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Looking for a "flashy" CPU cooler - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kyle2020, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. kyle2020 Guest

    Hey, as the title says im looking to purchase a new AMD/AM2 socket cooler. I recently purchased 2GB of crucial ballistix tarcer, and along with an antec 900, a logitech G15 and a Razer diamondback mouse, i really want my first build to be flashy. so, im looking to spend upto £30, any suggestions? im not finding much that catches my eye so far, and my bland 64 alpine isnt doing my system many favours.

    cheers!
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  3. kyle2020 Guest

    yeah, that looks awesome, ill have to try and find a company that sells it here in the UK (Y)
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    me or the moderator?
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    Erocker, that's why i quoted. ha ha
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    thread hijack! haha. need more suggestions if possible!
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    CrackerJack says thanks.
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    what fan is running on that? i have a noctua SF12 on my HS and not happy with the white brown colour to be honest.
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    The fan comes with the cooler. It's the "Red Rocket" edition or something like that. I posted a link to Newegg for the cooler with the fan. The fan looks good, but isn't the fastest spinning thing there is. When really OC'ing I put an Antec Tri-Cool fan set to high on it. Now let's help kyle find a good cooler!
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  13. kyle2020 Guest

    i love that asus silent knight, would fit in with the antec nicely. i think we have a winner! im even prepared to pay the extra £3! haha.
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    Go for the Zalman 9700 over the silent knight. The Zalman uses a very nice "screw in" retention system and performs slightly better.:)
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    I wonder why I keep forgetting about to add the shipping price. Sorry for my inconvenience and the overbudget hardware.
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    looking it up now ;)
  17. kyle2020 Guest

    hmm, the zalman 9700 is approaching £40 - £50, i dont want to spending that on a cpu cooler, even though it is really nice. the silent knight is still winning, seeing as it matches my case rather nicely.
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    W00T!!!!!!!!! The 9700's blue LEDs got PWNED!!
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    With that 5000+ you'll need something that will keep it cool. I wish i had bought the 9700, :slap: I'm now really thinking about going to water cooling
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    Huh? What do you mean exactly. This is not constructive conversation at all... The silent knight was/used to be more expensive. Apparently it's not anymore. No "PWNing" going on here...:shadedshu
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    take it i got something right? haha. any others i should be made aware of?
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    now i think water cooling would be a next step, but im unsure. im going to shop around a bit and see how cheap i can get a 9700 mind, it does look really nice and ive noticed alot of people use them, so it must be good.
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    Since you want the 9700 I wil lhelp you find some cheap sites:
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(15874)Zalman-CNPS9700LED-Super-Aero-Flower-Cooler.aspx <--- £29.55 Ex VAT / £34.72 Inc VAT
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    The copper 9700 uses a blue LED, I could take a picture of it for you when I get home from work. There is a Nvidia themed version which is nickel plated and uses a green led fan.

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