XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 vs Acf7p vs Sunbeam corecontact freezer

boop334

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i am wondering which one of these hsf i should get to cool my intel c2d e7200 i would like it to be good for overclocking. and i also dont want to remove my mobo that why i chose these three

1XIGMATEK HDT-S1283
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003
2Arctic cooling freezer 7 pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
3sunbeamtech core conact freezer
http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCTS/cooler/Core-ContactFreezer.html

which one has the best performance/ should i get/ recommended?
 
The Xigmatek is a great high-performance cooler. For best results, get the retention bracket for it too. You will have to remove the mobo for it, sorry.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019&Tpk=Xigmatek+retention
I recommend the Xigmatek, if your case is big enough to fit it.

The Freezer 7 Pro is ideal for mild overclocks and small cases. Quiet, cheap, easy to install, does a fantastic job on the temps if you don't overclock too much. However, for higher clocks, you definitely want something else.

I'm not familiar with the Core Contact Freezer. It's listed as #1 here http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
right above the Xigmatek, but I haven't even found it at newegg. I'd go with the Xigmatek for now, it's safer.

 

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Its still wise to remove the mob even with ush pins and sometimes is absolutely necessary to get a good fit.

I overclock the e7200s to 3.6 all the time on stock cooler. I have done this lots of times. Even with a aftermarket cooler you'll only get about 3.8 stable.
 

boop334

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ok i looked at the article that you linked to and im leaning toward getting the core contact freezer over the xigmatek but im still not sure

out of those two what is do you think is better?
 
Between the two coolers one of the main differences is the number of heatpipes, and how those will contact the CPU.

I would think the larger center heatpipe on the Xig would perform better on dual core, where the 4 pipe arrangement on the sunbeam might be best for quad cores.

They showed in the review that they applied TIM first onto the heatsink and spread it around to fill in the grooves... Seems like a good procedure for all HDT coolers, that's what I did. Just be careful to remove all the excess before applying TIM again and realize that you will need even less TIM for the second application.