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Nyrlath

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Would it be a bad idea to remove that noisy little Northbridge fan and replacew with a tall heatsink?

Nyrlath...
 

donny_paycheck

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I can't even hear my northgate fan over the CPU fan (45CFM 80mm HHE Delta) so I don't worry about it, but stick a blorb on there and you might hit higher FSB speeds.
 

AarontheJC

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I just put on my Zalman NB-32 Chipset cooler tonight. So far, everything is tucked away and good. No overclocking yet, though. I've got a 92mm above it on the wall, though. I like the way it looks mostly.

siliconacoustics_1679_1705693


Cost me $10 at coolerguys.com.
 

dreadlord79

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Zalman does have some pretty cool and DIFFERENT designs, but they are refreshing! I love the CPU cooler, what is it called; the flower or something like that.?. To bad "the flower" doesn't cool very good. :(
Nyrlath; this would be a kick-butt cooler if you have the clearence on the mobo: http://www.overclockers.com/articles553/
1U hs made for CPU.....drooling on self noisily.....very good heat disappation....BIG FSB!!! WOO-HOO! :D :D
 

AarontheJC

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Yeah, I went with the Zalman because of space. I originally bought a Crystal Orb for it, but my clearance was only 44cmish and the crorb was way over. I would have had to have modded it, and I just didn't have the time. Zalman is a tall, standard-sized, passive sink that is still doing just fine...but only having burned in 3 hours so far, I can't make any judgements. I love the look of the sunflowers.
 

dreadlord79

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Edit to my last post above. I was talking with Silversinksam in another post and he pionted out that the 1U I pointed out sucks compared to the Jagcool. You can get the Jagcool here:
http://1coolpc.com/home/. Sorry about the above, got over excited! :(
 

Silversinksam

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dreadlord79 said:
Edit to my last post above. I was talking with Silversinksam in another post and he pionted out that the 1U I pointed out sucks compared to the Jagcool. You can get the Jagcool here:
http://1coolpc.com/home/. Sorry about the above, got over excited! :(


Dread, I didn't say it sucks lol, I said it was in last place in the heatsink database :D Dont feel bad when I saw the Vantec cooler I said to myself, "this looks like a great GPU cooler", then I read Joes review :)


Theres another thread almost identicle to this one HERE
 

dreadlord79

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Thanks for the heads up Silver! I was on my out of work for a smoke and was in enough of a hurry that I couldn't remember where the other was, lol. :)
 

elysium

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But what if you put an old hsf on you're northbridge, could that be a good idea. I have a coolermaster 60*60mm fan on my cpu with an aliminium heat sink. If I find room for it, would there be a good idea to place it on the northbride?

I'm upgrading my hsf, bit I need more input, please recommend some of the ones you find here

I really need more advices on this one...

Thanks

Ely
 
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Nyrlath

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AarontheJC, thats the HS I was looking to get. I have an 80mm on my case wall blowing thru a duct onto my CPU and northbridge, I figured the HS would be enough with that air running over it.
Those flower heatsinks are awesome for making a quiet system, Im putting one in my server that sits in my living room. Thing thing will be plenty cooling for me there. But not on my main machine.
 

Sonny

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SSS - Did you get an email from BART yet? He has a good offer for past customers & we can probably spread the love to the other members here as well.
 

donny_paycheck

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sonny said:
SSS - Did you get an email from BART yet? He has a good offer for past customers & we can probably spread the love to the other members here as well.

I did! I was thinking about a Cooljag 1U for my northbridge but I already have a blorb on there secured by AS thermal epoxy so it looks like it's there until I buy a new motherboard (ABit AT7-RAID!!).

Nyrlath, I know the coolermaster you're talking about; it's the one that looks just like the AMD retail HSF. That'd be a great northbridge cooler, provided you could fit it on. I think you could with most motherboards so I recommend this and think it is a great idea.
 

Silversinksam

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sonny said:
SSS - Did you get an email from BART yet? He has a good offer for past customers & we can probably spread the love to the other members here as well.

Nope no email from Bart....Hes a nice guy even though he forgot to e-mail me ;)

It is possible Bart has my old xxxxxxxxx@Home email address and thats probably why :confused:
 

Sonny

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donny_paycheck said:
I did! I was thinking about a Cooljag 1U for my northbridge but I already have a blorb on there secured by AS thermal epoxy so it looks like it's there until I buy a new motherboard (ABit AT7-RAID!!).
Lucky you! It's international shipping for me so it's a little harder to get the discount. If he only sold the MCX462 again then it wouldnt be too hard:beer:
Silversinksam said:
Nope no email from Bart....Hes a nice guy even though he forgot to e-mail me;)

It is possible Bart has my old [email protected] email address and thats probably why:confused:
Maybe no discounts for the silver dealer:D