A good compromise between cooling and noise heatsink for ocing e8400?

moomoopro

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im using a gigabyte x48 mobo, 4 gigs gskill pc1000 ram and i will be ocing the e8400. I am probably not going to do serious serious overclocking but I will defintely will be doing some.

maybe like 3.8+ i dont really know. You see I was originally going to go with the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 but isnt that one kinda loud? I hear its a really good heatsink but maybe i want something quieter you know since im not going to oc serious like 4.4+ or whatever.

I dont know, what do you guys think.
 

Lupiron

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The Xiggy isn't that loud with the stock fan. But the better the fan, the better the cooling, as they say, so most people upgrade the stock fan.

How about a simple solution, that leaves room for more! A Fan controller! Can control several fans. One for the CPU, and later when you plan on over clocking, you will have 3+ more channels for case fans, etc.

You don't have to use them all, some fit in a CD drive bay, and a decent one is 17 bucks! Not exactly expensive!

:)

My 2 circuits worth.

--Lupi
 

level101

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If the fan that comes with the Xiggy is to loud, you can always buy a quieter fan. Fans don't cost that much.
Like Lupi said, use a fan controller