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I just wanted to know what the best hsf would be until i have the money for a top of the line liquid cooling system. Keep in mind, im not asking what the top of the line HSF is in general, I am asking about a HSF that will fit slot 939 and will work with the Opteron 165. Thanks in advance guys
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arctic cooling 64 freezer pro is very good for the price.

Probably best bang for buck (in my opinion)
    
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The only problem with that is, I Was on a review site, and a few people posted that the 4 pipe HSF that comes with the Opteron 165 Beats out the 64 freezer pro if you just put a higher cfm fan on the top of it. If i spend 30-60 bucks on a better hsf i would like generous results.
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The only problem with that is, I Was on a review site, and a few people posted that the 4 pipe HSF that comes with the Opteron 165 Beats out the 64 freezer pro if you just put a higher cfm fan on the top of it. If i spend 30-60 bucks on a better hsf i would like generous results.
i hadn't read that before, but it makes sense.
If it will be just a temporary measure until you can get w/c, you could just reseat stock cooler with as5 and upgrade fan if neccessary.
    
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The stock HSF that comes with the Opteron is very good, however sounds like a vacuum cleaner inside the case. Very loud. Freezer 64 would get my vote.
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The CNPS9500 is pretty good but if you're replacing with water cooling, I'd just replace the fan with a higher CFM one.
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post #7 of 39
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i hadn't read that before, but it makes sense.
If it will be just a temporary measure until you can get w/c, you could just reseat stock cooler with as5 and upgrade fan if neccessary.
I did lol. I put a 72 cfm fan on the heat sink, and i have as5. I guess time will tell if i need to upgrade. Has anyone used this HSF http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061 with the opty 165?
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post #8 of 39
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I did lol. I put a 72 cfm fan on the heat sink, and i have as5. I guess time will tell if i need to upgrade. Has anyone used this HSF http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061 with the opty 165?
sorry lol

that thermaltake looks good, 120mm fan means easy upgrade and quiet at 16dBA. Looks like a really good hsf.
    
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The CNPS9500 Zalman looks like a great HSF. How far could i push my Opty with this HSF?
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The CNPS9500 Zalman looks like a great HSF. How far could i push my Opty with this HSF?
I managed to get 2.8 stable on the exact same fan with the exact same stepping. Temps on Orthos were 58+ at load. Needless to say shortly thereafter I went to water... and load temps went down to 41.
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