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Cooling help

By El_Smee ยท 8 replies
Apr 20, 2004
  1. Now as some are aware my cpu is running at the blisstering tempriture of around 60C - 68C thats about hmm 140F - 150F (im not sure in F) So what im doing know is buying myself a flashy new heat sink and case.

    the case im interested in is the THERMALTAKE WinGo Gaming Tower CASE-V8000+

    Can be seen at

    few questions how much does it cost Australian not American (so in australian dollars)???

    Ive heard it is overpriced and poor quallity is this true???

    is getting the side window model a waste of money???

    What other cases would you recomend I dont realy care about style I just want sub-zero tempritures inside???

    ONTO the SECOND Line Of questioning

    What heat sink and fan combo should I get i have a AMD 3000+ (Socket A)
    (plz heap inmind i want best performance heat sink and fan combo in australian dollars)
  2. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Hmm.. whats your budgets look like?

    Overpriced? Depends on how much you pay for it.

    Side windows are always great for watching your monster heatsink break the mounting brackets on the ZIF connector and fall crashing down on your overpriced video card. But I guess it just depends on if you want to look inside your computer without opening it.

    Cases vary greatly for many reasons, ie. budget, functionality, cooling, weight, etc. If all you're interested in is cooling, then your criteria for a case should be a) Aluminum Casing b) Large fan mounts

    Again on the heatsink, whats your budget look like?

    Also keep in mind if noise levels are important to you.
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    For the best air cooling solution, get a Thermalright SP97 [be sure you buy the model that fits AMD cpus!]

    That heatsink will take upto a 92mm fan, and if noise isnt an issue, get the Vantec 92x38mm Tornado. If noise is an issue, just find a 92mm fan with the best noise/cfm ratio.

    Also, Alumium cases cost a lot more then steel cases, but are MUCH lighter, and disipate heat much better then steel cases. So you may want the 8000A [alumium], instead of the 8000+[steel].

    The AU dollar is about 2 for every 1 american.

    The 8000A is about $150 american, so that'll be around $300AU.
  4. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Wow, that's one hell of a heatsink. I don't know if his motherboards got mounting holes, but I wouldn't trust that monster on ZIF socket mounts.
  5. El_Smee

    El_Smee TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Thermalright SP97 looks a bit big i.e the A socket may just snap in half

    well my bujet is around

    $70 for heat sink and fan

    and $275 for case

    (I sujest you look at http://www.xe.com/ucc/ for correct currancy convertion)

    so if the 8000A cost $150USD then it will cost $204AUD to me

    BTW what is the difference between
    ( http://anyware.anyware.com.au/cache/header-421public__1-0.html?cache=no )

    THERMALTAKE Xaser III Aluminium Case Silver

    THERMALTAKE Damier Modern Tower Aluminum

    THERMALTAKE WinGo Gaming Tower Aluminum

    they all seem to have the same fetures if any thing the
    CASE-V6000+ seems to have more
  6. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    From what I see, the 2000+ only has 4 5.25" drive bays, the 6000+ uses the 5th bay for a break out box. 8000+ has 5 open bays.

    Personally, I love Cooler Master cases, they're high quality and beautiful. PC Case Gear is an online retailer that I think is based in Australia, you can find their assortment of cases here.

    As for heatsinks, unless your motherboard has mounting holes, you're going to be severely limited on high performance heatsinks. You may want to look into Zalman heatsinks if noise is an issue to you.
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    the SP97 isnt too big, go read some reviews. it wouldnt be out selling if it would break mobos and sockets. and it wont go on clips, it can only be mounted via screwes into the mobo. its one if not the best heatsink out right now. I'd defently get it.

    Btw the AU dollor sure has changed eh? sorry about the miss leading.
  8. El_Smee

    El_Smee TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,687   +354

    Antec P160 has removable motherboard tray and nice mountings for HDs. I'd go for that even though I'm happy with my Lian-Li PC-50. :D
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