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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 808, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. 808

    808 Nibble Poster

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    i am about to build a new pc and would like to know has anyone ever used a heatpipe cooler in their computer.if so was it better than a normal heatsink and fan.i dont really want to go down the water cooling route as i have never really wanted to put water into nearly a grands worth of computer.
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I have fitted a Zalman graphics cooler that had a heavy duty heatsink both sides with the heat conducting through a copper pipe :blink

    If that is what you mean it is a very delicate procedure, expecially when the £200 ATI card isn't yours!
     
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  3. 808

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    is it not worth the effort then or has it made a big diffrence in temp?
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Yes. The temperature has come down and so has the noise :D
    I also fitted a Zalman heatsink (no fan) to the Northbridge chipset on my MSI board. The little fan/heatsink they put on was so small and noisy. :twisted:

    A good place for quality performance/quiet parts is Quiet PC
     
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  5. immoral giant

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    For CPU's the recommended hardware is to use a thermalright XP-90 (or even and XP-90c) with a fan of your choice (panaflo's recommended).
     
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  6. noelg24

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    thats a good link Boyce, I had a look at this one case thats cost about £500 and it uses no fans whatsoever but only heatpipes..and its on wheels...now thats my kind of case...I think it is made by Zalman or something like that?
     
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  7. immoral giant

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    Yes it's a Zalman, build to be quiet. Bit out of my price range though :(
     
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  8. 808

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    it costs more than my car.i need a lottery win :D
     
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