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What is a good low profile/Small Form Factor air cooler to use on a Q6600 for a media case such as the antec Fuzion or other slimline case?

so its needs to be a good heatshink but not too high or too loud.


Edited by cognoscenti - 5/25/08 at 3:14am
post #2 of 9
A Q6600 in a HTPC? Why would you ever want that?
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I like the small compact size of these.

I have both extremes,one of the largest cases you can buy but and now I want a few smaller ones as well.
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I think the question dhrandy was asking was pointing at the fact that you are planning on putting a known heater into a sff case. A quad in htpc won't do anything but give you trouble with cooling. The extra cores will not see much use in this application.
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i have the sycthe mini ninja in my case, same as yours

followed the guide here for my HTPC build

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940972

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This system has a more powerful CPU and a better graphics card.

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* CPU: Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz Socket 775, $133.
* CPU Cooler: Scythe NINJA MINI, $33.
* Motherboard: ASUS P5K-VM Intel G33 chipset microATX, $105.
* Memory: Crucial Ballistix BL2KIT12864AA804 DDR2-800 2 x 1GB Kit, $25 (after rebate at Newegg.com).
* Graphics Card: XFX GeForce 8600 GT PV-T84J-USD4, $70 after rebate at Newegg.com.
* HDD: Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB SATA, $64.
* PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA 430 (included in the case), $0.
* Case: Antec Fusion Black 430, $150.
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If your going to use a quad atleast upgrade it to a cube case you just asking for tons of heat in one of those small cases.
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post #7 of 9
Yeah I'd say the Scythe Ninja Mini...

Heatsink Dimensions:
110 x 110 x 115mm
Weight: 580 g
Material: x6 Heat Pipes
Aluminum
Copper

Fan
Dimensions: 80 x 80 x 25mm
Speed: 2,300rpm
Bearing Type: Sleeve Bearing

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One would think that because the Ninja Mini is so much shorter (I believe I counted 24 fins shorter? I might be wrong though), and the fan is 30 - 40mm smaller, that it would be outperformed by its larger cousin (brother? not sure which is the right terminology), the Ninja Plus. While it is true that the Plus does cool better, the difference might surprise you. The system I am using to test the processors is an Intel Q6700 CPU, on the DG33TL Intel motherboard, 2x2GB PC800 ram, with an 8800(512mb) to stir up some more heat in the case. It is running a 800W PSU, and has 2 120mm fans for intake on the front, and one 120mm fan plus the fan on the PSU for output out the back. The case itself is the LANCOOL K7. Not a bad little rig to generate some heat.

The software I am using for tests under load is Prime 95, which will essentially internally compute infinitely large prime numbers, which as you would imagine, would stress the CPU out quite a bit. Also, for some practical testing, I played a bit of Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance. Temperatures were measured after about 30 minutes of running both tests.
Attachment 74161
Those temps are pretty nice considering they're load temps while running P95 on a Q6700...

I'd say the Ninja mini paired with a low VID Quad would quite nice!
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Also, I dont even have the fan on the ninja mini.. It does a great job with those 2x 120mm fans right next to it set to medium! Good luck and Enjoy
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post #9 of 9
theres a scythe mini ninja or something, should fit i think.
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