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Which cpu fan and heatsink should i get?


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So I have picked out two fans and heatsinks for my socket 754 cpu. Both are within my price range and both seem like good pieces. While one matches the colors of my mb and ram, the other has the fancy bling bling lights. The cost the exact same so Im a bit torn as to which one I should get. Any ideas?

http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=Z20-1014

http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=T925-1074
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The zalman is the better cooler of the two. Another one to look at is the thermotake blue orb II heatsink. Its a monster sink but sure does cool down the cpu.

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I second the Thermaltake Blue Orb II recommendation. I have that fan right now and it keeps my hot Pentium D 930 in the upper 30s (Celsius) at idle and I think I've seen it over 50 C once when it was around 100 F in my room.

It blows a ton of air (around 77 cfms vs. the 38.7 of the Thermaltake TR2) and it is rated at around 17 dBA, although I think that's a slight underestimate.

Just make sure you have enough room. If you have a microATX board and/or case it may not fit.
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Well I wound up going with a differnt choice altogether. I liked the Blue Orb II however it was just slightly out of my price range. Another guy on another board recomended a Zalman all copper design, but it to was out of my price range. Instead I went with the Thermaltake Golden Orb II for its all copper design, good reviews, and easy price tag. Here it is http://www.tigerdire...e...11&NoMapp=0
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It looks like a good fan for a decent price. You can't go wrong with a Thermaltake or Zalman. :blink:

Good luck! :whistling:
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