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Thread: best cpu fan and heat sink

  1. #1
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    what is the absolute best fan and heat sink out there the best.

    and is there a site were i can look at it?
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    Define 'best'... There's a big list <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> of coolers and how well each perform.. check it out and see what you like.

    At the moment, the Volcano 7+ seems to be the cooler of choice...

  3. #3
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    Dec 2001


    That is the best cooler roundup you will find, hands-down.

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    Nov 2001


    Also, the word "best" is loaded - do you mean outright best cooling performance or best value for money? :?:
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    The best heat sink according to tests is ALPHA Pal 8045, it comes without fan, you are free to choose among 80mm fans.
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  6. #6
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    But who's tests?
    The Alpha and Swiftech MXC462 are about the same really with the same fan but there are others out there now that cost a lot less that will give you similar performance. :smokin:

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    May 2002


    Albinus made a good point..they are out of hand heatsinks but cost an arm and a leg and prolly an ear. I say the Volcano 7+ works real has three speeds you can choose from and is the $35 to $45 (US) range. Here is a link that Beefy gave me that review alot of CPU coolers Go Here :)
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    Taken in to price and preformance, i would say the Volcano 7+ and the new SLK-800
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  9. #9
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    May 2002


    yea i've read a few REALLY scary reviews about the SLK800...makes me fell a bit insecure about my mcx:p

    oh yea btw if u want a really comprehensive cooler review u can;t beat [url] ...has about every cooler taht exists
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