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what kind of heatsink should I use

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by WAR10CK, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. WAR10CK New Member

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    hey guy I'm going to buy a
    BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard and I want to know what kind of heatsink do you guys recomend I'm gonna overclock it I'm willing to spend 80 dollars please help me guys:confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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    If you are OK with Water- the H50 isn't bad.
    If its air... an S1284 Dark Knight or ThermalRight TRUE
     
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    are talking about this one http://a-power.com/product-8795-0-1
     
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    Yea, that's what he's talking about.
     
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    does the heatsink will work perfect with the motherboard
     
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    Yea, I'm pretty sure it comes with the proper mounting hardware.
     
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    Yes. It will. Personally, for air... I use the ThermalTake V1. But its cause I get temps around 20C idle.

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    can i use the one that you are using
     
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    Yea. The mounting for AMD though is hard as heck... So if you are worried about hurting your stuff... the V1 isn't for you.

    Here is what it looks like...

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    i will better use the Xigmatek Dark Knight HDT-S1283 120mm Heatsink
     
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    I've never cut myself more than I did when I installed this damn cooler on my wife's office PC. :shadedshu

    It's only a decent cooler, and given it's a PITA to install, I advise against it.
     
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    but this one Xigmatek Dark Knight HDT-S1283 120mm Heatsink is right for my motherboard right
     
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    I used the normal S1283 (non-Dark Knight) on my board just like yours and didn't have any problems at all and i would highly recommend it. The V1 i also used it and it was a pain in the ass and didn't give all that good temps so i recommend you stay away from the V1.The h50 has had great reviews so that is another good choice
     
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    thanks you very much guy I'm sorry for my silly questions I'm new in this world of overclocking thanks you very much
     
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    Yea... it works best in cool environments where the ability of copper to absorb heat is given a chance to shine. Moral of the story-
    -Alaska= Win
    -Florida= Fail

    btw- Is this what you were talking about Paulie?
    Granted its not a very good picture but that "tab" should serve as a grim reminder to what you went through paulie. :)

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    lol, V1 isn't that bad... but then again... what version was yours? 2 Heatpipes or 4? Also, was it all copper or nickel plated? I have the Extreme Edition which is a vastly superior version compared to the others.
     

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