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Thread: CPU Cooler/Heatsink

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    Oct 2007

    Default CPU Cooler/Heatsink

    I'm building a new PC with an Antec NSK1300 SFF case and I'm looking for a CPU cooler/heatsink that I'm confident will fit in it, this cooler will be used on an Intel Q6600 CPU. I have absolutely no intention on overclocking anything in this new PC, my main priority is for this PC to be nearly silent (I'd prefer a completely silent CPU cooler if it can be done :) I've googled a lot about this but I can't find any solid facts on this subject. I found something about the Thermalright SI-128SE which might fit in this case but I can't know for sure. Your thoughts or ideas on this are welcome. Thanks in advance.

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    Apr 2005
    Ontario, Canada

    Default Re: CPU Cooler/Heatsink

    Stock cooler works just fine for silence and no overclocking.
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  3. Default Re: CPU Cooler/Heatsink

    I had an SI-128. It worked well for some moderate overclocking - had my E6600 at 3.6 and temps topped out at 57c. That was with an Antec 120mm fan. The new owner runs it without a fan.

    Until you mentioned it, I had no idea that there was a SI-128SE. Other that some fin modifications, it looks almost the same.

    I swapped it for a U-120E. The idle temps are the same as the SI-128, but the load temps are way lower - 47c max.

    The U-120E is designed to be silent cooler with no fans.

    There are plenty of good choices out there.

    When you do pick a heatsink, you will want to lap the bottom to get the most efficiency out of it as possible. As always, Arctic Silver 5 or Ceramique is the way to go.

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