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    Cooling an FX57

    Hi, i am looking for some hardware advice for cooling an FX57, i just ordered myself an FX57 and a Asus A8N-SLi Premium MB, will the standard fan be good enough, i'm not planning on overclocking it or anything, it should be powerfull enough for all the things i need it todo already, but i'd like to keep it as cool as i can, i have some more cash to spend and am wondering if its worth while getting a different CPU Fan. Is there anyone that can recommend one that will be suitable for this motherboard and the processor. I might consider water cooling but i've read some reviews of them and for the price to me it doesnt seem worth it. If anyone can prove me wrong please do. If not i'll just stick with the stock fan, that is if it comes with one.

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    As long as the airflow in your case is reasonable the standard cooler will be fine- they wouldn't supply one that wasn't up to the job!

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    I can reccomend the Thermalright series of heatsinks they are totally awesome.

    I had a XP-120 on my 754 Clawhammer and it was great. Ive now got a XP90C, the copper version of the smaller 90, and it rocks. Dunno if ive mounted it well but it's keeping my Dual Core 4400+ at 37C idle in this warm wether.

    You can use whatever fan you want on thermalrights heatinks, there great.

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    not sure how good its going to be but i ordered the following:
    an Akasa Eclipse 62 case, i also got 2 Delta 120mm Focussed Flow Fans - link

    hoping they fit when the case,cpu,psu,mem,mb finally arrive. I think i'll post back on friday when i've built it all and see what temperature it runs at. Got a BFG 7800 waiting here aswell.

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    Doubt the focussed flow delta will fit between the front of case and HDD caddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by xrob
    I might consider water cooling but i've read some reviews of them and for the price to me it doesnt seem worth it.
    rob
    And the FX57 is

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander
    And the FX57 is
    It is if you want the fastest enthusiast/gaming box possible.

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    Smokey21:
    i read some reviews on those sinks, and was impressed, so i ordered a XP120 today.

    Firelord:
    If it doesnt fit in the case will the XP120 heatsink hold it? they seem pretty damn heavy and those XP120's look a bit flimsy at holding the fans in pictures that i have seen.

    Alexander:
    Thats true but i just wanted a kick ass processor, and the watering cooling doesnt seem to provide much lower temps compared to some air coolers.


    Lastly, is SLi really any good ? i have a BFG 7800, just wondering if theres gunna be any point in getting another one, i most likely will when i get my next paycheck.

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    Simply put I think you have more money than sense

    In regards to your SLi question you already have a system that will show zero slow down in pretty much any game for the next few months. SLi will come into play really soon though so stick with what you have for now and wait for the price of the 7800s to come down in about a years time and SLi 7800s will still rock the socks off ANYTHING that is out by then.

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    No, don't SLI 7800's waste of time, unless your a bench geek.

    As for the sink, you won't be disapointed, they are top sinks. Mounting is easy and sturdy.

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    Alright, all my stuff has arrived finnaly
    i was just looking at the latest bios updates on the asus website and it says
    "A8N-SLI Premium Bios version 1005
    1.Support new CPUs. Please refer to our website at: http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx"

    does this mean i should update the bios before putting the fx57 in?

    ps i'll post some pics later when i get home.

    EDIT: oh yeh thanks for recommending that heatsink, its a monster pulled out the box the other day and was like OMG!
    Last edited by xrob; 18-07-2005 at 04:08 PM.

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    You might wanna flash the BIOS yeah, as it likely is newer, fixes bugs, and will let you o/c better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    No, don't SLI 7800's waste of time, unless your a bench geek.

    As for the sink, you won't be disapointed, they are top sinks. Mounting is easy and sturdy.
    Indeed, I run BF2 @ 1600 x 1200 with 4x SS Tranparency AA and 16x AF with no troubles, even bumped up the AA to 8x SS and whislt it was playable there was noticable frame rate drops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    Doubt the focussed flow delta will fit between the front of case and HDD caddy
    I had the same problem with this, but there is a way to make the thicker fans work. What I did was cut off the metal bar thing infront of the hard drive caddy, since it is only there to spread the air from the fan, and it won't make any difference if you have a bigger fan. The choice is yours, you could use it on your XP120 (I did this, but make sure you have a fan controller! This thing is exteremly loud).

    Need any help with doing this, PM me.

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    OK

    its all built now, cant get the BFG 7800 to work tho, PC wouldnt even start with it installed, luckily i won a x300 at a lan which was PCI-x so i just oput that in for now i will play around with this bfg tommorow, getting late now.

    i now have 3 deltas on it, seriously loud at full speed, luckily i also got a akasa 3 fan controler thing so its not too bad, plus i got lots of sound proofing for it.

    heres some pics






    rob

    ps what sort of temperature should my CPU be running ?

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    I find the second pic ironic with the ASUS Fanless design thing stuck in there

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