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Silviu
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CPU Cooler ( Medium Budget, Silent)

Post by Silviu » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:20 am

Hello. I managed to break my intel stock cooler and now i`m in search for a new CPU cooler. I know at lower budget is hard to find a good cooler that also could be more silent then stock cooler. The hardest part is : in my country (Romania) is hard to find a lot of products online :( so i hope i can find the cooler u will suggest
Till now i found 2 coolers that seems to do the job well in the middle budget market
Xigmatek Red Scorpion S1283 ~35 Euro
ZEROtherm ZEN FZ120 ~30 Euro
My speccs:
Intel Core2 Duo E6750 2.66 / Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 / 4 x 1 GB Corsair 800 CL5 / Antec P182
What stops me from getting the Zerotherm is the fear that my motherboard will get more hot because the air from the CPU cooler will not hit the mobo and go directly outside the case. Atm i have ~40-45 temperature on mobo and would like to keep it this way without increasing fan speed ( more noise ) on my 3 coolers from Antec case
I hope they manage to get inside my case, it`s pretty big :P
Would also like to control the fan speed on PWM like intel stock is
Thank u in advance !
P.S. Sometimes i do a moderate overclock to 3.0 or 3.2 from stock 2.66 but usually i don`t overclock, so the biggest priority would be lower temps at idle+load and try to be quiet :)
[b]Main Rig:[/b] Intel Core i7 860 2.80GHz / Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 / 2x Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 XMS3 PC3-10600 Dual Channel Kit ( 8 GB ) / Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 1 GB / Corsair CMPSU-650HX Modular / Kingston 40GB SATA-II V+Western Digital 320GB SATA-II AAKS / Samsung T240 / Antec P182 / Logitech X-540 / Windows 7 Ultimate x64
[b]Laptop:[/b] Toshiba Tecra A10-11J / Windows 7 Professional x64

ugrakarma
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Post by ugrakarma » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:41 pm

Arctic cooling freezer extreme is little over 20 euros in Germany but I don't know how expensive it is over there in Romania or if it is available at all. Otherwise it would fit the bill of a budget cooler.

dhanson865
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Post by dhanson865 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:24 pm

I have no idea what is available in your area but here is a list of old standbys you can choose from

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Rec Heatsink/Fan                             Noise Fan V  °C Rise °C/W MP Height Weight

7.5 Xigmatek HDT-SD964 (vs Ninja Mini)($40)  21   12      20      0.26     133   466  (???+fan)

7.5 Asus Triton 75, Nexus 120         ($45)  22   12      18      0.24    90/115 473* (350+fan)
7.5 Scythe Andy with stock fan        ($45)  20   12      16      0.21   125/150 685  (???+fan)

7.5 Scythe Ninja Mini, stock fan      ($40)  22    9      21      0.27     115   678* (580+fan)
7.5 Scythe Ninja Mini, stock fan      ($40)  28   12      19      0.24     115   678* (580+fan)

 9  Xigmatek HDT-S1283                ($40)  22   12      13      0.17     159   600  (???+fan)
 9  Thermalright HR-01 Plus, Nexus 120($55)  22   12      13      0.17     160        (600+fan)

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Please put a country in your profile if you haven't already.
This site is international but I'll assume you are in the US if you don't tell me otherwise.
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burebista
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Post by burebista » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:22 am

dhanson865 wrote:I have no idea what is available in your area[...]
We have them all. :)

Silviu
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Post by Silviu » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:19 am

Thank u for your reply`s guys.
Since i don`t find the normal Xigmatek anymore in Romania i will get the Red Scorpion edition ( pitty we don`t have yet Dark Knight edition, or i did not see it anywere )
What u think of this combo: RED SCORPION-S1283 + Crossbow adk i7751 + AC MX-2 ?

P.S. burebista , by any chance u know who is the dealer (importer) for this products i mentioned so i can order from them not from normal online sites ( retailers ) ? :P
[b]Main Rig:[/b] Intel Core i7 860 2.80GHz / Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 / 2x Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 XMS3 PC3-10600 Dual Channel Kit ( 8 GB ) / Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 1 GB / Corsair CMPSU-650HX Modular / Kingston 40GB SATA-II V+Western Digital 320GB SATA-II AAKS / Samsung T240 / Antec P182 / Logitech X-540 / Windows 7 Ultimate x64
[b]Laptop:[/b] Toshiba Tecra A10-11J / Windows 7 Professional x64

burebista
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Post by burebista » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:13 am

Silviu wrote:What u think of this combo: RED SCORPION-S1283 + Crossbow adk i7751 + AC MX-2 ?
Man all those are ~$65. TRUE/Coolermaster Z600 + Nexus fan are at same price and better than Scorpion.

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