Best cooler?

Best cooler?

Post by Neil Barra » Sun, 28 May 2006 22:16:46

Hi all,

I need a recommendation on a CPU cooler for my Intel 930. I have the stock
on currently, and when I'm *** or doing some CPU intensive work, the fan
maxes out at 4300RPM, causing rather a lot of noise. Temperatures when the
fan is at full are:

MoBo: 42C
CPU: 44C
Case: 26C
HDD: 48C

The Motherboard is an Asus P5LD2 Deluxe, the case is a Jeantech Neo (no
other fans) and the Hard Drive is a WD Raptor 150.

On my PSU (Thermaltake Silent PurePower 480) the fanspeed is auto adjusting,
with a manual over-ride. This sits at between 950 and 1300RPM, unless I set
it myself, in which case I put it at about 2600RPM.

With the above taken into consideration, what cooler would you guys
recommend for the CPU? I was debating over the Scythe Ninja fanless, but
from reading comments and reviews, it seems it's not best suited for high
speed and high temp CPU's. If I needed a cooler with a fan, I had the
ThermalTake Blue Orb II in mind, as well as the ThermalTake Big Typhoon.

What are your recommendations?



Best cooler?

Post by Neil Barra » Mon, 29 May 2006 23:05:37



Best cooler?

Post by Bob Baili » Thu, 01 Jun 2006 03:15:46

Zalman CPU fans are recommended over at Tom's Hardware.


Best cooler?

Post by seeksur » Thu, 01 Jun 2006 09:46:45

I just bought the Blue orb II im a little concerned about it fitting in the
case. Its huge.

Best cooler?

Post by seeksur » Thu, 01 Jun 2006 09:50:23

IM also looking at buying the P5LD2 Deluxe for my Intel 805

Best cooler?

Post by Neil Barra » Thu, 01 Jun 2006 19:30:15

The only thing that is putting me off the Blue Orb II is that for a 775
board, it is apparently required that you remove the Motherboard from the
case so that mounting screws can be inserted into the back of the
Motherboard. I am ideally looking for a cooler that doesn't require the
removal of the board, but still gives good cooling like the BOII is
suggested to.

As for the P5LD2-Deluxe, the only problem I had with it was the onboard
sound soon started to sound corrupt. It would sound as though it had blown
when listening to music through my headphones. I then bought a Creative
Audigy SE PCI card and after some driver trouble (The driver CD came snapped
in two!) I found the sound from it to be amazing. *** using my Logitech
Precision Headset paired to that card gives an awesome experience. Well
worth the 0 I bought it for. A sound card is the one extra I would
recommend you buy if you get that board.

Best cooler?

Post by Neil Barra » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 03:19:21

Well, I bought it and fitted it at work, so I was in a PC repair
environment. As far as noise, it's amazing. The only thing that is
annoying is a small "rattle" it eminates, but is eliminated when I gently
touch the fan. Anyone else had this problem with the Thermaltake Blue Orb