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Like everyday in this forum people need some heatsink suggetions I would try to summarize which type of heatsinks there are for every type of Case/Socket.First We need to know:

What Is a Heatsink?
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Originally Posted by Wikipedia 
In electronic systems, a heat sink is a passive heat exchanger component that cools a device by dissipating heat into the surrounding air. In computers, heat sinks are used to cool central processing units or graphics processors. Heat sinks are used with high-power semiconductor devices such as power transistors and optoelectronic devices such as lasers and light emitting diodes (LEDs), wherever the heat dissipation ability of the basic device package is insufficient to control its temperature.

Heatsink Structure
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A heat sink usually consists of a metal structure with one or more flat surfaces to ensure good thermal contact with the components to be cooled, and an array of comb or fin like protrusions to increase the surface contact with the air, and thus the rate of heat dissipation.
A heat sink is sometimes used in conjunction with a fan to increase the rate of airflow over the heat sink. This maintains a larger temperature gradient by replacing warmed air faster than convection would. This is known as a forced air system

A heat sink usually consists of a base with one or more flat surfaces and an array of comb or fin-like protrusions to increase the heat sink's surface area contacting the air, and thus increasing the heat dissipation rate. While a heat sink is a static object, a fan often aids a heat sink by providing increased airflow over the heat sink — thus maintaining a larger temperature gradient by replacing the warmed air more quickly than passive convection achieves alone — this is known as a forced-air system.
Ideally, heat sinks are made from a good thermal conductor such as silver, gold, copper, or aluminum alloy. Copper and aluminum are among the most-frequently used materials for this purpose within electronic devices. Copper (401 W/(m·K) at 300 K) is significantly more expensive than aluminum (237 W/(m·K) at 300 K) but is also roughly twice as efficient as a thermal conductor. Aluminum has the significant advantage that it can be easily formed by extrusion, thus making complex cross-sections possible. Aluminum is also much lighter than copper, offering less mechanical stress on delicate electronic components. Some heat sinks made from aluminum have a copper core as a trade off. The heat sink's contact surface (the base) must be flat and smooth to ensure the best thermal contact with the object needing cooling. Frequently a thermally conductive grease is used to ensure optimal thermal contact; such compounds often contain colloidal silver. Further, a clamping mechanism, screws, or thermal adhesive hold the heat sink tightly onto the component, but specifically without pressure that would crush the component..

Heatpipe
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A heat pipe is a heat transfer mechanism that can transport large quantities of heat with a very small difference in temperature between the hot and cold interfaces. A typical heat pipe consists of sealed hollow tube made of a thermoconductive metal such as copper or aluminium. The pipe contains a relatively small quantity of a "working fluid" or coolant (such as water, ethanol or mercury) with the remainder of the pipe being filled with the vapour phase of the working fluid, all other gases being excluded. The advantage of heat pipes is their great efficiency in transferring heat. They are actually more "conductive" than a copper bar of equivalent cross-section
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Originally Posted by FrostyTech 
It's impossible to tell what type of wick a heatpipe uses in your favourite heatsink just by looking at it from the outside. The heatpipe would need to be cut open to find out the answer to that question, and doing so obviously destroy the thermal solution in the process. Instead we offer a rare look at behind the scenes technology which greatly influences thermal performance of modern CPU heatsinks - the heatpipe wick structure.

As you probably know, heatpipes are hollow metal tubes that efficiently conduct heat from one location to another. They operate by means of a small amount of working fluid contained in a sealed tube, held under a slight vacuum. The vacuum lowers the boiling point of the working fluid, so relatively small increases in temperature vaporize the liquid which is then naturally drawn towards the colder end of the heatpipe where it condenses back to liquid. An internal wick structure then acts to return the condensed working fluid back to the hot end of the heat pipe, by a force called capillary action. When you put the edge of a paper towel in a small puddle of water, this is the force that soaks up the liquid into the paper. The crux of the situation is that some wick structures are more efficient than others, and some have limitations with respect to orientation and gravity.



Vapor Chamber or Flat Heatpipes

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Thin planar heat pipes (heat spreaders) have the same primary components as tubular heat pipes. These components are a hermetically sealed hollow vessel, a working fluid, and a closed-loop capillary recirculation system.
Compared to a one-dimensional tubular heat pipe, the width of a two-dimensional heat pipe allows an adequate cross section for heat flow even with a very thin device. These thin planar heat pipes are finding their way into “height sensitive” applications, such as notebook computers, and surface mount circuit board cores.

In PC Cooling we can classify heatsink in : "Tower","Dual Tower", C-Type, Low Profile. In this Guide I will sort them by Price/Performance and C-type/Low Profile

Fan Cooler

Fan Cooler is any divice able to push/pull air using an Engine with propeller blades

Physical characteristics
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Most fans used in computers are of the axial-flow type; centrifugal and crossflow fans are sometimes used.
Two important functional specifications are the airflow that can be moved, typically stated in cubic feet per minute (CFM), and static pressure.
The dimensions and mounting holes must suit the equipment that uses the fan. Square-framed fans are usually used, but round frames are also used, often so that a larger fan than the mounting holes would otherwise allow can be used (e.g., a 120 mm fan with holes for the corners of a 90 mm square fan). The width of square fans and the diameter of round ones are usually stated in millimeters; common sizes include 40, 60, 80, 92, 120 and 140 mm. Heights are typically 10 or 25 mm, but this is usually not an important dimension as it does not affect mounting holes or apertures in the case.

The speed of rotation (specified in revolutions per minute, RPM) together with the static pressure determine the airflow for a given fan. Where noise is an issue larger, slower-turning fans are quieter than smaller, faster, fans that can move the same airflow. Fan noise has been found to be roughly proportional to the fifth power of fan speed; halving speed reduces noise by about 15dB.
Axial fans may rotate at speeds of up to around 6,000 rpm; fans may be controlled by sensors and circuits that reduce fan speed when temperature is not high, leading to quieter operation, longer life, and lower power consumption than fixed-speed fans. Fan lifetimes are usually quoted under the assumption of running at maximum speed.

A fan with high static pressure is more effective at forcing air through restricted spaces, such as the gaps between a radiator or heatsink; static pressure is more important than airflow in CFM when choosing a fan for use with a heatsink. The relative importance of static pressure depends on the degree to which the airflow is restricted by geometry; static pressure becomes more important as the spacing between heatsink fins decreases. Static pressure is usually stated in either mm Hg or mm H2O.

The type of bearing used in a fan can affect its performance and noise. Most computer fans use one of the following bearing types:
Sleeve bearings use two surfaces lubricated with oil or grease as a friction contact. They often use porous sintered sleeves to be self-lubricating, requiring only infrequent maintenance or replacement
Sleeve bearings are less durable at higher temperatures as the contact surfaces wear and the lubricant dries up, eventually leading to failure; however, lifetime is similar at relatively low ambient temperatures.

Sleeve bearings may be more likely to fail at higher temperatures, and may perform poorly when mounted in any orientation other than vertical. The lifespan of a sleeve-bearing fan may be around 40,000 hours at 50 °C. Fans that use sleeve bearings are generally cheaper than fans that use ball bearings, and are quieter at lower speeds early in their life, but can become noisy as they age.

Rifle bearings are similar to sleeve bearings, but are quieter and have almost as much lifespan as ball bearings. The bearing has a spiral groove in it that pumps fluid from a reservoir. This allows them to be safely mounted with the shaft vertical (unlike sleeve bearings), since the fluid being pumped lubricates the top of the shaft. The pumping also ensures sufficient lubricant on the shaft, reducing noise, and increasing lifespan.

Ball bearings: Though generally more expensive, ball bearing fans do not suffer the same orientation limitations as sleeve bearing fans, are more durable at higher temperatures, and are quieter than sleeve-bearing fans at higher rotation speeds. The lifespan of a ball bearing fan may be over 60,000 hours at 50 °C.

