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okay...i know this question gets asked so many times its not funny, but...Which heatsink and fan cooler would be best for my Intel Prescott 540? Right now i use a crappy fan/heatsink and some crappy thermal paste. My CPU gets around 130 F at idle. Sucks, huh. Thats not the worst....over 160 at max. Thermal paste sucks or my CPU just sucks...got it off ebay...but anyway. I am looking for the best air cooling heatsink with fan. Right now money isn't a problem, just keep the responses at AIR cooling, not water...etc. oh and NOISE is also a factor...don't want big noise! Also, i just ordered Arctic Silver 5, so all i need is a new heatsink and fan! oh and socket is LGA 755 btw.
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Um, the thermaltake big typhoon is the best air cooler. I dont know what it fits on though. Let me find the info.

++edit++ just checked and it will fit your mobo. here is the link. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061

++edit again++ the big typhoon is extremely quiet. It is the quitest fan in my case. My vf700 is louder than it. It is 16db with the stock fan, which if a fine fan. Some people prefer to put 100+ cfm fans on there, but I dont like my computer sounding like a vacum cleaner.

ON newegg there is a refurbished one for 37.00 with free shipping...that is a great deal. The retail price is kind of expensive right now. The price will usually range from 45 with free shipping to 56 with 6 dollar shipping depending on what day you are looking at it. I picked mine up when it was 45 with free shipping. I do belive Fry's Electronics sells it for 50 as well.
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Um, the thermaltake big typhoon is the best air cooler. I dont know what it fits on though. Let me find the info.

++edit++ just checked and it will fit your mobo. here is the link. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061
Think it would be even better than the Thermaltake Blue Orb II?

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/produc...7/cl-p0257.asp
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post #4 of 21
yea it is better. Check my edits.
and there is no way a 77 cfm fan is only 17 db.
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As far as air cooling goes, the Big Typhoon is the best out there, even beating some low-end water kits.

You won't be disapointed.
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Good deal, I'll get it...bet it'll lower my idle to like 95 which would be a record, LOL
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It will fit my motherboard i got that...but my case? I'm sure it will as it is a huge tower case....but....? It's a thermaltake case...
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post #8 of 21
there are like 9999 threads on best cooling for a certain chip just use the search bar.... basicly just assume BT
    
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Originally Posted by slydog64
yea it is better. Check my edits.
and there is no way a 77 cfm fan is only 17 db.
Mine is 78CFM and its 21db, and its a pretty cheap fan...
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Good deal, I'll get it...bet it'll lower my idle to like 95 which would be a record, LOL
Hah, yeah, Prescot's run hot. Good luck!
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