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Old 01-18-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Gee grandma, what big heatsink you have

My i5-3570 was running a little hot so I bought a cooler for it but I didn't think it was going to be this big. Whew!







It worked though.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:40 PM   #2
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Good golly miss molly that thing is huge !!

Hmmmm, that's what she said...

No, but in all seriousness, hey if it works who cares right?
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Yes that is huge, Like Mr Mixx said as long as it works and you satisfied/happy with it then that's all there is too it..
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I'm lucky I have a Xigmatek cube case so there was room. I don't see how it would fit in a tower unless you get a wide one.

By the way y'all notice the fan pushing on the memory a little? A little close for comfort hey?
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Ya i noticed that too. It's a good thing you had a wide and deep case.
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Default Re: Gee grandma, what big heatsink you have

I have the 212 evo and it's about the same size of that. Bit of a shock when it came but well worth it
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That's what I wanted to get but Newegg's always out of 'em.

The one I got is Xigmatek Gaia.
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I have the 212 evo and it's about the same size of that. Bit of a shock when it came but well worth it
Same, it fitted in my case with about 2mm to spare...

I wouldn't usually go for such a beast, but my machine is often on 24/7 running with the CPU maxed out (handbrake encodes, various scheduled tasks...) as well as keeping it cool this beast never makes more than a whisper either!
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Yeh I got it for the quietness since I have it in my bedroom and sometimes I leave it on over night
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Default Re: Gee grandma, what big heatsink you have

I got this to replace the stock fan in my PC: Amazon.com: ARCTIC Alpine 64 GT Rev. 2 CPU Cooler - AMD, Supports Multiple Sockets, 80mm PWM Fan at 22dBA: Computers & Accessories

It works great, and is quiet. I wasn't looking for any extra cooling, but the stock fan was making an awful grinding/vibrating noise so I had to switch it out (it's used as an HTPC so has to be as quite as possible). It works great.
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