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Windows 7: help finding good aftermarket heat sink

29 Jan 2012   #1
Thornton

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help finding good aftermarket heat sink

im looking for a good, rather in-expensive aftermarket heat sink that can cool me from a waping 55 degree play time and 39 degree idle to a more reasonable # for overclocking. also, it would be good if it is amd am3, AND intel lga 1155 compatable. price range im looking for is less than $60. i should also probably ask if an h100 would be more effective, i would imagine it would, and i know thats 60 more than i wanted to spend, but it may be worth it at some point


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29 Jan 2012   #2
A Guy

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Going to recommend the cooler I have. It's way less then $60, but doubt you'll find much better at twice the price.

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Versatile all-in-one mounting solution for Intel Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2.
Hyper 212 Plus (fan bracket version) - Cooler Master - Leading Provider of Computer Case | Cooler | Power Supply

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

But for overclocking you may want to make the bigger investment. The H70 is about $80

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Hydro-.../dp/B005QUQP8U

But I don't think the H70 will outperform the Hyper 212+ by much. For $10 more, there is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018


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30 Jan 2012   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you are willing to go $20 over your budget, and want to stay with a HS/F, then this is the one that I would suggest:

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler LGA1366 LGA1156 LGA775 AM2 AM3 AM2+ NEW (8424310139342) | eBay
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30 Jan 2012   #4
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
If you are willing to go $20 over your budget, and want to stay with a HS/F, then this is the one that I would suggest:

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler LGA1366 LGA1156 LGA775 AM2 AM3 AM2+ NEW (8424310139342) | eBay
i saw that, i know of noctua and allot of people say its in the top 2 best, but i wasnt sure of how good it would be as an aftermarket heat sink
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30 Jan 2012   #5
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

i was taking a look at one on new egg, dont remember what it was called, it was an arctic silver one, im farily certain it will NOT out perform a noctua, but incase i find i dont have the funds when im ready, its i think 40 or 50, it was the arctic silver 13 aftermarket heat sink. just looking for some input on whether or not it would be worth it if i find i cant spare the extra 20 later on
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30 Jan 2012   #6
A Guy

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30 Jan 2012   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Considering that the only cooler listed above the Noctua on that Freezer 13 list is in a category of it's own, and goes for ~$849, I would say that the Noctua is the best in it's class.
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30 Jan 2012   #8
V43L1N

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
im looking for a good, rather in-expensive aftermarket heat sink that can cool me from a waping 55 degree play time and 39 degree idle to a more reasonable # for overclocking. also, it would be good if it is amd am3, AND intel lga 1155 compatable. price range im looking for is less than $60. i should also probably ask if an h100 would be more effective, i would imagine it would, and i know thats 60 more than i wanted to spend, but it may be worth it at some point
I've used an H100 in my last two customer builds(by request),they were a pain to mount and are really meant for beyond the norm overclocking. I use an H100 in my gaming rig, but I shelled out that much cash to reach 5Ghz at reasonable temps. The H100 is built for pushing the boundaries of your processor without moving into custom water cooling loops.

I would go with A Guy's suggestion of the Hyper 212. I've worked with one of these before. The installation was pretty straight forward, and dropped the temps by 9-12 C.
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30 Jan 2012   #9
Thornton

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by V43L1N View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
im looking for a good, rather in-expensive aftermarket heat sink that can cool me from a waping 55 degree play time and 39 degree idle to a more reasonable # for overclocking. also, it would be good if it is amd am3, AND intel lga 1155 compatable. price range im looking for is less than $60. i should also probably ask if an h100 would be more effective, i would imagine it would, and i know thats 60 more than i wanted to spend, but it may be worth it at some point
I've used an H100 in my last two customer builds(by request),they were a pain to mount and are really meant for beyond the norm overclocking. I use an H100 in my gaming rig, but I shelled out that much cash to reach 5Ghz at reasonable temps. The H100 is built for pushing the boundaries of your processor without moving into custom water cooling loops.

I would go with A Guy's suggestion of the Hyper 212. I've worked with one of these before. The installation was pretty straight forward, and dropped the temps by 9-12 C.
i plan on ocing my BE955 to maybe a little over 4, maybe 4.3 ghz and having a bit of fun with a new i7 iplan on buying also, but not as much with the i7 because its already so fricking fast. so if the noctua can do it, i think thats the direction ill go, based o ntheir fan prices, 80 % of the price of that heat sink is the fans lol
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30 Jan 2012   #10
A Guy

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You'll have to keep in mind size of the cooler, and Ram slot placement, ram height as well as case dimensions. A Guy
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