Fluid bearings have the advantages of near-silent operation and high life expectancy (comparable to ball bearings), but tend to be the most expensive.
Magnetic bearings or maglev bearings, in which the fan is repelled from the bearing by magnetism.

TIM
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A desktop CPU gives off a ridiculous amount of heat - up to 130W - in a small and very concentrated area, which is why we use a cooler to dissipate heat inside the case. The problem is that the cooler removes that heat via conduction.

Easy, you might think; stick the smooth surface of the CPU against the smooth base of the heatsink, and you're away. However, even though both surfaces appear smooth, a microscope would reveal a hideous terrain of pits, grooves and undulations.

Where these abrasions occur, the two surfaces aren't making full contact with one another and therefore leave a pocket of air between them. As air is a poor conductor of heat, the effective contact area is reduced and these pockets of air are enough to prevent your cooler from working efficiently. TIM fills these tiny gaps to improve heat transfer.
This heroic paste fills the air pockets between the two surfaces, forming a continuous layer to conduct heat away from the CPU to the heatsink. As you'd imagine, this is why it's called thermal interface material.

TIM properties
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Originally Posted by Bit-Tech 
Thermal conductivity is the most important property of any thermal interface material - it's how well the material is able to transfer heat. This is usually measured in watts per metre kelvin (W/mK), whereby a higher figure means more thermal conductivity. The higher the thermal conductivity, the more effective the TIM will be when it comes to impacting your CPU temperatures. A material with poor thermal conductivity will be less efficient at transferring heat from the source and because of that, you'll need to invest more into your CPU cooler in order to achieve the same performance as you would with a better thermal interface material.
Electrical conductivity is the material's ability to transfer electricity. As TIM operates in an area where vulnerable circuits may be nearby, high electrical conductivity isn't desirable. Most thermal interface materials are not electrically conductive these days as they are ceramic based, but some metal based compounds are still electrically conductive - they're not recommended for obvious reasons.

The spreading characteristics of a compound determine its ability, given heat and pressure, to spread out and fill all the tiny air gaps between processor and heatsink. The manufacturer also needs to work out how thinly the material spreads. Generally, the thinner the layer of TIM, the more effective the heat transfer will be.

A material's long-term stability and reliability is its ability to provide sufficient thermal conductivity over an extended period of time. Will the TIM creep, leaving vital areas uncovered? Will it become too runny and be pumped out of place by heat and pressure? Will it harden and crumble over time? These are things that can happen if you use a low-quality thermal interface material and can lead to overheating, but shouldn't be anything to worry about with higher quality compounds.

More About TIM Here

Summary
1.Budget Heatsinks
2.Mid Range Heatsinks
3.High End Heatsinks
4.Low Profile/C-type
5.TIM
6.FAQ
Edited by PontiacGTX - 4/29/13 at 8:32am
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Thread Starter 
Budget Heatsinks

Arctic Freezer 13 Pro


Max. Cooling Capacity 300
Heatpipe Ø 8 mm x 4
Heatsink Material Aluminum fins x 47, thickness: 0.5 mm
Fan (mm) 120 mm (300 - 1,350 RPM, PWM)
50 mm blower (700 - 2,700 RPM, PWM)
Bearing Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Noise Level 0.3 Sone
Current / Voltage 0.24A/ 12V
Product Dimensions (L x W x H) 134 (L) x 96 (W) x 159 (H) mm
Product Net Weight 0.902 kg
Limited Warranty6 years
Packaging Dimensions (L x W x H) 137 (L) x 99 (W) x 173 (H) mm
itemnumber UCACO-FZP13-BL
UPC 0872767003798
Gross Weight 1.15 kg

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Cooler Master Hyper 212+


CPU SocketIntel: LGA 1366 / 1155 / 1156 / 775
AMD: FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Dimension120 x 79.7 x 158.5 mm (L x W x H)
Weight1.38 lbs; 626g
Heat Sink MaterialAluminum fin
Fan Dimension120 x 120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed600 - 2000 R.P.M. (PWM)
Fan Airflow21.2 - 76.8 CFM
Air pressure (mmH2O)0.40 - 3.90 mmH2O
Bearing TypeLong life sleeve bearing
Fan Life Expectancy40,000 hours
Maximum TDP180W

-Performance Single Fan


-Performance Dual Fan NF P12


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Corsair Air A50


Height: 160mm Length: 120mm Width: 54mm
Cold Plate Material Direct-contact copper heatpipes Fan Specification120mm (x1)
Socket Support AMD AM2, AMD AM3, Intel LGA 1155, Intel LGA 1156, Intel LGA 1366, Intel LGA 775
Radiator Material Aluminium Tubing Three 8mm copper heatpipes
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DeepCool Gamer Storm


Intel LGA1366/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA775
AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Overall Dimension
134X98X158mm
Net Weight 1189g
Bearing Type Hydro Bearing
Operating Voltage 10.8~13.2VDC
Started Voltage 7VDC
Rated Current 0.13±10%A(MAX)
Fan Speed 500±200~1500±10%RPM
Max. Air Flow 66.3CFM
Noise 17.8~27.6dB(A)

Perfomance
Processor: Intel i7 920 (Stock 2.66GHz and Overclocked to 3.40GHz @ 1.27V)




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Enermax ETS-T40-TB


Compatible Socket
Intel® LGA 775/1155/1156/1366/2011, AMD® AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2
Overall Dimension139(L) x 93(W) x 160(H)mm
Heat Sink Dimension139(L) x 70(W) x 160(H)mm
Weight610g
MaterialCopper heat pipes, aluminum fins
Thermal Resistance0.09°C/W
Fan Dimension120 x 120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed800 ~ 1800 RPM
Air Flow37.57 ~ 86.70CFM
Static Pressure0.72 ~ 2.41mmH2O
Bearing TypeTwister Bearing
MTBF100,000 hours
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We repeated the testing procedures with our Intel Core i7 2600K CPU overclocked to 4.4GHz using a BIOS voltage of 1.240V which crept up to a maximum of 1.288V under load conditions. We must remind you that we have discovered our processor runs slightly hotter than usual, but seeing as all tests use the same CPU, the results aren’t biased.


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Gelid Tranquillo


Intel Socket 775, 1366, 1155 and 1156:
Socket 754/ 939/ 940/ AM2/ AM2+/ AM3/ FM1:
Air Flow (CFM):58 max
Bearing:Hydro Dynamic Bearing
Current (A):0.18
Fan Dimensions (mm)120 (l) x 120 (w) x 25 (h)
Fan Speed (RPM):750 - 1500
Heat Sink Dimensions (mm):74 (l) x 125 (w) x 153 (h)
Life time MTTF at 40C (h):50 000
Noise Level (dBA):12 - 25.5
Static Pressure (mmAq):1.6
Weight (g):645
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NZXT Respire T40


Intel Socket: 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, 775 CPUs
AMD Socket: FM1, AM3, AM3+, AM2+, AM2 CPUs
MATERIALSAluminum Fins / Copper Heat Pipes
DIMENSIONS134(W) x 160(H) x 85(D) mm
HEAT PIPES DIAMETER4 x 8mm
FIN THICKNESS 0.4mm
FIN GAP 2.0mm
WEIGHT 550g (Heatsink) 750g (Heatsink with Fan)
FAN SPEED1800+10% R.P.M. (High)
1300+10% R.P.M. (Low, With Speed Adapter)
AIR STATIC PRESSURE2.26 mm-H2O / 1.17 mm-H2O
FAN AIR FLOW68.8 CFM / 49.3 CFM
FAN BEARINGSleeve Bearing
FAN LIFE20,000 Hours
FAN CURRENT0.2 A

