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Old 07-30-2005, 08:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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whats the best heatsink for overcloking your cpu, i dont care about noise level.
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Old 07-30-2005, 08:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Zalman 7700cu - quiet fan, but extremly good
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Thermalright xp120 paired with a 120X120X38mm fan
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Thermalright XP90C paired with a 92X92X38mm fan

The last one will be the best, as it is all copper, and has heat pipes.
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I agree with the Thermalright xp-90C being the best.

I personally have a xp-90C paired with a 92mm vantec tornado. Very loud fan but great at cooling. If noise not a issue that what I would get. only thing to check is make sure you have enough space in your case for a 92mm vantec tornado because they are taller then most 92mm fans.

If you dont want to deal with the noise of the vantec tonado 24/7 then you can do what I did and get a fan controller. When am not using the computer I keep the fan on it lowest setting (about 2400RPMS) but when I gaming I turn it up to max (about 5000RPMS). I recommend the VANTEC NXP-205-BK fan controller if you want to get a fan controller for it.
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I agree with the thermatake xp-90C being the best.
So do I, but a note of caution however. It is very heavy. I would not trust something like it hanging off my CPU, thus I have an XP-90. Plus, it's almost twice the price as the XP-90, and there is only a difference of 2C at most.
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It is very heavy. I would not trust something like it hanging off my CPU,
Yeah I know the feeling. I try not to think about the fact that if somehow the xp-90C fell off my cpu it would land on my $500 video card.
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yea i like the zalman ive heard really good things about that has a huge hs/f but the xp90 is also great any listed would suit u well
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