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hi guys, im on a quest for a better cpu fan, as the one that came is terribly loud, and not as good as I would like it to be.

a little about my system, it is an intel prescott pentium 4 lga775 90nm processor, which i know is infamous for its temperature, however, i would like to bring it down as much as possible.

my temperature at 85% load is 72C, or around 165F.

why is this fan cheaper and seems to get better reviews
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835101003

compared to a more expensive fan like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103001

would anybody also recommend a good fan at or under 40 bucks?

Thanks.
post #2 of 10
THATS HOT! What CPU are you using!?>
EDOT: just read it still that seems hot the Zalman is good for a complete CPU cooler not a bad price either
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post #3 of 10
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is a good one.

EDIT: Here's a link on newegg. Link
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post #4 of 10
You could always buy the Tuniq Tower 120 to beat all of those coolers.
    
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The Freezer (at least for the AMDs) is fantastic. No need to upgrade the Thermal Pad to AS5, IMO. I used both, and the AS5 does not beat the temps of the stock thermal pad.

Also, it is nice and quiet!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by todd258 View Post
You could always buy the Tuniq Tower 120 to beat all of those coolers.
Hes askin for under 40 todd!
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post #7 of 10
Scythe Ninja Rev. B on sale for $40. Great cooler, especially when paired up with some killer fans:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185038
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks for all your replies! +rep for all of you!

EDIT: Are the arctic cooling and the scythe pretty quiet?
post #9 of 10
Scythe is quiet, but you can use custom fans that push more air and are even quieter. Two I recommend are Tt Thunderblade (my personal choice) and Silverstone FM121 (also nice, second choice). You can get those on Newegg, too.
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post #10 of 10
IF you wanna throw in 80 bucks total on it, I would highly recommend the Tuniq Tower 120. Nothing worse than when youre ready to overclock and your HSF combo doesnt have what it talkes in the end. A Tuniq Tower 120 would be the best air cooled solution for your application.
    
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