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Old 01-21-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Best Heatsink/Fan for my Set up

Ok so my temps idle at about 38 degrees for the motherboard and 50 degrees for the cpu, and this is just unacceptable for me.

here are my specs:
Case: Antec 1080Plus Server Case (2 80mm fans in the back, one 80 mm fan in the front and one on the side door which i dont even put on the case due to heating)
CPU: AMD Athlon 4800+ X2
MOBO: ASUS a8n32-sli deluxe socket 939
Current cooling: Stock heatsink and fans.

in just mid load conditions the temps reach 47 for the mobo and 60 for the cpu, so its really annoying, and even the case actually feels warm.

here are the list of my options, if you have another suggestion please let me know what it is.

Tuniq 120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001
Zalman 9700 Aluminum & Copper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118020
Zalman 9700 Copper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019
Zalman 9500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118004

i dont really care what the color of the led is, in fact the best option would be if i was allowed to turn off the led completely.

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Old 01-21-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Best Heatsink/Fan for my Set up

Any of those ones from Zalman would be great for you to be honest.

Are you sure you have your fans oriented correctly? The ones in the back should be pushing air out of the case, the one in the front should be pulling air in, and the one on the side should be pulling air in as well.

That setup is plenty good enough and your case shouldn't feel warm. Also, the ambient temperature in the room has a lot to do with how hot your pc runs so keep that in mind as well.

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Old 01-21-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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i have the 9500(copper with led fan) and it runs great! when i come home from school my proc temp is around 28 degrees celsius. no lie (altho it was kinda cold in my room at the time, that might have affected it alittle bit).
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:56 PM   #4
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If you can get your hands on a Tuniq Tower, then get that. Quite possibly the best aircooler out there, and they are almost never in stock.
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