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Thread: Cooler for UD3R, E8500 Antec 900 - lots of drives




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    Default Re: Cooler for UD3R, E8500 Antec 900 - lots of drives

    will the stock mount hold a 92mm Xigmatek without the accessory bracket? anyone using a 92mm version?

    Oh the dark knight version come with the cross bow bracket. Xigmatek are such dorks to not include a bracket with every model.

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    Default Re: Cooler for UD3R, E8500 Antec 900 - lots of drives

    Yeah, you really want the Crossbow. It'll work with just the push pins but it's a pain to install and not very stable.

    The S1283 is a superb cooler, quiet and effective, and reasonably priced. There may be better coolers but they cost twice as much.

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    Default Re: Cooler for UD3R, E8500 Antec 900 - lots of drives

    You can mount any cooler that you want with that combo in a 900 case. I would recommend reading these reviews on anandtech: AnandTech: ZEROtherm Nirvana: Designed for Top Performance

    This is the one I use. It replaced my zalman 9500. This cooler runs about $50.00 and keeps my Q6600 (O.C.ed to 3400) at 29-34 idle and 39-59 under load. The highest I have seen it while gaming is 45 and while running the intelburn, it tops at 65. The zalman hit high 70's running intelburn.

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    Default Re: Cooler for UD3R, E8500 Antec 900 - lots of drives

    Thanks great info! - tonight I research more at AnAndTech ...back to work here lol

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    Default Re: Cooler for UD3R, E8500 Antec 900 - lots of drives

    I have your setup and use the Zalman 9700. Fits like a glove and it does come with its own bolt - thru mounting bracket. Lots of good reviews at the Egg. It is sharp (color and edges) but it does keep it cool. Just starting to OC so we'll see how well it does.
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
    Intel Duo E8400
    Zalman CNPS9700 LED
    G.Skill 2GB DDR2 1066 x 2 CL 5 5-5-5-15 @ +2.0v
    XFX 8800GT AD
    320GB WD RAID1 (2 boot partitions)
    (3) WD SATA drives (data)
    SB X-Fi Extreme Gamer
    Thermaltake 600W
    Antec 900
    Vista Home 64b SP1
    HannsG 28" 1080p

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    Default Re: Cooler for UD3R, E8500 Antec 900 - lots of drives

    Yes, I like bolt-through. This is my first build, and I somewhat horrified by user experiences with mounting clips - talk about a PIA! ...whoever invented those should be thrown into the cooling fan lol.

    Thats a nice cooler - wow - those are all cooper fins? the photo makes them look like red plastic lol ! Thats why I didnt give Zalman a second look!
    I realize what I like:
    1. secure base: no horror stories of bases detatching
    2. solid base: rather than tube-contact. I want unbroken surface area in the right place!
    3. tubes secured: I like to see solder. seems like fins could also be more effiicient if they contacted the tubes better!
    4. fan speed control.

    Some Scythe's have cheap base - read Katana 2 review at Newegg. Clip problems galore - even Arctic Extreme 7 (which I like). Xigmatek: read the Newegg site and try to figure out which bracket you need! How can Ximatek sell a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm and not include a cross-bow bolt-thru kit? 120mm cooler!!! Personally, I think that the Xigmatek 92mm is under-rated.

    Direct contact needs more targeted contact with the processor package in the sweet spot where it counts: otoh, gaps and unused contact area are inefficient!
    Last edited by pchaplo; 01-22-2009 at 12:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Cooler for UD3R, E8500 Antec 900 - lots of drives

    Yes - it's all copper (and sharp - but if you do it right you only have to install in your case once) with a large contact area.
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
    Intel Duo E8400
    Zalman CNPS9700 LED
    G.Skill 2GB DDR2 1066 x 2 CL 5 5-5-5-15 @ +2.0v
    XFX 8800GT AD
    320GB WD RAID1 (2 boot partitions)
    (3) WD SATA drives (data)
    SB X-Fi Extreme Gamer
    Thermaltake 600W
    Antec 900
    Vista Home 64b SP1
    HannsG 28" 1080p

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    Default Re: Cooler for UD3R, E8500 Antec 900 - lots of drives

    How are zalman tubes connected to the fins ?

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