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post #1 of 17
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I had planned to get a CNPS7700 ALCU for my p5b Deluxe and Conroe - however people seem to be skeptical about it.

My main reason for choosing it was that I've heard its quiet and it low profile and not TOO heavy.

Won't I have problems with the gigantic tower coolers being too heavy? (Whats the heaviest you can handle on a socket 775 in a tower?) I want to overclock but I also want something that doesn't sound like a motor.
post #2 of 17
7700 is plenty heavy...7000 takes up less space and does the same cooling when the paste is applied correctly....
It was a PROMO...bigger is better...LOL I almost got the big brother when I got the little one...glad I didn't...yessir
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Anyone know what the weight limit is to mount a cooling unit on your socket 775 CPU with the mobo vertical?
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He's looking at the CNPS7700 ALCU which weight 600g, as opposed to the CNPS7700 CU which is 918g.

Other coolers that are not as heavy are:

Zalman CNPS9500 LED Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler 530g

Thermalright SI-128 - Athlon 64 & Pentium 4 S775 510g + weight of a 120mm fan you pick yourself.

Scythe "Mine" Heat Pipe CPU Cooler 560g

Noctua NH-U 9 CPU Heat Sink 570 g + weight of a 120mm fan you pick yourself.

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 520 g

Any of these coolers poses a serious challenge to the Zalman you picked,...

From Zalman website:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zalman
The maximum weight for a cooler is specified as 450g for Intel Socket 775/478 and AMD Socket
754/939/940. Special care should be taken when moving a computer equipped with a cooler
which exceeds the relevant weight limit. Zalman is not responsible for any damage that occurs
when moving a computer.
However, I believe this to be very conservative, and many people use coolers that weigh up to close to 2lbs (900g or so) without any problem. However, If you move your rig a lot, I'd pick any of the ones I listed above. The heavier coolers come with a backplate that offset their weight since they dn't really 'hang' on the motherboard only, but the backplate strenghtens the mounting.
    
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The 9500 looks really tall - there won't be any clearance issues with the case will there? I am planning on a COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW. I'll have to remove the exhaust tube I assume but that's no problem.

Also the 9500 is taller so it will generate more torque. I guess I don't really know what the weight limit is so I'm struggling.
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The 9500 looks really tall - there won't be any clearance issues with the case will there? I am planning on a COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW. I'll have to remove the exhaust tube I assume but that's no problem.

Also the 9500 is taller so it will generate more torque. I guess I don't really know what the weight limit is so I'm struggling.
You're good on that...mine fits well
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post #7 of 17
the 9500 is not that tall... several of the other coolers are taller.

And don't worry about the torque... it does not really add a whole lot.

Again. many members use coolers up to 900g or so without any problems. Nothing to worry about. The 450g limit mentioned no the Zalman site is just a very conservative safe limit.

With a 500g-600g cooler I'd feel comfortable carrying my rig around (although that's not the best thing for my back with my case...)
    
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post #8 of 17
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Sounds like the 9500 is the way to go in that case
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If you don't want the best cooling you can get, sure


The rated weight limit is based on moving a system with the cooler attached. As long as you remember, and recognize that if you wish to MOVE the computer (not just from your desk to the work bench, but full on in your car and across town) you will have to remove the heatsink before doing so you are fine.

You notice that the aftermarket coolers all come with support backplates to strengthen the moutning area and support the weight.


I would recomend the SI-128 if you have concerns about space. The ability to use a 120mm fan you choose yourself and can get massive airflow out of and the block of fins design will give you much better temps.
post #10 of 17
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Do I need a specific type of fan to install on the SI-128? Like I said I do want to overclock - but I want something that won't cause someone to think a jet flew through my room - it may go in my bedroom when I move and I have to sleep with it on lol.

Suggestions for a reasonable fan to pair with this given this information?
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