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Old 01-22-2010, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New heatsink, which one?

Looking for a better heatsink than the one I have now. Just want something newer and better to play with

Here's what I am looking at:

Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. Intel CPU Heatsink (LGA 775 / 1156 / 1366) (AM2** / AM2+** / AM3**) Hot Item!! - FrozenCPU.com

Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU Heat Sink With 2 Noctua Fans (Socket AM2, AM3, 775, 1366, 1156) - FrozenCPU.com

A couple of other ones I was looking at were the True Copper, and even the Corsair H50 (anyone used this?).

Any suggestions on anything out there? Any help would be much appreciated

edit: Also looking at a cooler for a 5870. I have been eying the Arctic Cooling Accelero: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...mpatible_.html
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Default Re: New heatsink, which one?

If you don't mind lapping then I'll say go with the True. Otherwise I would go with the Prolimatech

I'm using the AC Accelero Xtreme with my GTX 280 and they work great. But I'll bet money their working on a Xtreme model for the 5870 so you might want to wait on it.
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Problem is I can't really wait too long. after March 1st I won't have any connections to the USA for a while (brother's wedding so lots of family coming down and I get to stick them on the plane with goodies), and shipping from Frozen to Panama costs more than the product itself . So unless they come out with it before then I will have to go with another alternative.

edit: That Extreme looks massive I love it, too bad they don't have it for ATi yet.
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Default Re: New heatsink, which one?

I was looking at picking up the ZALMAN 9500A for my B50
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Default Re: New heatsink, which one?

TRUE 120 - $50 shipped to your connection in USA?
it's unlapped though...
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Well if there's one place on the Planet that gets Hot enough for the Xtreme model it would be Panama
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Default Re: New heatsink, which one?

^ Yeah tell me about :P. The Accelero Xtreme could do well here I was reading a thread from Overclock.net's forum that was posted last year where they did a True Copper vs. Megahalem:

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...olimatech.html

Btw- Going up to Naples next month, we'll see how your guys' weather compares at this time of year. I'm hoping for a break from this heat and humidity!

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TRUE 120 - $50 shipped to your connection in USA?
it's unlapped though...
Still looking, but I'll get back to you on it and thanks for mentioning the offer man.
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Don't believe everything you read in that overclock.net post. On the last page some guy claims the True Copper comes with a Flat, Polished base. Wrong!!! While the base is polished at the factory it is far from flat.
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so how come bowed heatsinks aren't good, but bowed waterblocks are good?

in the watercooling market all the top notch blocks are bowed.
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so how come bowed heatsinks aren't good, but bowed waterblocks are good?

in the watercooling market all the top notch blocks are bowed.
Maybe that explains why my air-cooling setup can compete with water-cooling so well.
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