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Inositle

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Right now I have a Vantec Aeroflow HSF on my AMD 2100.
I'm ordering 4 Smart Fan II's since my case airflow is pretty crappy at the moment, and I'm trying to decide if I should buy a new heatsink.

Right now I'm looking at the Thermalright SLK-700 since it's all copper and can accomodate my 72mm TMD from the Aeroflow.

I was wondering how much a difference this heatsink should make (I'm at about 40* idle and 46* load @ 185x12).

Thanks
 

MameXP

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NOTE on that review: There is the tradeoff between noise and performance. There is a huge gap in performance between SLK700 and SLK800 but the SLK800 has Tornado (loudest fan).

I'm using SLK700s and i love them. Noise is acceptable, performance is good enough. However SLK700 comes with TMD fan as a combo so you cant use buy the HS.

MameXP
 
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Inositle

Inositle

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Here's what i have on my order so far from www.case-mod.com

1 x 3/4in Heatshrink - Black $1.50
3 x 80mm Fan Grill: Stainless Steel (Mirror Finish) - Biohazard $6.72
5 x 80mm Case Fan: Thermaltake Smart Fan II $39.95 (1 for the heatsink)
1 x Zalman ZM-MFC1 Fan Controller $28.99
1 x 1/4in Sleeving - Neon Green *UV Sensitive* - 4ft $1.99
1 x 1/2in Sleeving - Neon Green *UV Sensitive* - 4ft $2.99
1 x 9mm Heatshrink - Black $1.25
1 x Thermalright SLK-947U - Universal $34.97
 

dalilman52

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omg man...u really shouldnt have bought the slk-947, if u area already spending all that moeny, u shouldve bought the sp-97, geez that sucks...
 

archilochus

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Geez Dalilman its better than the SLK-700 he was going to get.If he doesn't want the best temps for a time to come,he'll get what he wants. Those fan guards are going to restrict your air.:D I know they look sharp. THE FANMAN:cool:
 
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Inositle

Inositle

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No, I haven't bought this stuff yet, still trying to decide.

The 947 is only $35, the 700 was $21, and the only place i've seen an sp-97 it was $55.
Do the heatpipes really make a $20 difference?

And archilochus, how much will fan grills effect the airflow; I'm pretty sure I'm going to have some, just wondering.

Thanks
 
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Inositle

Inositle

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Any suggestions for a 92mm fan for the heatsink?

:Edit:

Or would a SM2 be a better choice than a 92mm fan? (Performance- and Noise-Wise)
 
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archilochus

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IMHO,Yes its worth the extra money.Fan grills depending on design,can block up to 50%.If I have to use a grills for safety reasons I use the wire finger guards.I know they don't look that great but they are the least restrictive. Fan for the SP-97 ,the Panaflo 92mm U1A. www.digi-key.com Enter item # P9760-ND.
This fan doesn't have rpm capabilities or a connecter on the end of its wires.Mine is wired to a rheostat to adjust fan speed.It is wired via the PSU. THE FANMAN:cool:
 
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Inositle

Inositle

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Hmmm, thanks for all your input guys. I think I'm going to order everything except for the heatsink right now. After my next paycheck I think I'll buy the sp-97 and that panaflow.

Also, how much would getting a full tower aluminum case help my temps-looking at this one... LINK

I have a cheapo $30'ish case that I'm pretty sure is steel right now, but I'm too proud of my window mod and paint job to let it go so far :D
 

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I only use that family of Chieftec cases. If I'm building a gaming rig I add a blow hole or two up top but other wise with 2 fans sucking in the lower front and 2 fans blowing out in the upper rear I've never had any heat issues like some other cases I've owned in the past with the same setups in them.

I have been very, vey happy with them. They are also easy to work with and mod.
 

archilochus

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Yea,That case looks nice.I don't think the aluminum cases run any cooler than the steel ones.They do wiegh less.Like REMOVE says, they are easier to mod.Can you provide a pic of your current case? THE FANMAN:cool: