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jeallen0
08-30-2002, 07:17 AM
:afro: what is the best hsf out there. i dont care about the cost or the noise, i just wanna know the best. : peace:

Wiggo
08-30-2002, 07:32 AM
Well at this moment it would have to be the Thermalright SLK-800 (http://www.dansdata.com/coolercomp_p3.htm#slk800) ;)

<center><img src="http://www.dansdata.com/images/coolercomp/slk800480.jpg">
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drpeterbright
08-30-2002, 08:18 AM
It's so boootiful! Wiggo, any difficulty with that fan retention mechanism?

Wiggo
08-30-2002, 09:24 AM
Not that I personally know of. :devil win

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drpeterbright
08-30-2002, 10:01 AM
I haven't read of any complaints, but it looks as if it could be sturdier.

Wiggo
08-30-2002, 10:11 AM
Personally thought I think I'd stick a Thermaltake Smart Fan II (http://www.thermaltake.com/products/dcfan/a1357.htm) on one. ;)
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drpeterbright
08-30-2002, 11:09 AM
Is is that the same thickness of fan?

Darthtanion
08-30-2002, 01:00 PM
The fan pictured above looks to be an 80mm x 80mm x 38mm monster. The Thermaltake Smart Fans are 80mm x 80mm x 25mm but provide an adjustable fan setting that maxes out at just over 75CFM airflow and less noise. :)

drpeterbright
08-30-2002, 10:15 PM
Would that same retention mechanism work then or is there a way to screw it down?

Wiggo
08-31-2002, 07:36 AM
There are several positions for the fan retainer to clip into so it can take most size fans from 60mm thru to the largest 80mm fans. ;)
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drpeterbright
08-31-2002, 07:39 AM
That makes it more versatile. What does that baby cost in Australia? Looks expensive here.

Wiggo
08-31-2002, 07:46 AM
With no fan it's double the price of a Volcano 7+. :(

:beer: :beer: :beer:

drpeterbright
08-31-2002, 07:54 AM
Wow - Money would have to be absolutely no object then. If I were builing the ultimate overclock rig, I'd still want one.

ferrol
08-31-2002, 03:05 PM
It is an object but dont it look cool!!!!!!!!!!!
Pick mine up on monday with wiggo's idea of the smartfan 2.
heatsink was $110.00 aud. and fan was $27.00 aud.
Next I need to find someone who sells the coolmod for the smartfan. Australia, preferably Brisbane.
I'll post a pic. when its in.

Wiggo
08-31-2002, 05:23 PM
Good luck with it. :thumb:

:beer: :beer: :beer:

evolart
09-16-2002, 06:12 AM
Well I was gonna buy the Arkua 8568..............but now newegg is sold out and I plan on ordering my system by friday.

I'm getting a p4 2.0 and I "plan" on OCing it to 2.6, MONEY is a problem for me..........$45 for a hsf is fine with me but $45 just for the HS, I don't think I can handle.

So I guess my question is what HSF combo should I buy that will get me somewhere close to the slk-800 w/ thermaltake smart fan II?

Wiggo
09-16-2002, 10:33 AM
The Thermaltake Volcano 7+ works very well for P4's as well as Athlons. ;)
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FLaCo
09-16-2002, 02:53 PM
Have to agree with Wiggo...good price for a very good HS&F.

RDR
09-17-2002, 07:13 AM
Well I was gonna buy the Arkua 8568..............but now newegg is sold out and I plan on ordering my system by friday.

I'm getting a p4 2.0 and I "plan" on OCing it to 2.6, MONEY is a problem for me.......... for a hsf is fine with me but just for the HS, I don't think I can handle.

So I guess my question is what HSF combo should I buy that will get me somewhere close to the slk-800 w/ thermaltake smart fan II?

the Alpha PAL8942 is a decent performer - maybe not quite as good at a Volcanoe7+, but you can use any 80mm fan w/it for lower noise levels - I picked one up for $30USD

Oldbugger
09-17-2002, 09:53 PM
I would have to agree with Wiggo especially given the cost....my Swiftech MC462A cost me over $AU200 delivered and the Swiftech MCXC370 cost $AU149 delivered.....damn good heatsinks though but the cost is a bit high....

rneill1
09-24-2002, 07:39 PM
You should check out Akasa Silver Mountain 2. I'm running Athlon 1.4 @ 30 degrees http://www.nexfan.com/29/347.htm?55

Check the link only $29