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Since I'm new to computer building and all I have a question. Whats a good heatsink/fan combo thats easy to install and works well?
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post #2 of 25
Go for a TRUE (Thermalright Ultra Extreme)!!! There is a thread here on OCN... I'll try t find it real quick like and link it for you!



EDIT: Here's the link for all things TRUE
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post #3 of 25
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Isn't that fanless though.
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post #4 of 25
Either True,Tuniq Tower 120 or Zalman 9700CNPS (110MM i believe) then slap some AS5 on them
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post #5 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
Isn't that fanless though.
Yes, it is.... but all you need to do is buy a fan. Some HeatSinks (HS) on the market don't come with fans, you have to buy your own. You could run it without a fan, but not many of us here will recommend it... especially if you're going to do some overclocking!


EDIT: one more link for your reading pleasure:good TRUE fans
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post #6 of 25
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was the tuniq tower easy to install?
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
was the tuniq tower easy to install?
it depends on the case you getting mine was a lil punk to put on
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post #8 of 25
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hehehe. I'll probly pick up a cm690 or antec 900.
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post #9 of 25
My GeminII can tame a mighty Prescott, and has no trouble owning any temps my Venice can throw at it...I'm sure your chip will be quite happy underneath this monstrosity...


O, did I say monstrosity? I mean it This thing can fit TWO 120's on it...yes...TWO...I'm using an 80 and a 92 on mine, they don't hang over the fins and blow on everything else in there like 120's would...

It's shorter than a Tuniq, too...tho much wider.

As for the install, it was a pain to install on my 939 rig...775 rigs, however, are a breeze Just don't attempt to use the plastic clips your stocker came with, it's far too heavy for them...
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post #10 of 25
I also just started building computers myself, but I did some research and took alot of feedback before choosing this fan, though alot of the named ones are on here as well, these are the main sites I use for HS comparison, along with personal owners, ofc you have to compare where the person is to their temps, if they lapped their hs's, what TMI (Thermal Paste/greese) Your using etc. There are alot of factors that can change how much you get out of each Heatsink.

Anyways, Heres the sites I browse:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...id=5&Itemid=62

Has both Heatsink reviews and TMI Reviews, who would have thought that there are 2 nice cheap TMI's better than AS5? (And Made of better material for Direct Pipe HS's)

The 2nd site is www.frostytech.com They have both intel and amd and overall heatsink comparisons. Some very nice testing goes into the mix.

I ended up picking up some OCZ Freeze TMI along with the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Based on the amazing reviews everywhere, not only that, it comes with an excellent fan and is an easy install. (Though you will need to purchase TMI as it doesn't come with any). You be the judge on what your case can fit/handle though =). I'll post a review on my specs of this HS when I get it up and tweaking.
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