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New CPU cooler help needed Zalman CNPS7500-ALCU vs. Scythe Ninja 3

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Atm I got a Zalman CNPS7500-ALCU been using it for more than 2 years and the fan is dying and its noisy. I was looking for a new fan and found one, but before I buy it I would like to know if anyone owned this cooler and changed it to a Scythe Ninja 3. My cpu is a Q6600, idle temp is 35degrees C, load around 55C. Can anyone tell me if the Ninja 3 performs better, from experience, by the looks and reviews it does. Do I get lower temps changing my cooler and how much? I will not change my cooler if the difference is not more than 5degrees C. I welcome any other silent CPU cooler suggestions (silent is a must and must fit an ABIT ab9). Budget as the Ninja 3, 50$ maybe. Ambient temp is 22C and Im sticking to air cooling.

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I do not use the Scythe ninja but I do use the Scythe Yasya which is pretty similar. Changing the cooler would be a good bet along with a new lathering of thermal compound and some dust removal and yes in response to your questions I think the Scythe would provide you with a lower core temp, although whether it would be more than 5 degrees lower I couldn't really say, but probably.

My Scythe Yasya has a manual fan speed adjuster along with PWM and it runs very quietly and cools efficiently. I think you would be pleased with the cooling with either the Scythe ninja or the yasya.
 
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I do not use the Scythe ninja but I do use the Scythe Yasya which is pretty similar. Changing the cooler would be a good bet along with a new lathering of thermal compound and some dust removal and yes in response to your questions I think the Scythe would provide you with a lower core temp, although whether it would be more than 5 degrees lower I couldn't really say, but probably.

My Scythe Yasya has a manual fan speed adjuster along with PWM and it runs very quietly and cools efficiently. I think you would be pleased with the cooling with either the Scythe ninja or the yasya.

Is it possible to replace the fan on your yasya? I mean how is it mounted on? I got a Scythe Slip Stream Slim, 120 x 120 x 12 mm and would like to use that for minimum noise.
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The Ninja 3 is better than the CNPS7500 by quite a bit, but if you don't care to overclock over 3 GHz, then the cheapest cooler you can get would serve you best. The Ninja 3 is ~$50 shipped on newegg. You can buy a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ for around ~$30 shipped elsewhere and it'll perform similarly to a Ninja 3, give or take a few degrees.

Here is a Hyper 212+ for $28.43 shipped: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Universal-Heat-Pipe/dp/B002G1YPH0"]Amazon.com: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler: Electronics[/ame]

^ This would be your best option. Only thing is, the Hyper 212+ is a bit painful to install. Torquing down the screws that connect with the backplate/washers is a must. Get as much torque as you can (hand strength wise, unless you're really strong) as I've had one fall off when I just did a mediocre tightening job. I made sure the second Hyper 212+ I put on was on tight. I could provide a better explanation of this if needed.
    
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Thanks for the tip. I've not decided yet but im thinking about buying a scythe cooler. Will post temps for reference if anybody else finds himself in my situation.
Also if anyone could provide me some temp values and heat transfer rates from experience of course, of Copper, Aluminium or other build coolers would be appreciated.
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