Originally Posted by Mshenay
agree'd but you can't get shipping thorugh Mirco can u, I don't live near one sadly.
And yea noise isn;t an issue for me thankfully. I fun a air filter next to my pc to help with alergies so I'm used to drowning out the noise. I'll look into it for sure!
ZALMAN ZM - F3 120mm Case Cooling Fan was also recommended to me for new case fans!
Tips for applying thermal to the Copper Pipes?
Depends on the thermal paste itself really, the physical properties differ between brands. My AS5 paste came with recommended applications for different CPUs.
I'd go for these, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214030
They look very nice and work well, not to mention they are on sale. Make a shoprunner trial and get the 2-day, they will be the same price as the Zalman.
I regularly take advantage of shoprunner's free/$1 annual memberships, if you cancel the auto-renewal and do not use shoprunner after the free trial you will not be billed. You may be charged $1 just to test your card, disappears from your statement after a few days.
I don't know if they are superior to the Zalman, but they've worked well for me thus far. The silent/air pushed ratio is great on the T.B