View Full Version : Heatsink Reccomendation

07-21-05, 11:14 AM
i'm using barton 3200+ paired with thermaltake volcano 11+. but it sounds like a diesel truck! will i get a better performance with Cooolermaster aero 7 in terms of its heat and sound?thx, guys..

07-21-05, 12:18 PM
what about thermal take silent boost?is it a good one ?

07-21-05, 12:41 PM
My suggestion is to use a copper based heak sink that is compatible with an 80 or 92mm fan. You can even try a heat sink that uses a 120mm fan. The bigger the fan the more air it can push at lower RPMs. Lower RPMs means less noise. Heatsinks that use heatpipes to aid in cooling are also popular. Let us know how much money you want to spend and we'll make some specific recommendations.

07-21-05, 12:51 PM
Get a Thermalright SLK. They are the absolute best for air cooling. You pick your own fan to mount on the Heatsink.

07-21-05, 01:51 PM
Zalmans aren't bad either.

07-21-05, 09:49 PM
my budget is only about 20-30$ so what fits the best for me?. thx guys....

07-21-05, 09:55 PM
my budget is only about 20-30$ so what fits the best for me?. thx guys....
Check out this Akasa...fits your price range very well.


07-21-05, 10:02 PM
thx clay,but is Akasa ak862 compatible with socket A?

07-21-05, 10:18 PM
Oh...good question. I'd have to re-read the review to be sure or find out elsewhere.

07-21-05, 11:22 PM
I'm very fond of the Zalman 6xxx Cu sinks (or even AlCu) with a 92 mm fan for $25-35. My MP3 server runs one totally silently, and it's lasted perhaps 4 years now 24/7. I use another for testing, since it runs safely without a fan for 10-20 mins even on a Barton 3000+.