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Windows 7: Good Heatsink?

29 May 2011   #11
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KSchrief View Post
So I opened up the case and did some measuring. It looks like it won't fit, but just barely won't. Is there a slightly smaller unit anyone would recommend? - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case This is my case. With the MB installed, it looks like I have just about 125mm of space. Not enough for this heatsink, sadly.
I have the Antec 300 and am running the Hyper 212+ on my Asus MB (see my specs). It has clearance. A Guy

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04 Jun 2011   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64

Sorry for the delay. I was down the shore and didn't have any internet connection.

Going from what a guy said, I'll try the Hyper 212+, and if it doesn't fit, I'll simply return it and get the N520.

Thanks for the suggestions, guys!
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04 Jun 2011   #13

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit

Also look at the Thermaltake Contac 29. Its basically Thermaltake ripping off Coolermaster - same design, same performance.
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04 Jun 2011   #14

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KSchrief View Post
Thanks for the replies.

Going on what you guys said, and from reading the reviews, I'll look into getting the CM Hyper 212+. I have an i5 760 running 2.8 GHz. I don't plan on overclocking to more than 3.0 GHz if I even overclock at all, so I don't need a monstrous cooler (plus I'm cheap), just one that's better than the piece of junk that came with the processor. I'll get the Arctic Silver paste as well, as I'm sure that will make a difference.

I did an okay wiring job at best, so once I take it apart, switch everything out, and put it back in, I'll make sure to make the wiring as efficient as I can to let the case fans do their job as well, because the MB itself gets pretty warm. I'll do some measuring beforehand to make sure this will fit in my case, as it is quite big.

Thanks for your help, guys!
I am running my i5-760 @ 3.8 GHz 24x7. With the hyper 212+ I get temps of 64c on Prime95 full load. Earlier I said I had an i7-860 - must have had a brain fart (though the i7-860 is the I5-760 with hyper-threading enabled). I can't go past 3.8 Ghz without instability but it was pretty easy to get to 3.8 GHz, so I wouldn't set my sights too low. Good luck!
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