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alexperi

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Heatsink advice
« on: March 13, 2008, 12:07:32 am »
I am looking for a heatsink that is as quiet as possible (not a watercooler)
Up to 12cm high for my new HTPC under construction.
I found:
- Scythe Mini Ninja CPU Cooler
- Arctic Cooling Freezer 64

Can anyone advise me on a good heatsink?
Thanks

alexperi

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Re: Heatsink advice
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 12:29:12 am »
I forgot to mention that the CPU is an AMD socket AM2

andymck

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Re: Heatsink advice
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 12:40:28 am »
i find the Zalman CNPS8000 works fantastically...it is totally silent at its lower speed but keeps my cpu temp to around 35-40 degrees.  Its around 6cm high and so fits most low profile cases... see link below

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1991

I have it running in two mds using the Antec NSK2480 case and i couldnt be happier with it.  In the uk cost around £25 ( $50)

Andy


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Re: Heatsink advice
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 01:02:36 am »
Thanks. WHere did you buy it from?

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Re: Heatsink advice
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 01:12:53 am »
I picked one up in PC World but when i last looked they didnt seem to stock them anymore, so i got my second one from microdirect.co.uk

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(25445)Zalman-CNPS8000-CPU-Fan-Socket-478754775939940.aspx

Andy
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alexperi

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Re: Heatsink advice
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 02:03:59 am »
Thanks