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Old 04-18-2006, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What HSF?

Ok you can probably guess from the title of the thread what this is about but i just want to know what you guys think is the best cpu cooler out there (air not watercooling btw)


I have heard a lot of people say the thermaltake big typhoon is the best one out but i have just come across on overclockers.co.uk that thermalright are the best.

When a fan says how much airflow it has in CFM what is good?

Tell me what you think.

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Old 04-18-2006, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check this topic http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...hreadid=102343
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Does anyone know if the thermalright xp-120 can be used with any fan? it recommends the panaflo but that only has a cfm of around 80 and i have found a fan at 120
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will work with any 120mm fan , whats the dba (noise level) of that fan you found? i bet its very loud , 30 and less is considered quiet

be aware that cuz of the size , xp-120 doesnt fit every mobo , better check supported mobo list on thermalright site
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Its highest sound output is 39.5 dB is that very loud?

Its 110.03 cfm not 120 and top speed of 2400rpm. that good?

I will check if it supports my mobo.

Whats the diffference between the xp-120 and the sI-120??

lol and where does it say mobo compatibilities on their website?

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39.5 is very loud , by *highest* you mean its adjustable with a speed controller? your talking on this one dont you?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999344
on the highs its very loud but on the lows its quiet , you really dont need to crank it up all the way for good cooling , dont know about the diffrences i suggest youll ask at this forum http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com , as for the list get into the product page then on the picture click *amd* or *intel* or *motherboard compability information* (its in the bottom of it , on the right) , you welcome
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Yeah thats the one i meant.
i will go ask there
thanks a lot jeremy.
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Can you use this heat sink without a fan or do you have to buy one to use it. It says in its specs that is moves like 60CFM so i guess this means u dont need a fan right? i know it will help im just wondering.
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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if you want a high CFM fan go for a delta...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...a_Fans_58.html

see the 120mm at the bottom? 190CFM... wow. BUT it is 59db. very loud.
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i dont know anything about the thermaltake one but if u want a fanless CPU cooler... Scythe Ninja. I have it on my CPU and it works great (dropped my temps about 10C with a fan, fanless mode dropped it about 3 or 4 degrees) Just make sure u have a big case (and probably ur side panel fan if u have one wont fit mines on the outside of my case). its a massive cooler but works great. I've heard alot of ppl recommendin the thermaltake though. Or you can get this baby: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001

and slap this fan in it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835129245
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