Scythe Mine Rev B or Noctua NH-U12F?

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Scythe Mine Rev B or Noctua NH-U12F?

Post by Schrademan » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:03 pm

Hi everybody. Pleasure to meet you all. :)

I'm pretty new to SPCR, have only posted a few other times in the forums. Am enjoying reading the articles and browsing the forums.

I'm upgrading my pc soon, and I'll have a Xion II case, two Scythe Slipstream 800 rpm fans along with a stock LED side fan. I'll also have a NVIDIA G92 8800GTS 512 w/Accelero S1, and a C2D E8400.

I'm looking for a quiet CPU HSF that will also perform decently, to go with my upgrades. I've decided on either the Scythe Mine Rev. B or the Noctua NH-U12F.

From what threads I've read so far, you all seem to be pretty knowledgable about pc hardware, so I thought I'd ask your guys' advice.

Thanks in advance for any help. :)

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Re: Scythe Mine Rev B or Noctua NH-U12F?

Post by Felger Carbon » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:43 pm

Schrademan wrote:I'm looking for a quiet CPU HSF that will also perform decently, to go with my upgrades. I've decided on either the Scythe Mine Rev. B or the Noctua NH-U12F.
First, I'd suggest you drop the U12F in favor of the U12P. I am not familiar with Intel CPUs and their power consumption, so I'll just say that both HSFs you've selected are best at running lower power CPUs very quietly. If your CPU is high powered, and/or if you plan to pursue overclocking, something like the Thermalright U-120ex would work better for you (assuming all these will fit your case and mobo). Good luck! :wink:

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Post by bendit » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:52 pm

i would take a good hard look at the mini ninja, or some of the newer Scythe coolers over the mine. the mine is an old design that never really caught on. There are better coolers out there.

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Post by Schrademan » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:59 pm

The U12P w/ black speed reducer does sound pretty quiet in Frostytech's mp3 sample.

Thanks for the tip. :)

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Post by Schrademan » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:42 pm

Although, I'm not quite certain what you were refering to with 'high power'. Did you mean processing power, or power consumption?

The E8400 is the new 45nm Wolfdale that just came out a month or two ago. It's a 3.0 GHz dual core processor, and I've been told it runs cooler and consumes less power than the 65nm E6000's. A lot of reviewers say the E8400 runs between 42-68 degrees Celsius.

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Post by Felger Carbon » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:35 am

Schrademan wrote:Although, I'm not quite certain what you were refering to with 'high power'. Did you mean processing power, or power consumption?
Power consumption. An HSF dissipates watts, not GHz! I'm accustomed to the straightforward AMD method of specifying watts. I don't talk Intel. Not multilingual in that respect, alas. :?

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Post by Schrademan » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:32 pm

It's thermal power is rated at 65 watts.

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Post by JaYp146 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:47 pm

OP, the newer 45nm chips (E8400, E8xxx series) don't output as much heat as the older Conroe designs.

Ultra TRUE (Extreme) would do nicely, as would a Scythe Ninja. Other recommendations here are spot on.
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