Performance
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K, 3.4GHz Stock and 4.6GHz OC




Silverstone Argon AR01


Intel Socket LGA775/115X/1366/2011
AMD Socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2
Material Copper heat pipes with aluminum fins
Heat Pipe Type Ø8mm heat-pipe x 3
Cooling System 120mm x 120mm x 25mm fan
Noise 16.4-33.5 dBA
Bearing Sleeve Bearing
Net Weight 420g (without fan)
Air Flow (CFM) 37.2~81.4CFM
Dimension 120mm (W) x 50mm (D) x 159mm (H) (without Fan)


Performance



Thermalright True Spirit 120


Socket LGA 2011/1366/115x/775
Socket FM1/AM3/AM2
Dimension: L132 mm x W57 mm x H145 mm
Weight: 470g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe x 4 units
Fin: T = 0.4 mm ; Gap = 1.8 mm
Fin Pcs: 46 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin: 30 + 8 = 38 mm

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Thermalright Marcho 120


Dimension: L120 mm x W102 mm x H150 mm
Weight: 600g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe*5 units
Fin: T = 0.4 mm ; Gap = 3.1 mm
Fin Pcs: 30 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin: 36 + 8 = 44 mm
TR-12025-BW FAN Spec
Dimension: L120 mm x H120 mm x W25 mm
Weight: 145g
Rated Speed: 600~1300RPM
Noise Level: 24.5 dBA
Air Flow: 56.2 CFM
Connector: 4 Pin (PWM Fan connector)

Performance
i5 2500k 4.3 ghz


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Titan Fenrir


Outline Dimension 124 x 107 x 156 mm
For AMD K8/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2
For Intel LGA 775/1155/1156/1366/2011
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Zalman CNPS10X Performa


Dimensions132(L) x 100(W) x 152(H)mm
Weight748g
MaterialsFins: Aluminum / Base: Copper
Dissipation Area7,900㎠
Heatpipes5 U-shaped heatpipes
Fan PWM 120mm Fan
Fan RPM900 ~ 1,350 ± 10% (RC24P Connected), 900 ~ 2,000 ± 10% (RC24P Not Connected)
Noise17 ~ 24dBA ± 10% (RC24P Connected), 17 ~ 36dBA ± 10% (RC24P Not Connected)
Fan BearingLong life bearing
Connector4-Pin
Fan ControllerVR Fan Control (RC24P)
PWM Duty Cycle30 ~ 100 ± 5%
Rated Voltage12V

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Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/27/13 at 10:20am
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Thread Starter 
Mid Range


Akasa Venom Voodoo


Socket type Intel LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366 & LGA2011
AMD Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3 & FM1
Cooler dimensions 131 (W) x 129.5 (D) x 163.5 (H) mm
Heatsink material High grade aluminium fins, copper heatpipes
Heatpipe 6mm x 6
Weight 1065g
Fan dimension 120 x 120 x 25mm
Fan speed 600-1900 RPM (PWM controlled)
Max airflow 83.63 CFM
Max air pressure 2.98 mm H2O
Noise level 6.9 - 28.9 dB(A)
Bearing type HDB (Hydro Dynamic)
Fan life expectancy 50,000 hours

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Arctic Freezer i30


Max. Cooling Capacity 320 Watts
Heatpipe Direct-Touch Ø 8 mm x 4 (double-sided)
Heatsink Material Aluminum fins x 48, thickness: 0.5 mm
Fan (mm) ARCTIC F12 PWM:
120 mm, 400 – 1,350 RPM (PWM controlled)
Airflow 74 CFM / 125.7 m³/h
Bearing Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Noise Level 0.3 Sone (@1,350 RPM)
Product Dimensions (L x W x H) 100 (L) x 139 (W) x 161 (H) mm
Net Weight 0.9 kg
Packaging Dimensions (L x W x H) 123 (L) x 161 (W) x 187 (H) mm
Gross Weight 1.4 kg

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Cooler Master Hyper 612S


CPU SocketIntel© Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775
AMD Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2
Dimension140x128x163 mm (5.5x5x6.4 inch)
Heat Sink Dimensions136 x 100 x 163 mm (5.4x3.9x6.4 inch)
Heat Sink MaterialCopper Base/Aluminum fins/6 Heatpipes
Heat Sink Weight806g (1.78 lb)
Fan Dimension120x120x25 mm (4.7x4.7x1 inch)
Fan Speed1300 RPM ±10%
(900RPM with silent mode adapter)
Fan Airflow52.6 CFM (36.4 CFM @900RPM)
Fan Air Pressure1.14mm H2O (0.55mm H2O @900RPM)
Fan Life Expectancy40,000 hours
Fan Bearing TypeLong Life Sleeve

Performance


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Cooler Master TPC 812


CPU SocketIntel Socket:LGA 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775 *
AMD Socket:FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Dimension138 x 103 x 163mm (5.4 x 4.1 x 6.4 in)
Heat Sink Dimensions134 x 74 x 158 mm (5.3 x 2.9 x 6.2 in)
Heat Sink MaterialCopper Base / 2 Vapor Chambers
6 Heatpipes / Aluminum Fins
Heat Sink Weight826g (1.83 lb)
Heat Pipes Dimensionsø6mm
Fan Speed600 – 2,400 RPM (PWM) ± 10%(1,600 RPM with Silent Mode Adapter)
Fan Airflow19.17 - 86.15 CFM ± 10%(59.54 CFM @ 1600RPM)
Fan Air Pressure0.31 – 4.16 mm H2O ± 10% (1.99mm H2O @ 1600RPM)
Fan Life Expectancy40,000 hrs
Fan Noise Level (dB-A)19 - 40 dBA dBA Reference
Bearing TypeLong Life Sleeve Bearing
Fan Rated Current0.2A
Maximum TDP300W

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Corsair Air A70



Cold Plate MaterialDirect-contact copper heatpipes
Fan Specification120mm (x2) Socket
Support AMD AM2, AMD AM3, Intel LGA 1155, Intel LGA 1156, Intel LGA 1366, Intel LGA 775
Radiator Material Aluminium
Tubing Four 8mm copper heatpipes
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Performance


DeepCool Neptwin



Dimensions 126X136X159mm (With Fan)
Dimensiones ventilador
Weight 1109g
Hydro Bearing
(RPM)1300±10%RPM / 900±150~1500±10%RPM
Max. Airflow 53.65CFM / 60.29CFM
Noise 26.6dB(A) / 21.4~32.1dB(A)

Performance
Processors: Core i7 2600K @ stock & 4.4 GHz 100 x 44 1.35v



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DeepCool lucifer


Overall Dimension (Without Fan)140X110X163mm
Overall Dimension (With Fan)140X136X168mm
Net Weight1079g (With Fan)
Heatpipe6X6mm Heatpipe
Fin MaterialAluminum
Base MaterialFull-copper base
Fan DimensionΦ140X26mm
Fan Weight143g
Fan Speed700±200~1400±10%RPM
Rated Current0.17±10%A(MAX)
Power Input2.04W
Max. Air Flow81.33CFM
Noise17.8~31.1dB(A)
Rated Voltage 12VDC
Operating Voltage 10.8~13.2VDC
Starting Voltage 7VDC
Bearing Type Hydro Bearing

Performance
4.6GHz @ 1.42V




EverCool Silent Shark


Overall Dimension :140 x 166 x 165 mm
DC Fan Size :120 x 120 x 25 mm x 2 (SSF-12 & Silent Fan)
Heat Sink Material :6 Heatpipes + Al Fin + Cu Base
Bearing Type :Ever Lubricate Bearing
Fan Speed :Min:800±25% Max:2200±10% RPM
(SSF-12)1400±15% RPM (Silent Fan)
Noise Level :Min:<16dBA Max:<38dBA (SSF-12)
<26 dBA (Silent Fan)
Rated Voltage :12 V.DC
Weight :1180 g


