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I need help finding a good cpu cooler for my qx6700, System specs below (keep in mind case is small and the SpinQ barely fits. I was thinking a h50 but before i buy that I wanted to check with you guys. If there is a better cooler.

current temps
idle temps 50, load 75-85c

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post #2 of 15
For a small case, the H50 is probably your best bet.

Try and measure the width of your case (between the side panel and the motherboard), and see if you can squeeze a Megahalems or Ven X inside. That would be a much better cooling alternative.
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post #3 of 15
With a Mid-Tower, I would definitely go with the H50. They are excellent coolers and superb if you're looking to save space. You can get it for $67 shipped at the moment. I had originally planned to get a Silver Arrow or Noctua D14, but the size limitations forced me to stray away from those larger types because they are absolutely gigantic.

With the H50, it's great stock but you want to get two nice fans to set up a push/pull config for optimal performance. With excellent fans such as the Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM's, it will outperform any air cooler on the market. Hope this helps!

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thanks guys, what fans do you recommend besides the ones you said, i like having some options
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post #5 of 15
I agree with the cooler recommendations.
As for the fans, I suggest looking into Yate Loon D12SH-12 from Petra's Tech Shop. They are beastly at full speed and quiet with a fan controller. With the suggested heat sinks, you will want a fan with good static pressure, not simply high CFM alone.
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post #6 of 15
Scythe GT's, Scythe S-FLEX, CM SickleFlow (a.k.a R4), Zalman F3, YL D12SM-12.

Those were the majority of the recommendations in a recent thread on here titled "best fans". The first one is the Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM's that I recommended. Here is a link to the pages for each fan:

Scythe Gentle Typhoon

Zalman F3

Cooler Master Sickleflow R4

Yate Loon

Scythe S-Flex
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Scythe GT's, Scythe S-FLEX, CM SickleFlow (a.k.a R4), Zalman F3, YL D12SM-12.

Those were the majority of the recommendations in a recent thread on here titled "best fans". The first one is the Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM's that I recommended. Here is a link to the pages for each fan:

Scythe Gentle Typhoon

Zalman F3

Cooler Master Sickleflow R4

Yate Loon

Scythe S-Flex
SickleFlows are below average - their BladeMasters are much more suited for heat sinks due to their higher pressure. Yate Loons are better than any of those except for GentleTyphoons and I don't know anything about the Zalman.
 
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SickleFlows are below average - their BladeMasters are much more suited for heat sinks due to their higher pressure. Yate Loons are better than any of those except for GentleTyphoons and I don't know anything about the Zalman.
The Zalman's and R4's were simply added from recommendations I have seen on here. I've read varied reviews about the quality of radiator fans that the R4's make so I'm not sure on those. The Zalman's I had never heard of either but they seem to be nice.

As I said, I would recommend the GT AP-15's but the Yate Loons are great choices as well.
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post #9 of 15
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Thank you, buying the h50
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post #10 of 15
How bout a Thermaltake Frio or a Coolermaster V6GT. You won't need to buy fans anymore, and they're well within the $60 price range
    
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