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Old 08-11-2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default Socket 775 CPU Fans?

Im building a new computer (first time) and Im going with an E6400, on an Asus board... I want to get a CPU fan, but I have no idea what to get. Some are too heavy, some dont push enough air, some are just crap... can someone help me choose one?
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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The ThermalRight SI-128, Zalman CNPS9500-Cu, and the ThermalTake Big Typhoon are good.

The E6400 doesn't produce much heat, so you shouldn't have to worry. Maxiumum PC's latest issue was on their Dream Machine and they had a Core 2 Duo X6800 Extreme and they used the Zalman CNPS9500-Cu, and the temps were so low that even when they unplugged the heatsink fan and let it run passively for hours, the temperature only rose 3C.
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:24 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks alot. Im just really nervous with this because this is gonna be the first PC I build and its also going to be the first time Im gonna be OCing a system as well - so I really dont want anything to go wrong. Im gonna have 2 120mm Thermaltake Smart Fans (front and back), with that CPU fan. I hope its enough to keep the system cool.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:42 PM   #4
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It should. Just remember to calm down, no need to get nervous. Sure, I'm sure you're excited, as most are when they build their very first computer. It should be fine.
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:39 PM   #5
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What exactly does a Heatsinker do though? Cause the SI-128 is a Heatsinker only, no fan.

Im just giddy about getting all the stuff...
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:45 PM   #6
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It takes the heat from the base, it goes into the heatpipes and the heatpipes carry it to the fins. Heatpipes are basically hollow metal tubes that have liquid in them, and they carry the heat up as it gets hotter, since heat is dense compared to cold. When the heat comes to the fins, it relies on the fan to carry the heat away. The SI-128 needs a fan, as ThermalRight heatsinks don't provide a fan. I would suggest buying a cheap Yate-Loon, Delta Tri-Blade, Panasonic Panaflo or Sanyo Denki.

Since Core 2 doesn't run too hot, you don't need to worry about a high-speed fan. A medium speed should be fine for what you're using.
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Do I just attach the fan to the top of the HS to pull the heat from the HS into the draft of the fans? Also, what size fan did you use - 80mm?
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Is there a such thing as an air filter for the case fan? Something to put over the front opening of the tower to filter out the air the front fan is pulling in - minimize the amount of dust getting into the system.
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:19 AM   #9
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Do I just attach the fan to the top of the HS to pull the heat from the HS into the draft of the fans? Also, what size fan did you use - 80mm?
If you're planning to use the SI-128, you'll need a 120mm fan.
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:23 AM   #10
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Is there a such thing as an air filter for the case fan? Something to put over the front opening of the tower to filter out the air the front fan is pulling in - minimize the amount of dust getting into the system.
Yes, you can.

http://www.jab-tech.com/Fan-filters-c-170.html
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alv, youre a computer encyclopedia... thx for the help.
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Haha, no problem. It's what we're here for.
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alv, one other question... How do I attach the 120mm fan to the heatsinker? Can I screw it on or am I gonna have to get thermal paste?
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Default Re: Socket 775 CPU Fans?

Just use the stock heatsink..?
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:47 PM   #15
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Since its stock, I assume that its pretty crappy. Than again, Im not some super-hardcore computer user... so I dont see the computer ever running hot.

But even if I use the stock one, I still need to attach a fan to it, no?
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no, but the stock one just sucks. For the SI-128 and most Thermalright heatsinks, they include clips to clip on the heatsink. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...ink+%2D+Retail If you look there, its the second one from the left. Those are the clips. With the SI-128, the fins are very dense, so i suggest using a fan with high static pressure to get the air though the fins. Delta triblades are very suitable for the job, as are Sanyo Denkis.
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:09 PM   #17
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Where can I find one of those deltra triblades?
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www.sidewindercomputers.com I tell you right now that they arent cheap.
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alv, one other question... How do I attach the 120mm fan to the heatsinker? Can I screw it on or am I gonna have to get thermal paste?
Like Ownage said, ThermalRight includes clips to hold the fan onto the heatsink. My SI-120 came with them, and included these rubber pads so it'll cushion the space between the heatsink and fan.

You'll need thermal paste anyways, but ThermalRight includes a tube of thermal paste. If you want to get better temps, buy a tube of Arctic Silver 5.

As for Delta Tri-Blades, you can get them at Sidewinder Computers (http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/deefbsetrblf.html).

This is the Tri-Blade I'm using right now (http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12trblhisp.html). Here's a picture of it in my computer.



Keep in mind that the high speed one is very loud, like a jet engine, so you might want to consider buying a fan controller.
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:42 PM   #20
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Would a third Smart Fan II work? The air flow isnt as high as the Delta (141 @ 3700rpm vs. 95.22 @ 3500rpm) but it would save me money on the fan and getting a controller. This way I can run the front and back at 50%, the side fan will work at whatever speed it works at (Ill leave the stock one, theres gonna be a ton of air flow), and Ill put the one sitting over the heatsinker at about 75%. The only downside is there will be 3 separate controllers, I might have to see if I can create something.
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