Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-14-2009, 02:05 AM   #1
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default New heatsink

So I got a Scythe Orochi (SCORC) heatsink from newegg for $36 (open box) and I have a couple questions.

First, it came with thermal grease. Arctic Cooling MX-1. I also have a tube of Arctic silver 5. Which one should I use?

Also, I think I am going to upgrade the fan on it. I'm thinking 2 90cfm 120mm fans that I could rig onto either side. Would this bee enough, and does anyone have any pointers to help me rig them on? It comes with one 140mm fan @500RPM's because the thing is so darn big, but it won't fit in my case with it on.

Thanks.
__________________

foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 04:45 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: New heatsink

High airflow doesn't do much for that heatsink. Go fanless or low-RPM, high-RPM fans are a waste and just create unnecessary noise when you're using an Orochi.
__________________

__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 01:19 PM   #3
Golden Master
 
worshipme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,603
Default Re: New heatsink

MX-1 is just as good as AS5 without the cure time.
Quote:
High airflow doesn't do much for that heatsink. Go fanless or low-RPM, high-RPM fans are a waste and just create unnecessary noise when you're using an Orochi.
I beg to differ
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...-orochi_8.html

I'd strap a good quality 120mm ~1500RPM fan to it.
__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
worshipme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 01:28 PM   #4
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: New heatsink

I thought I remember reading that high CFM fans don't provide that much if an increase in performance on the Orochi.

And I think you quoted me wrong.
__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 01:37 PM   #5
Golden Master
 
worshipme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,603
Default Re: New heatsink

whoops, I forgot to post the link
__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
worshipme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 01:42 PM   #6
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: New heatsink

Wow, that is a pretty significant difference. I stand corrected.
__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 02:34 PM   #7
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default Re: New heatsink

OK cool.
Would I do better with 2?
I really don't care about noise, as my case has 4 120mm fans and an 80mm fan, plus soon Im gonna get a 4850x2 which is supposed to sound like a velociraptor is tearing through my case.
__________________

foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0