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RC3

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I've been lookning all over internet for reviews for fans and damn !! It's hard to just pick one. I would like to buy a couple of fans just so I could test em. But what fun I aint gonna get. I need opinions on what fans is the best for coolning cpu's on Pentium III/Socket 370 computers. When I've been lookning att fans I just see nummbers like rpm...air pressure... It tells some but I want to know how did they do in the realworld.
(I will be pleased with any opinions, thanx)

I've been lookning at:
Alpha Ultra PEP66 Kit w/38cfm @ http://2cooltek.safeshopper.com/1/137.htm?583
High Ratio Cooler @ http://www.thermaltake.com/tfcf011-1.htm
And Volcano II but what I know it's just for AMD computers ?
 
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the best fan is the 38cfm delta fan, but it is loud. Stay away from thermaltake if possible. The pep66 is a great cooler, another one is the FOP-38 from Globawin, it is just under the pep66 in performance.
 

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Ugh ... I hate hearing that, "Stay away from ThermalTake." Just because the orbs didn't offer god-like cooling, everyone has decided ThermalTake sucks. The Volcano II kicks some pretty decent ***, and it's CHEAP. Cools much better than any Orb, and it's quiter. If price and noise are both concerns, the4 Volcano II is what you need.

And by the way ... I really hope you're not american, RC3. I can't believe how poor your grammar is. If you're from another country, I understand. If you're an American, please spend less time here and more time in school.
 

UFF-DA

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For cpu cooling the delta 38 cfm is really good, maybe its just me and my old age but it doesnt seem that loud to me. Besides i dont mind a little noise if it saves my cpu. And torch why bag on his grammer maybe he just doesnt type well. I dont think its very cool to knock someones grammer when they come here for help on computers. your are just setting this post up for a fight by saying that, but maybe thats what you want. LOL
 

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Yes I agree, The thermaltake orbs are crap, But the Volcanos are prety Damn good HSF's,
I am wondering what kinds of fans you are after, Case fans, heatsink fans, or the whole heatsink/fan assembly?, If you are after the Heatsinf/Fan assembly just take a look at my signature....IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE NOISE, and stay cool
 

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Torch (May 04, 2001 03:15 p.m.):
Ugh ... I hate hearing that, "Stay away from ThermalTake." Just because the orbs didn't offer god-like cooling, everyone has decided ThermalTake sucks. The Volcano II kicks some pretty decent ***, and it's CHEAP. Cools much better than any Orb, and it's quiter. If price and noise are both concerns, the4 Volcano II is what you need.

And by the way ... I really hope you're not american, RC3. I can't believe how poor your grammar is. If you're from another country, I understand. If you're an American, please spend less time here and more time in school.

Torch, this is the third post I've read tonight that I've seen you flame someone. Please keep in mind we work very hard to keep this place friendly. I probably have the worst grammar of anyone here, yet no one nit picks my spelling or grammatical use. They simply pay attention to the content of the post.

I ask you do the same.

Or should I point out your mistakes above.....quiter, the4 or american. This is not a place of precision for language.......but overclocking instead.
 
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Swiftech M370A seems to be nice, really nice. And the fan got a really high cfm/rpm. I've been looking at alpha pep66 and I saw a review link (alpha vs swiftech) at the site that Slake gave me and the review says Swiftech MC370-4 is the winner. I guess that is the same one you got Slake ? By the way where did you buy your heatsink/fan? Can't find it in anywhere. The review http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rlid=17429 ......most tests where made with peltiers really nice one.

Torch: hehe I know couldn't even get the topic right. I should stay away from none-swedish forums but I really need to get answers from a wide perspective not some small forum with 20 persons in it so I prefer to be a little embarrassed and get a good answer !
 
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www.crazypc.com has them. The swiftechs are great, as are alphas and globalwins. Just don't get an oRB, especially for overclocking. I have a Volcano II on the way to see how it will cool my celey(see sig), it should be a huge improvement over the retail pos i have on their now and it was cheap. But i would not let it see an AMD chip, they just run to durn hot to let that cooler near it.
 

