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greetings ,, i was wondering what would be a half decent cpu coolong fan for my 3700??<br>
im not into overclocking ,, yet , but who knows , maybe down the road , ill give it a try . ill gear up a bit , while waiting .<br>
a link to a cooler , would be great .<br>
budget,, roughly $80.00 canidian ..<br>
thanks for reading .<br>
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I love my <a href="http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2248806&CatId=1997" target="_blank">Freezer 64 Pro</a>. Keeps my Sandy nice and cool.
 

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Big Typhoon VX is also good. Very quiet.<br />
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<a href="http://www.pcmoddingmy.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.376" target="_blank">http://www.pcmoddingmy.com/e107_plug...hp?content.376</a>
 

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I Like my Zalman but I had a Freezer 64 Pro that worked GREAT also.
 

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The BT or BTVX would be the best. If you added a 220cfm Delta onto the BT, you'd see some awesome temps.
 

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If space isnt an issue go with the BIG Typhoon or if it is the lil one , or freezer.<br />
There all pretty good.
 

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Depending on your overclock, you might not even need a new cpu heatsink. I get great temps with my stock 3500+ heatsink. Always <100F load, <85F idle. Summer months add 20F, but then I switch to AC <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Scythe Infinity 5<br />
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<a href="http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=20704&vpn=SCINF-1000&manufacture=Scythe" target="_blank">http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...facture=Scythe</a><br />
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The Big Typhoon lost it's performance crown months ago, it's just that many people haven't noticed <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">If space isnt an issue go with the BIG Typhoon or if it is the lil one , or freezer.<br />
There all pretty good.</div>

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</div>how would i know about the space thing??<br />
is there some way to measure??<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">how would i know about the space thing??<br />
is there some way to measure??<br />
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</div>Yes. Use a tape measure. <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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The link I gave earlier for BT VX has specs on dimensions. For most cases the BT will fit, the problem is - how many other components do you have in your case etc? Will BT get in way of cables? The BT is HUGE. <img src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Scythe Infinity 5<br />
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The Big Typhoon lost it's performance crown months ago, it's just that many people haven't noticed <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Looks good, 3-5C lower than the ninja. <br />
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littlejohn1959, you could always lap your stock heatsink and use AS5 to get a 5-10C decrease in temp.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I love my <a href="http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2248806&CatId=1997" target="_blank">Freezer 64 Pro</a>. Keeps my Sandy nice and cool.</div>

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i see a lever there on this fan . much like the one on my persent heatsink fan . i take it that its the same set up for instsalling??<br />
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just uncilp my present one , and clip in the artic freezer?<br />
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is it that simple??<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">Looks good, 3-5C lower than the ninja. <br />
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littlejohn1959, you could always lap your stock heatsink and use AS5 to get a 5-10C decrease in temp.</div>

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</div>yes , ive read some on lapping . sounds intresting . <br />
i may look into that some more . <br />
seems like most people go with something besides the stock stuff though .<br />
im just beginning here . im practially new to all this .. <br />
ive read some on overclocking also . that seems interesting also . <br />
lots to learn ,, yet . ha ha .<br />
cheers .
 

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Like I said, my load temps are always under 38C. Right now with AIM/MSN a few browser windows and iTunes running, I'm at 31C. All with stock cooling and a very thin layer of AS5, no lapping.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Like I said, my load temps are always under 38C. Right now with AIM/MSN a few browser windows and iTunes running, I'm at 31C. All with stock cooling and a very thin layer of AS5, no lapping.</div>

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</div>as5 .. im new , but im thinking , artic silver 5 . <br />
there was just a gray patch of something on my heatsink when it was put together . <br />
seems like you have alot of faith in as5??<br />
i should order me some . <br />
my cpu idles at 30 now since i moved everything into the antec nine hundred case . not real sure on load yet . i need to game some ..<br />
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AS5 = Arctic Silver Five (fifth generation).<br />
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It is gray and non-adhesive. You can get a drop of 3-15C but putting on AS5 over the stock compound on some heatsinks. The thermal pad that comes with the A64 cpu heatsinks is actually very good, and the AS5 may only drop temps 1-2C. After appling AS5, you have to let it cure by cycling 100% load and idle along with turning the computer completly off. It takes about 200 hours (10 days) for it to settle in all the way (you may not see much of a drop in temp unless it cures).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">AS5 = Arctic Silver Five (fifth generation).<br><br>
It is gray and non-adhesive. You can get a drop of 3-15C but putting on AS5 over the stock compound on some heatsinks. The thermal pad that comes with the A64 cpu heatsinks is actually very good, and the AS5 may only drop temps 1-2C. After appling AS5, you have to let it cure by cycling 100% load and idle along with turning the computer completly off. It takes about 200 hours (10 days) for it to settle in all the way (you may not see much of a drop in temp unless it cures).</div>
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so i guess if i do decide on buying a cpu cooler , it would be worth my while to buy that AS5 also..<br>
then again , if i had the AS5, i could lap my present heatsink . try that first like . then , if i wasnt satisfied , i could get a cpu cooler .<br>
ill have to rethink this some more .<br>
thanks for replying .<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic">Well what ever you get consider lapping the heatsink you will notice a huge diffrence and it's easy and cheap to do.</div>

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</div>yes , ive read some stuff on lapping . sounds easy enough . <br />
and that AS5 sounds like its good stuff .. <br />
im glad i asked the question , im learning lots here .<br />
cheers .
 
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