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#1 DJRWolf

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 03:42 PM

I'm going to be buying a new motherboard and CPU but I wanted to know what is a good heat sink for a AM3 socket motherboard? I may be only getting a higher end duel core CPU for now but I do plan on getting a much better quad core CPU later.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 05:06 PM

What's your price range?

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 05:21 PM

budget?

EDIT: Regardless... Here you go

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 01:37 AM

What's your price range?


I would prefer not going higher then 50-60 area. One that I have seen is the Cooler Master GeminII S but I think it is for a socket AM2+ and not a AM3 that I need. But I do like the design of it as many that I have seen are just too tall to fit in most cases.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 02:31 AM

Which case?

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:25 AM

Anyone know if the Corsair H50 has any problems? I've been reading online reviews and it seams like it is a good buy but I'm a little concerned that it does not have any reservoir or a way to refill it.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:09 AM

I highly recommend this heat sink, its cheap, I recently installed it a week ago and it cools my quad at 3.6/1.45vcore under load high 50's and idles at 33-38 on four cores. I only have one 120mm fan set on low 1000 rpm push configuration and this heat sink is great.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:16 AM

H50 is good but TRUE120 would be better.. (And I have no idea about the one recommended just before my post..)

H50 doesn't need the liquid to be changed..

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:45 AM

I highly recommend this heat sink, its cheap, I recently installed it a week ago and it cools my quad at 3.6/1.45vcore under load high 50's and idles at 33-38 on four cores. I only have one 120mm fan set on low 1000 rpm push configuration and this heat sink is great.

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Too tall. Would not fit in my case. The Cooler Master GeminII S is a lot more flat plus the Cooler Master case I already have and am going to reuse has a duct that would funnel outside air right to it.


H50 is good but TRUE120 would be better.. (And I have no idea about the one recommended just before my post..)

H50 doesn't need the liquid to be changed..


Did you mean the Ultra120 by Thermalright? I have a AM2+ motherboard and that is for Intel sockets only it looks like. Plus also too tall.

But, if it came down to the GeminII S vs. the H50 which would be better?

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:55 AM

What case so you have

I'd take out the air duct if I were you. You'd get much better cooling with a good heatsink and no air duct than an okay heatsink with an air duct.

Edited by damian, 20 November 2009 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:07 PM

What case so you have


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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:59 PM

Refer to my edit