Performance


NZXT Havik 140


Intel Socket: 2011,1366, 1155, 1156, 775 CPUs
AMD Socket: AM3, AM2+, AM2 CPUs
MATERIALSAluminum / Copper Nickel-Plated
DIMENSIONS140(W) x 166(H) x 120(D) mm
135(W) x 160(H) x 60(D) mm (heatsink)
WEIGHT1035g (including dual 140mm fans) 760g (heatsink)
FAN BEARING Long Life (Oil-Leaking Prevention) + Shaft with copper sleeve
FAN SPEED1200 +/- 10% RPM
NOISE LEVEL25 dBA
AIR FLOW90.3 CFM


Performance
CPU - Intel Core i7 920 - 4.0GHz


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Noctua NH U12S


Intel LGA2011 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 (backplate required)
Height (without fan)158 mm Width (without fan)125 mm Depth (without fan)45 mm
Height (with fan)158 mm Width (with fan)125 mm Depth (with fan)71 mm
Weight (without fan)580 g Weight (with fan)755 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan specifications
ModelNoctua NF-F12 PWM
BearingSSO2
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)1500 RPM
Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)1200 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM)300 RPM
Max. Airflow93,4 m³/h
Max. Airflow with L.N.A.74,3 m³/h
Max. Acoustical Noise22,4 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.18,6 dB

Performance
Intel Core i7-3960X ES @4.1 GHz OC


Phanteks PH-TC12DX


Socket LGA 2011/115X/1366/775
FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (stock back-plate required)
MaterialCopper (Base and Heat-pipes), Nickel Plated Aluminum (Fins and Top Cover)
Bearing TypeUFB (Updraft Floating Balance) Bearing
Speed (RPM)600 – 1800 RPM ± 10%
Max Airflow23 – 68.5 CFM
Max Air Pressure0.39 – 2.07mm H2O
Acoustical Noise21.9 – 27.6 dB(A)
Heatsink Dimensions (LxWxH)
126 x 57 x 157mm (without fans)
126 x 107 x 157mm (with dual fans)

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Raijintek Ereboss



Weight 808 g [Heat Sink Only]
Thermal Resistance 0.11 °C/W
Heat Sink
Base Material Nickel Copper Base
Fin Material Aluminum Alloy; Solder-less fins assembly
Heat-pipe
SPEC Φ6mm
Q'ty 6 pcs
Fan
Dimension [WxHxD] 140x150x13 mm
Voltage Rating 12V
Starting Voltage 7 V
Speed 650~1400 R.P.M. [PWM controlled]
Bearing Type Sleeve Bearing
Air Flow 44.43~56.55 CFM
Air Pressure 0.76~1.24 mmH2O
Life Expectance 40,000 hrs
Noise Level 28 dBA
Connector 4 pin with PWM
APPLICATION
Intel® All Socket LGA 775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011 CPU (Core™ i3 / i5 / i7 CPU)
AMD® All FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 CPU

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Sapphire Vapor-X



Dimension 135 x 110.4 x 163.5mm (5.3 x 4.3 x 6.4 in)
Heat Sink Material Vapor Chamber / 4x 7mm Heatpipes / Aluminum Fins
Weight 924.85g(net weight); 1524.8g(gross weight)
Heat Pipes Dimensions ø7mm, 362mmx4
Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 25mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 1 in)
Number of Fans2 per unit
Fan Speed 495- 2200 RPM (PWM)
Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 40 dBA Maximum
Maximum Air Flow2 x 77 CFM
Maximum Air Pressure 2.6 mm H2O ± 10%
Bearing Type Sleeve Bearing

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Scythe Mugen 3 Rev B


LGA 775 1155 1156 1366
AM2 AM2+AM3
Overall Dimensions:130 x 108 x 158 mm
Weight Included Fan:826 g
Model No.:SY1225SL12LM-P
Fan Dimensions:120 x120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed:300 (±30%) - 1600upm (±10%) - regulated by PWM
Air Flow:0 ~74.25CFM
Noise Level:0 ~26.50.5dBA

Performance


Silverstone Argon AR-03


Material Copper heat pipes with aluminum fins
Intel Socket LGA775/115X/1366/2011
AMD Socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2
Heat Pipe Type Ø6mm heat-pipe x 6
Cooling System 120mm x 120mm x 25mm fan
Noise 16.4-33.5 dBA
Bearing Sleeve Bearing
Net Weight 560g (without fan)
Air Flow (CFM) 37.2~81.4CFM
Speed (R.P.M.) 1000~2200RPM
Life Expectance (hrs) 40,000 hours
Dimension
140mm (W) x 50mm (D) x 159mm (H) (without Fan)

Performance
Intel Core i7-3960X ES @4.1 GHz


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Thermaltake NIC C5



Compatibility Intel LGA
2011/1366/1155/1156/1150/1150/775
AMD
FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Heatsink Dimension 160H * 140W * 50L mm
Heatsink Material Aluminum Fins
cu base
Copper Heatpipes
Heatpipe Φ6mm x 5 pcs
Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 25 mm(L xW x H)
Fan quantity 2 pcs
Fan Speed 1000-2000RPM
Rated Voltage 12V
Start Voltage 9V
Rated Current 0.32A
Power Input 3.84W
Air Flow 99.1 CFM
Air Pressure 2.99 MM-H2O
Noise 20 ~39.9 dBA
Life time/Fan Life time 40000 hr
Fan control VR
pin connect 3 pin
Cooling Power 230W
Weight 811 g

Performance

Thermaltake NiC F4


Compatibility Intel LGA
2011/1366/1155/1156/1150/1150/775
AMD
FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Heatsink Dimension 155H*140W*50L mm
Heatsink Material Aluminum Fins
Copper Heatpipes
Heatpipe Φ6mm x 4 pcs
Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 25 mm(L xW x H)
Fan Speed 800-1600RPM
Air Flow 79.283CFM
Air Pressure 1.911 MM-H2O
Noise 18.0~ 30.2 dBA
Fan control PWM
Cooling Power 180W
Weight 688 g


Performance
i7 3820



Thermalright Macho HR 02


Socket LGA 1366/115x/775
Socket FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension: L140mm x W102mm x H162mm
Weight: 710g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe*6 units
Fin: T = 0.4 mm ; Gap = 3.1 mm
Fin Pcs: 31 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin: 45 + 8 = 53 mm

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Thermalright Macho 120


Dimension: L120 mm x W102 mm x H150 mm
Weight: 600g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe*5 units
Fin: T = 0.4 mm ; Gap = 3.1 mm
Fin Pcs: 30 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin: 36 + 8 = 44 mm

Performance
i5 2310 stock



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Thermalright True Spirit 140


Socket LGA 1366/115x/775
Socket FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension: L155 mm x W53.4 mm x H170 mm
Weight: 605g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe x 6 units
Fin: T = 0.4 mm ; Gap = 2.0 mm
Fin Pcs: 44 + 6 = 50 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin: 39 + 8 = 47 mm


Performance


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Xigmatek Aegir


Product NameAegir SD128264
Product NumberCAC-SXHH6-U02
Dimension130(W) x 66.4(D) x 159(H) mm
Heat SinkBase MaterialH.D.T. (Heat-pipes Direct Touch)
Fin MaterialAluminum Alloy
Heat-pipeSPECΦ8mm & Φ6mm
Q´ty2pcs. & 4pcs.
FanDimension120(W) x 120(H) x 25(D) mm
Voltage Rating12V
Start Voltage≥7V
Speed1000~2200 R.P.M.
Bearing TypeLong Life Bearing
Air Flow89.45 CFM (Max.)
Air Pressure4.1 mmH2O (Max.)
Life Expectance50,000 hrs
Noise Level20dBA (Max.)
Available color4 white LED
Connector4 Pin with PWM
Weight670g (Heat Sink Only)


