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    Best cooling

    I have a small problem. I'm thinking of getting a new motherboard, processor and RAM in the next few weeks. I'm thinking of getting:

    DFI Lanparty UT 250GB, Athlon 64 3200+ and 512MB Crucial ballistix DDR 500 RAM

    I would like to get about 2.5GHz out of the processor, the only problem i have is that during the summer it hits 30°C in my room and 32°C case temp. What cooler would you recomend in this situation. I would like it to be quiet as it will be on 24/7.

    Money is not really a problem at the moment.

    Thanks for suggestions
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    Thermalright XP-90c with decent 90mm fan should do it

    what case is it going in?
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    a full sized ATX case, with 1x 120mm fan at the front and 2x 80mm at the back
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    yep XP-90c should do nicely then!
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    Anyone else with any other suggestions
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    yeah, XP-90 but only if you have weight concerns of the XP-90C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox
    yeah, XP-90 but only if you have weight concerns of the XP-90C.
    extremely funny NOX, i did say other suggestions not the same cooler but with a different metal.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    In that case, I don't think it would be possible to recommend anything over the xp-90, unless you want a cooler for its looks rather than effect.

    XP-120? think it will fit ok, but worth double checking.

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    Last edited by Nox; 21-07-2005 at 11:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dew1911©
    Liquid Nitrogen Cooling?
    Don't be stupid. I don't think i'll need that much cooling to get to 2.5GHz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nox
    I don't think it would be possible to recommend anything over the xp-90
    Why i do want decent performance and since the case has a window in it then it may be a good idea to have something with looks as well.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    i think he was joking about the liquid nitro cooling, that's for big old Crays and stuff

    I love my Arctic Cooling Silencer64 Ultra TC-L. The heatsink is so good at cooling my Winchester 3500 that the temp controlled fan actually stops for several seconds at a time when idle so remember to switch off cool n quiet (have to for o/cing anyway) and any CPU fan monitors. I had to order mine from Germany to get the -L model (with blue lights) but the non lighted one can be had in the UK.

    As for case fans, remember the PSU has a big fan sucking air out the case so you want one more intake than output fan. Get a case with 12cm fan mounts if at all possible, much quieter than 8's.

    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/cpu1.php?p=3&disc=

    Dead easy to fit altho i'd get some good TIM like Akasa stuff, use that instead of the stuff that comes with the cooler.

    EDIT: sorry i just re-read and saw you have the case already, ignore that bit


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    sorry but the case only has 8's at the back. i've worked with the arctic cooling heatsinks before on the socket a platform and they did a reasonable job. i wouldn't use them in a hot room like mines going to be running in.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    My room is roasting and the PC sits next to the tumble dryer believe it or not (tiny flat). My CPU sits about 22C-25C idle, 35C or thereabouts flat out. Hence I swear by Arctic Cooling silencers. Not much you can do about the case then.


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    not really i could probably put 2x 92mm fans at the back if i modded the case but not any bigger.

    also my idle temp will have to be above 32°C as that will be the case temp so that will put me much higher. i don't like having to ever exceed 50°C.

    are you running a s939 processor as my 754 downstairs idles at about 35°C in a 28°C case and under load it hits about 47°C thats with a scythe samurai with a vantec tornado fan on top at about 9V or so.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    since u have a nice acrylic window, u could try my solution.. either a Gigabyte 3D Cooler GT Ultra or a vanilla Gigabyte Rocket 3D Cooler Pro should do the trick.. they don't cost a bomb and the GT Ultra cools mighty well (not as well as XP-90c but pretty close)... and it comes with 4 really attractive LEDs... and really... when the lights go off.. it really turns you on.. ohh man! I'm feeling it this very moment...
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    like the lighting idea but i bet its a bit noisy though, i would like quiet to moderate with pritty good performance to match, well enough to keep it below 50°C even when overclocked with a little more juice going into it.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    Then you'll want an XP90c with a papst/panaflo fan
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