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Old 01-19-2007, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best heatsink fan out there right now for around $60.00? Currently I have this on my wish list: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835118223

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Old 01-19-2007, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Also, does Thermal Paste come with the processor/mobo? Or do you have to buy that seperate?
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Artic silver 5 is the best but some comes pre applied on the proc.
A delta or a Tornado fan.
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Yes thats a good one especially since it actually blows the heat towards the rear of the case...otherwise there is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061

personnally i'd go with the 9500 cause its prettier....
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If you already have a stock fan can you take it off (getting the zalman9500 and as5) and apply that even though you already have the stock thermal paste melted on the processor?
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Before you apply the cnps9500 and as5, you have to clean the stock thermal paste off the processor.
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is that hard to do?

Edit: Is a tiny bit of alcohol the correct way to do it? That is what I just read on a different forum.

haha too slow
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Nope...I'm just not sure what kind of that rubbing alcohol stuff you need to use. I'm sure someone here knows.
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How does the stock heatsink come off? Just pull hard?
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I use regular household rubbing alcohol and a lint free cloth. Get it all of. then put a little bit of AS5 on the cpu and smooth it out slighty, then just set the hsf on it.


If you want the best possible cooling power I think the tuniq tower is the king. it is ****ing huge but works. You put a delta 180cfm fan in it. o ya.
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