Performance



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Xigmatek Venus SD1266


LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011 CPU
FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 CPU
Dimension135(W) x 60(D) x 159(H) mm
Heat SinkBase MaterialCopper (Soldering)
Fin MaterialAluminum Alloy
Heat-pipeSPECΦ6mm Q´ty6pcs.
FanDimension120(W) x 120(H) x 25(D) mm
Speed1000~1800 R.P.M.
Bearing TypeCopper Axis with Long Life Sleeve
Air Flow90.3 CFM (Max.)
Air Pressure2.3 mmH2O (Max.)
Noise Level26dBA (Max.)
Weight780g (w/o fan)
Thermal Resistance0.14 °C/W


Performance


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High end


Akasa Venom Medusa



Intel LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366 & LGA2011
AMD Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+ & FM1
Heatsink material 8 heatpipes, copper base, aluminium fins
Cooler weight 1300g
Heatsink dimensions 163 x 144 x 129.5mm (H x W x D)
[12cm Fan]
Fan dimensions 120 x 120 x 25mm
Max airflow 83.63 CFM
Max airflow with reduction cable 61.62 CFM
Max air pressure 2.98 mmH2O
Max air pressure with reduction cable 1.62 mmH2O
Noise level 6.9-28.9 dB(A)
Noise level with reduction cable 6.9-22.3 dB(A)
[14cm Fan]
Fan dimensions 145 x 145 x 25mm
Max airflow 109.55 CFM
Max airflow with reduction cable 68.47 CFM
Max air pressure 2.91 mmH2O
Max air pressure with reduction cable 1.14 mmH2O
Noise level 7-21.7 dB(A)
Noise level with reduction cable 7-11.5 dB(A)
Bearing type HDB (Hydro Dynamic)

Performance

Temperature
The temperatures are delta temperature. This means that I have pulled room temperature at 22 degrees off. So if we assume that the CPU will have a temperature of 65 degrees, the calculation is as follows:
65-22 = 43 degrees delta. OCCT CPU Linpack is used to stress the CPU for 45min until the temperature read in HWMonitor.

Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2


Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm)147 x 138 x 166
Total weight (kg)1.25
TDP (W)220
Socket compatibilityIntel: LGA 775 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011 AMD: 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2(+) / AM3 (+) / FM1 / FM2
Fan model, number1 x SilentWings PWM 120mm, 1 x SilentWings PWM 135mm
Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 900/1250/100% (rpm)13.50 / 19.80 / 26.40
Where to buy

Performance
i5 3570k@4.6ghz


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Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 3



Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm)150 x 137 x 163
Total weight (kg)1.197
TDP (W)250
Socket compatibilityIntel: LGA 775 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011
AMD: 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2(+) / AM3 (+) / FM1 / FM2
Fan model, number1 x SilentWings PWM 120mm, 1 x SilentWings PWM 135mm
Dimensions (L x W x D), (mm)123 x 133 x 163
Number of fins90
Fin materialAluminium
Base materialCopper
CPU contact surfaceCNC machined
Heatpipe number, Diameter (mm)7, 6
Surface treatmentAluminium / Dark nickel-plated

Performance
i7 4770k at 4.4ghz



Cooler Master V8 GTS



CPU SocketIntel® LGA 2011/1366/1156/1155/1150/775
AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3 /AM2
Dimensions154 x 149.8 x 166.5mm (6.1 x 5.9 x 6.6 in)
Heat Sink Dimensions154 x 140 x 153.5mm (6.1 x 5.5 x 6.0 in)
Heat Sink MaterialVapor Chamber / 8 Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins
Heat Sink Weight854g (1.9lb)
Heat Pipe DimensionsØ6mm
Fan Speed600 – 1,600 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
Fan Air Flow28 – 82 CFM ± 10%
Fan Air Pressure0. 3 – 1.45 mmH2O ± 10%
Noise Level36 dBA
Bearing TypePOM bearing – Cooler Master 4th Gen. Bearing (*POM = Polyoxymethylene)
Rated Voltage12 VDC
Rated Current0.31A
Power Consumption3.72W
Fan Weight110g (0.24 lb) x 2

Performance
i7 2600k 4.5 ghz





DeepCool Gamer Storm Assassin


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Coolink Corator DS


Socket compatibility Intel LGA1366, LGA115x, LGA775
Intel LGA2011 and Asus X-Socket™ (see FAQ)
AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 (Backplate necessary)
Mainboard compatibilityCompatibility
Height (with fan) 155 mm Width (with fan) 140 mm Depth (with fan) 121 mm
Weight (with fan) 1040 g
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins)
Fan size 120x120x25 mm
Fan Coolink SWiF2-120P
Bearing high-performance hydro-dynamic bearing
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 800 - 1700 RPM
Airflow 60.4 - 127.6 mł/h
Acoustical Noise 8.5 - 27.1 dB/A

Performance
Intel Core i7-3960X ES @ 4.1 GHz OC


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Cryorig R1


HEATSINK SPECIFICATION
Dimension ( with fan )L130 mm x W140 mm x H168.3 mm
Weight ( with fan )1181 g
Weight ( without fan )936 g
Heat pipes6mm heatpipe x 7 units
Front FinT = 0.4 mm ; Gap = 2.4 mm
Front Fin Pcs42 pcs
Rear Fin T = 0.4 mm ; Gap = 1.8 mm
Rear Fin Pcs53 pcs
Copper BaseC1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin41.5 mm
XF140 SPECIFICATION
DimensionL140 mm x W140 mm x H25.4 mm
Weight156 g
Rated Speed700 ~ 1300 RPM ±10 %
Noise Level19 ~ 23 dBA
Air Flow76 CFM
XT140 SPECIFICATION
DimensionL140 mm x W140 mm x H13 mm
Weight89 g
Rated Speed700 ~ 1300 RPM ±10 %
Noise Level20 ~ 24 dBA
Air Flow65 CFM

Performance



Noctua NH D14



Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150, LGA775, LGA2011 on request, Asus X-socket™ & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 (backplate required)
Height (without fan)160 mm Width (without fan)140 mm Depth (without fan)130 mm
Height (with fan)160 mm Width (with fan)140 mm Depth (with fan)158 mm
Weight (without fan)900 g Weight (with fan)1070/1240* g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility140x140x25 & 120x120x25mm
1x NF-P14 premium fan
1x NF-P12 premium fan
Fan specifications
ModelNoctua NF-P14 & Noctua NF-P12
BearingSSO-Bearing
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)1200 / 1300 RPM
Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%)900 / 900 RPM
Airflow110,3 / 92,3 m³/h
Airflow with U.L.N.A.83,7 / 63,4 m³/h
Acoustical Noise19,6 / 19,8 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.13,2 / 12,6 dB(A)
MTBF> 150.000 h

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Noctua NH D15

Socket compatibility Intel LGA2011 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)
Height (without fan) 165 mm
Width (without fan) 150 mm
Depth (without fan) 135 mm
Height (with fan) 165 mm
Width (with fan) 150 mm
Depth (with fan) 161 mm
Weight (without fan) 1000 g
Weight (with fan) 1320 g
Model 2x Noctua NF-A15 PWM
Bearing SSO2
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 1500 RPM
Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%) 1200 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%) 300 RPM
Max. Airflow 140,2 m³/h
Max. Airflow with L.N.A. 115,5 m³/h
Max. Acoustical Noise 24,6 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A. 19,2 dB(A)

