Suggestions on good CPU heatsink/fan (for AMD/3.xGHz overclock) 37 replies

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kow_ciller

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#21 12 years ago

Earthwatts? It might me okay. Then again if you want to go crossfire in the future you should go for something more beefy (Corsair HX620 or TX750 would be my suggestion)




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#22 12 years ago
Pethegreat;4717798I will post back with a review of that heat sink a few days. Then again my 430 watt Antec PSU may just say no to a X2 +4800, 6gb of ram, and a 4850. I am looking at a 650 watt version from Antec.

430W should be fine. I run the setup in my sig on a 500W Seasonic no problem.




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#23 12 years ago
Pethegreat;4717798I will post back with a review of that heat sink a few days. Then again my 430 watt Antec PSU may just say no to a X2 +4800, 6gb of ram, and a 4850. I am looking at a 650 watt version from Antec.

I'll wait for that review eagerly. As for PSU & what ciller suggested, i can tell u that so far i have HX1000W & happy with it, plus if u going for multiGPU setup HX/TX750 is really good for 2 HD 4870's. Search the Corsair's PSU suggestions page. As for Antec, i heard that TruePower Quattro 800/850 r good too. P.S. What's the webpage to look for that Xigmatek's cooler review ? :cheers:




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#24 12 years ago

The best Antec PSU's are the Earthwatts series, and the Signature series. Both of those are good lines. For 500-750w I prefer going with Corsair or OCZ. Both companies make great stuff, although OCZ is a bit cheaper if you're more on a budget. Heres your review you asked for: Two Big Top-downers: Big Typhoon VX & Xigmatek HDT-D1264 | silentpcreview.com




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#25 12 years ago

I don't think it is easy to pass up an Antec EA650 when they are only $60.

Newegg.com - Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Sold out for now, but I am putting on auto-notify. If the price is still $60 when it comes back I may order one. I can still get $30 for my EA430.




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#26 12 years ago

Nooooooot bad at all for a seasonic PSU




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#27 12 years ago
Only one orientation for [COLOR=green]AMD[/COLOR]

What do they mean by that ? Other than that, looks decent.




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#28 12 years ago

can only be put on one way.




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#29 12 years ago

That's what i thought, though not on the first run. :) F***ing logic. :lol: Now for the anecdote : Xigmatek is DEFINETALLY not popular in Israel : i asked bout the firm's name alone & the guy @ one of local PC stores couldn't figure that out, would u beleive it ? This purchase will be really harsh, though not unbearable. Stay tuned for more jokes about it. BTW : what's this AM2/AM2+ issue ? No real Phenom CPUs, just LGA775/AM2/AM2+ & Athlon X2/FX ? This Xigmatek's one u gave does manage to to be weared on Phenom & AM2+ since AM2+ is also 940 pin. Mind to clear that one out for me ? Looks/sounds odd to me.




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#30 12 years ago

They just didn't want to put it on the box since AM+ covers every cpu thats on the slot and theres no physical limitation on them? Also, it would fit an athlon FX which also happened to be on a 940pin socket, but not AM2 instead a server-type version.