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06-03-04, 12:14 AM
Hello, im looking for a good cooling solution for my amd 3000+ its runs 48-50c idle & 53-54c when loaded just looking for something to keep it around 35-40c.
Also i just bought a gainward 5900xt (1100 golden sample) and good cooling for the card that you can recommand?
thx for your time
06-03-04, 12:17 AM
Thermaltake Silent Boost. I cannot stress enough how much this thing rocks.
case also makes a differecewith my old centurion even with a slk 900a and 80mm delta, temperature was around 48-51 degrees C idle!!! now with my new Lian Li PC-V1000 , link in my sig, th case idles 41-45 degrees C. 50 degrees when gaming. Of course with the air cons on, idles around 36-38 degrees and reaches 4X but not higher than 45 or so when gaming.
06-04-04, 07:01 PM
06-04-04, 11:22 PM
Thermaltake Silent Boost (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-106-037&depa=1) - $34.99 and it has a fan. It's silent and I can vouch it's a godsend.
Thermalright SLK-947U (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-109-112&depa=1) - $39.99, no fan. Cools great with a decent fan, but more expensive than the Silent Boost.
My Barton 2500+ with Silent Boost:
Stock- 30-33 idle, 39-41 load
oc'd to 3200+- 35 idle, 42-44 load
whatever you do, don't get the mad dog by thermaltake! lol.
if that's all you want to cool it, you can either get the silent boost, or for a bit more cooling you can get the new tornado they have (i think it's 11, i forgot... you should be able to find it very easily though; it cools much better than the silent boost, but it's not a "silent" design [note it isn't a loud design either]).
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