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Best CPU cooler?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by m3lisk, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. m3lisk

    m3lisk New Member

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    I was going to go watercooling, but screw paying $150. I've looked around and still can't decide which CPU cooler I should get... I'm not looking to pay more than $60 for one, but anything under that is fine if it works well...
     
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    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 OR Artic Cooling Alpine 64.

    EDIT: Oh, watercooling...
     
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    No, I meant best air cooler, screw watercooling.
     
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    Oh, one of those 2 then
     
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    I really like the ASUS Silent Knight. I lapped that sucker and put it on and it works great, IMO. It is pretty big, though, but it looks real nice and it's all copper.
     
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    Thermalright ultra-120 extreme with the SILVERSTONE FM121 fan (performance) or a noctua NF-S12-1200 fan (silence)...
     
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    tuniq tower, zalman 9700, TR ultra-120 or scythe infinity

    take your pick
     
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    Tuniq Tower 120 and Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme are the best (tower model) CPU Cooler available.
     
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    Tuniq Tower or Thermalright 120 ultra.
     
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    id go with a Thermalright 120 ultra and a sycthe sflex 120mm 1600rpm if you want somthing you can sit next to with out ear plugs as the fm121 is supposed to be quite whiney when its at full speed.

    the arctic freezer 7 pro is a steal for £13 tho, not sure how much they are in the states.

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    although i interested to see how the direct contact heat pipes do against the others mentioned.
     
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    I liked the Blue Orb 2 a lot, hasn't let me down yet, should be about 40$ now
     
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    what about the new thermalright fireman? or whatever they labeled it.. its due out very shortly if not out now. forget the exact name of it but its also called the fireman lol it was posted on tpu not to long ago.. its like an ultra but there is 2 seprate fin areas and you can mount a 120mm fan to each :O
     
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    thermalright ifx-14 u mean..? :laugh:

    inferno fire extinguisher. fireman. lol!
     
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    i think it ~$75
     
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    LOL yeah thats what I meant, its prob very heavy with 2 120mm fans cant wait for reviews though.

    yeah thats howe my memory works lol, funny stuff :p
     
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    there was a review, but they couldn't fit heatsink that supposed to be on the back of the mobo
    so no use to even look at that review, but it performed well even without that second heatsink
     
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