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Old 09-08-2009, 03:11 AM   #1
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Hello,

I’m in the market for a great CPU cooler for my new setup i7 920 CPU & P6T Deluxe v2 MOBO.

I will be OC this system to a 4Ghz (at least I will try) so the cooler must be good. The only requirement I have is for it not to be over 160.5 mm in height as my Cosmos S case has a 200mm fan on the side that will restrict anything higher. The 160.5mm is a height of a True 120 so I drought there will be problems as most of them I believe don’t exceed this number. If however there is something out there that is truly great but is over 160.5mm please name it I might end up doing some moding to the fan to accommodate & the cooler need to be socket 1366 competable (duhhhh)

Anything with in $100 range works for me. From my 30 min researching these are the 3 that I am looking at:

Thermalright IFX-14
Prolimatech Megahalems
Ultra-120 Extreme RT Rev.C


Thanks
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I use the Zalman CNPS 9900 for my Phenom X4 940. I got it to 4Ghz easy, and it kept the CPU around 40-42c idle, and 55-60 gaming with ambient temps around 77 F. I tested with COD 4, Ghostbusters, FEAR 2, and Section 8 on max settings, with AA. And its less the 60USD on Newegg now I think.
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Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme.
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Hello,

I’m in the market for a great CPU cooler for my new setup i7 920 CPU & P6T Deluxe v2 MOBO.

I will be OC this system to a 4Ghz (at least I will try) so the cooler must be good. The only requirement I have is for it not to be over 160.5 mm in height as my Cosmos S case has a 200mm fan on the side that will restrict anything higher. The 160.5mm is a height of a True 120 so I drought there will be problems as most of them I believe don’t exceed this number. If however there is something out there that is truly great but is over 160.5mm please name it I might end up doing some moding to the fan to accommodate & the cooler need to be socket 1366 competable (duhhhh)

Anything with in $100 range works for me. From my 30 min researching these are the 3 that I am looking at:

Thermalright IFX-14
Prolimatech Megahalems
Ultra-120 Extreme RT Rev.C


Thanks
The Thermalright TRUE Black with the best fan (142CFM) on it comes out to ~$100 after S&H; and its second to none except the copper version.
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I don't know about you guys, but I wouldn't ever consider using a 142 CFM fan on a 24/7 PC unless you put it on a fan controller or are at least partially deaf.
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I don't know about you guys, but I wouldn't ever consider using a 142 CFM fan on a 24/7 PC unless you put it on a fan controller or are at least partially deaf.
True enough. There's also a SilenX 90 CFM fan with 18 dBA for a little bit more $$$. Third of the noise with still good airflow. It's the one I'm getting.
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Just so you know, that rating is complete BS. No 120MM fan on the market will hit 90 CFM @ 18 dBA. Also, Silenx fans are rather sub-par. From the reviews I've seen, they don't perform well.
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Thanks for all the input guys. I decided to go with the "Prolimatech Megahalems"

All I need now is select a good Fan to go with it. I have 7 Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Fans in my PC and they been working really good for me. here is the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185006

Its been more then a year since I did any good research on fans and would appreciate ur help. It needs to be able to push a lot of air and yet not to be to noise.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835226024
silenx makes really good fans. id say this would be good for the job. i have the same one on my case and its really quiet yet moves alot of air
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