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Inik March 19, 2012 06:16 PM

HTPC heatsink
 
Hello!

The stock heatsink of my AMD 555 unlocked to 4 core is acting crazy! The fan is spinning at 4500 RPM.

I would like to get a small and efficient hsf to correct the situation and maybe make it more silent :P

I have a Lian-Li V354B so space is not infinite :). I have 2 noctua at the front pushing air in.

Any suggestion ??

Ed103194 March 19, 2012 06:54 PM

you can adjust the fan speed according to the cpu's temp, but if you want to purchase an aftermarket cooler then I suggest the hyper 212+

3.0charlie March 19, 2012 06:55 PM

212 won't fit in there.

Best bet is a low-power AIO WC a la H60. I've tried countless HSFs in my Wife's old rig (V351) and the H60 made a huge difference. Tight fit though.

Ed103194 March 19, 2012 07:00 PM

If you plan on getting one of those sealed watercoolers then get the antec 620 instead of h60, my friends' pump died and many people say the same thing on online reviews. 620 also has flexible tubing

Inik March 20, 2012 04:18 AM

the khuler is currently at 54$ free shipping at DC..might pick it one up :)

Dragonstongue March 20, 2012 01:38 PM

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 :)

birthdaymonkey March 26, 2012 03:29 PM

If you haven't bought yet, I recommend the Noctua NH-C12P. I have on in my HTPC running without a fan and it keeps my Sandy Bridge G620 at 38-40 degrees while watching videos. This is in an Silverstone GD05.


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