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Whats the best AMD TBird cooler for around 25 USdollars

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Han Solo

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Hey all im looking into a new cooler for my ghz cpu i have it oced to 1333 and would like a little more out of is so its time to upgrade from the 12 dollar deal i got from the computer show....im running a Abit kt7a board thanks for your time
Joe
 

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If you are dead set on only $25.00, then consider the GlobalWin WBK-38. It delivers about .22c/w

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Han Solo

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well it can be a little over $25 just not much over...whatever i get, i need 2 of them so i don't want to end up spending like $200 to cool down my cpu's...also will i have any problems w/ capasitors getting in the way?...thanks
 

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Well acording to overclockers.com, the Millenium Glaciator is the best heatsink for the price, they report .18 C/W.
 

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Well, for a little more than $25.00 ($29.95) you can get the OCZ Gladiator. It got good a good review from Joe and its footprint should fit any SocketA/370 motherboard. It tested at .23c/w, but with a higher wattage source than the WBK-38, so it should outperform the WBK-38.

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doublec16

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I would suggest paying a bit more for the heatsink. You'll find it is well worth it if you want to overclock, or even if you don't. The Millenium Glaciator I just got makes it seem like I wasn't using a heatsink at all before, and the 2 I got for my Tbirds came to a total of just over 80 bucks including shipping. I think they were a very good investment.
 

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Why only $25? You risk a $175 CPU by buying a cheap cooler? Remember, your 1.33 is putting off a lot of heat. Many 'lower' end products will allow it to run moderately well, but at high temps.

Consider about $45 for a decent HSF including an 80mm to get the hot air out after it's off your CPU!

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I would just like to mention the noise with the WBK is huge. what fan is on the glaciator? I would go to coolerchips link and get a hsf without a delta fan! too loud if you like hairdryers then go for it!
 
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I would just like to mention the noise with the WBK is huge. what fan is on the glaciator? I would go to coolerchips link and get a hsf without a delta fan! too loud if you like hairdryers then go for it!
 

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I agree. Don't go cheapo on the heatsink and fan to save a few bucks. It's not worth risking the processor and you'll be buying a new cooler in a week because you don't like the cpu temps you are getting.
 

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I've got a WBK38 on a 900tbird at 1066, with case fans my temps are under 45C most of the time.

But, running at 1333, I'm gonna agree that you'll want more than a WBK38.

If you ever plan to watercool it may be a good temporary investment, but, if you gonna keep it aircooled then you'd save money in the long run to buy a Glaciator or Swiftech MC462. Sure they're over $40, but if you spend 25 now, and then decide you need more a few months later, then you'll be spending well over 65 total....

For 25 bucks I'd go for the WBK38, but if your talknig about putting that on your setup, then I too would reccommend something better.

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William

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well, I would at least spend $10 more to get a CAK 38 or a thermoengine. But I would urge to consider the ~$45 glaciator of the SK-6. You will end up using them for more than one cpu.