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Default New HSF wanted - 04-03-2013, 20:55 | posts: 19,055 | Location: Toronto, Canada

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of replacing my aging HSF as it seems to not play nice with the Core i5 3570K once I actually push the clocks.

Right now I overclocked it to 4.0 GHz with boost up to 4.5 GHz (4 cores = 4.2 GHz, 3 cores = 4.3 GHz, 2 cores = 4.4 GHz, 1 core = 4.5 GHz) and when I run IBT or anything really stressful, the CPU can reach over 86C and that's well, rather dangerous.

Looks like my trusty Zalman CNPS-8700LED I got in 2008 isn't gonna cut it no more. Surprised it still fits in the LGA1155 socket. So, question is, what's the best bang for the buck HSF I could get around $50-75 (max, preferably tax included). Sales tax is 13% here in Ontario.

Preferably not gigantic as well because I have the Cooler Master 690 II Advanced, no need something as big as the Cooler Master V8 cooler and I'd prefer it if it can fit in many different types of sockets including both AMD and Intel sockets.

I'm thinking something like this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835103057

or this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835106187

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Default 04-03-2013, 21:07 | posts: 13,240 | Location: USA

I'd go with the Thermaltake.

If you was in the states, I have a lightly used Megahelm id sell to you for cheap.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 21:14 | posts: 11,416 | Location: England

In your price bracket why not get the Prolimatech Megahalems?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835242008

If you have a couple of quality fans this is a solid performer.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 21:17 | posts: 13,240 | Location: USA

Or what hallryu said.

Put a couple scythe Ap-15s on it and it's solid.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 21:18 | posts: 19,055 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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In your price bracket why not get the Prolimatech Megahalems?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835242008

If you have a couple of quality fans this is a solid performer.
What type of fans would go with these? Are fans for these heatsinks easy to find? Usually I see case fans on sale, not really HSF fans on sale in stores.

Any recommendation on fans?

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Default 04-03-2013, 21:24 | posts: 13,240 | Location: USA

According to prolimatech, fans 1600 rpm and higher are recommended. That's what I suggested the scythe fans. I believe those are 1850 rpm. But not sure how readily available they are up there.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 21:25 | posts: 11,416 | Location: England

Well that Rev C takes 140mm and 120mm fans so you have a wide choice available. 140mm fans are going to give you motherboard a bit of extra airflow which is a bonus and you have the other added bonus of higher airflows at lower RPM's.

Personally I like Noctua fans but the colour is not for everyone and the price is high but you get what you pay for. 2 of the NF-A15's from Noctua would be my choice, but that will push the price up quite a bit.

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According to prolimatech, fans 1600 rpm and higher are recommended. That's what I suggested the scythe fans. I believe those are 1850 rpm. But not sure how readily available they are up there.
I think they've always said that but 1600+ RPM can be loud and I believe fans with good static pressure overcome that minor restriction on the specs.

Another thought delta are the Scythe Gentle Typhoon range, great static pressure and they look awesome! Cheaper than the Noctua's too.

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Default 04-03-2013, 21:31 | posts: 4,735 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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Another thought delta are the Scythe Gentle Typhoon range, great static pressure and they look awesome! Cheaper than the Noctua's too.
Quite hard to come by IIRC, though. Could always consider one of the Noctua coolers themselves. Not sure how they're priced in Canada, but over here the NH-D14 has really come down in price, they're about 50 now. Might be able to grab a NH-D12 or similar in your budget, but as has been said, the colour isn't for everyone.
   
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Corsair SP120's another great choice and they look the dogs!
   
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Corsair SP120's another great choice and they look the dogs!
Are they the ones that come with the H100i? I have 2 spare.
   
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Are they the ones that come with the H100i? I have 2 spare.
No I don't think so mate.



It's these bad boys.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 21:48 | posts: 4,735 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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No I don't think so mate.



It's these bad boys.
Ooooh, those do look nice. Temptations after spending soooo much on Noctua ones though...

There's always this one delta:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835608014

Not too much more than that Thermaltake jobby.
   
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Check out these beauties. The blades are one solid piece of plastic.

   
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Very nice *drools*

Static pressure lags behind the Noctua's even with the L.N.A. in use, but they look sweet.
   
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What type of fans would go with these? Are fans for these heatsinks easy to find? Usually I see case fans on sale, not really HSF fans on sale in stores.

Any recommendation on fans?

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I got 2 scythe 1900 rpm fans in a push pull on the rev b one
   
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Very nice *drools*

Static pressure lags behind the Noctua's even with the L.N.A. in use, but they look sweet.
There are different models.

   
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Ah my bad. Nice range btw.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 23:15 | posts: 19,055 | Location: Toronto, Canada

If I get two fans to do a push/pull configuration, how do I plug them in, would I need two PWM headers on my motherboard?

I don't really want them to run at 100% 24/7, that'll just drive me nuts lol.

The fans shown here looks like regular case fans, is that right?

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If I get two fans to do a push/pull configuration, how do I plug them in, would I need two PWM headers on my motherboard?

I don't really want them to run at 100% 24/7, that'll just drive me nuts lol.

The fans shown looks like regular case fans, is that right?

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Are these easy to find in stores?

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Are these easy to find in stores?

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Not sure about that where you are mate.

1 Amp rating on your headers I believe make sure your fans are rated below that.

You have plenty of fan headers on that board as well.

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Not sure about that where you are mate.

1 Amp rating on your headers I believe make sure your fans are rated below that.
Just checked, there are tons of them, but they're from Silverstone instead, but it should do the job regardless lol.

So any other choice than just only Megahalems? I want to weigh my choices here.

If I do get the Megahalems, are the fans that you guys listed are regular case fans? If so, how does one attach them to the heatsink?

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Just checked, there are tons of them, but they're from Silverstone instead, but it should do the job regardless lol.

So any other choice than just only Megahalems? I want to weigh my choices here.

If I do get the Megahalems, are the fans that you guys listed are regular case fans? If so, how does one attach them to the heatsink?

deltatux
From the pics it looks like all the fan clips are included but have a read of the specs. On early Megahalems you had to order a second set of clips!

Yes, they are just standard 120x120x25mm case fans, but the Rev C can take 140mm fans if you so desire.
   
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The Corsair H100i is just $112 on the same site, a bit over your budget but would beat the Megahalems by a good few degrees with the right TIM!
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 23:43 | posts: 19,055 | Location: Toronto, Canada

Alright, I'll take a look at the Megahalems when I get home.

So I'm guessing everyone's consensus is on the Megahalems?

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