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I have an Opteron 170 and got a 0550 UPMW! Now to overclock it........... I'm not interested in anything above, say, an aquagate mini r120, which leaves mostly air cooling. Here is what I gathered from research, and I am just looking for the best temps possible. FORGET NOISE.

 

ThermalTake Big Typhoon

Vapochill Micro Extreme Performance

ThermalRight XP-120 or their new one that doesnt interfere with the RAM, the SI-120

Cooler Master Hyper 6+

Raidmax Glacier (Fan Failure Issues?)

 

Which one of these is best and howwould it perform compared to an Aquagate Mini R120?

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The aquagate will outperform the air cooled solutions by about10%-20% on temps...thats life. That said most of the coolers you have listed would be fine. I would lean towards the thermalright si 120 just for the reason it will help cool your ram..if the ram slots are in the right place. I have an xp 90 with a 110 cfm fan (noisy) and do not plan on changing any time soon. 3000+ venice @2.6 idle 23 C loaded 35C. Hope this helps

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my CPU is at 40c right now with my zalmon cooler. its 82 degrees outside my truck. earlier it was 120 degrees outside. i forgot to check. but since im not in southern texas anymore it wont get nearly as hot. tomarrow ill be in louisiana. so the humidity will play a role in the temps.

usually though when its nice outside i get temps avaraging around 36-38.

my computer runs 24/7 with no overclock.stock settings.

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The Hyper 6+ is a great cooler. Its humongous but provides a lot of air flow. I had idle temps of 26-28 on my 3500+ venice w/AS5. I don't recommend using the thermal compound that comes with the heatsink, since AS5 from 50deg @ 100% load to around 42 and 32-33deg down to 26-28deg. The only problem with it is that a replacement 100mm fan can be very hard to find and the grills and catch dust easily.

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