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WHAT IS THE BESTEST FAN/HEATSINK FOR SOCKETA CPUs??

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Rolan

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Hi guys, i'm getting a 1.33ghz athlon in a few days time. i'm planning to run it with air cooling and have researched a bit for fans/heatsinks and just can't decide on which one to get.
so, from your perspective,
WHAT IS THE BESTEST FAN/HEATSINK FOR SOCKETA CPUs??
 
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LoCuTuS

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definately the black hollow thermalengine with a delta fan.
lap it, arctic silver 2 it, and it'll shine well above the competition

no question about it
 

Door Knob

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The all copper globwin with a 38cfm delta. Loud, expensive, but a great cooler. For a better price the vantecs, flops, and alpha's, all with the delta fans really perform about the same. I would give the edge to the alpha pep66 but it comes at a higher price.
 

Megahurtz

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WHAT IS THE BESTEST FAN/HEATSINK FOR SOCKETA CPUs??

I think that it has been pretty much definitively shown that either of the two iterations of the Swiftech MC462-A are the current champions of air cooled Socket-A solutions.

See Joe's results here.

The above is more of a 'cost is no object' solution to Socket-A cooling. There are more copper HSFs on the horizon, so it remains to be seen if the Swiftech can hold it's position. :)

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BF_TEXMASTER

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Rolan (May 19, 2001 05:55 a.m.):
Hi guys, i'm getting a 1.33ghz athlon in a few days time. i'm planning to run it with air cooling and have researched a bit for fans/heatsinks and just can't decide on which one to get.
so, from your perspective,
WHAT IS THE BESTEST FAN/HEATSINK FOR SOCKETA CPUs??

The CORE. Absolutely NOTHING can touch it.

 
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Riek

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If you wait a few weeks, the millenium glaciator will be shipping. Website here: http://home.att.net/~millennium_thermal/Index.html. This very site gave it a heck of a pre-release review, just look under heatsink reviews on the main page and its under "Millenium Copper: A Preview Test ." C/W of .17 with stock fan, .15 with delta38. As opposed to .22 on the GlobalWin WBK38, and .40 for The Core.
 
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William

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texmaster (May 19, 2001 07:19 p.m.):

The CORE. Absolutely NOTHING can touch it.

The benchmarks on the core are very dissapointing. It just doesn't have the surface area to cool very well. The MC-462 is the king, the 462A is just a tad worse, but worth it to save your ears
 

Wiz

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May 20, 2001
yeah i'm looking for new cpu fan (damn no good orb!!!!). anyways is there a good not to excpensive one that won't require me to mod the mobo or case or anything like that. was looking at the global win one but afraid to buy due to weight,noise,size. i have an asus a7 pro mobo would an amd t-bird 800 mhz. would this fan fit?
 

seadog

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It doesn't get too much press around here, but the new Taisol 760092 w/copper insert is an excellent alternative. It's not up to the level of the Swiftech 462, but with the Delta 38 my system (running at 1.91 Vcore) never gets above 42 - 43C even in Prime95 torture.

Check out a review here: http://www.amdmb.com/article-display.php?ArticleID=77