Performance



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Noctua NH U14S


Intel LGA2011 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 (backplate required)
Height (without fan)165 mm Width (without fan)150 mm Depth (without fan)52 mm
Height (with fan)165 mm Width (with fan)150 mm Depth (with fan)78 mm
Weight (without fan)770 g Weight (with fan)935 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility140x150x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 140x140x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 120x120x25
ModelNoctua NF-A15 PWM
BearingSSO2
Max. Airflow140,2 m³/h
Max. Airflow with L.N.A.115,5 m³/h
Max. Acoustical Noise24,6 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.19,2 dB(A)


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Phanteks PH-TC14PE


Socket LGA 2011/115X/1366/775
FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (stock back-plate required)
Material
Copper (Base and Heat-pipes), Nickel Plated
Aluminium (Cooling Fins/ Top Cover)
Fan Model
PH-F140 Premium Fan with PWM Adapter.
(Third fan clips and accessories included)
Bearing TypeUFB (Updraft Floating Balance) Bearing
RPM 1300 ± 10%
Max Air Flow 88.6 CFM
Max Air Pressure 1.37mm H2O
Acoustical Noise 19.6 dB (A)
RPM with PWM Adapter 700 – 1200 RPM ± 10%
Max Air Flow with PWM 45.1CFM – 78.1 CFM
Max Air Pressure with PWM 0.45 – 1.21mm H2O
Acoustical Noise with PWM 13.4 – 19 dB (A)
Heatsink Dimensions without Fan 134 x 140 x 160mm (LxWxH)
Heatsink Dimensions with Dual Fans 159 x 140 x 171mm (LxWxH)
Heatsink Weight without Fan 970g
Heatsink Weight with Fans 1110 / 1250g (Single/Dual)

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Prolimatech Genesis


Heatsink Dimension(L)146mm X (W)216.5mm X (H)160mm
Heatsink Weight800 g(without fan)
Suggest Fan120mm X 120mm X 25mm,140mm X 140mm X 25mm
HeatpipeØ 6mm X 6pcs
Suggest Fan Speed800~1600 rpm
CPU PlatformIntel Socket LGA 775/1366/1156/1155/2011 , AMD Socket AM2/2+/3/3+/FM1/FM2

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Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C


CPU PlatformIntel Socket LGA 775/1366/1156/1155/2011
Heatsink Dimension(L)130mm X (W)74mmX (H)158.7mm
Heatsink Weight790 g
HeatpipeØ 6mm X 6pcs
Suggest Fan120mm X 120mm X 25mm
Suggest Fan Speed800~1200rpm
Suggest Noise Level (dBA)Below 26dBA
Air Flow57 CFM
Direction of heatsinkFaces the rear exhaust system fan

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Scythe Mugen 4



Intel®:
Socket LGA775 Socket LGA1150 Socket LGA1155 Socket LGA1156 Socket LGA1366 Socket LGA2011 (Square ILM)
AMD®:
Socket AM2 Socket AM2+ Socket AM3 Socket AM3+ Socket FM1 Socket FM2 Socket FM2+
Overall Dimensions:
130 x 88 x 156,45 mm / 5.11 x 3.46 x 6.14 (excl. fan)
Weight:
625 g / 22.04 (Heatsink only)
Baseplate Material:
Nickel-plated copper (additional information)
Fan Specifications
Model Name:
GlideStream 120 PWM
Fan Size:
120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 0.98 in
Noise Level:
5,3 ~ 28 dBA
Air Flow:
20,7 ~ 79 CFM / 35,16 ~ 134,2 m³/h
Fan Speed:
400 (±200 rpm) ~ 1.400 rpm (±10%) (PWM-controlled)
Static Pressure:
1,18 ~ 15,3 Pa / 0,12 ~ 1,56 mmH2O

Performance


Raijintek Nemesis



Dimension [WxDxH] 140x130x166.5 mm
Weight 1050 g [Heat Sink Only]
Thermal Resistance 0.10 °C/W
Base Material Patented Nickel Copper Base
Fin Material Aluminum Alloy; Soldering
Heat-pipe
SPEC Φ8mm Q'ty 5 pcs
Fan
Dimension [WxHxD] 140x150x25 mm
Voltage Rating 12V(0.13 Amp)
Starting Voltage 10V
Speed 600~1000 R.P.M. [PWM controlled]
1000 R.P.M. [w/o PWM]
Bearing Type Sleeve Bearing
Air Flow 70.2 CFM [Max.], 1 Fan
Air Pressure 0.9 mmH2O [Max.], 1 Fan
Life Expectance 50,000 hrs
Noise Level 23 dBA
Q´ty 2 pcs
APPLICATION
Intel® All Socket LGA 775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011 CPU (Core™ i3 / i5 / i7 CPU)
AMD® All FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 CPU

Performance





Scythe Mine 2


Intel®:Socket T / LGA775 Socket LGA1155 Socket LGA1156 Socket LGA1366
AMD®: Socket AM2 Socket AM2+ Socket AM3 Socket AM3+ Socket FM1
Dimensions: 130x 143 x 160 mm / 5.12 x 5.63 x 6.30 in
Weight Included Fan: 1,150 g / 40.57 oz.
Material of Base Plate: Nickel-plated copper


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Silverstone Heligon HE01


Nickel-coated copper base, heat pipes with aluminum fins
LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011
AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2
Heat Pipe Type Ø6mm-6pcs heat-pipe
Cooling System 140 x 140 x 38mm fan
Noise 18~41 dBA
Bearing Dual Ball Bearing
Net Weight 926g(w/o Fan)
Air Flow (CFM) 42.8~171CFM
Life Expectance (hrs) 80,000 hrs
Dimension 140 (W) x 119(D) x 160(H) mm (w/o Fan)

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Thermalright Archon SB-E


Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension: L155 mm x W53.6 mm x H170.2 mm
Weight: 750g
Heat pipes: Eight 6mm Copper Heatpipes
Fin: T = 0.5 mm ; Gap = 1.9 mm
Fin Pcs: 28 + 6 + 5 = 39 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure Copper Mirror Finished base with Nickel Plating
Motherboard to Fin: 27 + 8 = 35 mm

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Thermalright SilverArrow SB-E Extreme


Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension: L154 mm x W103 mm x H165 mm
Weight: 750g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe x 8 units
Fin: T = 0.3 mm ; Gap = 2.1 mm
Fin Pcs: 10 + 12 + 80 = 102 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin:30 + 8 = 38 mm, 38 + 8 = 46 mm, 45 + 8 = 53 mm
TY-143 FAN Spec
Dimension: L152 mm x H140 mm x W26.5 mm
Weight: 170g
Rated Speed: 600 - 2500RPM
Noise Level: 21~45dBA
Air Flow: 31.4 - 130.0 CFM
Connector: 4 Pin (PWM Fan connector)

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Thermalright SilverArrow IB-E Extreme



Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension: L154 mm x W103 mm x H163 mm
Weight: 750g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe x 8 units
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
TY-143 FAN Spec
Dimension: L152 mm x H140 mm x W26.5 mm
Weight: 170g
Rated Speed: 600~2500RPM (PWM controlled)
Noise Level: 21~45dBA
Air Flow: 31.4~130CFM
Connector: 4 Pin (PWM Fan connector)

Performance



Thermalright True Spirit 140 Power



Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension: L155 mm x W53.4 mm x H171.2 mm
Weight: 880g
Heat pipes: 8mm heatpipe x 6 units
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
TY-140 FAN Spec
Dimension: L152 mm x H140 mm x W26.5 mm
Weight: 160g
Rated Speed: 900 - 1300 RPM
Noise Level: 17 - 21dBA
Air Flow: 28.3 - 73.6 CFM
Connector: 4 Pin (PWM Fan connector)

Performance

Core i7 3960x

Thermalright HR-22


Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension: L150mm x W120mm x H159mm
Weight: 1120g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe*8 units
Fin: T = 0.5 mm ; Gap = 2.8 mm
Fin Pcs: 35 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin: 36 + 8 = 44 mm 46 + 8=54 mm

Performance
Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Nehalem core, LGA1366, 3.2GHz, 45nm, 130W TDP.



