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OK, as I am upgrading my system to the conroe intel chip when it comes out and two x1900xtx in crossfire mode, I need great cooling. It needs to be socket type 478 and LGA775 compatible so I can use it on my current prescott processor that gets over 67 degrees C under load now.

From reviews and it's design, I have found this Zalman CPU cooling fan that I think is a good fit, but I would like all of your advice and suggestions of other fans as well.

Zalman CNPS9500 - http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835118223

Overview of requirements:
- Fits in my Aspire X-Navigator steel case (8" wide)
- Fits 478 socket type and LGA775 socket type
- Fits in my case with two x1900xtx in crossfire mode present
- 3 or 4 pin connector such that it can be powered via the motherboard fan slot
- Preferably with a blue LED so that it matches the rest of my case, but this isn't a requirement really...
- Keep an overclocked conroe cool!

The defintion of cool? Well, I would say anything below 50 degrees C under high load.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ckp64
It won't fit in his case
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Which Scythe? There are many...

Thanks for reading the size requirements, jph1589! I really do appreciate it!

Also, if you suggest another, please state why you think it is better than the Zalman one I have suggested so that it is easier for me to compare.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jph1589
Scythe
Then if the Scythe Bat can fit his case, why can't a Big Typhoon?

Scythe Bat dimensions:
Heatsink - 126 x 90 x 152mm

Big Typhoon
dimensions:
Heatsink - 122 x 122 x 103 mm

Edit: Unless he is referring to his own heatsink, the Scythe Katana then disregard my post.
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Link to scythe compatibility page.

http://www.scythe-usa.com/support/cp...pati_list.html


I just prefered their cpu coolers for my application. The size restrictions just didnt fit what i needed. The one I have is the Katana 775. It was lighter than the stock cooler also. But it might not hold up under high OC. We will see soon. I also didnt like having to put a back plate on my motherboard. It just depends what your application requires. They have a very wide variety. Take a look.

I have one of zalmans vga coolers and there is nothing better on the planet in my opinion LOL. But it isn't the typical heatsink/fan. It is just that huge heatsink with gold plated heatpipes> Looks so cool!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ckp64
Then if the Scythe Bat can fit his case, why can't a Big Typhoon?

Scythe Bat dimensions:
Heatsink - 126 x 90 x 152mm

Big Typhoon
dimensions:
Heatsink - 122 x 122 x 103 mm

Edit: Unless he is referring to his own heatsink, the Scythe Katana then disregard my post.
I didn't recommend the bat...see previous post.
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post #9 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by jph1589
I didn't recommend the bat...see previous post.
You said "Scythe," so I assumed that you meant the Scythe Bat, since you posted about it in the thread under this one, that is about the Scythe Bat.

But I guess I am wrong, and that you actually just meant to say Scythe coolers in general.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ckp64
You said "Scythe," so I assumed that you meant the Scythe Bat, since you posted about it in the thread under this one, that is about the Scythe Bat.

But I guess I am wrong, and that you actually just meant to say Scythe coolers in general.
If I posted something in another thread about a scythe bat.....it is news to me. But is doesnt really matter. Does it?

EDIT> So i wasted more time looking to see what you were talking about and I found my post where I suggested that Cheif Value had a lot of differnet scythe coolers. Now I see how you were confused.
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