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Old 09-22-2009, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was just wondering what heatsinks ya'll recommend? I have an E8500 that i plan on overclocking and looking to buy an aftermarket heat sink just for good measure.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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true 120 if you plan on alot.

sunbeam core contact 120 for a budget buy.
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If you want to get serious then go with the True 120 as Hefe recommended. Here's a link
Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev C. CPU Heatsink - (Socket LGA 1366 / 775 / AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / Xeon**) - FrozenCPU.com

The picture shows a fan but the info says it's optional so you'll need to buy one. Here's a good variable speed fan with LED's.
Cooler Master 120x25mm Dual Ball Silent Fan - Blue LED (Y720DCD-25T1-GP) - 110.0CFM - FrozenCPU.com

The True works best if you lap it so here's a kit and a video
FrozenCPU Deluxe Heatsink Lapping Kit - FrozenCPU.com



Or you can go with the Sunbeam
Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer Universal CPU Cooler ( CR-CCTF ) - FrozenCPU.com
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Default Re: to heatsink or to not heatsink

will any 120mm fan do? fry's is pretty much down the street from me..and i was trying to find reliable reviews for the products they carry (i currently only have cash, so ordering online will be a bit hard to do at the moment)

here are some i was looking at

FRYS.com*|*Thermaltake

FRYS.com*|*Coolermaster

FRYS.com*|*Thermaltake Spin Q CPU Cooler

FRYS.com*|*Thermaltake


would any of these suffice? or would you still recommend the True 120?
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Maybe this. FRYS.com*|*Xigmatex Dark Knight S1283V CPU Cooler
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also, i dont want to pester you guys...but i am a bit worried about space. I have a mid tower, and there is a case fan above where the heatsink will go

mwave.com: APEVIA X-DISCOVERY (black) mid tower no power supply 4x5.25 2x3.5 4x3.5(hidden) w/ see through side windowfront USB connector & 120mm case fan x 1
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Hmm, That could be a problem. Might prevent you from getting a 120mm heatsink in there. I put my megahalems (120mm heatsink) in my CM690 case which is slightly wider than that and it's about 1/2" away from the side of the case and would not fit if I had a fan above it. Might have to take the fan out or get a smaller heatsink.
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could i put the fan on the outside of the case but still have it blowing in HAHA
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I second the Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V

It should fit fine
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Or mount the fan on the outside. What I ended up doing with a 80mm fan I had on the side panel. The little stretchy things look like they're about to break, but they haven't so its all good.
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