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I'm looking for peoples opinions and advice on a heatsink and fan to replace my stock AMD one (read my signature).

 

I currently have Phenom II x3 720 BE and am looking to do a nice soft overclock on it somewhere in the region of 3.5 - 3.6 Ghz.

 

I've been looking at reviews of CPU coolers for a while now but I just can't choose, so i'll let other people do it for me.

 

Would like the CPU cooler to look good aswell as this is as much a project for vanity and sweet looks as it is for OC'ing.

 

Cooler MUST fit inside Antec 900 case, and i understand this can be a bit of a tight squeeze, especially with some of the more interesting (and good) coolers like the CoolerMaster V8 (rats).

 

So eh... Thanks in advance for saving my sanity.

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ocz vandetta 2 , asus silent square evo ( i wanted to get this one ) , asus silent knight 2 ,

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=bURr...&templete=2

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ya4g...&templete=2

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ngnr...&templete=2

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=kVcY...&templete=2

 

and many more but i can not remember them all , there one that rourkchris told me about he used it in his build you can find it`s name in his sig ,......good luck ....try to read reviews before getting the cpu cooler ....:)

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ocz vandetta 2 , asus silent square evo ( i wanted to get this one ) , asus silent knight 2 ,

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=bURr...&templete=2

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ya4g...&templete=2

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ngnr...&templete=2

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=kVcY...&templete=2

 

and many more but i can not remember them all , there one that rourkchris told me about he used it in his build you can find it`s name in his sig ,......good luck ....try to read reviews before getting the cpu cooler ....:)

 

Cheers thanks nice suggestions, ill take a look at the reviews for these babys. I've been trawling through reviews for about 2 weeks now while my ugly stock cooler sits on my beautiful asus mobo :(.

 

That silent knight 2 looks great...

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I really like the Thermalright Ultra-120. http://www.svc.com/u120e-bp-am2.html

 

I used one in a Antec 300 and it fit nicely. I think in the Antec 900 the side panel fan can be a issue but all you need to do is rotate the Ultra-120 ike in the image.

 

Here are some reviews.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article646-page1.html

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=268

http://www.bigbruin.com/2006/ultra120_1

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New poster. I'm looking for a new CPU HS as well. I'm currently using an Arctic Cooler Pro 7.

 

No overclock (yet!), so it's running at stock speeds and temps:9x266ACPro7.jpg

 

 

The ones I'm interested in currently are the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, the Thermalright IFX-14, and the Zalman CNPS10X Extreme.

 

Just the ones I'm currently looking at, I'll be looking over any suggested here, of course. I've tried a few overclocks just for measurement purposes, and my CPU Vcore quickly hits 1.5v, my temps in the mid to upper 60C's at idle. I think I need a better HS than the ACPRO7.

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