Titan Fenrir Siberia


1155/1156/2011/1366/775
AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2



Perfomance


Zalman CNPS12X

Socket FM2/Socket AM2+/AM2/Socket AM3+/AM3/Socket FM1/Socket 775/Socket 1156/Socket 1366/Socket 1155/Socket 2011
Dimensions151(L) x 132(W) x 154(H)mm
Weight1,000g
Materials Pure Copper, Aluminum
Dissipation Area9,635㎠
Heatpipes6
FanLow Noise 120mm Blue LED Fan
Fan BearingLong Life Bearing
Fan RPMQuiet Mode
(with RC5)850 ~ 1,100rpm ± 10%Performance Mode
(without RC5)950 ~ 1,200rpm ± 10%
NoiseQuiet Mode
(with RC5)22dBA ± 10%Performance Mode
(without RC5)24dBA ± 10%

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Zalman CNPS14X


Socket FM2/Socket AM2+/AM2/Socket AM3+/AM3/Socket FM1/Socket 775/Socket 1156/Socket 1366/Socket 1155/Socket 2011
Dimensions
140(L) x 126(W) x 159.3(H)mm
Weight875g
Materials Pure Copper, Aluminum
Dissipation Area10,466㎠
Fan BearingLong Life Bearing
Fan RPM950 ~ 1,350rpm ± 10%
Noise17 ~ 21dBA ± 10%

Performance

Core i7 3930k
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Low Profile/C-type

Cooler Master Gemini II M4



LGA 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775 *
FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2

Dimension 137 x 122 x 59mm (5.4 x 4.8 x 2.3 in)
Heat Sink Dimensions 120x 118 x 44 mm (4.7 x 4.6 x 1.7 in)
Heat Sink Material 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins
Heat Sink Weight 210g (0.46 lb)
Heat Pipes Dimensions ø6mm
Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 15 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 0.6 in)
Fan Speed 500 - 1,600 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
Fan Airflow 17.4 - 58.4 CFM ± 10%
Fan Air Pressure 0.18 - 1.76mm H2O ± 10%
Fan Life Expectancy 40,000 hrs
Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 8 - 30 dBA
Bearing Type Long Life Sleeve
Connector 4-Pin
Fan Rated Voltage 12 VDC
Fan Rated Current 0.2A
Power Consumption 2.4W
Fan Weight 79g (0.17 lb)

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Cooler Master GeminII S


CPU Socket
LGA 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775 *
FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Dimensions 124 x 120.8 x 87.7 mm
Weight 560 g
Heat Sink Dimensions 124 x 118.4 x 62 mm
Heat Sink Material Copper base / 5 heatpipes / Aluminum fin
Heat Pipes Dimensions ø6 mm
Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed 1000~2000 R.P.M.
Fan Airflow 69.69 CFM
Fan Air Pressure 2.94 mmH2O
Bearing Type Long life sleeve
Fan Life Expectancy 40,000 hours
Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 17~21 dBA

Performance



Cooler Master GenimII SF524



LGA 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775 *
FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Dimension 144 x 144 x 105 mm (5.7 x 5.7 x 4.1 inch)
Heat Sink Dimensions 144 x 144 x 78 mm (5.7x5.7x3.1 inch)
Heat Sink Material Copper Base / 5 Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins
Heat Sink Weight 490g (1.08 lb)
Heat Pipes Dimensions ø6mm
Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 25 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inch)
Fan Speed 1,300 RPM ± 10% (900RPM with silent mode adapter)
Fan Airflow 52.6 CFM ± 10% (36.4 @ 900RPM)
Fan Air Pressure 1.14 mmH2O ± 10%
(0.55 mmH2O @ 900RPM)
Fan Life Expectancy 40,000 hours
Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 22.5 dBA
Bearing Type Long Life Sleeve Bearing


Performance



Enermax ETD-T60-TB


Compatible SocketIntel® LGA 775/1155/1156/1366, AMD® AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+
Overall Dimension130(L) x 130(W) x 115(H)mm
Heat Sink Dimension130(L) x 130(W) x 85(H)mm
Weight550 (excluding fan and mounting brackets)
Heat Pipe6 x Ø6mm
MaterialNickel-plated copper heat pipes, aluminum fins
Thermal Resistance0.12°C/W
Thermal GreaseDow Corning® TC-5121
Fan ModelT.B.Silence PWM 120mm fan
Fan Dimension120 x 120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed800 ~ 1800 RPM
Air Flow37.57 ~ 86.70CFM
63.83 ~ 147.3m3/h
LEDN/A
Static Pressure0.72 ~ 2.41mmH2O

Performance
i7 2600k 4.2 ghz


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Noctua NH-C14




Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150, LGA775, LGA2011 on request, Asus X-socket™ & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 (backplate required)
Height (without fan)105 mm Width (without fan)140 mm Depth (without fan)166 mm
Height (with fan)130 mm Width (with fan)140 mm Depth (with fan)166 mm
Weight (without fan)700 g Weight (with fan)850/1000* g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility140x140x25mm / 120x120x25mm
2x NF-P14 premium fan

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Noctua NH L12


Intel LGA2011 (Square ILM), LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150, LGA775 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 (backplate required)
Height (without fan)66 mm Width (without fan)128 mm Depth (without fan)150 mm
Height (with fan)93 mm Width (with fan)128 mm Depth (with fan)150 mm
Weight (without fan)415 g Weight (with fan)680 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility120x120x25mm & 92x92x25mm
1x NF-F12 PWM premium fan
1x NF-B9 PWM premium fan

Performance
Intel Core i7-3960X ES @ 3.6 GHz



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Noctua NH C12P SE14



Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150, LGA775, LGA2011 on request, Asus X-socket™ & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 (backplate required)
Height (without fan)90 mm Width (without fan)126 mm Depth (without fan)152 mm
Height (with fan)114 mm Width (with fan)140 mm Depth (with fan)152 mm
Weight (without fan)550 g Weight (with fan)730 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility140x140x25mm / 120x120x25mm
Scope of Delivery
NF-P14 premium fan

Performance
AMD Phenom II 965BE


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Phanteks PH-TC14CS



Intel Socket: LGA 2011/115X/1366/775
AMD: FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (stock back-plate required)
Material
.Copper (Base and heat-pipes), Nickel Plated
.Aluminium (Cooling fins and Top Cover) with P.A.T.S and C.P.S.C.
Fan Model
PH-F140 Premium Fan with PWM Adapter
Fan Compatibility 140 x 140 x 25mm (2pcs), 120 x 120 x 25mm (2pcs)
Bearing Type UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) Bearing
Blade Geometry Nine Red Colored Blades with MVB(Maelström Vortex Booster) Design
Max Air Flow 88.6 CFM
Max Air Pressure 1.37mm H2O
Acoustical Noise 19.6 dB (A)
Speed with PWM Adapter 700 – 1200 RPM ± 10%
Max Air Flow with PWM Adapter 45.1 – 78.1 CFM
Max Air Pressure with PWM Adapter 0.45 – 1.21mm H2O
Acoustical Noise with PWM Adapter 13.4 – 19 dB (A)
Heatsink Dimensions without Fans 143.8 x 140 x 112mm (LxWxH)
Heatsink Dimensions with Single Fan 160 x 151 x 112mm (LxWxH)
Heatsink Dimensions with Dual Fan 160 x 151 x 140.5mm (LxWxH)
Heatsink Weight without Fans 600g
Heatsink Weight with Fans 750/900g (Single/Dual)

