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Old 31-08-08, 07:52 AM
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Which HSF should i get??

Hi

Im getting a new system based on Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core 6400+ 3.2GHz

Ill be running XP Home SP3. From what I read this CPU runs hot.

Im looking at this HSF looks like high performance at a reasonable price.

What do you think?

Also look at Noctua AM2 Upgrade Kit for NHU-12 / NH-U9 Coolers link on the same page, is upgrade kit necessary and what does it do??

Here is a review page about this HSF it shows pics of its parts and pieces.

Should I get this HSF or can you suggest a better one that costs less too???

thx

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Old 31-08-08, 10:07 AM
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Depends on how much you want to spend.
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Old 31-08-08, 10:08 AM
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The Noctua NH-U12P is a great cooler, but the only alternative that I would recommend over it is the Thermalright Ultra Extreme. However it is dearer than the Noctua and you also have to account for a fan as well.
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Old 31-08-08, 10:18 AM
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I`m learning to take notice of how much space the mobo gives u to fit a cooler too >.<
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Old 31-08-08, 10:20 AM
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What case are you using as this can effect which cooler too.
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Old 31-08-08, 01:28 PM
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I'd say go for the Noctua. I've got one in my rig. It's basically a top of the range cooler. In the box you get an included (very good) fan, spare fan clips to add another fan for push/pull setup, 2 resistors to lower the fan speed, super easy mounting kit plus bits, thermal paste, is built solid, and looks ace!

That's just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-09-08, 01:42 PM
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Well if you want some slightly cheaper ones I think kingwin revolution RVT-12025 is good or possibly an ocz vendetta 2. From the reviews I have they're both very good coolers for a very low price, and if you want a good fan just buy a yate loon D12SL-12 they're super cheap and you can just volt mod it!
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Old 05-09-08, 08:34 AM
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Ok good

thanks for the help
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Old 05-09-08, 10:13 AM
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try either of these two :

http://www.zerotherm.net/eng/product/NV120P.asp

http://www.zerotherm.net/eng/product/fz120.asp
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