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CPU Fan and Heatsink recommendation

By Arsenal
Jan 9, 2010
  1. Hi Folks,

    I'm finalizing my new setup and just need a heatsink+fan recommendation. CPU is going to be core i5-750
    I'm still trying to decide between a gigabyte p55M-UD2 and Asus p7p5dd (although leaning towards the asus), but maybe I can at least decide on the fan? I know that fan+heatsink size creates an issue for motherboards and not all heatsinks will fit all mobos but i looked at the thermaltake silent clp0552 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106139) and coolermaster rr-h101(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103074)
    TT has more reviews but my current system has a TT and the fan is quite loud. For the record, I don't plan on overclocking much if any at all.

    help and suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    I would recommend the Xigmatek HDT - S1283. It's cheap and performs very well.
     
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,950   +731

    I'd suggest one of these if you're buying from newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887023
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    I limited the search by price and left out coolers based upon 120mm fans as they can be too large for many computer chassis. For no (or mild overclocking) then these will be fine.
    If you have around 170mm of distance between the motherboard and the case side panel then this cooler represents excellent value and is exceptionally quiet in normal operation.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4950641&CatId=4749
     
  4. Arsenal

    Arsenal TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks guys for your help again.

    Ritwick, your recommendation looked great but apparently it also needs a bracket for i5. Plus, looks kind of big to me and I'm no expert on mobo sizes and cabinet spaces etc.

    I think the Arctic cooling recommendation of dividebyzero is the best. Doesn't seem to be too big so should fit....fingers and toes crossed.

    Thanks all
     
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