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    whats the best heatsink and fan

    i was wondering maybe i should get a better heatsink, right now i have super orb on my 850@875. i was wondering if people could post any personal results with their hs/f and if money was no cost what hs/f would you get ?
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    All the Orb heatsinks are more eyecandy then high-performing heatsinks due to their inherently 'poor' (relatively) design that sports insufficent air movement, places too few fins too far away from the heat source to really be a performance contender. While they are relatively quiet and cheap that's about the only 2 things going for the Orbs.

    I have used the Alpha PAL6035 and the ThermoSonic ThermoEngine both with the Delta 38 CFM fan to great effect. I'm keeping 1.1GHz and 1.4GHz T-Birds (respectively) between 42 - 50C at full load with 21 - 25C room temps.

    If money was no question, the Swiftech is my baby! Solid, fundamental, no-nonsense cooling power of copper with high pin-count and 80MM high-performance cooling fan.



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    Yeah, the SuperOrb isn't the best HSF to overclock with.

    If you want ultimate cooling, go for either the FOP-38, the Alpha PAL6035 or the ThermoEngine. Although, these are very very noisy.

    If you want a quiet alternative, go for the FOP-32 or the ThermalTake Volcano 2. Both are very good Heatsink/fans, and are quieter, than the ones mentioned above.

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    Dammit S_Klass, you beat me to it

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    How much $$$ does the Swiftech run?

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    Heh... it's probably more expensive than your processor! The cheapest I've seen a complete unit for was $79.99. When I first saw the price I thought it was in Canadian dollars...

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    The alphas on 3dfxcool.com look good. There is also the thermoengine on 3dcool.com with liquid center...
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    My 850Mhz Tbird is runing happily at 1ghz with Globalwin Fop38 on it never seen the cpu temp go above 35 degrees C. Be seure to have plenty of ventilation going through your case. I have 3 80mm case fans blowing 43Cfm plus my Psu fan.

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    My 850Mhz Tbird is runing happily at 1ghz with Globalwin Fop38 on it never seen the cpu temp go above 35 degrees C. Be seure to have plenty of ventilation going through your case. I have 3 80mm case fans blowing 43Cfm plus my Psu fan.

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    Originally posted by Vrytired:
    1ghz with Globalwin Fop38 on it never seen the cpu temp go above 35 degrees C
    At load or at idle, what voltage do you run? 35C at load on a GHz class T-bird is almost unheard of with forced aircooling unless your room temps are 15C or below. As a comparision, my T-Bird 800 @ 1100 w/Alpha PAL6035 & 38CFM fan is ~42 - 44C at full load with 20 - 21 case temps.

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    I just got the swifteck and I am pleased on how easaly it goes on and how well it cools.
    I got mine with a delta running at 38cfm for about 56 at www.coolerguys.com

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    Running my Duron 750@874 Mhz with a GW WBK38 but without the 48dB fan, I have the 28dB Y.S. Tech instead. It works like a charm

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    The best HSF would be the Swiftech, but you are going to be paying well over $50 for it. I have an Alpha PAL6035 which seems to cool really nicely, not as much as the FOP38 though. The problem witht the Fop38 and other Global Win HSF units is that they use high rpm fans which cool really well but also produce a lot of noise. A solution to that would be to get a 80x80 and use some kind of duct to attach it to a FOP38. There is also a store called The Overclockers Store which sells a variety of HSF units, they recently released a new one called the Gladiac I think. Its performance is comparable to the Swiftech for only $30! http://ocz.safeshopper.com/9/6107.htm?609

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