Im looking to get a new HSF for OC'ing, I have an old pretty beat up XP-90 that im looking to replace. I have seen a lot of THESE in the forums lately are they worth it? Any other recommendations. I want a good balance of cooling and noise. Thanks
coolkishan said:I think you should just stick with your XP-90 ...unless... the noise is too loud with a 92mm fan. You will see a minimal difference with a new HS that one is very good. The only big difference will be the sound.
now thats just misinformation. i will tell you right now that the xp120 fits on the DFI SLI-DR/Ultra-D/nf4-D whatever you wanna say. it just makes installing ram in the first orange slot a bitch. the heatpipes dont mess up SLI or anything, youll be fine with it.justin82 said:plus I have a DFI SLI-DR so the XP120 is out of the question for my usage.
CCUABIDExORxDIE said:but for a new HSF, my vote goes for the BigTyphoon or the Scythe Ninja. they are quiet and cool VERY well.
TheRapture said:Those two, the 9500 and the typhoon, are so close in performance, that your particular setup would be what makes one "better" than the other. There is no "best". Period.
justin82 said:ok, so i hear, scythe ninja (i heard the shogun was better?) big typhoon. which has best performance with the easiest install.
no, they use helicoid pins, which are really tightly wound spring looking things, they add surface area to allow for better cooling. its really a neat idea, ive always wanted to get one to have fun with.TheRapture said:Are they heatpipe coolers?
QFT. Swiftech is pretty aweome. I've got one on my Pentium 4 rig, and it has been nothing buy amazing. When you add the right fan to it, you get just about the best single CPU cooler money can buy.pairdice said:
The CM Hyper 48 is a heatpipe cooler. I've got two in my box now cooling 2.8GHz Opteron 254's. My temps are around 36c idle and 46 or so under load.TheRapture said:For the noise and size factor, I don't think there is an air cooler out there that beats a good heatpipe cooler. It is simple thermodynamics....
thermalright rapes the MCX6400-V, its not up to newer heatsinks, infact i think it was even had by that old SP94/97pairdice said:The MCX64-V and MCX6400-V are definitely "Must Have [Hardware]" for the enthusiast Athlon64/FX crowd
Normal users who do mild overclocking or prefer low temps AND low noise, the MCX64-V is the heatsink for you. Serious overclockers and enthusiasts will prefer the MCX6400-V coupled with the fan of their choice. The MCX6400-V is the first heatsink we have seem in a long time that could handle anything you could throw at it and I say that with confidence. If we know Swiftech like we think we do, we wouldnt be surprised to see a Peltier version of this heatsink in the near future -Steve Lynch
umm, the SI-120 isnt the best at all, it falls short of the xp120 in high heat situations, and they are all beaten by the scythe ninja, TT BigTyphoon, zalman 9500, scythe shogun, and TT SonicTower.coolkishan said:I have an sp-94 and its fine...lol but man just get si-120 forget swiftech and all other companys thermalright OWNZ
you bring up good points, but think about this, say your case isnt too wide, with the side panel on, assuming you have a window, the SI-120's height no longer becomes an advantage, its a disadvantage, as it puts the fan so close to the window that it is starved for air. and if you read the WHOLE review the 3rd and 2nd to last pages have a line up of all the coolers, barring the Big Typhoon and SI-120. there is an XP120, there is the Sonic Tower, there is the Scythe Ninja and a whole plethora of other hsf's. so get your facts straight...and read everything i link you to.coolkishan said:CCUABIDExORxDIE the XP-120 is only better than the XP-120 by 0.5degrees approximately. And anyway that link you gave only shows XP-90 and XP-90c there is no mention of XP-120 or SI-120 so get your facts straight. But i do agree with you that the scythe shogun is better but its also MASSIVE in comparison and you have to have a lot of space. So all in all the SI-120 would be the most practical choice