CPU heat sink recomendations

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jonnyboy, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    hmm for i5 I'd get the CNPS10x Extreme or Titan Fenrir, maybe even the Gelid Tranquillo if u want a cheaper one
     
  2. gurusan

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    I am doing a phenom 2 build and I think I'll be getting either the Thermolab Baram or CNPS10X Flex to pair up with a spare Noctua NF-P12 fan.
     
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  5. FULMTL

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    I have the CorsiarH50. I would say its good, but I dont really know what to compare it to. I have my CPU at 3.5Ghz temporarily until I sit down and fiddle with it again, but it idles around the 20's and load is high 30's. I dont know if thats normal or wha because newer AMD CPU's always seem to run cool. I dont like the stock fan the H50 comes with, and plus its best to have a push pull config so it does take up more space, but the fact that its mounted out of the way of the center means you somewhat get a cleaner looking setup.

    magicdave26 - why dont you have your RAM on the farthest slots if you only use 2 sticks? This may just be me, but I always do that so that the RAM doesnt get hotter because of the CPU or northbridge heat. Ive had RAM die on me a long time ago because they got too hot because they were literally milimeters away from the heatsinks.
     
  6. Jae-So

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    ^ On some boards u have to populate certain slots first, like on mine, you have to use either the 2nd or 4th slot first, you can't boot with just a stick in the 1st,3rd, 5th or 6th
     
  7. jmv

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    how about the noctua NH-C12p SE14??
     
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  9. Jonnyboy

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    gosh so many to choose from I'm questioning whether to keep my money in savings till I know which one I want that will be the biggest profit for my cpu but I am seriously thinking about the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme because I have a ac freezer pro7 in my closet that did well on my 4600 over clocked at 3.0 Ghz and it was with a load reaching 40c-45 and ide was 20c-25c and I want something even better then that for this cpu. and I might think about it for a few days.
     
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  10. Deathspank

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    this cooler got a bad review in the uk.
     

  11. Jae-So

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    If you look at the review of the Venomous X here you can see that one of the better air coolers for i5s is the CNPS10x, I think the Tiatn Fenrir would do well too
     
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    Very happy with my Corsair H50, quiet and keeps my 860 near ambient on idle and high 40s on load.
     
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    Another vote for the H50. Not as good as very expensive air coolers but it's not too expensive :D. I get idle temps of 40*C ish and load temps of 75-80*C without HT enabled. Superb build quality and very quiet indeed :).
     
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  14. gurusan

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    I just bought the Thermolab Baram for my Phenom 2 build. Looks like a great cooler for 30 quid
     

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