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Looking for a CPU and GPU heatsink that will keep my components cooler than they are now (CPU @ 2.8Ghz = 39C idle, ~58C load .... GPU @ Stock = 51C idle, low 70's load) that are silent. They don't really need to be passive, but I am aiming for an all passive rig just for the bragging rights. I'm fully aware even if I throw on a 10CFM, 5dBa fan on a heatsink, it'll be night and day difference from temps, but as long as they're reasonable I don't care.

Suggestions? $100 or less for both the CPU and GPU cooler, and I need a NB cooler too but I'm pretty set on an HR-05 SLI.
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Scythe Ninja Copper for the CPU, and that HR-whatever from Thermalright for the GPU. You know, the one that's huge.

You'll EASILY fit in your budget.
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HR03:
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...e.php?u=354074

Crap.. the IFX-14 is too expensive
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/56...75.html?tl=g40

This Xigmatek would do the job I guess:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

I don't like all copper for passive. Copper doesn't dissipate heat to air as well as aluminum does. This is th reason why many coolers are copper heatsink/aluminum fins. With an all copper heatsink, you WILL need a fan.
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Thanks for SuperK's folding rank ...

Pretty much what I was thinking, except I was thinking HR-03 and a second hand IFX-14 since I couldn't afford a new one or a Scythe Ninja like max302 suggested

Thanks doods.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
HR03:
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...e.php?u=354074

Crap.. the IFX-14 is too expensive
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/56...75.html?tl=g40

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

I don't like all copper for passive. Copper doesn't dissipate heat to air as well as aluminum does. This is th reason why many coolers are copper heatsink/aluminum fins. With an all copper heatsink, you WILL need a fan.
But the IFX-14 would be my best bet as far as passive goes, correct?
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I shouldn't hang out in two threads at the same time

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/66...rs.html?tl=g40

Yep. Can't beat the IFX-14... surface matters... and the 'split' set up allows for air to be more efficient in cooling that thing, even when passive. And that nifty backside cooler will help out a bit.
    
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Sounds good

Thanks Chozy
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I got amazing results with my accelero, not sure how it stacks up against what you posted
but I went from

55 idle - 89 load
to
32 idle - 48-60 load

completely passive, and the card was not overclocked with stock heatsink, and IS overclocked under the accelero.
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HR-05 is an excellant choice.

HR-03 GT for the video card.

Then either a Tuniq tower (with the fan on low, or no fan at all) or one of Thermalright's coolers (none have fans) either the tower 120mm type, or they have some low profile ones. However given the lack of airflow, a tower type would probably be better. An IFX-14 (if there is clearance) would probably be the best.
    
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I would get the Accellero S1 for the video card, and a Scythe Mine or Ninja for the CPU.
    
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