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Old October 6, 2010, 11:05 PM
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Hey all,
I need to purchase a new heatsink for cpu, what are some recommendations? I would like to push the cpu pretty hard, mostly interested in Noctua, Prolimatech, any other coolers that are comparable to those?

also what are the best kinds of fans to mount to the heatsink, I know the megahalems dont come with fans, the noctua comes with 2 fans. If high static pressure is better for radiators, does the same apply for CPU heatsinks?? Thanks for the help !

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Old October 7, 2010, 12:06 AM
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i guess that rules out the champ 212+. v6gt is pretty much up there with the big boys and costs some 25-30 percent less.

fans wise i ma tad biased to go with noctua, but some dont like the brown color lol.


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Old October 7, 2010, 12:38 AM
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I use Noctua NH-D14's on a couple of D0's at 4.0Ghz, temps are 62-65C nominal/68C peak when folding (30C case temp). Granted, my cases sound like turboprop engines (10x fans), I'd still recommend this thing over any other performance HSF. The only con is the price.
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Old October 7, 2010, 01:12 AM
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Noctua NH-D14 is the mother of all coolers followed close by Prolimatech Megahalems and TR VenomousX.
If you want a hardcore OC and budget is not an issues then go for Noctua.
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Old October 7, 2010, 07:05 PM
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Is you are looking for something different, I read a good review on this one:

Newegg.ca - ZEROtherm ZT-10D 8mm Dia x6 heatpipes, Nickel plating CPU Cooler

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ZEROtherm ZT-10D Premium CPU Cooler Introduction :: TweakTown USA Edition
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or go fanless with the hr-02. real monster
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Old October 7, 2010, 11:23 PM
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Yep BootlegUsher my friend Ramiro just did a quick test on that Zerotherm and he likes what he saw.
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