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decodeddiesel
11-14-2004, 09:41 AM
Ok I've been out of the loop for a LONG time and I am looking to build a A64 platform for my wife for christmas. I would like ot know what is the best A64 heatsink and fan combination out there at the moment? I would like to use something quite and reliable, but with the room to allow me to attempt to overclock a little bit. Is the alpha HSF any good? What fan would you guys recomend?

567234ta
01-14-2005, 05:34 AM
thermalright is nice stuff, panaflo is a good fan and is quite.

teh_spazz
02-08-2005, 11:30 PM
heatsink: thermalright xp-120

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-109-118&depa=0

fan: enermax

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-999-013&depa=0

Belenar
02-09-2005, 02:11 AM
heatsink: thermalright xp-120

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-109-118&depa=0

fan: enermax

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-999-013&depa=0

You're going to put an 80mm fan on a 120mm heatsink? ... use the full surface and put a 120mm fan on there... a PAPST is really quiet

perlin
03-22-2005, 03:39 PM
alpha's good, but it doesn't have any chances compared with TR XP-120 (or XP-90, if your mobo is tight).

Good fan ? If you can get it, that would be GlacialTech SilentBlade 120mm (950 RPM, 37 CFM) ....excelent noise/performance ratio.

maxSaleen
03-22-2005, 10:03 PM
Whatever you get make sure it has heatpipes.
Heatpipes contain either water or r-132. Either increases the heat capacity of the heatsink, thus keeping temperatures more steady. The xp-120 is awesome. The xp-90 is also very good. For 12cm fans try the cooler master LED fans on newegg. I have three of them on a BI Pro 3 mounted outside the case via a radbox. They are three feet from me right now and I can't hear them.

The great thing about the xp-120 is the fact that you can get reasonable performance with a low noise fan. Froogle it for the best price (won't be newegg, they are charging about $65, others charge $49)

Hope this was helpful