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Old April 18, 2010, 03:22 PM
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So I just recently installed an Arctic Cooler 7 Pro in my C2D build (ATX case), this was my first step into aftermarket cooling. I loved how it was basically silent (probably due to the huge fan)

Now looking at my AMD Athlon II X2 build, I'm still using stock HSF, but am probably limited in choices. It's my HTPC and it doesn't have much headroom, even with the stock HSF. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of small HSF's that are silent, but effective.

Any comments would be appreciated :)

Here are pics of the current situation:


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Old April 18, 2010, 03:31 PM
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I don't know if it will fit, but here a suggestion :

NCIX.com - Buy Scythe Shuriken 3 Heatpipe Low Profile CPU Heatsink LGA1366 1156 775 AM2+ AM3 939 940 W/100MM Fan - SCSK-1100 In Canada.
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Old April 18, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Zalman CNPS8700
Zalman CNPS7500-CU

The 8700 is a newer model, thus including a heatpipe. The 7500 is older, but more than enough for a dual core A2X2.
Both of them are 67mm tall and should fit. Case looks like an Aria.
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Zalman CNPS8700
Zalman CNPS7500-CU

The 8700 is a newer model, thus including a heatpipe. The 7500 is older, but more than enough for a dual core A2X2.
Both of them are 67mm tall and should fit. Case looks like an Aria.
Cool, thanks guys, do you know if these are quieter fans than the scythe?

Also, my case is an Antec NSK1300
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+1 for these. great short(well wide but not tall) coolers
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Since you like the Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro you could check out there other low profile coolers here Arctic Cooling
No heatpipes but they uses the the same fan as the Freezer 7 Pro and from the looks of your photo you don't have a lot of room to spare because of the power supply.
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