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What is the best Core 2 Duo Heatsink/Fan combo?

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:01 am
by hexeis
Discuss!!! I'm running the stock cooler and want something quiet and chilling.

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:59 am
by kenc51
The Tuniq Tower seems be the one to get!

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:29 pm
by Gamble
You've got your Tuniq Towers, your Thermalright Ultra-120s, your Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX's, your Noctua NH-U12's.....any of those should be able to drop regular temps 5-10C, and keep them low even when overclocked. They are all silent as death as well (except for potentially the Big Typhoon, you can crank it however high or low you want).

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:35 pm
by dgood
i'd reccomend the zalman cnps9700 or 9500 (slightly smaller) its quiet unless you want it to be normal which case its moving a lot of air but still drowned out by case fans. I love it, it looks cool. unfortunatly though I did cut my hand on the fins :axe: . other than that though its easy to put on and i'm getting good temps. it works for multiple socket types.

Re: What is the best Core 2 Duo Heatsink/Fan combo?

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:17 pm
by mojaveron
hexeis wrote:Discuss!!! I'm running the stock cooler and want something quiet and chilling.

this is a new one by Thermaltake that is getting very good Reviews. ... 6835106085

CPU Cooler

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:44 am
by MrStumpy
I am running the Freezer 7Pro in an Antec Sonata2 case on the Intel 975xbx2 MB on top of an e6600 C2D. All steel case keeps it quiet even when I use the Intel utility to run the fans up to max.

Over Clocked to 3.25 the 7Pro still keeps the chip at 58C without kicking the fans up to max. My only complaint is the size, but it works great so it is hard to complain

But just like anything else what some like others will not.


Additional Note.
The Thermaltake cooler looks identical to the Freezer 7 Pro.

Go here for the F7P ... 35-186-134

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:01 am
by hexeis
wow thats a great price! is it difficult to install? what are your thoughts on the new thermaltake that is almost exactly like it?

also, I have a similar setup: xbx2, c2d6700 - what settings did you use to get that overclock?

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:16 pm
by KnightRid
Just bought the Freezer 7 Pro :) Seems like a great deal to me!


Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:05 am
by largon
2 words:
Big Typhoon

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:50 am
by Schwarz
I would get the Zalman CNPS 9500 or 9700.
Accorind to benchmarks this IS the HS to get.
I used one a long while and I have to tell you
I managed to run my Pentium D 805 at 1.46V (though it probably never was at 1.46) at 3.8Ghz with temps maxing out at 60C full load
You will tell me its high but remember PDs run hot plus an over clock of 2.6 to 3.8 is pretty huge.
Anyways that or the Gigabit G-Powerpro.
I've heard it performed even better then the CNPS9500 and costs a lot less.

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:54 am
by pas44141
I went for a freezer pro on my e6600, pretty good/quiet.

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:44 pm
by mojaveron
IMO Tower coolers cool the CPU very well but I prefer a downward pointing sink that blows air across the mobo as well which helps to cool the vregs,mosfets and (depending on the board layout) the northbridge if it is passive., here is three sinks I am considering to purchase one.

Thermaltake Big Typoon
Silverstone sst-nt06 120mm

or this new one- Enzotech Ultra-x ... cleID=2082

Zalman 9500

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:33 pm
by Sparky
I have Zalman 9500 on my current set up: E6700 @ 3.0ghz as well as my old AMD 4800X2. Works well on both systems and keeps both CPU's nice and cool on air. Can't complain about the effectiveness given the price and ease of installation. Newer model is 9700 and is supposed to be better.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:36 pm
by DaIceMan
Tuniq Tower 120 on an E6600 (inside an antec nine hundered) overclocked to 3.2Ghz and it idles at ambient temperature or a tick less.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:55 am
by Zoogle
Everyone has put up most of the good suggestions but you might also want to look into the Scythe Infinity as well. If you're going for more low noise vs. best performance, the Scythe Ninja will allow you to use a very low RPM fan since it has widely spaced fins made for low airflow.

Tuniq tower does seem to be the performance king these days though.

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:04 pm
by jakegub
Which one of these is small? Obviously not the tuniq tower or scythe ninja. I don't want to worry about having more torque on my motherboard than on my car because my computer sits upright