how well do you think this would cool my 3200+?

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    Vantec Tornado TD8038H (the first one under tornado)

    this thing moves air at an amazing 119cfm. it sells for $10 on newegg so i just had a bright idea. instead of buying a zalman for about $40 more, why not just buy this and slap it on my stock heatsink?

    my processor is an atlon64 3200+ 2.2ghz,
    correct me if i am wrong but the stock amd fan is 80mm right? this vantec fan is 80mm as well, so then this monster of a case fan should be able to cool the cpu with no problem! if the cpu still doesn't run as cool as i hoped it would, then i'll buy a stand alone copper heat sink.

    does anyone see any problems i might have with this?
     
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    i just realized my post didn't really state what i was specifically doing. i am trying to use that case fan as a cpu heat sink fan.

    can anyone else confirm what size the athlon 64 fan is? i read somewhere that it was 70mm and somewhere that said it was 80.
     
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    ok new plan, i just found that i seemed to have scracted my sock heat sink right on the die....its not a big scratch but i am almost certain that is why my cpu seems to be running a lot hotter than it should be (55 to 56 at idle).

    well i am going to get this HSF

    i am going to take off that fan, and put the tornado on and use that blue fan as another case fan. does anyone know a good tool to use to cut a hole in the case? i am thinking of adding a top exhaust.
     
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    That looks like a good choice.
     
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    very nice find. thanks!! ohh...now to save $80 for a dremel or find someone who would be willing to lend it to me.
     
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