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Old 02-19-2005, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default which heatsink?

I am looking at some heatsinks, that are not overly expensive (themaltake xp-120)

and was looking at these:
rctic Cooling Freezer 64 CPU Cooler

Akasa AK-859 Copper CPU Cooler

Gigabyte 3D Rocket

Zalman CNPS7700-ALCU Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler

Coolermaster Hyper48 Cooler

The zalman and coolermaster is pushing my budget though.

which one out of them would give the best performance?



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Old 02-19-2005, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get the zalman

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Old 02-19-2005, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah i vote for the zalman, chech this zalman VGA heatsink out. Im going to get it next month sometime. I suggest it for anyone else also.

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Old 02-19-2005, 05:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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agreed about the zalman, the xp120 is abit better than the zalman but it is a close second and alot cheaper, try and get the all copper version if u can, its well worth the expta money from what ive read.

@codeine im concidering getting that vga cooler, well either that or teh NV silencer 6, but it really depends how good teh NV turns out to be cos ive been hearing good things about that zalman
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Old 02-19-2005, 06:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Either one is great, im just not sure if that zalman supports X800 XT agp. Thats what it supports on the bottom, does that mean only PCI Express?

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Old 02-19-2005, 07:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just installed the XP-120.

What a good deal. It is ****ing huge, but man it is nice, i doubled up side fans and they feed cool are directly into it.


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