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einstein_314
11-01-04, 02:16 AM
I'm looking into buying a new heatsink/fan for my cpu (s939 3500+). I'm just wondering what everybody recommends. I've got it overclocked to 2.42 ghz so I want it to stay cool but I want something quiet, really quiet. Right now I just have the stock hs/fan that came with the cpu. Thanks.

Viral
11-01-04, 02:23 AM
Thermalright XP-120 if you have the space otherwise an XP-90. They are fairly light and deliver top-end performance. I would definately couple it with a Panaflo fan as I have found they have the best performance:noise ratio while still remaining in a decent price range. If you want great performance, get one from the M variety, otherwise if you want something really quiet get an L. The benefits of going with a H don't really justify the extra noise (usually 1-2C less for over twice the noise of an M).

Riptide
11-01-04, 10:14 AM
Zalman 7000 series isn't bad either. Quiet and they cool nicely.

einstein_314
11-02-04, 11:49 PM
Zalman 7000 series isn't bad either. Quiet and they cool nicely.

Apparently the Zalman 7000 series heatsinks are over the recommended max weight put out my AMD. I'm thinking of going with the Thermalright XP-120 with a panaflo-L1A 120mm fan. Does anyone out there have this combination and if you do, how is it?

Riptide
11-03-04, 09:17 AM
They're over the max. weight recommendations for Intel as well but they work just fine. All that copper cools nicely - but weighs quite a bit. If you aren't moving your computer around a lot then it's nothing to worry about.

Pandora's Box
11-04-04, 08:21 PM
just got my zalman 7000. next step is the athlon 64 3000+...


http://img117.exs.cx/img117/6580/299.jpg
http://img117.exs.cx/img117/7439/302.jpg
http://img117.exs.cx/img117/6608/303.jpg
http://img110.exs.cx/img110/8694/540.jpg

ragejg
11-04-04, 08:47 PM
what is the fan size on that? I'm recieving a silenX copper 120mm setup for review very soon, and wonder if its gonna be even bigger than that... :D It looks similar anyway... :)

Pandora's Box
11-04-04, 08:52 PM
92mm fan. i examined it before installing it, i cant see a way of removing the fan at all. it seems to be permanently attached.

ragejg
11-04-04, 08:56 PM
http://www.3dcool.com/Details.asp?cid=24&id=1075


http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=8515&stc=1

supports A64 4000+ / P4 4.0+ in quiet mode!!!

$49.95

More on this one from me later, after I get it and play with it a little... :D:D

Pandora's Box
11-04-04, 09:03 PM
Dimensions: 140mm x 140mm x 60mm
Weight: 785g
Noise: 12~24dBA
Rated Voltage: 12v
Speed: 1000~2200RPM
Air Flow: 37.5~77.5CFM
Rated Current: <0.20Amp
Bearing Type: Hybrid Bearings



*dies*

77CFM!!?!?!?!

785grams?!!!!?!?!


too heavy for my tastes.

Riptide
11-04-04, 09:11 PM
No kidding. That thing weighs a frickin ton. Methinks you would need a special kit to mount that thing securely.

EDIT
Wait a second here. :confused:

The Zalman 7000cu weights 773 grams. How come this thing is so much larger, supposedly is "all copper" as well, yet weighs only a tiny bit more than the 7000cu?

Cream
12-06-04, 04:36 AM
http://www.3dcool.com/Details.asp?cid=24&id=1075


http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=8515&stc=1

supports A64 4000+ / P4 4.0+ in quiet mode!!!

$49.95

More on this one from me later, after I get it and play with it a little... :D:D


Does anyone know where I can buy this in the U.K.?


Please (cheers)

(xmassign)

My current set up (standard) sounds like it trying to take off :)

Oldjim
12-06-04, 06:40 AM
I don't know about that exact model but it looks like a Zalman with a SilenX fan added.
See this site who have the Zalman with a 120mm fan and are also the main agent for SilenX in the UK
http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/Kustom_PCs_Shop_CPU_Quiet_Coolers_16.html
Edit - It is a Zalman cooler with a SilenX fan on top - see this link
http://www.silenx.com/productcart/pc/viewCat_Z.asp?idCategory=4