Performance


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Silverstone NT06-E



Copper base, heats pipes w/ aluminum fins
Color
Black fan shroud, zinc coated cooler
Application
LGA775, AMD Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM2+/AM3
6mm thick powder heat pipe x 5
1 x 120mm fan (optional)
CPU TDP
Fanless with 120mm fan in PSU < 1000rpm - 65W*
Fanless with 120mm fan in PSU > 1000rpm - 95W*
Fanless with 135mm/140mm fan in PSU - 130W*
1 x 120mm fan 800rpm - 65W
1 x 120mm fan 1000rpm -95W
1 x 120mm fan 1200rpm - 130W
Net Weight 430g
Dimension 123mm (W) x 82mm (H) x 149mm (D)


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Silverstone NT06-PRO



Material
Copper base, heat pipes with aluminum fins
Application
Intel Socket LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011
AMD Socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2
Heat Pipe Type Ø6mm-6pcs heat-pipe
Cooling System
120mm x 120mm x 20mm fan
Bearing Sleeve Bearing
CPU TDP
Fanless :65W
1 x 120x20mm Fan:95W
1 x 120x25mm Fan:130W
120x20 + 120x25 mm Fan:150W
Net Weight 700g (with fan)
Air Flow (CFM) 33.623~73.969CFM
Speed (R.P.M.) 1000~2200RPM with PWM
Life Expectance (hrs) 30,000 hours
Dimension 140mm (W) x 82mm (H) x 139mm (D)


Performance
i5 3570k


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Scythe Big Shuriken 2




Compatibility:
Intel®: Socket T / LGA775 Socket LGA1155 Socket LGA1156 Socket LGA1366
AMD®: Socket AM2 Socket AM2+ Socket AM3 Socket AM3+ Socket FM1
Combined Dimensions: 125 x 135 x 58 mm
Weight : 410 g
Accessory:Manual, Thermal Grease
Baseplate-Material: Nickel-plated copper (more information)
Fan specifications
Model Name: Slip Stream 120 Slim
Model Number: SY1212SL12H-P
Noise Level: 9.32 – 33.67 dBA
Air Flow: 12.13 - 45.47 CFM = 21 - 78 m³/h
Static Pressure: 0.11 – 1.35 mmH2O / 1.08 - 13.2 Pa

Performance
Phenom II x4 980



Thermalright AXP 100


Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension: L121 mm x W105 mm x H44 mm
Weight: 320g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe x 6 units
Fin: T = 0.5 mm ; Gap = 1.9 mm
Fin Pcs: 28 + 6 + 5 = 39 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin: 27 + 8 = 35 mm
TY-100 FAN Spec
Dimension: L108 mm x H101 mm x W14 mm
Weight: 40g
Rated Speed: 900~2500RPM±15%
Noise Level: 22~30 dBA
Air Flow: 16.0~44.5CFM


Performance


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Thermalright AXP 200


Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension: L153 mm x W140 mm x H60 mm
Weight: 475g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe x 6 units
Fin: T = 0.5 mm ; Gap = 2.0 mm
Fin Pcs: 1+17+17+5+9 = 49 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin: 22+8 = 30 mm & 34+8=42mm

TY-14013 FAN Spec
Dimension: L150 mm x H140 mm x W13 mm
Weight: 90g
Rated Speed: 700~1300RPM±15%
Noise Level: 30.6dBA(Max.)
Air Flow: 64.52CFM

Performance
i7 3770k @TurboBoost



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Xigmatek Janus



LGA 775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011 CPU (Core™ i3/i5/i7 CPU)
FM2+ /FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 CPU
Product NameJanus / LD1266
Product NumberCAC-EXAI6-U01
Dimension120(W) x 110(D) x 45(H) mm (w/o FAN)
Heat SinkBase MaterialCopper
Fin MaterialAluminum Alloy
Surface MaterialRust-proof plating
Heat-pipeSPECΦ6mm
Q´ty6pcs.
FanDimension120(W) x 120(H) x 25(D) mm80(W) x 8(H) x 10(D) mm
Speed800~1200 R.P.M.2000+/-10% R.P.M.
Bearing TypeFCB Fluid Circulative BearingFCB Fluid Circulative Bearing
Air Flow38.42 CFM (Max.)13.53CFM (Max.)
Air Pressure1.09 mmH2O (Max.)0.97 mmH2O (Max.)
Noise Level22.4dBA (Max.)19.2 dBA (Max.)
Weight317g(w/o FAN), 430g(w/ dual FANs)
Thermal Resistance0.16°C/W
TDP140W(1x 12015fan) or 95W(1x 8010fan)



Zalman CNPS8900 Extreme




- Intel LGA1155/1156/1366/775
- AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Dimensions
120(L) x 120(W) x 60(H)mm
Weight400g
MaterialsFins: Aluminum / Base: Copper
Dissipation Area1,960㎠
Heatpipes2
Fan110mm PWM Fan
Fan Bearing2-Ball Bearing
Fan RPM1,250 ~ 2,800 rpm ± 10%
Noise19.5 ~ 35 dBA ± 10%
Rated Voltage12V

Performance



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TIM

What is Best Way to Apply TIM with Non-HDT Heatsinks?



http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/What-is-the-Best-Way-to-Apply-Thermal-Grease-Part-1/1303/10

Which is th best way in HDT Heatsinks?



http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=5

Which are the Best TIM?





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Thread Starter 
Extra

F.A.Q

Q. How Do I know which heatsinks can fit into my case?
A. You Can search on google for example "NZXT Phantom 410 Cpu Cooler Height" / "NZXT Phantom 410 Cpu cooler clearance" in google search or "Name of your case + name of heatsink" in google images.

Q. How Do I know which memory fits under a Heatsink?
A. Search on google for example" NH D14 memory clearance" or search on google images "NH D14 memory clearance", or you can see these details on Manufacturer`s webpage

Q. Does performance/Cooling Increase adding another equal 2nd/3rd fan?
A. In Some Cases could decrease temperature about 1 to 7°C deppeding on which heatsink is and how much static pressure have the fan. For Example 1.80 mm h2o is a regular fan in performance and more than 3.00 mm h2o(tested in reviews not labelled in box) is quite good fan

Q. Does TIM change performance?
A. Yes, it does. TIM now a days is one of the most important parts of cooling because die size is lower and heat concentrates in few space of the IHS and TIM can distribute it better like phase change TIM

Q. Which 120/140mm Fan Cooler should I buy for my heatsink?
A.
120mm Fans
Akasa Viper 120,Akasa Piranha 120,Be Quiet! Shadow Wings Fan High-Speed, Corsair SP120 High Performance, Cooler Master Blade Master 120,Cooler Master Excalibur,Gelid WING 12 PL, Koolance FAN-12025HBK, Noctua NF-F12,Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-4,Swiftech Helix 120 BW, Scythe Kaze Jyuni 120 (SY1225SL12SH),Scythe Glide Stream 120,Scythe Grand Flex 120, Rosewill RFX 120BL,Rosewill Hyperborea 120,XSPC Xinruilian 120mm 2000 RPM.

140mm Fans
Akasa Viper R 140,Scythe Kaze maru SY1425SL12H, Scythe Kaze Maru 2 SM1425SL12H,Scythe Glide Stream SY1425HB12H,Thermalright TY 143


Credits

Thanks to @psyclum for adding information about heatpipes and TIM, and @ehume for Air Cooling knowledge.
Edited by PontiacGTX - 5/11/14 at 4:17pm
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Thread Starter 
90% Done
Edited by PontiacGTX - 5/1/13 at 2:58pm
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Now You can leave any comment or suggestion adding any information of any Heatsink i havent placed
Edited by PontiacGTX - 4/29/13 at 8:54am
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nice read matey, coming along nicely + rep smile.gif and subbed
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Wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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