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Old January 3, 2010, 02:08 PM
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I am putting together a new rig and was wondering what CPU heatsink and fan I should go with.

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CPU: i7 920
Mainboard: either a Gigabyte Gigabyte EX58-UD5 or an Asus P6T
Video Card: Radeon 5770
Memory: G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB 30167

I am looking to spend no more then $50.00


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Old January 3, 2010, 02:24 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM - RR-B10-212P-GP In Canada.
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Old January 3, 2010, 03:13 PM
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2nd hand true 120 or hyper 212+
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Old January 3, 2010, 03:34 PM
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Actually I found that same heatsink before I even started this thread. It basically confirms that I should purchase it.

https://www.bestdirect.ca/products/?...8427&kw=cooler

A few dollars cheaper but they also have the video card that I want at the lowest price around.

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/22...-20R/SAPPHIRE/

Should I also get some case fans for some good air flow?

I am using an Ultra 500watt PSU. I hope that is enough wattage.

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Old January 3, 2010, 03:42 PM
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500 watt may be cutting it close. I would suggest something like this:

Corsair TX 650W Power Supply w/ 120mm Fan at Memory Express Computers
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Yeah, I thought about that. Is there a software that can tell me the load on my PSU?
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Very general indication, ballpark only. The quality of the psu is very important for the longevity of your parts.

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
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Yeah, I thought about that. Is there a software that can tell me the load on my PSU?

google : antec psu calculator
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Old January 3, 2010, 04:17 PM
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Thanks for all your help
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Old January 3, 2010, 04:54 PM
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Hands down the cooler master hyper 212+ for the price and the amount of cooling you get its great
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