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Old October 25, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Default Cheap quiet alternative to stock 775 heatsink

My dad has a system with a nice crispy Pentium D 820. I want to replace the HSF with something a bit quieter, and preferably cheapish. Performance isn't a big issue as he isn't about to OC this to 4ghz or anything like that.

I hear the AC7 Pro is a good option anything else?
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Old October 25, 2010, 04:58 PM
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My dad has a system with a nice crispy Pentium D 820. I want to replace the HSF with something a bit quieter, and preferably cheapish. Performance isn't a big issue as he isn't about to OC this to 4ghz or anything like that.

I hear the AC7 Pro is a good option anything else?
The AC7 Pro is an excellent option... I have several of them running in my machines... they are quiet, provide excellent cooling and are dirt cheap ($25. or less.) The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 4 is also an excellent cooler... they run around $30.
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Old October 25, 2010, 07:57 PM
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Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is a great bang for the buck option. Usually retails for $30 but can be had for $20 if it's on sale.
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Old October 25, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Just go for the AC7 pro if he isn't oc'ing. His case may not even fit the CM 212.
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Old October 25, 2010, 09:36 PM
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I'd rather get the CM Hyper TX3 CPU cooler. It is ~$20 when not on sale.
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Old October 25, 2010, 09:49 PM
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I appreciate all the replies, (and PM)


After poking around, I stumbled upon the OCZ Vendetta 2 which I already use in my main machine.


Buy OCZ Technology [OCZTVEND2] OCZ Vendetta 2 Triple Heatpipe CPU Heatsink AM2 LGA775 S939 S940 S754 120MM Fan 800-1500RPM 20-32DBA

13.79. I don't think you can beat that
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Old October 25, 2010, 09:55 PM
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Very nice!!!

Just be aware that the rubber grommets on that thing are extremely difficult to install.
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Old October 28, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Do yourself a favour get the bracket kit. For the vendetta those plastic legs are flimsy
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Old October 28, 2010, 01:23 PM
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Yea the plastic pins are horrible, i bought the bolt thru kit from ncix.
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Cheapest thing to do would be to get a Scythe or Noctua FDB fan and mounting brackets (I just made my own lol) and mount a new fan on your current heatsink. Then just plug the fan into your onboard fan controller and use a fan controller or speedfan to regulate fan speeds.
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