I was going to get a shrunken because its the exact dimensions I need for a special case mod, but I was wondering what cooler I should get (under $50) my phenom II stock heatsink won't cut it for OC, its fine right now since my pc is sitting on-top of a air conditioner but it won't cut it when I go home from my dorm (temps are already kinda high as is)
so lets hear your opinions
I have a Phenom II X3 720, stock 2.8GHz currently @ 3.4GHz
I'm going to later invest in some Arctic silver 5 since I just have leftover gunk from 3 different cpu's on the heat sink, which isn't helping
most likely because these cpu's are VERY heavy and you dont want it hanging upside down anyway because then its not making good contact with the cpu i usually have me pc standing straight up or on its right side so the weight of the cooler makes more contact(;
wait do you have a third party cooler or a stock cooler? cuz the stock cooler are not usually to heavy! but i recommend you open ur window a 1/2" to 1" at night so the room cools down or kick up the A/C then put some silen-x fans in there(: haha that will bring ur temps down!
for an update, the Hyper 212+ with some arctic silver 5 gets me 35c max load on a Phenom II X3 C2 2.8GHz @3.6GHz and an Idle of 22c, I am very amazed at its performance for only $35! Currently only using one fan on the Heat sink.
for an update, the Hyper 212+ with some arctic silver 5 gets me 35c max load on a Phenom II X3 C2 2.8GHz
and an Idle of 22c, I am very amazed at its performance for only $35! Currently only using one fan on the Heat sink.
im not sure if your following my peltier build, but im using the coolermaster hyper tx3 (basicaly the one you posted, but 3 heat pipes instead of 4... and its about 15 dollars) i have to say, it manages to cool very well... hot side of that TEC is getting close to 100c and the heat sink cools it down like a beast.... the TEC its self is pulling 92 watts of power... most cpu's pull less then that, and the high end ones only pull about 10 to 20 more watts... but they dont convert it all to heat... so yea.. the heatsink your looking at will DEFINITELY get the job done!!!