Going to Vancouver, what heatsink should I buy?

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Gawd
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Well, on saturday I'll be taking a trip down to Vancouver, I figure I might as well pick up a heatsink.

I've got a barton 2500+ and I'm running it with the stock HSF. I've got a couple extra case fans added. It's running at an 11.0 multiplier with a 215 fsb for an effective clock of 2150 mhz. Hitting around 62 C full load. (I have it at 1.7 vcore now)

I hope to hit the sweetspot of 2400 mhz that lots seem to be hitting.

I will probably be going to Atic (www.atic.ca) and ncix (www.ncix.com)

I plan to spend around 30$-40$ or so. I have Artic Silver. Could someone make a recomendation? I would prefer to keep it fairly quite. (Not ultra ultra quite, but not ultra ultra loud)

Thank you very much!
 

qdemn7

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Thermalright makes the best HS in my opinion. I've owned an SLK-800A and an SLK-900A and loved them both. Next one is an XP-120 for my new A64. The SLK-800A would fit your needs just fine.
As an alternative the Thermaltake Silent Boost would work, but it's forte is quiet, not as much O/C as the Thermalright. "Course with the Thermalright you still have to have a fan, but you say you have those.

Those are the only two 'sinks I would recommend in your price range. The other Thermalrights are way outside your budget.
 

Chill

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Oh...by the way...that Themaltake is a loud bastah at full rpm. I shop at www.anitec.ca and NCIX as wellas ATIC....mostly at anitec though.....
 

Morpheus256

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sorry for the hijack,but when you say DOWN to vancouver, what part of bc are you in? kelowna myself
 

RickyJ

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NCIX has awesome customer service, which I keep hearing that Atic lacks. I've ordered a bunch of stuff from Vibe, and they've always been good too. I've also made a nice big order from Bigfoot (Toronto), with good results.

I'm a Victoria guy myself. ;) I'm in Calgary this summer for a job, but I'll be moving back home at the end of August...if the Island doesn't sink first. :eek:

I've also been looking at NTCW for a while, and they seem to carry stuff that other people don't, and the prices seem pretty good.
 
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