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Best Budget Heatsink/fan for Celeron 600

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Ashyukun

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Thanks to some help over in the Intel CPUs forum, I'm probably going to be picking up a Celeron 600 soon, with hopes of getting it up over 900, possibly over a gig.

I'm on a bit of a budget on this project, and would like to know people's opinions and experiences with heatsinks so I can get the most cost-effective HSF for my purposes. I'm hoping to not spend much over $30 (including shipping), and the lower the better. But, I don't want to get so cheap of a HSF that my CPU gets toasted.

I've found several HSFs that seem to have done relatively well in the tests/articles on the main page that I've pretty much narrowed it down to and fall within my budget:

Tf Gold Orb
Alpha PAL6035
Globalwin FOP32/38

I'm mainly interested in how these do under the application I'm looking at- a Celeron 600 running b/w 900-1Gig. The FOP38 seems to be one of the better cooling-wise, but will it be overkill and drive me smegging nuts from the noise? I've seen at least a few people who apparently use GOrbs on their Celerons, but am I better off with a better one? Also, the PEP66 isn't -too- far away from my budget (about $38 shipped), but I kind of think it would be a bit overkill.

I plan on using the Cel600 on a Slotkey on my MoBo, which has both a slot 1 and a socket, so clearance -shouldn't- be a problem. I'm also quite open to any HSFs in my price range that I've overlooked, as well as suggestions to get them fairly cheaply. Thanks!
 

dimmreaper

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Get yourself a FOP32 and an 80mm(it's a "normal" case fan size) YS-Tech 47CFM fan. You can do what is known as the 80mm hack to mount the larger fan on the heatsink. This will be much cooler that any heatsink/fan combo that makes use of the Delta38 60mm fan, and it will work quieter too.

FOP32 will go for about $20
YS-Tech 80mm 47CFM will go for about $8 i think.

Hope this helped :)
 

Phil

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I don't think it is cooler than the delta fan version becasue only about 2/3 of the air from the fan comes into contact with the heatsink which is a bit above 30cfm, though the differance is small due to the fact that when you get over 30cfm on the FOP you get less and less cool for the amount of air blown at it, I must admit my FOP with that fan plus my old 60mm ys-tech and a 25cfm 80mm blowing cool air in it's direction stops the heatsink even getting warm with a celeron 600 running at 1.01ghz with 2v
 

dimmreaper

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Phil (Mar 13, 2001 05:49 p.m.):
I don't think it is cooler than the delta fan version becasue only about 2/3 of the air from the fan comes into contact with the heatsink which is a bit above 30cfm, though the differance is small due to the fact that when you get over 30cfm on the FOP you get less and less cool for the amount of air blown at it, I must admit my FOP with that fan plus my old 60mm ys-tech and a 25cfm 80mm blowing cool air in it's direction stops the heatsink even getting warm with a celeron 600 running at 1.01ghz with 2v

See Joe's articles on "back-door cooling" on the front page Phil.