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Which CPU cooler type is generally better?


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#1 ohai

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 03:06 PM

One with the fan aiming at the cpu like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835103007 or one with the fan blowing out like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835119091

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:15 PM

a lot prolly depends on what your planning on doing with it. with a proper fan setup (intake fan in front, exhaust in the back) the bottom one I would imagine, will provide much better cooling, especially if you plan on overclocking. A lot of my friends who overclock use that style. However, I typically do not, in fact I typically either use the stock fan and heatsink if its provided if not, Ill buy one with good reviews. I have actually used the very heatsink you listed as your first one in a budget build and it works very well, a little loud but very well. But I dont overclock, nor do i build machines to overclock. so to answer your question, the one you listed first will provide adequate cooling for you, it will even handle hard core gaming as long as its a well ventilated case, but the second one will cost more, but likely cool a little better, and prolly be a better option if you intend to overclock any, which I never recomend. :D

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:08 PM

The second cooler is a heatpipe tower cooler, and they do a much better job of cooling CPUs. Only problem is space as they are a bit too big for some setups.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:00 PM

The second cooler is a heatpipe tower cooler, and they do a much better job of cooling CPUs. Only problem is space as they are a bit too big for some setups.

So basically the ones facing the CPU are for small cases or low profile builds?

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:33 AM

It is not so much dividing coolers by which way the fan faces, but by the type of cooler-block or heatpipe. Heatpipe coolers are the defacto standard for air cooling now as they allow larger fin surfaces and larger fans. Now, there are heat pipe coolers made with the "fan aiming at the cpu", like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835106061 . The smaller block/OEM type heatsinks work fine if you're aren't overclocking/overvolting. I have no problem with stock Intel coolers on the 775pin as long as you aren't pushing it. Monitor your temps with Speedfan or something similar and go from there, but that being said, I always go for the largest cooler/fan combo I can fit on the motherboard and inside the case.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:31 AM

Upgrade your system and go for watercooling.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 10:09 AM

Upgrade your system and go for watercooling.

got the domino alc

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:37 PM

Upgrade your system and go for watercooling.

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i meant to say SHOULD i get the D A.L.C.

Edited by ohai, 08 August 2009 - 05:40 PM.





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