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Old 07-18-2011, 12:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yeah, I have no use for another main system. This still serves a purpose, but is not personally used often. It runs 24/7.

edit: If I were to get a new heatsink for this thing, I want it quiet. I do not remember if Xigmatek was quiet. Now, with my case fans, I really can't tell, as they are probably the same or louder than my Xigmatek fan.

I was amazed by this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

I think we (well you mostly, Trotter) always suggested this or one like it to members that need a nice, but cheap heatsink/fan.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I had a variation of that cooler, the Freezer 64. It worked well, but I now have this one:
Newegg.com - GELID Solutions Tranquillo CC-TranQ-01-A 120mm Hydro Dynamic CPU Cooler

I got it for a review and am still running it. I cools better than the Arctic Cooling one did, especially with Folding. It mounts north-south, though, so it may or may not be a good choice for you. My case has a top exhaust fan right above it so it is perfect for my setup. Oh, and as my review says, it is dead quiet.
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As per my current server, This, too will be "Open Air". So space is not a consideration. I heard good things about Geil, but never used 'em. I'll be sure to read the review.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:00 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Yeah, I have no use for another main system. This still serves a purpose, but is not personally used often. It runs 24/7.

edit: If I were to get a new heatsink for this thing, I want it quiet. I do not remember if Xigmatek was quiet. Now, with my case fans, I really can't tell, as they are probably the same or louder than my Xigmatek fan.

I was amazed by this: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

I think we (well you mostly, Trotter) always suggested this or one like it to members that need a nice, but cheap heatsink/fan.
Ouch, that has really gone up in price. It's a decent heat sink for a dual core but I would get something else at that price.

Newegg.com - Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 92mm Sleeve Bearing Fan CPU Cooler

If I remember correctly that should deliver as good of cooling performance as the Arctic Cooling but at a better price.
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That looks like a copy from Arctic. :P
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Ok, scratch that idea... I got a better offer.

From Fat.Cloud, I am getting this: Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
RMA'd and board only. for $90 shipped. I'll swap this into my system, and use the other one for my server.

I asked Slay, and he says this is a very good deal: Micro Center - Intel Core i5 655K 3.2GHz Socket 1156 Processor OEM 695403
For $120, i get an i5 655K. Oem, but who cares? Just no pretty box and pitiful H/S.

I already have DDR3 RAM waiting for it. I have my drives. I have another PSU laying around that can take the extra haul. Already have a case, see what heatsink I should get, based on your suggestions. That should be it.

Edit: I'll get the CPU a little later, to not tip off my wallet.
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want to also get my core i5 750? just $135 more if bundled shipping with your board.
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Thanks, Clown. But, no. I'm about at my limit for my CC this month. If you have it in the near future, I'll be sure to contact you.
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I have a stock Intel heatsink I can send you.
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I have some, but they are all 775. I don't think they will fit on the new 1156. For free? That'd help. Maybe just OC it a little bit for folding. I think a slight OC is fine with stock, right?
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