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post #1 of 7
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I want a superb cooler, something that will handle ANY SKT A at most any oclock.

Looking through the forums pages, I see the SP-97, it looks really nice, and it has a powerfull fan, its the best I've seen so far.
Thing is though... that it has been discontinued

Does anyone know of any other equally effective/more effective AMD SKT 462/A Air cooler?
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SP-97 or the Big Typhoon are the best ones at the moment.

I would say the Big Typhoon beats it by a quite huge margin if you lap + do the RAM heatsink mod to it + change the fan.
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I always used the SilentBoost K7 for my old Athlon 2500.

It really is silent and does a great job cooling with little sacrifice from the noise.
post #4 of 7
Where do you typically buy from? With your current setup, a superb cooler would be a little overkill.


***EDIT

http://www.excaliberpc.com/Cooler_Ma...id-559743.html

Excalibur offers international shipping as well.
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Where do you typically buy from? With your current setup, a superb cooler would be a little overkill.
Weeeelll....

I just kinda look around in stores in the parish I'm in now. But theres one store inparticular that I can talk to (the boss), and he'll pretty much line up anything from me.

So its Big Typhoon / SP-97 huh.
The big typhoon looks nice.

But this "heat pipe" design.. I dont know if I really believe in its effectiveness.
I mean, wouldnt it be much more effective for the fan to be directly over the sync?
I mean... how effectively can those pipes transfer heat?

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Cooler Master RR-UNH-P0U1 Hyper 6+ Copper Heat Pipe Cooler - looks kick ass. I'm leaning to this one.... but I'm going to wait on some more suggestions.

Thanks for the lovely links peeps
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The heatpipes technically transfers heat faster, further away from the heatsource, leading to lower temps.
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post #7 of 7
The SP-97s are discontinued but you can find them on ebay every now and then. The Big Typhoon is probably the best socket A cooler. You just have to make sure that your mobo has the four mounting holes for the Big Typhoon.

The heat pipes work very efficiently to remove heat. It is pretty much a tried and true design by now, which is why almost all heatsinks made now are made with heatpipes.
    
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