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25 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
What Cpu Cooler Is best?

Hey Everyone,
I just finished my gaming rig last week been a bit tight on money but looking for a new CPU cooler along with a good graphics card could you guys possibly help ?

Ive been looking at various CPU coolers like the coolermaster V8 and the Corsair H50
The cooler is going to be for a AMD Phenom II X4 but i really dont want a cooler that is gunna be a pain in the arse to install...... Could anyone tell me any good but easy to install coolers ?

Graphics Card
Ive been looking at these to graphics card

Point Of View GTX465 1025MB DDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI.. | Ebuyer.com
EVGA GTX470 1280MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Out PCI-E.. | Ebuyer.com

What do you guys think of these two which one should i go for i heard theGTX 470 is obviously better but is there a massive difference between a 465 and 470 ?
or maybe could you post a link to a more effeicient for its price

Thankyou for taking your time to read this
Many Thanks

Darren


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25 Feb 2011   #2
stew2

 

Hi, the GTX465 is worse than most GTX460's, so if i was you i wouldn't bother looking at the 465's.

You can pick up a GTX560, which is better than all the cards mentioned for under £200 if you look around - GTX560

And there are plenty of reviews for it you should check out - REVIEW
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25 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there.

If you're looking for Air Cooling solution, i'd suggest a Noctua NH-D14 or a Corsair A70

Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler


If you're looking for Liquid Cooling, i'd suggest a Corsair H70 or CoolIt ECO R120

Newegg.com - CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC)

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler


About the video cards, the GTX 470 is better than the 465.

I could suggest an AMD solution, but if you're not into AMD. although i see that your rig is AMD.

I'm not entirely sure but i believe i read here on the forums something about Fermi cards not performing at its maximum power with AMD processors (I don't remember where i read this but it was here on the forums, i don't know if it's true )

For the price of the GTX 470 you could buy a HD 6950, unlock it into a HD 6970 with the BIOS mod here (AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 Mod | techPowerUp) and have the fastest AMD card on the market right now (Single GPU).

Here's some GTX 470:

Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - MSI N470GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

And here's some HD 6950:

Newegg.com - HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R695D5-2GD-B Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Hope my info helps

Cheers.

EDIT: i realized you're in Wales!

Microdirect.co.uk is the UK leading retailer of quality computer components and electronics
PC Components, Desktop PCs, Laptops, LCD TVs & Computer Hardware
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25 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Hello there.

If you're looking for Air Cooling solution, i'd suggest a Noctua NH-D14 or a Corsair A70

Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler


If you're looking for Liquid Cooling, i'd suggest a Corsair H70 or CoolIt ECO R120

Newegg.com - CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC)

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler


About the video cards, the GTX 470 is better than the 465.

I could suggest an AMD solution, but if you're not into AMD. although i see that your rig is AMD.

I'm not entirely sure but i believe i read here on the forums something about Fermi cards not performing at its maximum power with AMD processors (I don't remember where i read this but it was here on the forums, i don't know if it's true )

For the price of the GTX 470 you could buy a HD 6950, unlock it into a HD 6970 with the BIOS mod here (AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 Mod | techPowerUp) and have the fastest AMD card on the market right now (Single GPU).

Here's some GTX 470:

Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - MSI N470GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

And here's some HD 6950:

Newegg.com - HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R695D5-2GD-B Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Hope my info helps

Cheers.

EDIT: i realized you're in Wales!

Microdirect.co.uk is the UK leading retailer of quality computer components and electronics
PC Components, Desktop PCs, Laptops, LCD TVs & Computer Hardware
Great Thankyou for your help will have a look !
thats true ive heard the Nvidia are more reliable and effeicient so thats the only reason im going for a nvidia card i love all amd products but the graphics card i heard the nvidia performs better

and thankyou for the CPU coolers will have a look

great help youve been repped !

Cheers !
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25 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

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25 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Thank you.

Well. about the GTX 470, here's a comparison chart with the GTX 560 Ti (being the 560 better)

GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

Here's a GTX 560 Ti:

Newegg.com - Palit NE5X56T01102-1140F GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Same price as the GTX 470!

Looks great again bud !
i think ill go for a 560 now i see the price is round about the same but your getting more ? i wanna be playing battlefield bad company 2 maxed out with black ops and dirt 2

Gunna be awesome cant wait !!
i see the differences is only about 5 - 10 fps more but still every little helps ?
thankyou again
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25 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Basically yes. but it's much more than that.

You have less power consumption, ergo, less heat.

55% more texel rate, 8% more pixel rate, you do have less memory (1024MB vs 1280MB) but you have higher clocks which helps too

I'd go with the GTX 560 Ti.
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25 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Basically yes. but it's much more than that.

You have less power consumption, ergo, less heat.

55% more texel rate, 8% more pixel rate, you do have less memory (1024MB vs 1280MB) but you have higher clocks which helps too

I'd go with the GTX 560 Ti.
True ! ahh good going i geuss ill go with the 560 TI to bud !
thanks alot for all the help !

Repped ! great help cheers xD
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25 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Good luck with the buying

Keep us updated
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25 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

While the Corsair H50 and H70 ($110) are great, they might be a bit too pricey. The CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ can be had for about $30 and works really good.

For me, I find the Corsair H70 a bit too noisy for my ears. So, since I am not a major overclocker, I don't require extreme cooling.
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