PDA

View Full Version : Which CPU cooler


Dreamweavernoob
02-17-09, 09:10 AM
So I have my pc. The stock cooler is fairly schite so im looking at a new CPU fan upgrade (does it ever stop? :headexplode:)


Anyway I can get a


Thermalright Ultra-120A 120mm for 27

Zalman CNPS9700 for 43

or a

Noctua NH-U12P CPU with NF-P12 fan Socket AM2 LGA775 for 48

cheers

LT.Schaffer
02-17-09, 12:27 PM
Thermalright Ultra-120A 120mm :)

bacon12
02-17-09, 12:44 PM
The xig (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003) works almost as well as the true and costs less.

3degrees difference at the most, and you won't have to lap the xig.

Dreamweavernoob
02-17-09, 01:25 PM
The xig (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003) works almost as well as the true and costs less.

3degrees difference at the most, and you won't have to lap the xig.


hmm very interesting indeed. I can see this one

Xigmatek Red Scorpion-S1283 which comes with a fan for only 31. I can't seem to find any opinions on whether its loud or not. Im not totally dedicated to silence :o but its nice.

cheers

bacon12
02-17-09, 01:38 PM
I ran my gaming rig without a fan, but it is an antec 1200 with tons of airflow.

Dreamweavernoob
02-17-09, 01:43 PM
I ran my gaming rig without a fan, but it is an antec 1200 with tons of airflow.

Sounds good, i''ll probably get a fan as my pc is nearly always on.



If I get a ultra 120 and this fan "120mm Noctua NF-S12 800 RPM" it comes up to 40.

Is the above fan quiet? Also is it powerful enough for a Q9450 @ 3.6Ghz? I don't particulary care how hot it runs as long as it runs. :D


cheers, thanks for your help

Absolution
02-17-09, 03:13 PM
Anything except the Zalman 9700

Zalman used to be pretty solid, but thermalright designs are much better as of late.

XDanger
02-17-09, 04:09 PM
Is the above fan quiet?
Yes ,Its an 800rpm fan

Also is it powerful enough for a Q9450 @ 3.6Ghz?
Prolly

d2thez
02-17-09, 04:32 PM
My money goes to the Thermolal BARAM. Performs better than and costs less that the Ultra-120.

Although the Ultra-120 probably is better of you lap the base to a mirror finish!

Dreamweavernoob
02-17-09, 07:35 PM
okay ive plunged on order.

Brought

Thermalright Ultra-120A + a 120mm Noctua NF-S12 1200 RPM. I meant to get a 800rpm but I clicked wrong button :headexplode:


many thanks all. Hopefully it will be alright.

XDanger
02-17-09, 07:57 PM
good, Use speedfan or a fan controller on it if you like it quiet