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Hey guys .. i was wondering if you guys think i could run my 2500k with a corsair a70 cooler with out any fans? Im using it in my HTPC/server build and really only stream and movies, its underclocked to 1.6ghz currently and using integrated graphics.

Heres the system:
intel 2500k
asus p8h67-m evo
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Corsair 650D
corsair cx430

Thoughts?

Thanks!

Edit/update: did a test last night getting 35-42c on load on my a70 (fanless), not to bad?
Edited by DNytAftr - 4/15/11 at 6:00pm
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If it's underclocked you should be fine
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I dont see why not, give it a shot. Just make sure you monitor your temps.
 
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Not sure about how hot it gets whilst underclocked.

However there are coolers that can perform well with very low fan speeds that are allmost silent ( thermaltake frio, one fan, min RPM is fine)

Or i would go and get an I3 (old gen, not sandybridge) as i would assume it puts out alot less heat
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post #5 of 42
Even at stock it would probably be fine. These heat sinks out there today can handle a lot without the need of fans, just dont fire up ITB or anything of course.
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If it's underclocked you should be fine
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
I dont see why not, give it a shot. Just make sure you monitor your temps.
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Originally Posted by antipesto93 View Post
Not sure about how hot it gets whilst underclocked.

However there are coolers that can perform well with very low fan speeds that are allmost silent ( thermaltake frio, one fan, min RPM is fine)

Or i would go and get an I3 (old gen, not sandybridge) as i would assume it puts out alot less heat
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Even at stock it would probably be fine. These heat sinks out there today can handle a lot without the need of fans, just dont fire up ITB or anything of course.
Thanks guys i was just wondering, thought it would be easyer to post and hear that it woudlnt work if it didint then taking it apart. ill give it a try whats a safe temp i should aim for? its around 35-40c right now

Edit: ah and i went with sandy because of its power savings, seems to be working out well saving ~$10-$20 a month on electrical instead of using my sig to watch tv

+reps to you guys
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I can run my 2500k at stock fanless. She will get to ~80c on IBT though so watch out.
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I can run my 2500k at stock fanless. She will get to ~80c on IBT though so watch out.
hmmm okay, so i should keep it below ~80 ish .. im thinking of just runing the case's top 200mm fan and take out the rest (maybe keep the front 200mm) to reduce the noise a bit. reps
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I would get a silent low rpm fan...better safe than sorry and that thing would improve temps over fanless a lot.
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I would get a silent low rpm fan...better safe than sorry and that thing would improve temps over fanless a lot.
This. I have the lowest RPM Yates available from Petras and you can't hear them. They don't move much air, but they're cheap and virtually silent.
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