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AM3 CPU Cooler

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by rockleez, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. rockleez

    rockleez New Member

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    I'm getting a motherboard with AM3 socket, any advice on which is the best or
    worth it AM3 CPU heatsink/CPU cooler?
     
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    Get a Zalman CNPS10X Extreme but it costs a lot. But damn does it look sexy! Do you have a budget? Does size matter to you? Is quiet a must? These questions can help us help you bro! And welcome to tpu ;)
     
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    Xigmatek R1283 will be enough.
     
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    Thanks man, erm i'm a UK buyer so it would be helpful to buy from UK sites and my budget is 30-£40 on it, i don't know how much that is in dollors
     
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    Its roughly $60 (40£), you can easily get the Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283. It has wicked looks ;)
     
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    i second a Xigmatek s1283s there great coolers for AMD machines i have the DarkKnight myself great cooler
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    The Xigamtek Dark Knight doesn't support AM3 though.
     
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    AM2+ is the same size. It will fit. I've used a CoolerMaster v8 on a Phenom II 965. Works extremely well. It's not advertised to fit, but it does.
     
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    does support i have it cooling my phenom 910@3.4ghz keeps it in the 30's idle and 40's load
     
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    I guess ill be getting the Xigmatek Dark Knight then xD .
    Thanks Guys.
     
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    One other suggestion, I'm just building a PC with a 955 BE for my neighbour and am using a thermolab baram with a 1200rpm scythe slipstream on it, very quiet and legendary cooling from past experiences - had one cooling an x2 550 BE passively with load temps around 48-50 for a while.
     
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    That Cooler is a little bit too big lol
     
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    You wanna have a powerfull cooling. Find a Arx Tech fan. It was 80mm fans used on low profile socket 462 heatsink. 4850rpm and 62.5 CFM. Ceramic bearing ...you won't find better :)
     
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    A fan that fast has gotta be pretty loud though, I have a thermaltake streetfighter in the top of my case (80mm, 1800-5500rpm variable, anywhere from 22-80CFM) and it sounds like a vaccumn cleaner on full whack :D

    Also, the baram isn't much bigger than the dark knight:
    Baram (with fan): 160x132x87mm
    Dark Knight (With Fan): 160x120x77mm

    Wider and deeper, yes, but it should still fit so long as your case isn't seriously little

    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2346&page=4
    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2346&page=5
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055[/URL] I have this one and its pretty sweet...
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    My 5k RPM fan pushes 190 CFM. Loud as hell though, better with two 120mm that are quiet and can move alot of air.
     
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    Eeww. Who uses 80mm fans?! I use a 120mm fan, 1900rpm and 89cfm. Much more airflow without all the yucky high speed 80mm noise.
     
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    I do use them and thats enough for me because I have a ram tunnel on the side panel. I do not care about noise as long as it cool. anyway who cares about fan noise when youre playing at battlefield with continuous machine guns and artillery ? :p
     
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    Your forgetting, some of us sleep by our systems to protect them from those that go bump in the night:laugh: I use to be the same way but I gotta start taken care of the old ears if I want to be able to keep hearing the games I play.

    Back to the topic. I've actually been quite happy with this Cooler Master V8 on my C2 PII 965. Idle temp of 30 Celcius and Load temp of 47 Celcius @ 3.8Ghz w/ 1.45 volts.
     
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