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thanks for the advice, the cheapest i can find the mugen 2 here is 75 AUD and it's not in stock, the cooler master V8 looks to be my best option (69 AUD), I looked at some benches and it performs relatively well.

EDIT:@cee, yeah, at the time i didn't have any thermal paste on hand and i wanted a quick fix so i left on the stuff that came with it..
Edited by Pavelow - 1/23/11 at 11:20pm
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post #12 of 24
just put as many fans in your case as you can.
and buy a CM 212+. it's very good for it's price and it's like £14
    
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ye there we go, one you take of hsf, you need new thermal paste. if you are not into oc'ing or anything like extreme, just get something like viper nano or if you render for long periods of time, get something like h-50.
Exactly. There's your problem right there. Never remove the heatsink without cleaning off the old TIM and applying new.

If you can wait a few days, PC Case Gear will have the Scythe Mugen 2 in stock on the 28th and it's only $6 more than the CM V8 you're looking at
post #14 of 24
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what kind of performance difference is there between the V8, mugen2 and the hyper 212+ keeping in mind that I'll probably be doing a 3.6-3.8Ghz overclock when i get one.
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This might help you
post #16 of 24
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thanks for the link, I seem to have temporarily fixed the problem by cleaning my HSF (the second time this month) and my load temps are now around 58c, from what I've heard here this is still a bit hot and i want to do some ocing so i might pick up a Mugen 2 soon, one thing I'm a bit concerned about with this HSF is it's weight, i go to several lans every year and i need to transport my rig could the weight of the HSF damage my motherboard during transport?
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The Mugen uses a back plate (included with cooler) and weight is really not an issue at all. You should be fine! The back plate mounts behind the mobo for support.
 
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post #18 of 24
wow ... if u wanna pay for that mugen might aswell get an H50 in push-pull... its cheaper and imo better mainly because it takes less space
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wow ... if u wanna pay for that mugen might aswell get an H50 in push-pull... its cheaper and imo better mainly because it takes less space
yeah I was thinking that my self but here in Australia it costs about $40 more than the mugen 2 which makes it a little less appealing

@the sandman, thanks for the reply, i was also wondering if it would block off access to the inner ram slots on my board and if so what kind of clearance there is for ramsink height?
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yeah I was thinking that my self but here in Australia it costs about $40 more than the mugen 2 which makes it a little less appealing

@the sandman, thanks for the reply, i was also wondering if it would block off access to the inner ram slots on my board and if so what kind of clearance there is for ramsink height?
I don't have any issue at all getting my G.Skill ECO's with sheaders (NOT HS's) in all of the slots. Have them mounted in the 1st and 3rd slots on a CHIV.
The fan is adjustable up or down approx 1/4" Not near enough for my old DDR2 PI-B's on a similar mobo as far as ram placement goes. But with the ECO's it leaves enough adjustment to allow the push fan to get down low and blow under the HS by maybe 3/16" to aid in cooling to Mosfet HS etc. This seems to be a common issue with most HIGH performance coolers as well. Always pays to visit the web site and check Ram QVL to know for sure.

The actual measurement on my mobo is from the bottom surface of an empty ram slot (6" scale turned perpendicular to ram slot, on top surface of the slot, NOT in it) is 1.625" to the bottom of the fan in the fully raised position. Bare in mind this was done while standing on my head ok? But that's real close. Our boards are very similar with ram placement and now with a second look even my third slot might need some adjusting to fit a taller dram in it. You may need to trim heat sinks if you already have them.
 
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