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Alternative to Freezer 7 pro?

Poll Results: What should I go with

Poll expired: Jul 18, 2011  
  • 0% (0)
    Keep the Freezer 7
  • 50% (5)
    Use the H70
  • 50% (5)
    Buy something else
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post #1 of 12
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I have a freezer pro 7 in my current finished rig, it blocks some of my memory slots so I'd like to replace it.

at first I saw the H70(I actually bought this already, not opened yet) and it seems to improve cooling and is small-ish so that the memory slots arent blocked. I have second doubts about this since some people and reviewers say that the H70 is is only just as good as a very nice air cooler.

I also saw the zalman 110mm 2ball cooler, it's about 50 dollars cheaper and also very small. it seems like a good alternative to the H70 and the freezer7

I'd like to get my cpu to operate at 4.0ghz, not just be able to over clock to it.

my question is that is the H70 worth 100 bucks? or should i go with a better air cooler like the zalman or something else?
   
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post #2 of 12
Coolermaster H212 - cheap and a very good cooler... or go for one of the big air fans... I have the thermalright silver arrow (silent and great performance, but, pricey)
post #3 of 12
H70 is a nice cooler, but, you'll get better performance from the Noctua DH-14 or Silver Arrow... and they are cheaper than the H70... would only reccommend the H70 if your keen on computer modding and want to keep the look clean...
post #4 of 12
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I guess the most important thing is that I can use all four of my memory slots, then it's performance
   
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post #5 of 12
Use the H70, its pretty good IMO. If not you could get H50.
Edited by adizz - 5/29/11 at 9:26am
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by InterestedThirdParty View Post
I guess the most important thing is that I can use all four of my memory slots, then it's performance


NH-D14 with P12 in front. The P12 would normally sit higher, but I have it flush with the top of the fin stack with this pic. The RAM is Ripjaws, and I now have it set up with four sticks.

FP7 sucks. I have one sitting because of its general uselessness.

Edit: with your HAF 932 you could fit a Silver Arrow in there - you would have room for the front TY-140 on top of the Ripjaws because your case is so wide. A 140mm rear fan means lots of room.
Edited by ehume - 5/29/11 at 9:32am
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume View Post


NH-D14 with P12 in front. The P12 would normally sit higher, but I have it flush with the top of the fin stack with this pic. The RAM is Ripjaws, and I now have it set up with four sticks.

FP7 sucks. I have one sitting because of its general uselessness.

Edit: with your HAF 932 you could fit a Silver Arrow in there - you would have room for the front TY-140 on top of the Ripjaws because your case is so wide. A 140mm rear fan means lots of room.
so now you have 4 dimms? should i be concerned with memory overheating? because I had that happen once.
   
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post #8 of 12
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Right now I have 4x2GB of ram but can only use 3 of them because of the Freezer pro, I would like to use all four and a CMXAF2 memory cooler. would any of the mentioned coolers allow that?
   
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by InterestedThirdParty View Post
so now you have 4 dimms? should i be concerned with memory overheating? because I had that happen once.
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Right now I have 4x2GB of ram but can only use 3 of them because of the Freezer pro, I would like to use all four and a CMXAF2 memory cooler. would any of the mentioned coolers allow that?
Ripjaws are 1.65v max. I have had my hands on top of those heatsinks. They're 'hot' but not take-your-hand-away hot. No need for a RAM cooler, and no need to worry about RAM overheating. (How long ago was that? And how many volts in that RAM?)

D14 and SA have 140mm fans in the middle. They assure air circulation past the RAM heatsinks, especially RAM like Ripjaws.
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post #10 of 12
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so now you have 4 dimms? should i be concerned with memory overheating? because I had that happen once.


RAM cooling:


Edited by ehume - 5/29/11 at 11:06am
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