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i say frys because i want to drive, buy and have now.
I am trying to find a good CPU cooler from Fry's but they don't seem to have anything worth buying.

If I were you, I would get from Amazon and just wait the 2 - 3 days for shipping, it will be more than worth it for the higher overclocks!

A list of vendors of the Thermalright Silver Arrow, which offers a great performance even over the Noctua NH-D14.

http://tinyurl.com/3qwntrq

You will not have to wait for shipping if you have a local MicroCenter near you!

Otherwise, I suggest going with Amazon and shipping will always be quick anyway.

Silver Arrow review: http://hardocp.com/article/2010/11/0..._unit_review/3

Good luck!
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post #22 of 59
I have to approve up there, anything over 3.5 should work great for dual GPU.
Just make sure you watch with After Burner is all the GPU's are used at 100%.
If they aren't over 98% there is a bottleneck (50% use would be severe, 75 would be a bottleneck, 75+ a small one)
Note : If you enable Vsync then you are volontary bottlenecking you cards, which is good for temps (Less for FPS, even more if you play shooters)

Good luck.
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I bought mine very recently from svc.com $75 Noctua NH-D14
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post #24 of 59
To clarify:

Yes, your Thuban at bone stock likely would hold your GPU's back a little. But this is OCN. We don't leave anything at stock. And being that you have an 1100T, 4.0GHz+ and 3.0GHz+ CPU-NB is easily achievable with any decent air cooler.
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post #25 of 59

I know this is OT, but you'll probably get some buyer's remorse for not waiting for Bulldozer.

Anyway, as for the coolers themselves:

If you're on a very tight budget, the best cooler is the

, which can be picked up for a mere $25. It surpasses the Hyper 212+ when it comes to cooling performance, and it's also quieter. It's a bit cheaper as well.

Next, I'd recommend the Scythe Mugen 2 if you're on a budget and want high-end performance with a very quiet stock fan. This heatsink is only 3C off the performance of the Noctua NH-D14, and it's also quieter. Add another fan, and performance should only be 1C off. Best thing, it's only priced at $40. This heatsink will handle a Phenom II X6 even at very high over-clocks of 1.5V+.

If you want the best of the best when it comes to air cooling performance and are willing to pay for it, pick up the Noctua NH-D14. It costs twice as much as the Mugen 2 and delivers only marginally better performance, but it's pretty much as good as air coolers get.

EDIT:

If it needs to be something from Fry's, I'd say you're gonna severely limit your options. You should wait and get something that's better and cheaper. Fry's isn't very good for heatsinks.
Edited by LOL_Wut_Axel - 5/19/11 at 3:12pm
    
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if you must get something from frys get the frio or the zalman flex
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post #27 of 59
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is it dangerous to keep my current after market cooler for the 1100?

http://www.frys.com/product/5940604
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You will still be safe but your overclock will not hit as far:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/cooler...r-tx3-review/6

Good review of your current HSF.
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post #29 of 59
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is it dangerous to keep my current after market cooler for the 1100?

http://www.frys.com/product/5940604
It's okay, but only for a moderate OC. Don't try to take your CPU higher than 1.4V with it. Again, being completely frank, you're gonna limit your options a lot if you limit your options to Fry's. They're not very good for heatsinks. I'd rather wait until the item arrives and get something better for a lower price.
    
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post #30 of 59
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is it dangerous to keep my current after market cooler for the 1100?
Not dangerous at stock with all the C1E, C&Q, and Turbo enabled.

The problem with these X6's is once you turn off the power saving features and crank up the voltage with your overclocks, they really turn up the heat. So if you plan on really getting the most of out of that 1100T, I'd get the best cooling you can afford.

Top 4 air coolers:

1. Archon
2. CNPS11X
3. Silver Arrow
4. NH-D14
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