Originally Posted by scotty8825
Ive been looking at the Thermalright XP-90C and i was wondering if anyone the forums has one? If so would you recomend it? also could u recomend a quiet fan withg good performance the intel fans noise drives me crazy
I asked this question about a month ago and based on reviews and the folks here at overclock bought one from Xoxide. http://www.xoxide.com/insoc42pen4c.html
I purchased the non copper unit. Based on reviews it was pretty close to the same temps. I was running a Zalman 7000Cu and found that the XP-90 dropped my temps about 3-5degC.
I currently run 32-35degC idle and 41-48degC under load. I like the difference between room temps and computer temps more though.
With the Zalman, I was running 15degC or more over room temps. Now as you can see the difference 10-12degC. This means during the summer my cpu will never hit 55degC. Some thing it was doing last summer...
The XP-90 worked for me... Also I recently purchased a Silverstone FM92 fan for the XP-90. It's a 110mm fan knocked down to 92mm at the based. It dropped the temps maybe 1degC or so at low fan idle speeds. It will drop the temps more, but then it's louder than my old Enermax 92mm fan. So I guess I can recommend this fan, if you want more cooling. It definetly has more air flow than the Enermax, but then there is a "little" more noise. Since noise is subjective, it may not be a bother to you and then again it might... The FM92 does come with a nice adjustable fan bracket as well. Here's a link to the Silverstone 92:
I hope this helped, :-)