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What 775 CPU cooler should I get?
fajw
post Jan 20 2012, 08:29 AM
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I'm after a quiet 775 CPU cooler. I am using the stock one and it is too loud. I noticed on PC Case Gear they don't seem to have any and maybe in the future I will upgrade to a 1155 CPU so should I get a 1155 cooler with an adapter? Most important thing is noise; I don't care about a few degrees. Suggestions?
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osama_bin_athlon
post Jan 20 2012, 09:51 AM
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what about the Corsair H series self contained water cooling setups? I'm using the H100 atm, and I love it - it'll fit the 775/1156/1155/1366 and AMD's 2/3 sockets (not sure regarding the new intel 2011 sockets)
I just keep it on low (they have 3 speeds) so it's nice and quiet - I've never seen it go much above 60c running Prime (had it on an 1155 setup, and a 1366 setup, both overclocked) whilst on 'low' - just make sure that you have a case that'l fit the 240mm radiator, if you're thinking of the H100, but the rest of the line up only uses 120mm radiators, which will fit virtually any case.
I really like this cooler.


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fajw
post Jan 20 2012, 02:38 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I don't have a big case; it's an Antec SOLO and my motherboard is an ASUS P5B-E Plus. I don't think I need anything fancy like a water cooling setup; on a hot day like this my CPU is sitting at 41 degrees and the motherboard/NB won't let me overclock significantly further.
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Xen
post Jan 20 2012, 03:48 PM
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QUOTE (fajw @ Jan 20 2012, 02:38 PM) *
Thanks for the reply. I don't have a big case; it's an Antec SOLO and my motherboard is an ASUS P5B-E Plus. I don't think I need anything fancy like a water cooling setup; on a hot day like this my CPU is sitting at 41 degrees and the motherboard/NB won't let me overclock significantly further.


I think given if your case is not on the large side you might be better off with the water kit suggested.

most of the decent heat-sinks for the 775 were/are on the large side.

plus with the kit suggested, there's almost no stuffing about and the price is about the same as a good HSF.


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Dasa
post Jan 20 2012, 04:39 PM
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CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Evo $29
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=18944
run the fan from the mb and use it to control the fans speed so its quiet at idle

or there is this monster which is apparently 2mm too high going by specifications
Thermalright HR-02 Macho CPU Cooler $59
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=17845

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TheFrunj
post Jan 20 2012, 06:16 PM
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http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=12959

Get that.


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osama_bin_athlon
post Jan 21 2012, 04:11 AM
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QUOTE (fajw @ Jan 20 2012, 02:38 PM) *
Thanks for the reply. I don't have a big case; it's an Antec SOLO and my motherboard is an ASUS P5B-E Plus. I don't think I need anything fancy like a water cooling setup; on a hot day like this my CPU is sitting at 41 degrees and the motherboard/NB won't let me overclock significantly further.



you don't need a big case for them, all models (except the H100) will fit in virtually any case with provisions for a rear 120mm exhaust fan. they're very simple to install, need no maintenance, take up minimal room, function very well, and are quiet. they also have a 5year warranty.
they're actually less fuss than air coolers.


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RenascentMisanth...
post Jan 21 2012, 09:12 PM
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Get a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme and add a fan running on 5v... I'm not just saying that because I have one on eBay at the moment starting @ $1.

This post has been edited by RenascentMisanthropy: Jan 21 2012, 09:12 PM


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