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help me choose the best heatsink

Poll Results: Which heatsink s the better one?

 
  • 50% (6)
    thermalright venomous x black
  • 0% (0)
    thermalright TRUE black
  • 0% (0)
    thermalright ultra 120 extreme
  • 16% (2)
    prolimatech megahalems
  • 33% (4)
    prolimatech super mega
12 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
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So I have narrowed it down to 5 heatsinks. I will try and overclock to around 4.5gb. So, I'm looking for the best heatsink that will keep my CPU cooler. Some of you may be thinking to yourself, why don't you get a noctua nh-d14 or a thermalright silver arrow? My simple answer is because they are ******* HUGE. I want something that's small enough to check out my sexy hardware.

Also, I will be using either 120mm or 140mm Gelid fans. I really like the fact that they are UV fans and they have good airflow.

So here are my choices:
1. Thermalright venomous x black
2. Thermalright TRUE black
3. Thermalright ultra 120 extreme
4. Prolimatech megahalems
5. Prolimatech super mega

My build:
Intel i5 2500k
Gigabyte z68x ud5
Asus directcu II 570
Corsair vengeance 8gb
corsair 850ax
Corsair 650d
Edited by SmokeDankTrees - 6/2/11 at 10:41pm
    
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post #2 of 4
I would go with the thermalright venomous x black.

Shoot. the thermalright venomous x can be huge TOO once you pair it with 38mm fans with shrouds.

If you want everything to be a bit slim, you can get them GT AP15s and you should be all good to go.
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post #3 of 4
What about the archon? That's a really slim cooler. Just stupid tall. Out of your options, I'd go with the VenX black though. (thermalright fanboii )
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post #4 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokeDankTrees View Post
I will try and overclock to around 4.5gb 4.5GHz.
Fixed.

Also, Scythe Mugen 2.

But out of those maybe Megahalems or Venemous X.
    
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