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Thread: CPU Cooler Recommendations
03-10-2012, 12:01 PM #21
Easy as hell to clean, the bracket holding the fan pops off when you need to.
Cheap as hell,
Not loud, even when going full whack
Cools pretty well.
It's a bit bulky and on some MOBOs the fan can protrude over the ram sockets, which forces you to use ram with no or low profile heat sinks.
It can be a bit of a pain to install because of the fins on the radiator, they're kinda sharp enough, I wouldn't hold it sideways anyway.
It's certainly not a "Blow Dryer" and it's great value for money imo.
03-10-2012, 04:40 PM #22
03-10-2012, 04:52 PM #23
Your answer to this lads question was basically the same as me telling someone "lol, buy a porsche" when he asked about buying a ford.
Also, if you think you have to upgrade your entire system every two years just because you don't OC and use water cooling, then you really are joking.
03-10-2012, 05:00 PM #24
So again, you got a new cooler because you read some good reviews?
Last edited by mashakos; 03-10-2012 at 05:04 PM.
03-10-2012, 05:13 PM #25
Because I don't like stock coolers, they tend to not last long and are messy IN MY EXPERIENCE. My last stock cooler had no way of removing the fan case from the radiator and as a result massive amounts of dust got caught under the blades.
At the moment I run my CPU at about 25% more than stock, perhaps I want to run it at more than that in the future? I've never really pushed it because I never saw the need, but with this non-stock cooler I could push it.
Additionally, even without over clocking it cools better than the stock and as you should know, better cooling of components = longer life span.
Maybe that's why you think you have to replace systems so often?
It's worth pointing out I guess, that not everyone wants to OC their machine to hell and back. Some of us just want it to run cooler and quieter than the stock would allow.
Last edited by Jesus_Phish; 03-10-2012 at 05:15 PM.
03-10-2012, 05:15 PM #26
A lot of people on the other hand, who don't overclock and use watercooling keep calling the E8400 old, crappy and a bottleneck. Those people should have overclocked instead of starting upgrade threads everywhere :)
03-10-2012, 05:23 PM #27