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Windows 7: what cpu cooler should i get?

28 Feb 2011   #11
blueyedsamurai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Thermaltake Frio
from what Ive heard thermeltake haven't had a good cooler in a while


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28 Feb 2011   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wouldn't call the pressure point single, as it still has supports in four directions. it's actually very easy to mount, and the performance stands for itself. At $24, it simply can't be beat. Many of those pros go out the window because of the performance. Also, both I have running are very quiet.
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28 Feb 2011   #13
blueyedsamurai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thats good to know, i was a little worried thinking it would be heaps loud, as i have a gigantic LED fan and it makes enough noise as it is
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28 Feb 2011   #14
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Intel's stock coolers are not bad at all.
If you are not over clocking, and provide proper airflow through the system,
you really do not need to get a better cooler. I see them as a waste of money.

I would stick with the stock HSF and get ArcticSilver5, clean off the stock compound and use that and you won't need to spend money on another cooler.

This also goes back to my stance on Ram and Power Supplies.
People waste more money in these 3 areas than any other.

A) Depending on the number of GPU's, HDD,s and USB Devices. (2 x GPU's, 2 x HDD's, 2 x USB External Hdd's and maybe a camera) You really do not need more than a maybe 750W or 800W PSU, that should leave a bit of room for expansion. But no less than 750W. I have seen some people purchase a 1200W PSU with 1 GPU, 1 HDD and a couple external drives, big time waste.

B) If all you are doing is gaming, and not working with large video and or audio files, or working with Virtual Machines, one does not need more than 4G's of RAM.

Save your money and put it into a better video card. If you are gaming, that is where it will all pay off.
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28 Feb 2011   #15
vicnard12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

get a CM V8.
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01 Mar 2011   #16
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blueyedsamurai View Post
thats good to know, i was a little worried thinking it would be heaps loud, as i have a gigantic LED fan and it makes enough noise as it is

Mine runs quiet too.
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01 Mar 2011   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Intel's stock coolers are not bad at all.
If you are not over clocking, and provide proper airflow through the system,
you really do not need to get a better cooler. I see them as a waste of money.
Agreed. As I stated previously, I run a Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz CPU at 3.6Ghz with the stock Intel cooler. It runs at 36-38C at idle and runs at 58-60C at full load after a few hours with Prime95. This is well within specs for this CPU. Unless you are going to push the system harder, it doesn't really need to run cooler that this.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
This also goes back to my stance on Ram and Power Supplies.
People waste more money in these 3 areas than any other.

A) Depending on the number of GPU's, HDD,s and USB Devices. (2 x GPU's, 2 x HDD's, 2 x USB External Hdd's and maybe a camera) You really do not need more than a maybe 750W or 800W PSU, that should leave a bit of room for expansion. But no less than 750W. I have seen some people purchase a 1200W PSU with 1 GPU, 1 HDD and a couple external drives, big time waste.
Absolutely couldn't agree more with you. Typically the reason that I get when I question the sizing of the Power Supply is either 1). more is better or 2). I'm futureproofing.

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B) If all you are doing is gaming, and not working with large video and or audio files, or working with Virtual Machines, one does not need more than 4G's of RAM.
Again, the reasons are 1). Ram is cheap. 2). I'm futureproofing.

If people want to futureproof, I guess it's their choice. But don't skimp in other areas like cases, video cards, or lack of an SSD because you want an overpowered power supply or more RAM than you need. If you are running the top of the line everything else, then by all means go bananas on these things as well.
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01 Mar 2011   #18
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Thermaltake Frio
This.

Although the best bang for the buck is definitely the Cooler Master Hyper 212+.

I've had the Thermaltake Frío for a month now, and I couldn't be happier with it.

Fans are extremely quiet (it's actually quieter than the AMD stock cooler I was using with my previous AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE), 10 pipes, BIG BIG heatsink.

Definitely the cooler to get @ ~$60.
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01 Mar 2011   #19
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blueyedsamurai View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Thermaltake Frio
from what Ive heard thermeltake haven't had a good cooler in a while
This was prior to the release of the Frío.

bit-tech.net actually named it the best cooler for 2010. Just insane cooling potential.

Thermaltake is also working on the successor for the Frió, the Frío OCK, which according to some previews I've seen, it's better than the mighty incredible popular Noctua NH-D14.
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01 Mar 2011   #20
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Overclocking On Air: 10 LGA 1156-Compatible Performance Coolers : Lynnfield Can Take The Heat, But Should It?

Frio did fairly good on cooling but didn't exactly win in the noise category (loudest in the group by a good margin) and the fans are not PWM. You could replace the fans but the cooling results are not as good from TH test results. Seems to indicate that the slightly better cooling is from the higher rpm (2500) fans running full blast.
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