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Need a HSF for 3700

post #1 of 8
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Whats a good Heatsink and Fan to keep a AMD 64 3700 cool. I dont plan on overclocking heavily, i may mess with it a little. But i need a good fan and i dont know what to choose?
HTPC
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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
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1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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nMedia 6000b Logitech ps3 BT mediaboard 
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post #2 of 8
The stock HSF should do just fine then.....
Ryzen 7 1700
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Ryzen 7 1700 Asus X370 Crosshair VI Hero EVGA GTX 1080 FE Geil 16GB RGB DDR43000 
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Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Xigmatek Scylla 240 AIO Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
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Cooler Master Masterset MS121  EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset Lian Li Test Bench Cooler Master Masterset MS121  
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Ryzen 7 1700 Asus X370 Crosshair VI Hero EVGA GTX 1080 FE Geil 16GB RGB DDR43000 
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Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Xigmatek Scylla 240 AIO Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
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Cooler Master Masterset MS121  EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset Lian Li Test Bench Cooler Master Masterset MS121  
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post #3 of 8
I had a Thermaltake Venus12 before i went to water , while its not the best on the market , its will handle a fairly high overclock . The fan is adjustable from hardly noticible to leaf blower loud . You should be able to get one around 30bucks .
post #4 of 8
Tt bigh typhoon
post #5 of 8
My stock cooler does just fine. But when my room is a little bit warm it gets up to 52c load at 2.944 at 1.5vcore. i dont want to see how hot it will get at 3ghz and more vcore
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e6600 @ 3.2 Evga 680i evga 8800gts 320 sli 2 gig ocz sli 1066 
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2 raptor 150's raid 0 2 Liteon LH-20A1S xp pro DA850 
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Black armor G5 
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e6600 @ 3.2 Evga 680i evga 8800gts 320 sli 2 gig ocz sli 1066 
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2 raptor 150's raid 0 2 Liteon LH-20A1S xp pro DA850 
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post #6 of 8
Don't upgrade the sink until you need it. The stock coolers do fine for light to medium OCing.
Wolfdale
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E5200 @ 3.15 GHz ASRock P43TWINS1600 Radeon HD4670 4GB Super Talent 
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1TB Caviar Black, Caviar 250GB NEC Windows 7 x64, Vista 32 20" 
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Apple, yes, Apple. Antec Smartpower 500 Antec Solo Logitech MX700 
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1TB Caviar Black, Caviar 250GB NEC Windows 7 x64, Vista 32 20" 
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post #7 of 8
go w/ a tt big typhoon. it cools much better than the stock cooler and it is quieter. so even if you aren't OC'ing it will make your computer quieter and it will allow you to OC more later if you want to
Darkness
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Q6600 G0 Gigabye GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX660 8GB G.Skill PK 
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WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
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Q6600 G0 Gigabye GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX660 8GB G.Skill PK 
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WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
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post #8 of 8
Personally I like the Zalman 7700 for the 3700 I have keep my processor very cool even for OC, also took my VGA card down like 5 degrees since it keeps the whole case cooler, its also very quiet which I like. Not a bad HSF at all.
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