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  Whats the Best chipset cooler?? 
 
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GtoX (capt Guns) May 17, 2007, 07:54pm EDT Report Abuse
Anyone know which chipset cooler works best at dissapating heat??
ive been looking into the
-Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II
or the
-Noctua NC-U6 Chipset Cooler

My mobo (p5n-e sli) gets extremely hot, and im looking for something to cool it down...
price between them is pretty much the same at the place i can buy them, so it all comes down to which one can cool down my chipset the best..
there will always be a 120mm fan above it on the chassi that blows down cool fresh air towards it (5-8 cm away)...


Main Rig--- 2700k @ 3.7ghz ,Scythe Samurai ZZ @ 54c load ASUS DCII GTX570 780mhz@64c load, P8P67-m Pro, 2x4gb xms3 1333mhz, 128gb SSD + 4x500gb lagring, OCZ Modxstream Pro 600watt, In-win Dragon Slayer 140mm+120+96mm,120mm
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GtoX (capt Guns) May 18, 2007, 07:13am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
anyone?? :)

Main Rig--- 2700k @ 3.7ghz ,Scythe Samurai ZZ @ 54c load ASUS DCII GTX570 780mhz@64c load, P8P67-m Pro, 2x4gb xms3 1333mhz, 128gb SSD + 4x500gb lagring, OCZ Modxstream Pro 600watt, In-win Dragon Slayer 140mm+120+96mm,120mm
El May 18, 2007, 10:27am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835110103

This is the one that's been on my Asus A8N-SLI since the stock fan crapped out. I had to do a bit of filing to make it fit, but it was fine and I'm not a modder usually. It's cool and quiet and leaves room for dual-slot videocards.
Buena suerte!
Jared

GtoX (capt Guns) May 18, 2007, 11:44am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
well that cooler is not gonna help my northbridge for crap, i can tell you that by just lookin at it.. my northbridge gets so hot that i burn myself on it, if i leave my finger there long enough...

Main Rig--- 2700k @ 3.7ghz ,Scythe Samurai ZZ @ 54c load ASUS DCII GTX570 780mhz@64c load, P8P67-m Pro, 2x4gb xms3 1333mhz, 128gb SSD + 4x500gb lagring, OCZ Modxstream Pro 600watt, In-win Dragon Slayer 140mm+120+96mm,120mm
Beavis Khan May 18, 2007, 11:48am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
I've got one of these in an older machine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118014

I wouldn't use a passive heatsink without decent ventilation to push/pull some air over it, though.

BTW, it only takes about 125 deg F to burn your finger when you leave it there...that's about 52 def C, which isn't likely to kill your chipset...

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GtoX (capt Guns) May 18, 2007, 07:06pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
you know what thanks alot man, thats one of the best advice ive heard/read so far about chipset coolers :)
well i ordered the thermaltake extreme spirit 2 right now that has a fan on top of it.. hope itll do its job..
http://www.rbmods.com/Articles/Thermaltake/Thermaltake_e_spirit2/1.php

Main Rig--- 2700k @ 3.7ghz ,Scythe Samurai ZZ @ 54c load ASUS DCII GTX570 780mhz@64c load, P8P67-m Pro, 2x4gb xms3 1333mhz, 128gb SSD + 4x500gb lagring, OCZ Modxstream Pro 600watt, In-win Dragon Slayer 140mm+120+96mm,120mm
Suspended User May 18, 2007, 11:06pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
i ordered a p5n-e yesterday. im putting an E6600 in it, and i plan to OC it a little. after reading alot about the chipset getting hot i started trying to figure out how to cool them a little.

im going to mount one of these passive Zalman heatsinks on the southbridge, not sure which one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118014
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118214

im not quite sure what im going to do with the northbridge. ive been thinking about mounting a 60mm fan on top of the factory heatsink. i thought about using a 60mm-80mm funnel and installing an 80mm fan instead. itd probably be a little quieter. i may just end up doing what you did and order an entire aftermarket heatsink though.

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E6600 @ 2.8 (311x9) 1.17vcore
ASUS P5N-e SLi 650i
2gb G.Skill HZ 800mhz 4-4-4-12 1T
EVGA 8800GTS 320mb
WD 320gb SATA
Sean Costello May 19, 2007, 12:08am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??

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GtoX (capt Guns) May 20, 2007, 03:26pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
Jc Hathorn said:
i ordered a p5n-e yesterday. im putting an E6600 in it, and i plan to OC it a little. after reading alot about the chipset getting hot i started trying to figure out how to cool them a little.

im going to mount one of these passive Zalman heatsinks on the southbridge, not sure which one.


Well Jc i can tell you this, im using the NB47J, the one on the bottom that u specified for the southbridge and it works perfect i tell you for that job... Yes a aftermarket heatsink is what u want for the northbridge on this type of board, it sure gets hot...
Id recommend either the Noctua or that other Heatsink i showed on my first post in this thread.. they seem to be the best fit... and if u get the noctua which seems a little better imho, have a fan right over it, so that dissapates some heat... its definetly a requirement for a new heatsink if ure gonna overclock...

Main Rig--- 2700k @ 3.7ghz ,Scythe Samurai ZZ @ 54c load ASUS DCII GTX570 780mhz@64c load, P8P67-m Pro, 2x4gb xms3 1333mhz, 128gb SSD + 4x500gb lagring, OCZ Modxstream Pro 600watt, In-win Dragon Slayer 140mm+120+96mm,120mm
mothow May 20, 2007, 06:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
Evercool VC-RE is what i use on my NB.It cools it great and no chipset is hotter than the 965

http://www.svc.com/vc-re.html

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Suspended User May 28, 2007, 09:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
today i put a Zalman NBF47 on my SB and a Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II on my NB on my P5N-e.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b368/rx7-2nr/p5ne2.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b368/rx7-2nr/p5ne.jpg

im going to have to trim some off maybe 1/4" of the fins on one side of the zalman on the SB for my 8800GTS.

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E6600 @ 2.8 (311x9) 1.17vcore
ASUS P5N-e SLi 650i
2gb G.Skill HZ 800mhz 4-4-4-12 1T
EVGA 8800GTS 320mb
WD 320gb SATA
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 May 28, 2007, 09:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
thermalright. Either that or take a Old CPU heatsink and cut it down to size.

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DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Sean Costello May 28, 2007, 10:29pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
Jc Hathorn said:
today i put a Zalman NBF47 on my SB and a Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II on my NB on my P5N-e.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b368/rx7-2nr/p5ne2.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b368/rx7-2nr/p5ne.jpg

im going to have to trim some off maybe 1/4" of the fins on one side of the zalman on the SB for my 8800GTS.


nice, yeah you may need to bend it a bit so theres space in the middle, or cut off a few fins :/

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Suspended User May 28, 2007, 11:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Whats the Best chipset cooler??
im going to trim them with a dremel and a cut-off wheel. itll look like it came that way when im done with it. ;)

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E6600 @ 2.8 (311x9) 1.17vcore
ASUS P5N-e SLi 650i
2gb G.Skill HZ 800mhz 4-4-4-12 1T
EVGA 8800GTS 320mb
WD 320gb SATA


 

    
 
 

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