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Old 11-16-2007, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question CPU Cooler NEED HELP LOL

I am currently building a budget gamer and have been back and forth about the CPU heatsink/fan. at first I picked out a $23 thermetech but now am thinking about :
Newegg.com - Spire SP414S8-H 70mm Sleeve CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
Its $6 and has ok reviews. I am going to be using a Pentium 4 3.0 GHz CPU. the case set up I have should keep everything cool with a 90mm in the back and a 120mm in the front. My case also has the cone over the CPU in the side panel.
If you know of any good coolers let me know, I can't spend more than $20 on it however because I am on a very limited budget.

I may try and overclock if everything supports it, not sure about that yet but want to be ready.
I will be using Artic Silver 5 not the bubble gum they stick on there.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

Right now thats about the best price/performance cooler you can get for a single/dual core cpu. It isnt enough for a quad though.
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Ok tnx, i would not use this on a quad, if i was spending that much I would use liquid, i am just looking for a budget gamer.
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Default Re: CPU Cooler NEED HELP LOL

Actually there are great alternatives to water for a quad. For example the cooler i have
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Default Re: CPU Cooler NEED HELP LOL

ya, idk i am not goin to be looking into that much money for a long time
the build i am workign on right now is goin to cost me 350 bucks and i have the cpu. but my dream comp would be core 2 extreme with liquid cooling and like INSANE vid cards in sli
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Don't bother with extreme editions. They barely overclock any more than normal editions and cost 3-4 times as much. Also, liquid cooling is its own pain in the ***. My cpu cooler cost 85 bucks including shipping and cools as good as low end water setups. To beat the thermalright ultra 120 extreme will run you at least 250-300 bucks for water cooling. Plus, watercooling you have to leak test, and all that fun.
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ya but like i said this is a dream lol. i have NO money right now, i can barley afford books for college. thats y i am lookign at $6 coolers. my dream cmop would cost like 15000
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Default Re: CPU Cooler NEED HELP LOL

another thing with the cooler you showed me, the case i am getting has the cone, but wouldnt it be pointless with that cooler?
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well...it wouldnt work for me anyways it isnt 478. i am running a P4 3.0 that i already have
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um.. Veedub.. thats a AF64 for AMD processors.. he probably has a Socket 478 like me.. EDIT: Confirmed it..

so get that Spire or the Scythe SCASM only issue is that it costs like $30
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