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which cpu coolers? poll

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by oinkypig, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. oinkypig


    Dec 17, 2005
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    ok i have a new system wic h is corrently not working but will be up and running as soon as possible because of a windows error. but i just built a new system with:
    Asus A8R-MVP
    AMD 3800 X2
    ATI x1800xt
    seagate 300 gb barracuda
    creative x-fi extrememusic
    1gb ram(soon to 2gb)

    so my question is wich cooler would be the overall best for my AMD 3800 x2. so i may overclock it to mabey 2.4-2.6Ghz?
    1.Thermaltake Big Typhoon

    2.Thermaltake silent tower II

    3.Coolermaster Hyper 6

    4.Zalman9 CNPS9500 LED

    5.Artict Cooling Freezer 64 prohttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835185125

    6.Thermaltake sonic tower

    7.Aerocool gt-1000 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1286701&CatId=1997

    so far ive been thinking of getting the thermaltake silent tower 2, and the big typhoon
    but the aerocool gt-1000 is gold plated so that caught my attention. and i have heard many good things about the zalman 9500, and the hyper 6 because someone said they got an AMD 3800 x2 to 2.7 Ghz which i HIGHLY doubt with the hyper 6. thx for replies
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  2. wtf8269

    wtf8269 New Member

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    Get an XP-90C and a high airflow 92mm fan unless noise bothers you. In which case I'd go with that Zalman. Oh and that 2.7ghz is possible on that cooler, it would just run hotter than it would on the rest of the coolers.
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  3. sol.fides

    sol.fides New Member

    Nov 21, 2005
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    Merrit BC

    XP-90 is old news.

    I'd recommend a cnps 9500led. It works well for me. Another solution to review is the sunbeam tuniq tower. It seems to stand up nicely.


    also I seem to get the inclination that the scythe ninja and thermaltake's typhoon would outperform the cnps with a bit higher cfm fan, sacrificing their relative quietness.

    An miportant note is to choose a cpu cooler that improves air flow in the case instead of working against it. Blowing towards the back and top of the case.
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  4. KennyT772

    KennyT772 New Member

    Dec 21, 2005
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    hey man dont diss the xp-90. i have the aluminum one and it kicks arse even in my shitty rig. a presscot oced to 3.4 and 1.5v running 2c over ambient is a accomplishment.

    i would reccomend the xp-90c. i have a 2500 rpm TT fan on mine and its cool and quiet.
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  5. boruvka

    boruvka New Member

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    The Big Typhoon wins all tests, the ArcticCooling Freezer 64pro is not that far away from the top and by far the cheapest. Choose what you need, the best or a reasonably cheap but still stron performing HSF. All other mentioned coolers are in comparison overprized - being weaker, but not cheaper than the Big Typhoon. The Big Typhoon has the one drawback of being REALLY big. If you can get it cheap, the Thermaltake Blue Orb 2 might be a tip. It's nowhere as good a performer as even the Freezer 64pro, but very silent and beautiful. :)
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