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RC3, I just peeked at your profile. Are you still in Sweden? If so, there are some American companies that ship across the Atlantic.

If that route fails, you can always go to the manufacturers website and see what they have for European distributorships.

Most of the names you'll read here do, RC3.

Best of Success,

T
 

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RC3 (May 06, 2001 06:30 p.m.):
Swiftech M370A seems to be nice, really nice. And the fan got a really high cfm/rpm. I've been looking at alpha pep66 and I saw a review link (alpha vs swiftech) at the site that Slake gave me and the review says Swiftech MC370-4 is the winner. I guess that is the same one you got Slake ? By the way where did you buy your heatsink/fan? Can't find it in anywhere. The review http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rlid=17429 ......most tests where made with peltiers really nice one.

Torch: hehe I know couldn't even get the topic right. I should stay away from none-swedish forums but I really need to get answers from a wide perspective not some small forum with 20 persons in it so I prefer to be a little embarrassed and get a good answer !

Just to let you know, there is now an official Swedish distributor for Swiftech products. Check out www.gtek.net; you can also go to the official Swiftech site for more info on all of their hsf combos.

BTW, don't get discouraged about posting in the forum. Most of the people here are very friendly and willing to help anyone with questions.

Amiel
 

ap0calyps

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The best heatsink and fan combo IS FOR SURE an Alpha PEP66 with TWO 60mm Delta 38cfm fans. One blowing and one sucking. No other heatsink/fan combo compares to this. Unfortunately, you can't buy a PEP66 with two delta fans on it, you have to do it yourself. Trust me, this makes for a better cooler than ANY other cooler, including the latest and greatest from SwifTech and Global Win.
 

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Guys just remember the Alpha PEP 66 is for the Intel Coppermine chips. The fan mounts on the side of it not the top. I have an FC-PGA Coppermine chip socket 370 and i still got the Alpha 6035. I think everyone makes mountains out of molehills, im sure if i went with a Swiftech over the Alpha i wont see a diff so great that it makes a difference. They are both great coolers as long as they are installed right and not an excessive amount of thermo compound is used they should both be a great choice. And as for the twin fans on the PEP66 I saw the same article on it, is it necessary to have 2 fans well you be the judge. Ad dont forget i was the first to rag on Torch for flaming RC.
 

ap0calyps

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The PEP66T is designed for T-birds and Durons. Using two fans, one will blow air acroos the fins and one will suck air off the fins. This makes for a cooler which could handle a 150+ watt peltier on a T-bird!!!! No other air cooler can do that now can it??????
 

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ap0calyps (May 06, 2001 08:57 p.m.):
The PEP66T is designed for T-birds and Durons. Using two fans, one will blow air acroos the fins and one will suck air off the fins. This makes for a cooler which could handle a 150+ watt peltier on a T-bird!!!! No other air cooler can do that now can it??????

Well i guess we could argue about this all day. Yes it will work with T-birds and Athlons. But it was made for the Coppermine Flip Chips, last time i checked they are made by Intel not AMD. If you dont believe me go to this site.

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www.heatsinkfactory.com
 

ap0calyps

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There are different versions of the Alpha PEP66, the PEP66 model T ( also known as PEP66T ) is designed to be used with AMD T-bird and Duron CPU's. Like I said, when paired with two Delta's, nothing can beat it!
 

UFF-DA

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If you would go to the site like i said its right there Alpha PEP66T for COPPERMINE FLIP CHIPS.
 

UFF-DA

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I never said it wont work with AMD did I? I stated it was designed for the flip chip because the chip has a small slug. I don't know why you have a problem with the info I posted, I own an Alpha and I spent enough time looking at them before I bought one. As for the temp diff with the 2 fans it was only 1 degree better then the 38 cfm delta. In some cases 1 degree might make a difference so its a good idea.
 
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I think I know what I want now.... Swiftech MC370 with 80MM TO 60MM Fan Adapter so I can use DELTA 80mm 68cfm. how about that ? =)