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AX7 or SK7?

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i810 Forever

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Both sub-$20 coolers, for an Athlon XP T-Bred A (want to go as high as possible) with a tolerable fan (Thermaltake SmartFan II?). So which one- AX7 or SK7?
 

SiGmA_X

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I'm happy with my Dual XP1800+'s (Palo's) and dual ThermalRight AX-7's (Modded :)) and dual ThermalTake SmartFan II's. They make a nice combo, and were cheap (Jacked them from some friends when they upgraded ;))
 
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nerdlogic

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Again, I have to say that the SK-7 will perform better than the AX-7 because copper makes a better HS than the alloy in the AX-7 (Al, I think?).
 

Rafterman223

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well, about two days ago i read that the ax-7 is better for low-cfm fand while the opposite is true for the sk-7, though i would get the sk-7 just for better looks ;)
 

Cheesy Peas

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Rafterman223 said:
well, about two days ago i read that the ax-7 is better for low-cfm fand while the opposite is true for the sk-7, though i would get the sk-7 just for better looks ;)

a low cfm fan is only about 10cfm, not your average 30cfm case fans btw.(according to the test this is the only test that the AX7 won)

I Would get the SK7 as its made out of a better material. so you will get better performance, and you say you want to get the max oc possible. And the Tbred-A's run pretty hot.
 

torchedlh

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anyone know which one has a smaller foot print? ie smaller base? because my A7A266 has tight tolerances around the CPU area.
 

Cheesy Peas

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AX7:Dimension: L77 x W77 x H80 (mm)
SK7:Dimension: 85 (L) x 65.5 (W) x 42 (H) mm
They should fit pretty well/easily.
 
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tutrinh

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SK-7 is what I use and it serve me well. really well
AMD 2400+ OC 2.5Ghz ( 41 C idle )
 

Fromundacheese

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The SK-7 is good for a solid 2 degrees C cooler operation with all else being equal. Being that the SK-7 is only a few bucks more I cannot recommend the AX7 unless you dont care about temps that much.