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Old 11-05-2005, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Heatsink or Heatpipe?

Im in need of a new heatsink for my computers CPU. Sempron 2500+ which I plan to eventualy overclock. I was looking through and comparing a bunch of different cooling products. I know that liquid cooling would possibly be the best option. I just dont have the money for it. What I would like to know. What has higher efficiency, a solid copper 70 or so fin heatsink or a heatpipe rig?
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lol, great sig. I went away form my pc after clicking the link and thought something went wrong.


A heatsink with the heatpipes that is all copper would provide the best air cooling.

The best air cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223 (one that is even better, is the one they showed to get everyones attention, you needed firelights to get the fan spinning - they were supplied with it.)
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol yeah I don't even remember where I found that pic.

Alright thanks for the help.
I just wanted to know because a good heatsink is about the same price as a heatpipe rig.
thanks again.
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is also the Thermaltake Typhoon its $20 cheaper.
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Old 11-05-2005, 07:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Something that is better than both of those is this put out by Thermaltake. Oh yea its only 52$ and you can mount 2 120mm fans on it.
http://www.frozencpu.com/cpu-tta-25.html?id=KEN2c5qW
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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http://www.frozencpu.com/cpu-tta-20.html is even better cos it is all copper and has heat pipes and can have 2 fans
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Old 11-06-2005, 12:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Look at mine more closely it DOES have heatpipes. Also it can mount 2 120 mm fans which are better.
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Old 11-06-2005, 12:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah, the Sonic Tower wins out of those
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i always thought those were really heavy and they put a lot of strain on ur mobo
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the typhoon is a favourite of mine. the surface area of the provided backplate spreads the force from the HSF quite effectively so it doesn't really damage the board unless the pc is moved and stopped rapidly (in which case its probably the least of your worries anyway).
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