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Good quality heatsink?


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Lehmo

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Hey,

Ive recently decided to build my own gaming PC, as it was considerably cheaper than buying the whole PC. So, I've researched all the parts and have started to decide which parts will work for my gaming needs but also my tight budget.

CPU - Athlon 64 X2 3800+
M.B. - Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe


My question is, what is a good quality heatsink for my CPU? Preferably active heatsink. I believe that a good cooling system is really important for the PC (overclocking and the like) so im willing to spend around $20-$40, im not sure if thats enough for an excellent fan but a good one is fine.

thanks if you can suggest anything
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Probably the best you can get.

http://www.maximumpc...an_cnps9700_led

Although i do have a thermotake blue orb that seems to work just as well.

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Unless you are overclocking stick with the retail heatsink.
If you bought a OEM CPU, then get this CPU cooler. Very cheap and very good performance. Remember, if you buy a heatsink you need to buy TIM/thermal paste.
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Lehmo

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Thanks for your help, i've decided to go with a Zalman CNPS8700 instead of the 9700 that SRX660 suggested because it saves me some $ and probably is good enough.

Thanks again!
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