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post #1 of 20
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I don't really know any other options. The V6GT performs well and looks nice, but if there's higher performing alternatives, throw em at me.
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post #2 of 20
At that price point, there are a few others that perform noticeably better than the V6GT -

Zalman CNPS10X FLEX

COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520

Thermalright Venomous X RT

are a few I'd highly recommend
post #3 of 20
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I already have the N520...

Is the CNPS10X really that good? Also, the VenX is $30 more than I want to pay; I'd just buy a DH14 if I was going that high lol
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post #4 of 20
spend more money and you will be happy for a long time
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post #5 of 20
The V6 GT is Amazing! Ive had one and for some reason everyone disses it. For an air cooler it is pretty good. Id say its on par with the noctuas.
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post #6 of 20
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So I've got "buy the V6GT", a "spend more than I should on an HSF", and a "you have this heatsink already so buy it again" opinions. Anyone want to help me with some more opinions lol?
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
The V6 GT is Amazing! Ive had one and for some reason everyone disses it. For an air cooler it is pretty good. Id say its on par with the noctuas.
It's about 10 degrees warmer than the DH14 at all times.. not really "on par".
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Lime View Post
So I've got "buy the V6GT", a "spend more than I should on an HSF", and a "you have this heatsink already so buy it again" opinions. Anyone want to help me with some more opinions lol?
Didn't even realize you already have a Hyper N the FLEX is great because it's universal and you can put your own high CFM fans on it
post #9 of 20
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I definitely *want* a nicer cooler than the V6GT, I'm just pretty broke. I mean, the N520 isn't doing me too terribly right now, but it definitely gets pretty warm sometimes.
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post #10 of 20
honestly, if you already have the N520, everything else besides the D14 and SA isn't much of an upgrade therefore not worth the money. id say your next cooling upgrade should either be D14/SA or watercooling
   
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