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Well title pretty much says it all... i want to replace the stock heatsink/fan with a better one...

playing games such as starcraft 2 im around 53 degrees... and my stock am3 cpu fan is going ape *****.. i just want some solid suggestions on what has worked for most of you. Im not a fan of the 212+ i dont think its going to be any more efficient.

thanks in advance!
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H70 is awesome for me, 4.0ghz and I idle below 30C, normal load at 40c, and OCCT load goes only as high as 44c.
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For me the Hiper 212+ was a pretty cost effective solution as the stock Phenom II 940 fan was a bit loud *sigh*. My Ph II is a 140W CPU, so in your case I imagine this cooler would do well to keep your CPU below 50°C at reasonable noise levels.
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
H70 is awesome for me, 4.0ghz and I idle below 30C, normal load at 40c, and OCCT load goes only as high as 44c.
I have never put a water cooling system in ... i do know that is a pre-assembled unit... but does that lay flat against the chip with or with out thermal paste
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WD 500 7,200 Windows 7 Samsung 23" tt 
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WD 500 7,200 Windows 7 Samsung 23" tt 
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
For me the Hiper 212+ was a pretty cost effective solution as the stock Phenom II 940 fan was a bit loud *sigh*. My Ph II is a 140W CPU, so in your case I imagine this cooler would do well to keep your CPU below 50°C at reasonable noise levels.
My biggest worry with that heatsink/fan was that it was all to similar to the stock one... ill do a bit more research on it.. I just dont want it running that hot for that long of time... from what i have been told the 965 is okay up to 59 degrees and at 60 it can burn up...

also do you know of any GPU coolers for the xfx HD 5770?
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WD 500 7,200 Windows 7 Samsung 23" tt 
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post #6 of 13

I'd say go for the Hyper 212+
I'm very impressed with this $30 cooler.
And the price a lower now.


Trust me, the difference is vast compared to the stock cooler, especially with a second fan installed.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by warlock747 View Post
I have never put a water cooling system in ... i do know that is a pre-assembled unit... but does that lay flat against the chip with or with out thermal paste
The biggest issue with the H70 is the size of 2 120mm fans with a 120mm rad sandwiched between them. so you need about 5-6 inches of clearance from your case side panel (most side case fans won't fit anymore). The block it self is very low profile more so on the h70 than the H50 leaving your ram completely unobstructed no matter how big the ram sinks or cooling solution is.
That being said you can put the fans and rads anywhere and any orientation you can bolt in a 120mm fan so long as there is space for it.



That is my set up with the H70 drawing in fresh air from ouside the case.
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post #9 of 13
if you want a regular fan go for the thermal take frio thats what im using and mine never goes about 36 c. right now its idleing at 27c.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...maltake%20frio
post #10 of 13
I do not recommend adding any tower cooling or aftermarket cooling at all.
Your board is a weak 3+1 power phase with known problems.
This board as well as similar designs on other Gigabyte boards are not rated to run 125W TDP processors like the Phenom II x4 965 to begin with. With your intent to overclock and addition of tower cooling (therefore removing any and all VRM cooling), you will likely blow up your board upon the first Prime95 test. I suggest you swap your motherboard, swap your CPU, or begin underclocking/undervolting, right now.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, click the dark red link in my sig for more info on why this is dangerous.
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