, or a XP90c with a 92mm 25mm thick fan.

    Will be cooling a 4400+ and ill be overclocking.

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    what about the new akasa evo 120? looks promising and its only 15db

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    Evo 33 / Akasa AK-913 (they are the same thing just it is known in many different names!)

    It was cheap, and has space for 2 silent 80mm fans in a push pull config.

    I bought it, and with my venice 3000+ @ 2520Mhz it is running 32degrees idle and 42 (max) load, but that was on a very hot day, mobo was 38 or something!

    Not bad me thinks

    On idle it cools to the ambient Temperature

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahhowes
    what about the new akasa evo 120? looks promising and its only 15db
    You mean this.....


    The new Akasa HSF looks good as well..... but I haven't found it for sale anywhere yet



    Edit: found it @ overclockers.co.uk for £41!!
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    This week only, down to £35.19

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    Anyone seen any reviews for the Evo-120?

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