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Thread: exactly WHAT is the best heatsink?




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    i've been looking around for a good hsf, but seeing that the ones that cool well are either too loud or too expensive, and if there are any hsf's supposedly better than the Volcano 7+,

    what im looking for is:
    good value and cheap maybe around $20
    does not sound like a blowdryer
    good for overclocking
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    with out spending exorbarnt amouts of money you are not going to beat the volcano 7+
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    Hey I'd also look into the new Swiftech HS... I can't remember where I saw it (I think on a TT review) but it looked like a real cooling demon. It had twisted poles instead of fins.
    BTW, if you are going to OC, you better make sure your priorities are in line... Cheap HSF versus new CPU... hmmm I know what I would do.
    Spend the extra couple bucks and get a better HS.

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    Heck here it is right here.....
    http://tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=review&dId=410

    Trust me...don't cheap out on a HS if you can avoid it.:flames:

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    The minimum ya need is a Volcano 7+ but if ya can afford more for the higher end screamers then go for it. On a price/performance basis ya can't beat the 7+ and rarely will ya need full speed with the fan. The best comparison goin' atm, http://www.dansdata.com/coolercomp.htm (ya'll find that all the better performing heatsinks all used super high speed fans to out do the 7+) :devil win
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    ya i suppose i'll get a 7+, but i've been hearing its more of a hassle to get it to stick onto a slot A, so i was worried

    im going to taiwan in the winter, probably cheaper there?
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    What in the hell does "slot A" have to do with this question? :confused:
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    hrm... it supposedly can work with both p4's and amd's am i right?
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    Yes that's right but it still didn't answer the "slot A" question though (I want to hear this one). :p
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