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Old 08-15-2009, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good fans for Prolimatech or an alternative heatsink

From what I've been seeing by different online reviews, The Prolimatech Megahalems is one of if not the best heatsink available. I'm planning on building my very first computer and I want to make sure I get it done right. The Prolimatech as you may know does not include fans, can anyone tell me what fan best suits this heatsink and if there is anything additional I need to purchase to install the fans. Or if there is a heatsink that is even better for the i7 920 I would love to hear suggestions, the Prolimatech is kind of pricey to not include fans but I'm a newbie so what do I know?
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it will fit I would say go with this... Newegg.com - Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan - Case Fans

But you will need to get the 38mm fan clip... Prolimatech Megahalems Extra Fan Clips - 38mm Fan - FrozenCPU.com

That is what I am currently putting on my rig... I will see how it turns out

You could always do 2 of these in push pull... Newegg.com - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan - Case Fans
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into it, I've also been looking at the CoolIT Domino ACL, looks pretty impressive to me, what's your take?
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Is that the all in one water cooling unit thing?
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Nooooo. No. Don't get the Domino. It's water cooling that gets outperformed by air with certain HSFs. In my opinion a waste of money.

Also, don't get the Megahalems either. Waste of money. You'll do fine with a Core Contact:

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Comes with a really nice fan and TX-2 thermal paste, so you're good to go right out of the box.
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dont forget the bracket
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Socket Retention Bracket Set - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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These are good cpu fans

Scythe Ultra Kaze 120 x 38mm Fan - 3000 RPM (DFS123812H-3000) - FrozenCPU.com

Prolimatech Megahalems Extra Fan Clips - 38mm Fan - FrozenCPU.com

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SilverStone FM123 120x120x25mm w/ Fan Controller - (FN123) - FrozenCPU.com

If I wasn't going to get the Prolimatech I would go with the True but you'll want to lap it.

Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme-1366 RT Rev. B CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 1366) - FrozenCPU.com

FrozenCPU Deluxe Heatsink Lapping Kit - FrozenCPU.com

Otherwise I would go with this.

Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU Heat Sink (Socket LGA 1366) - FrozenCPU.com
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The noctua was going to be my second choice, since water is'nt the way to go I'll look more into the noctua, thanks for the resposes by the way.
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