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What is the best heatsink and fan out?

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Goku

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I heard that the Swiftech MC462 is not the best anymore. But i have searched every where and all I keep coming up with the Swiftech MC462 still cooling the best and the fastest. So if some would could please clear this up please do. I am getting a new heatsink and fan anyway so I want the best. Plus I use Arctic Silver II so please don't leave that tip.
 

Randy

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You can't go wrong with the Swiftech as long as you have a High cfm fan like the Delta Black label on it.
I believe there is a new Alpha copper/aluminum hsf out or coming out that they say may/will be the best but I'll wait till I see some reveiws on it, hopfully Joe will review it here at oc.com . Another good one is the SK6 with a Delta black label on it. Anymore the all copper hsf's are good and a few are to close to call.
Randy
 

fresh2000

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I love my thermoengine with the delta.
it cools like a champ and has tested better then
all others that I have seen. search it for yourself
 

diehrd

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Go to heat sink reviews THE SK6 is tested against a few of the best and actualy wins out over all others,Matter of fact it is tested with a oced processor at 1496,,,The highest speed processor in the test was atached to the Sk6,,And a water cooled rig.

So go to heat sink reviews on the front page here at ocers.com
 

ken257

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One thing you have to watch when you see reviews that put another HSF ahead of the MC462 is what fan did they use? The MC462 can be bought with either a Delta fan with extra fins to straighten the airflow or with a lesser Sanyo-Denki. Any review I have seen where the MC462 was not in 1st place was with the Sanyo-Denki fan. With the Delta nothing I have seen as of yet will top it.
 

Randy

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fresh2000 (Jul 27, 2001 04:16 a.m.):
I love my thermoengine with the delta.
it cools like a champ and has tested better then
all others that I have seen. search it for yourself

I had a ThermoEngine with a 38cfm Delta on my rig before I got the Sk6.
By design the ThermoEngine gives lower than actual temp readings with on board thermistors. The Sk6 allowed me a higher more stable overclock as well as lower idle and load temps. The only reviews I put much stock in anymore are the ones I see here on OC.com.
Randy
 

outhouse

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All of the top of the line HSF's are goos and you will get different results from different people who test them even with the same fan, just get a good one with a good fan and you will do fine. do not try and get the best because in two weeks or so there's usualy a new one thats supposed to be the best if you want the best then quit fooling with a air cooled set up and go to water cooling and pelt's or even a refrigeration system, if your overclocking a Intel then air will usualy be fine but if yout trying to get a AMD to sing then water cooling is your best bet.
 

Richard

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That's actually very good advice.

For what a lot of people* (me included) spend on heatsinks and fans you can get a top o' the line watercooled rig. :)

To put it bluntly, the best heatsink/fan combo will never be as good as a good watercooled rig. Sad to say, but it's true. If I had known what I know now I could have saved myself a lot of money.

Here's a couple links to some watercooler retailers.

outhouse (Jul 28, 2001 07:20 p.m.):
All of the top of the line HSF's are goos and you will get different results from different people who test them even with the same fan, just get a good one with a good fan and you will do fine. do not try and get the best because in two weeks or so there's usualy a new one thats supposed to be the best if you want the best then quit fooling with a air cooled set up and go to water cooling and pelt's or even a refrigeration system, if your overclocking a Intel then air will usualy be fine but if yout trying to get a AMD to sing then water cooling is your best bet.