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Putting together a SG05 Build and was wondering about a HSF. Was going to wait for SB, but I got the CPU/Mobo for cheap. I've narrowed it down to Prolimatech Samuel 17 and the Scythe Shuriken Rev.B, but I'm unsure of which to pick. Prolimatech allows me to use a 120x25mm fan, but the Shuriken is cheaper. Was wondering which one cools better.

here's the list of parts going into the sg05:

Intel i3-530
Gigabyte H55N-USB3
2x2GB PC3-1333
Palit GTX 460 1GB
64GB SandForce SSD

Ty for the help.
Edited by catalan - 1/5/11 at 1:05pm
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post #2 of 15
Honestly I recommend the Thermalright AXP-140. It'll cool better than both of those coolers, and I used one in my SG05 build and it worked like a champ. I also had it on my Zotac which has socket placement identical to the H55N and although it was a close fit (to the RAM and PCIe slot) it still worked like a charm.

Or, if you're only going to have an SSD and no 3.5" HDD, you could even squeeze an H50 or the like in there. But that's most definitely overkill for a build like that.
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post #3 of 15
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im not a fan of paying $70 shipped for that hsf and doesnt include a fan. I considered it, but I'm trying to keep the cost of this build low considering I got the parts listed above w/o the case for less than $250.
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I understand... In that case, I choose the Samuel 17; mostly due to aesthetics and the mounting system (push pins ftl) and it should be adequate enough to cool your 530.

(Based on this review.)
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post #5 of 15
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Thats the one i was leaning towards since i already have some high speed yates lying around, ty

Edit
Hope im able to push 4ghz w/ this from this review it seems i should

http://www.overclockers.com/gaming-t...paces-miniitx/
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post #6 of 15
I've been curious about the Samuel. Buy it and report results

The AXP-140 would be neat, but it'll be a very tight fit, I can't guarantee compatibility.

You could always mod a H50 (backplate mod) to fit if you do not intend to use a 3.5" drive. I've posted a bunch of pics of my old configuration

    
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Ill post some results when everything gets here
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I'll look forward to it.
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post #9 of 15
ive got a very similiar build. The scythe shuriken is a great cooler. i put a 92x25mm Gentle typhoon (700rpm?) on it and it rocks. keeps my overclocked i3 at about 25 idle and 40ish load. plus it cools pretty much everything else but the gpu
    
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post #10 of 15
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how high did you oc your 530 and what temps were you getting? lol i couldve saved $20 going w/ the shuriken
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