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What is the absolute best air cooler for conroe?

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Phase is not working so I'm looking for air to hold me over, which could be a very long time, and I don't want to look into water after I have a mach2 sitting next to me. So what is the best CPU air cooler for a conroe? Price is not an issue as long as it's not more expensive than a second phase unit or something. I don't care much about price/performance ratio, just want maximum performance at any price.
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Best thing I can think of, that is not out of stock (ex:Tuniq Tower), is a Scythe Infinity, remove the stock fan and replace with TWOx Silverstone FM121 110CFM fans. Making sure to mount the fans on the cooler so one fan blows through the heatsink and the other blows hot air out the case.
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Sounds like a plan, you beat me to it. Also, a smart think would be to mod it to hold a couple fans. That'll do you insane. COULD mount 4 fans, how well? I dont know
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post #4 of 34
I have seen and heard amazing things about the Thermalright Ultra 120, basically saying it beats the Tuniq with a high CFM fan, which is where the Silverstone FM121 (with the new black panel since you have a black case) comes in. It's pricey, but since you say price is not a factor, who cares?
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Aswell a good choice. ****, make that baby in copper and KABAMB. You'll be idling under ambient LOL
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The Infinity is great
    
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post #7 of 34
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Hmm so Infinity or thermalight? If I get a thermal light how do I mount the fan on it?
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post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frozenshinobi
Hmm so Infinity or thermalight? If I get a thermal light how do I mount the fan on it?
It comes with clips to mount 25mm thick fans on.
post #9 of 34
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I see. Now please forgive the ignorance I am about to bring out here, but how would those air cooling solutions compare to this freezone water cooling thing? http://www.crazypc.com/products/938200.html
I haven't heard much about it...
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post #10 of 34
The CoolIt would win, since:
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CoolIt FreeZone CPU Cooler goes one step beyond normal water cooling and chills water below ambient room temperatures!
But since the actual block or CPU won't go below ambient, there won't be any condensation. I think it would work, but $310? Please.
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