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the best cpu cooler there is....?

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  1. joker71

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    hey there i would like to know what is according to you guys the best cpu cooler there is
    full copper or copper and aluminium i like copper because its the best heat disperser there is
    there are so many company´s that offers good and bad cpu coolers so please elabarate what do u think is best for your cpu and why :respect:

    my favorite coolers are from spire,coolermaster.zalman and thermaltake
     
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    best price / performance ratio = arctic cooling freezer 7 pro

    got mine for £12 :p
     
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    Truly great coolers are a mixture of copper AND alu.
    Copper is best for heat TRANSFER, and Alu is better for dissipation. The AC freezer cooler is great because it has a copper base and heatpipes to get heat away from the cpu quickly, while the heat is transferred to the aluminum and dissipated with the help of the fan.
     
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    Best air cooler according to many people/review sites (and that I've had) is Thermalright Ultra 120 Exreme. It's tall, so check your case dimensions before you buy to see if it fits. You can find it for about $50-60 (at least when I bought), but you have to buy/use your own fan on it. It decreased my load temps by about 8C from my Zalman 9700 HSF, so yeah, its very good from my standpoint.

    Edit: Wow! Just saw your specs Joker.:respect: Very nice - should have no problem getting the TR Ultra 120 Ex. in that case. Have you pushed that QX past 4Ghz yet?:D
     
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    The AC Freezer series (for reasons mentioned by hat, 64 and 7 pro) ThermalRightUltra 120 Extreme, Zalman 9700 and the Thermaltake Typhoon. All are great coolers for their price range, though I find the AC Freezer series to be the best value.
     
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    LOL, never mind value (look at his specs:eek:). Just give him the best air cooling solution w/o price consideration. If joker can post some pics/benches, we may have a new winner/contender for best Rig on TPU!
     
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    Two excellent but fairly unknown coolers. They are both huge, and cool awesome...The Nirvana cools as well as a Tuniq Tower...maybe even better.

    Enzotech Ultra-X
    Zerotherm Nirvana
     
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    your best heat transfer is done by using a combination of both copper and aluminum.

    the copper is best at drawing heat in and aluminum is best at giving off heat into the air so the copper heatpipes with aluminum fins will be the most efficient coolers and those that have soldered on base and fins and not just pressed on will be the best coolers.

    often 2 coolers that look the same will cool much differently due to these easily overlooked differences.
     
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    :-O thats a hefty rig joker, how much you spend putting that together?!
     
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    thermalright ultra 120 or the thermalright ifx 14 are the best air coolers avaliable

    a custom water/tec cooling kit would be your best water cooling cooler

    and a tweaked vapochill lightspeed would your best compressor cooling solution

    but best for last, LN2 is the best cpu cooler there is.
     
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    I'll say it again. Scythe Infinity!! I have yet to see any hsf that can beat it when you put a good fan on it. The one Scythe provides is very quite though. If you read reviews about hsfs make sure you look at the noise level. A hsf maintaining 45c with a 65db fan is much worse then a hsf maintaining 48c with a 28db fan.
     
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    The best conventional CPU cooler thats out there at the moment is the Thermalright IFX 14. Its a bit big however... Scythe infinity has been proven to do worse than the themralright IFX 14 lazzer unfortuneately :p
     
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    With the stock fan probably. They put the slowest one they could on it. Then again I speak from experience not reviews. ;)

    Here's a prime example of fixed reviews.
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8757&page=115

    A Big Typhoon took the lead? A Mine beating an Infinity? You see what I mean. In order to get a good review you have to suck it up, spend the money, and do it yourself. Then sell off what's left on ebay to the noobs.
     
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    ZALMAN CNPS9500..

    ZALMAN always produces the best in my opinion. Their coolers always combine performance and quietness, which is exactly what I am looking for.
     
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    My buddy just sold his 'cause it sucked.
     
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    Everyone has different likes I suppose..

    If you want something that may cool a little better but is clunky and loud, then sure.. ZALMAN isn't the cooler for you :)
     
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    no not yet i had so safe a long time for my machine but i am looking for a good cpu cooler that can handle everything even if i push it to 4ghz :roll: but i was thinking on taking a watercooler for everything but thats so expensive here in finland i would like to keep my rig so cool as possible, my mobo is 27c and my cpu is now 30c so thats good :respect: i hate fans that are quiet only 1000rpm noway that will not come in my rig my front fans run at 2400 rpm full load and my back fans runs at 3400 rpm and i can live with the noise its not bad
     
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    money on my rig

    my case was 379- euro
    my mobo was 310- euro
    my cpu was 599- euro
    my cpu cooler was 50- euro
    my memory was pro bank 214- euro
    my video card 679- euro (was ale at antilla or price reduction normal was 799)
    my fans from antec total 56- euro tricool fans
    my antec psu 1000 watt 255- euro
    my harddrives total 550- euro for 6 pieces
    my dvd player 50- euro
    my dvd burner 79- euro
    my audio card 176- euro
    my tft monitor was 699- euro
    and vista wel that was about 589- euro for retail

    so total 4777-. euro it took me about 2 years to safe for it and about 2 hours to install all
     
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    Good stuff. Since your not worried about noise, I would get either the Thermalright IFX-14 or Ultra 120 Extreme and put 1 or 2 (or 3 for the IFX:D) 120mm highest CFM fans that you can find on them and it should be the best air cooling you can get.

    :toast:

    Edit: See This thread for a comparison of the the two. And another with the different fan configurations of the IFX.
     
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    Holy Mother Of God. Almost 5k euros...:eek: Well you should definitely OC the piss out of that and post some records, definitely have one of the best comps here. :) :toast:
     
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    :O...Amazing comp man!....And for air, go with a Thermalright Ultra-120, Thermaltake V1, or a Zalman 9700:toast:
     
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    THERMALRIGHT ULTRTA EXTREME 120, THEN THERALRIGHT ULTRA 120, TUNIQ TOWER, SCYTHE INFINITY DUAL, THERMALRIGHT ULTIMA 90, Zerotherm Nirvana,Enzotech Ultra-X. From experience and from the reviews I read the Thermalright Ultra 120mm is the best buy now 39.00 http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thul1.html
     
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    O Overclocked my rig yesterday evening late had to play with some volt regulators to achive the right volt but as you can see its just over 4,2 ghz and it is still running stable :respect:

    if you can not see the pic than go here

    http://bayimg.com/lAiEaAAbl
     
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    Any Thermalright is a good deal. My friend's si-128 keeps his Core 2 Duo @ 3.45 ghz below 54 degrees at load.
     
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    ok guys thanks for your big thoughts i did buy a cooler today over the internet its from thermalright

    it is the IFX-14 cost about 100 euro here plus shipping cost 34 euro so total 134- euro
    takes about 1 week and than i can uninstall my mobo and install the new cpu cooler :toast:

    thanks for all ur help :respect:
     

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