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Upgrading to other cpu coolers instead of stock coolers


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TiFa LoCkHeArT

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Hey guys! :)

I was thinking of upgrading my stock cooler to a better cpu cooler.

I'm not sure whether these 2 coolers are good or not but I decided to choose either one of these:

Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus
Xigmatek Dark Knight


And oh yea I have a Core 2 Duo processor @ 3GHZ (E8400). I would like to overclock to 4GHz too!( Will post another topic up if i had one of the coolers above)

May I know which is the best cooler? :)

And if you have any other recommendations on other coolers please tell me too! Thanks! :)
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The Xigmatek Dark Knight is probably the best cooler for the money. Before it got really popular (like when I bought it) it was only like $32. I'm very impressed with the Dark Knight and he scores fairly well when tested. They invented the direct touch heatpipe technology everyone is using now.

Found this on Tomshardware.com. Best CPU Cooler for LGA 775 and take a look at this... Top Heatsinks Reviewed by Frostytech Keep in mind, some of these heatsinks are HUGE, so you want to make sure it doesn't hit your northbridge, your memory, and isn't taller than how wide your case is.

Another one that is making some news is the all-in-one water cooling setup from Corsair. Corsair H50

Edited by Ferrari, 25 March 2010 - 08:28 AM.

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I've been a fan of Thermalright for quite a while, but I may well give the Corsair H50 a go.

http://blog.corsair.com/?p=987
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Hey Ferrari and DaffyKantReed :)

The dark knight is really good from your statement I can consider it( I just hope I can find stocks on retail stores ) :)

As for the Corsair H50 isn't a it a bit too overwhelming on just a Core 2 Duo?

PS: Is cooler master V8 good too?( I prefer to buy on retail stores instead of online xD and the shop I visited seemed be a fan of cooler master :))
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Yeah, the V8 is good too. I almost recommended that one, but I didn't. It is very big, so again, make sure you have the room. Here is an image of it on a motherboard... HERE And the Dark Knight on a motherboard HERE.
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Hmmm I don't think the V8 can fit into Cooler master 590 case? Coz that is my case xD

http://www.coolermas...product_id=3927
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I'm not sure. You will have to find the dimensions of the V8 and the dimensions of your case. Probably listed on each manufacturer's website.
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Cooler Master V8

Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 158 mm (4.72 x 4.72 x 6.22 inches)

Weight: 867 grams (30.58 ounces or 1.91 pounds)


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I suppose the 120 x 120 x 158 mm is Width, Height and Depth?

So if my casing's dimensions is (W) 210 x (H) 440 x (D) 510 mm I suppose it can fit ? :)
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I believe that would be Width, Depth and then Height.

Here's what it looks like mounted on a motherboard:

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And then inside a case:

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More info here:

http://www.coolermas...product_id=2869
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From the pictures above I guess it would fit :)
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Oh I just forgot. This V8 cooler requires 180W of cooling power. My psu is only 500W, can it handle the load? 0.0
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All we know about the rest of your system so far is that it has an E8400, which is 65W.
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This V8 cooler requires 180W of cooling power. My psu is only 500W, can it handle the load?



The V8 or any other CPU cooler fan will not draw much power at all, much less 180W. The 180W figure means it will cool a CPU which radiates 180W of heat, which your CPU will not. At most the fan of the V8 may draw 1.6W, which is very little.
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Oh I see thanks!!!!

You guys are a great help! :)
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