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March 20, 2012, 12:38 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brockville, ON
My System Specs
Well Antec 620 or an H50/H60 either of which as push/pull by ziptying a fan on it get some wicked good performance, if noise is an issue, you can if you want change out the single fan for something a little quiter like Xigmatech CLF/XLF fans or even some Scythe slipstream, Kaze, or GT fans.
To each thier own, I am not fond of the price they ask for these units, space is a concern, so there is Noctua coolers which again, I do not believe in thier asking price, but at least you have options. Noctua heatsinks are just amazingly well built, quite quiet, and some of the best aircoolers $ can buy, and a few of them are actually quite slim
such as the C14s or NH-L12 cooler.
Performance wise, the Antec units are decent, though I know a buddy that had his shortout and was quite clunky to install compared to the corsair H units. A buddy of mine built a small cardboard shim to go btween the fan and rad of his H50 and slapped another fan on its opposite side in the same fashion, the shim helped reduced alot of noise he said, and temps wise, his cooler keeps up to an H80 easily. H50 are like $45-$55 depending on where you get them, they also have the "core" units which I believe ship without fans which is no issue, and you may be able to get good cheap fans this way and still get a damn good cooler out of it :)
My System Specs
ASUS M5A99X EVO
PII 955BE C3 max 4.34 Ghz 1.435v HT 2.182 CPU-NB 2867 MX4 CM Hyper 212+ push/pull stock fan
G Skill 2x4 8gb RipjawX 1866 9,10,9,27,42 1.5v at 1787 9,9,9,25,34 1.51v
MSI TFIII 7870 OC running 825/1005 .881V 58% fan 56c, 983/1375 core/mem 1.150V 74% fan 64c, 1267/1535 1.232V 87% fan 74c gaming stable one of lowest volt/high clock 7870 I have seen.
Crucial MX100 256gb Caviar black 640(game) Caviar blue 1tb(junk/storage external)
Antec GX700 yuck :(
ASUS Xonar DX
Samsung 2570HD(typical responce time 7+ms :( and Acer P223W(<1ms typical)
Windows 7 64 home premium
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