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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by JBravo, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. JBravo

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    Hi

    Could you guys please help me select a CPU cooler?

    I live in south Africa so we have limited options.

    Please have a look at this site : http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/index.php?cPath=323_182_327&sort=3a&page=1 and tell me which one would be best? I'm looking to spend about R400-450.

    I'm using an ATX case with an Asus P5k SE/EPU mATX mobo and an E7200. Space shouldn't be a problem, but I don't want anything to heavy.

    This will be my first aftermarket CPU cooler and I'll be upgrading from the stock intel cooler(yes the very small one)

    Ambient would be +- 30C. Also, fan noise isn't really a problem if that were to happen.

    Any info is welcome:toast:
     
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    My cooler.
     
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    If you can find him a TRUE close to his budget, that's a great suggestion.:p
     
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    Didn't look through every link, proves that great minds think alike, LOL. Its very quiet too, even on full speed its bareable. PWM controlled too, set it and forget it....
     
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    I'd go with the Zalman 9500 the other guys recommended. I have the Intel version of that cooler on an old P4 Prescott PC. CPU temps are 27c at idle and never even approach 40 no matter what I do. (I've even played games while running Prime95 at the same time).
     
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    At least one of the 9500's is not OEM, if I'm not mistaken. It goes for around 520 in the same page as others. No LED version though.

    EDIT: HUH! For get about that. I thought it was only R20 more. I thought others were ~R490. :banghead:
     
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